Injury - Football Wiretap

Julius Thomas Could Miss Four Weeks With Finger Surgery

Aug 31, 2015 8:20 PM

Julius Thomas is considering undergoing surgery on his finger, which would rule him out for at least four weeks.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Thomas in the offseason.

David Caldwell confirmed Monday that Thomas will receive a second medical opinion Tuesday before deciding whether to undergo the surgery.

A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Thomas is expected to undergo the surgery.


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Robert Griffin III Will Be Reevaluated In 1-2 Weeks

Aug 28, 2015 11:18 PM

Robert Griffin III has not been cleared by doctors to play in Washington's preseason game on Saturday.

Griffin suffered concussion-like symptoms in an Aug. 20 preseason game against the Detroit Lions, but practiced all week and was initially cleared by independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtzke.

However, the team reversed course Friday.

It was unclear even Thursday whether Griffin had indeed suffered a concussion. 

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Junior Galette Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Aug 26, 2015 8:34 PM

Junior Galette has suffered a torn Achilles and will be out for six to eight months.

Galette's injury happened at the end of Wednesday's practice.

Jay Gruden didn't confirm the Achilles tear but told reporters earlier Wednesday that Galette suffered a left ankle/foot injury.

"I'm very concerned," Gruden said.

Galette, 27, was released by the New Orleans Saints earlier this summer, less than a year after they signed him to an extension worth up to $41 million.

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Texans Expect Jadeveon Clowney To Play Week 1

Aug 26, 2015 1:46 PM

The Houston Texans expect Jadeveon Clowney to play in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Clowney returned to practice Aug. 17 after a lengthy recovery from microfracture surgery.

"I think he's doing well," Bill O'Brien said. "I think we've got a good plan in place for him from a medical perspective ... little bit more every day. He wants to be in there more, which is a great sign. It means he's probably feeling pretty good. ... We'll just keep inching him forward to be able to go in that first game."

"I'm rusty," Clowney said. "I'm just trying to get as many reps as I can. Tell coach to put me in as much as possible. They're not trying to rush me back. Working me in slowly. I'll still be trying to get as many reps as I can so I can get ready for the game."

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Cowboys Fear Orlando Scandrick Suffered Torn ACL

Aug 25, 2015 9:10 PM

The Dallas Cowboys fear Orlando Scandrick suffered a torn ACL.

Scandrick had emerged as the Cowboys' best cornerback.

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Jordy Nelson Has Torn ACL In Right Knee

Aug 24, 2015 7:51 PM

Jordy Nelson has a torn ACL in his right knee but everything else is in tact.

Nelson will miss the remainder of the season for the Green Bay Packers.

"It was determined that WR Jordy Nelson sustained a significant right knee injury in yesterday's game at Pittsburgh," the Packers said in a statement. "He will miss the remainder of the season."


Nelson will need reconstructive surgery but should be back for the start of the 2016 season.

Nelson appeared to land awkwardly on his left knee and not the right knee. Nelson limped off the field under his own power.

"It's difficult to lose a guy like that in a meaningless game," Aaron Rodgers said after the game.

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Jason Pierre-Paul Will Soon Report To Giants' Camp

Aug 24, 2015 1:41 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul is close to reporting to the New York Giants.

Pierre-Paul severely injured his hands in a fireworks accident during the fourth of July.

The Giants haven't rescinded their $14.8 million tag on Pierre-Paul for the 2015 season.

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Packers Fear Jordy Nelson Suffered Torn ACL

Aug 24, 2015 12:07 AM

The Green Bay Packers fear Jordy Nelson has suffered a torn ACL.

Nelson was scheduled to have an MRI that will determine the extent of the injury.

Mike McCarthy said earlier Sunday he is "looking for good news."

"I'm not going to get into preliminary tests [and] opinions trying to beat someone to be first out there," McCarthy said after the game. "Like I said, I'm hoping and praying for good news tomorrow. That's the way I look at it based on the information I've been given."

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Maurkice Pouncey Likely Needs Ankle Surgery

Aug 23, 2015 8:45 PM

Maurkice Pouncey will likely need to undergo surgery on his injured left ankle.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix rolled into Pouncey's leg on a first-quarter running play, forcing the Pro Bowl center to leave the game on a cart. He was examined on the sideline before being taken to the locker room for X-rays.

"He does bring a different vibe when he's in there," guard Ramon Foster said. "I think everybody can agree with that. But we'll see what happens."

Pouncey has been hurt in two of the past three seasons, missing 15 games with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2013. 

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Aaron Rodgers: I'm Back Playing The Way I Like To Play

Aug 21, 2015 5:59 PM

Aaron Rodgers feels recovered from a calf injury that slowed him down toward the end of last season.

"I'm back to playing the way I like to play, which is to extend plays when I can and get rid of it when I need to," Rodgers said Thursday, via

"(If) I have an opportunity to escape the pocket and create a different angle, then I'm going to. It's nice to be back. I trained hard this offseason to keep the speed and keep my body in shape where I can have the endurance to have multiple plays like that in a game. And it definitely adds a different element to our offense."

Rodgers' mobility and accuracy makes him the NFL's most productive quarterback.

Rodgers added he has "zero inhibitions" when it comes to moving on the field.

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Washington Perhaps Prematurely Believes RGIII's Concussion Not Severe
Washington's medical staff will continue to monitor Robert Griffin for lingering symptoms and any setbacks.

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Kelvin Benjamin Out For Season With Torn ACL
Kelvin Benjamin suffered the non-contact injury during one-on-one drills Wednesday.

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Louis Delmas Tears ACL In Right Knee
The Dolphins were planning on having Louis Delmas start at free safety this season.

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LeSean McCoy Expected To Play In Week 1 Despite Hamstring
LeSean McCoy was hurt about an hour into practice when he pulled up while running a route during a 7-on-7 red-zone drill against the Browns.

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Geno Smith Begins Throwing Again Following Surgery
Geno Smith, his cheeks swollen, wasn't wearing a shirt but was wearing eye black.

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Julius Thomas To Miss Remainder Of Preseason
Julius Thomas will miss the rest of the preseason with a stable fracture in his left hand.

Kevin White Could Miss Entire Season With Stress Fracture In Shin
The Bears had been misleading the media on the injury throughout training camp and Kevin White lied on Friday.

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Niles Paul Out For 2015 With Fractured Ankle
Niles Paul was set to be Washington's starting tight end.

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Geno Smith Decides To Undergo Surgery On Jaw
Geno Smith is expected to be sidelined for 6-10 weeks.


Geno Smith Out Six To Ten Weeks With Broken Jaw
Jets QB Geno Smith was involved in a locker-room altercation with LB IK Enemkpali on Tuesday morning.

Steelers Kicker Shaun Suisham Tears ACL
Shaun Suisham will have surgery on his left knee this week which will likely end his season.

DeSean Jackson Separates Shoulder
DeSean Jackson is beginning his second season with Washington.

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Michael Floyd Dislocates Three Fingers
Michael Floyd is expected to miss four weeks and might not be ready for the team's season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 13.

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Earl Thomas Comes Off PUP List
Earl Thomas should now be ready to play in Week 1.

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Arian Foster Likely To Undergo Groin Surgery
Arian Foster likely will miss the start of the regular season.

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