Injury - Football Wiretap

Carson Palmer 100 Percent Recovered From ACL Tear

Jun 9, 2015 11:21 AM

Carson Palmer believes he's 100 percent recovered from tearing his ACL last season in Week 10.

"I'm ready. I'm excited. I'm 100 percent. I'm cleared," Palmer told ESPN's Josh Weinfuss on Monday. "I can do everything. I've tested out. Gotten stronger every week, every month, just ready to get going."

Palmer said he "actually was cleared weeks ago," but despite his lobbying, coach Bruce Arians and the training staff took a cautious approach to their starting quarterback.

Palmer is now 35 and is entering his third season with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Odell Beckham Continues To Have Right Hamstring Issue

Jun 8, 2015 6:46 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. continues to be sidelined with a nagging right hamstring problem.

Beckham started having issues with his left hamstring this time last year and that problem eventually cost him all of training camp and the first four games of his rookie season.

"I think he's just trying to be smart and doesn't want to push this thing any further than he has to," Eli Manning said. "After what we went through last year, we don't want him missing training camp or any games next season."

Beckham was on the field with his teammates Monday, but didn't take part in practice.

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Sam Bradford Didn't Suffer Any Cartilage Tears In Either ACL Injury

Jun 8, 2015 4:35 PM

Sam Bradford has consistently declined to offer a timeframe for when he will be 100 percent.

Bradford, the Philadelphia Eagles' presumptive starting quarterback, is recovering from his second left ACL tear in two years. He again threw 7-on-7 Monday, but did not take part in full-team work.

Bradford said he tore cartilage in neither of his injuries, both suffered with the St. Louis Rams. That fact makes the odds of a full recovery much more promising.

Asked about cartilage loss, he said doctors told him he was lucky. "It is an important factor," he said. "If there were more damage, you'd be looking at even a longer recovery time."

The Eagles acquired Bradford for Nick Foles this offseason.

"From the day I've been here we've talked about a progression," Bradford said, when asked why he can't throw 11-on-11 in noncontact OTAs; it doesn't seem all that different from 7-on-7. "Everything the past couple of weeks has gone exactly how we wanted it to, and I think we're going to kind of keep going with the plan."

Bradford said he has been stepping up activity 10 to 15 percent each week so far.

"That's a great question," Bradford said, the first time he was asked when he thinks he'll be 100 percent. "If I knew, I'd tell you guys. I really don't know."

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Sean Lee Wants To Prove He's Back From ACL

Jun 4, 2015 1:55 PM

Sean Lee wants to prove he's healthy a year after tearing his ACL for the second time in six years.

“I played on pretty torn ACL for a couple of years,” Lee said. “That’s what the main injury was with me coming in. The right [knee] was fine. But when I came back for that fifth year at Penn State, the third game in, I partially tore it. I took off about three games and then played with it. It would shift every once in a while. The further I got away from the injury, the less it would shift. It happened maybe a couple of times a season to maybe once or twice a season. I thought it would be fine and then when I slipped last year the knee went on me. It was a matter of time.”


Lee has been a highly productive linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, but he's struggled to remain healthy.

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