Injury - Football Wiretap
Mankins Likely To Start Season On PUP List
There are conflicting media reports about when Patriots guard Logan Mankins will return from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Mankins tore the ligament in the AFC Championship game win over the Ravens, played through the injury in Super Bowl XLVI and underwent surgery a few weeks later.
NFL Players, Soldiers Discuss Concussions
NFL players and U.S. soldiers have been meeting to discuss concussions, and they plan to get together frequently in the future. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Browns tackle Joe Thomas met last Friday at the Pentagon with former players and coaches, league medical personnel and representatives from the U.S. Army and Marines.
Holmes Misses OTAs With Strained Hamstring
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes began minicamp Tuesday on the sideline. He sat out the first day of minicamp with a tight hamstring, according to Rex Ryan. Holmes created a mini-firestorm last Thursday when he took himself out because he was tired. "Obviously, I pushed the wideout group, in particular, a little too hard," Ryan said. "... That's a mistake I made."
Ware Suffering With Neck Issues Since 2009
DeMarcus Ware has been suffering with neck issues since December 2009 when he endured a head-first collision against the Chargers. Ware, a six-time Pro Bowl linebacker, explained that he sometimes gets a tingling sensation followed by numbness down his arm that will last a couple of seconds. "Then I'll have all my strength, and it's like all right, wait a little while, and go back out there and keep playing," Ware said. "But sometimes that can take away from maybe one play or a big play you can make, or two plays in the game where it's key situation when you know you're wanting to be out there and playing."
Kubiak: Brian Cushing 'Is Fine'
Brian Cushing had an MRI on his troublesome knee Monday, which apparently came back with positive results. The Texans linebacker has struggled with knee issues throughout his young career. He had offseason surgery after his Rookie of the Year season. "He's fine. Everything is fine. We will err on the side of caution here. I don't even know if I'll practice him the rest of the week. He did work out, he just didn't go with the team," coach Gary Kubiak said.
Report: Mike McAdoo Out For Season
Ravens linebacker Mike McAdoo tore an Achilles tendon Thursday during organized team activities, according to a report. Baltimore expects him to miss the entire season. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound McAdoo was attempting to fill in for All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs, who partially tore his Achilles in April.