Injury - Football Wiretap

Percy Harvin Looks 'Amazing' In Workout

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 PM

Percy Harvin had a throwing session with Russell Wilson, which helped persuade Pete Carroll not to place him on season-ending injured reserve.

Harvin has played in just one game this season following offseason hip surgery.

Harvin looked "amazing" during the session and the Seahawks believe it is possible he will play in their playoff game on Jan. 11.

Harvin signed a $67 million, six-year contract with the Seahawks.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Injury

Percy Harvin Unlikely To Return This Season

Dec 29, 2013 1:31 PM

Percy Harvin is doubtful to play any time soon and will likely be placed on injured reserve by the Seattle Seahawks.

Harvin had offseason hip surgery and returned for just one game. Harvin caught one ball for 17 yards, along with one punt return and one kickoff.

The Seahawks acquired Harvin in March from the Minnesota Vikings for a first round pick in 2013, a seventh round pick and a mid-round pick in 2014. The Seahawks also gave Harvin a six-year, $67 million extension.

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Calvin Johnson May Need Knee Surgery

Dec 29, 2013 1:21 PM

Calvin Johnson may need offseason arthroscopic surgery on his sprained knee.

Doctors are recommending the surgery to alleviate swelling and to clean out loose bodies in his knee.

Johnson was inactive for the second game of the 2013 season in Week 17.

Johnson is two years into an eight-year, $132 million contract.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Will Start For Packers In Week 17

Dec 26, 2013 2:16 PM

Aaron Rodgers took first team reps in the Green Bay Packers' practice on Thursday and was named the starter by Mike McCarthy.

Rodgers hasn't played since suffering a fractured collarbone in November.

The Packers have a play-in game on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

The reps taken by Rodgers were in individual drills as the media didn't see 11-on-11 work.

“Any football player that plays Sunday will have risk," said McCarthy. "We’ve done our due diligence. We feel it’s time for Aaron to play”

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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Tony Romo Not Ruled Out For Week 17

Dec 25, 2013 9:18 PM

Tony Romo felt better but not "overly comfortable" on Wednesday as the Dallas Cowboys prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles with a trip to the playoffs on the line.

Romo did not practice as he continues to receive treatment on his injured back.

The Cowboys have not ruled out Romo even though he needs surgery to repair a herniated disk.

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J.J. Watt Expects To Undergo Plastic Surgery On Nose

Dec 25, 2013 9:16 PM

J.J. Watt is likely to undergo plastic surgery on his injured nose this offseason.

Watt has had multiple collisions this year that has resulted in blood coming down from the bridge of his nose.

The decision is mainly at the prodding of Watt's mother.

Watt has acknowledged that the injury is "very painful" every time he gets it, but is fine if nothing touches it.

"Once it gets time to heal up and rest, it goes back to pretty normal," he said. "We'll see what happens. If it doesn't heal itself, then I will look into getting it fixed."


Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

Jake Long To Undergo Surgery For ACL, MCL

Dec 24, 2013 10:47 AM

Jake Long suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the St. Louis Rams' Week 16 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Long will undergo season-ending surgery.

"With respect to the fact that also the MCL is included, surgery will probably be delayed four to six weeks," Jeff Fisher said. "He takes very good care of himself. He knows and understands what's ahead. Obviously he is shocked right now but he's indicated to us that he'll be back and good to go."

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury

Tony Romo Out For Season With Back Injury

Dec 23, 2013 5:05 PM

Tony Romo is out for the season with a back injury.

Romo underwent an MRI on Monday.

Kyle Orton is likely to start Week 17 for the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles with a playoff berth on the line.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Injury

Saints Lose Kenny Vaccaro For Season With Broken Ankle

Dec 23, 2013 2:24 PM

The New Orleans Saints have lost Kenny Vaccaro for the remainder of the season with a broken ankle.

Vaccaro was caught in the bottom of a pile and his left ankle gave way under the weight of the group.

Vaccaro was a key part of the Saints' improved defense at safety.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

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Von Miller Out For Season With Torn ACL

Dec 23, 2013 12:38 PM

Von Miller is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Miller suffered the injury in Sunday's win by the Denver Broncos over the Houston Texans.

Miller is one of the NFL's best pass rushers.

Mike Kils/Denver Post

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Tony Romo To Undergo MRI On Back
Tony Romo will undergo an MRI on his back, which was in pain after the Cowboys' win over the Redskins.

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Broncos Fear Von Miller May Have Torn ACL
Von Miller will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of a knee injury.

Mike Kils/Denver Post

Larry Fitzgerald Active Against Seahawks
Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion last week on an onside kick.

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Adrian Peterson Questionable For Week 16
Adrian Peterson has an injured foot.

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Aaron Rodgers Expected To Sit Again In Week 16
The Packers are a half-game behind the Bears in the NFC North.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Wes Welker Likely Out Until Playoffs
Wes Welker suffered concussions in Week 11 and 14, and hasn't been medically cleared.

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Browns 'One Of Several Teams' Expected To Pursue Ben Tate
Ben Tate has been placed on injured reserve and his tenure with the Texans is almost certainly over.

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E.J. Manuel Out For Week 16, Bills To Start Thad Lewis
E.J. Manuel could return for Week 17.

Cardinals Expect Larry Fitzgerald To Play Against Seahawks
Larry Fitzgerald has 73 catches for 823 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

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Aaron Rodgers Remains Pessimistic About Chances Of Being Cleared
Aaron Rodgers plans to practice on Wednesday but isn't optimistic that his next scan will reveal significant changes to the status of his injured collarbone.

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Flacco 'Feels Fine' After Knee 'Caves In'
Joe Flacco had a slight limp after the game.

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49ers Likely Lose Bruce Miller For Remainder Of Season
Bruce Miller was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 and played even better in 2013.

Ron Kroichick/San Francisco Chronicle

Larry Fitzgerald Suffers Concussion
Larry Fitzgerald also was evaluated for a concussion last October.

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Sean Lee Out For Week 15 As MRI Reveals Ligament Damage In Neck
Sean Lee discovered that his neck injury is more serious than originally diagnosed.

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Aaron Rodgers Shows Improvement, Not Cleared For Game
The Packers will start Matt Flynn instead of Aaron Rodgers.

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Michael Crabtree Dealing With Ankle Injury
Michael Crabtree has been back for two games for the 49ers.

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Bears To Start Jay Cutler In Week 15
Marc Trestman has consistently said that Jay Cutler would resume starting duties once medically cleared.

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Packers Not Hopeful Of Aaron Rodgers Playing Week 15
Aaron Rodgers suffered pain in his injured left collarbone while making simple movements during practice last week.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Play Week 15 With Foot Injury
X-rays on Adrian Peterson showed no structural damage or risk of a Lisfranc injury.

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Gronkowski Tears ACL, MCL In Right Knee
Rob Gronkowski was slow to begin his 2013 season due to a recurring elbow and back injury, but had returned to his prior form.

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