Injury - Football Wiretap

Ryan Clady Likely Out For Season With Torn ACL

May 28, 2015 5:44 PM

Ryan Clady tore his left ACL during practice on Wednesday and will likely miss the entire 2015 season.

Clady was injured while blocking on a pass play during an 11-on-11 drill. He was treated by trainers after he went down and did not participate for the rest of the practice, but he remained on the field, limping slightly.


"He pulled himself out (of drills), said his knee was sore," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. "We really weren't that worried last night, everybody felt good, but we felt like we'd take a look at it this morning, and unfortunately we got some horrible news."

Clady previously blew out his left knee in a pickup basketball game in April 2010, but returned to start every game for Denver that season.

This will be his fourth major surgery in the last five years, with the others coming on his left knee, shoulder and foot.


A first-round pick in 2008, Clady is the last remaining player from Mike Shanahan's 14-year tenure as Broncos coach.


A four-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro, Clady has started 16 games in six of his seven NFL seasons. 


Tags: Denver Broncos, Injury

Derek Carr's Finger Injury Downplayed By Agent

May 21, 2015 1:29 PM

The agent for Derek Carr has downplayed the seriousness of his injured ring finger.

"It's a very minor situation," agent Tim Younger told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I think he's probably going to be throwing before the end of [the Raiders' offseason workouts]."

Carr has experienced numbness in the finger, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen, a condition that can be nerve-related.

Christian Ponder is working with the first team in organized team activities, with Carr on the sideline.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

49ers Impressed By Health Of NaVorro Bowman

May 17, 2015 11:41 AM

NaVorro Bowman hasn't played since injuring his knee in the 2013 NFC Championship Game, but he returned to practice late last month.

"Bowman's looking great," Jim Tomsula said, via Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. "Bow looks great. I'd say we're more treating Bow like a vet than we're treating Bow like a post-injury guy right now."

The San Francisco 49ers lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement in the offseason and will need Bowman to be productive.

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Jeff Heuerman Suffers Torn ACL, Out For 2015

May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

Jeff Heuerman suffered a torn ACL in Saturday and is expected to miss the 2015 season.

The Denver Broncos drafted Heuerman with the 92nd overall pick.

Heuerman was expected to help the Broncos replace Julius Thomas at tight end.

"I feel terrible for Jeff and this is an unfortunate situation," Gary Kubiak said. "Jeff was going to be a big part of our team this year, and he's still going to be a big part of our team and organization in the future.

"He'll get well and be with us as part of this team throughout his rehabilitation."

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Dante Fowler Tears ACL, Out For Remainder Of 2015

May 8, 2015 5:02 PM

Dante Fowler was carted off the field during the Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie minicamp on Friday with a torn ACL.

Fowler was seen holding his left knee.

Fowler was selected with the third overall pick.

David Caldwell texted "brutal" to Michael Silver in regard to Fowler's injury. 

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Injury