Injury - Football Wiretap

Tyler Eifert Undergoes Back Surgery

Dec 30, 2016 12:31 PM

Tyler Eifert underwent back surgery on Tuesday.

Eifert was put on IR this week after playing in only eight games because of ankle and back injuries.

Eifert caught 29 balls for 394 yards and five touchdowns over eight games this season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

Tyrod Taylor Could Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery, Cost Bills $30.5M

Dec 29, 2016 3:33 PM

Tyrod Taylor will be seen by Dr. William Meyers for a severe groin injury to determine if he needs surgery.

If that happens to Taylor, the clock will begin to tick on whether he can pass a physical before the third day of the 2017 league year.

The procedure could cost the Bills $30.5 million in guaranteed money to Taylor, who the franchise appears to prefer to move on from.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Derek Carr Undergoes Surgery, Could Return For Super Bowl

Dec 28, 2016 11:17 AM

Derek Carr underwent successful surgery on Tuesday and while there's no official timeline for his return, he could conceivably be football ready in six to eight weeks.

With that timetable, Carr could be ready in some capacity for the Super Bowl if the Oakland Raiders were to advance.

Matt McGloin will start for the Raiders in the absence of Carr.

The Raiders can clinch the AFC West title and a first-round bye with either a win at Denver on Sunday or a Kansas City loss in San Diego. If the Raiders lose and the Chiefs win, Oakland will open the playoffs at AFC South champion Houston on wild-card weekend.

"We're up for the challenge," Latavius Murray said. "I know Matt is. We're not going to change anything. We're going to go out and execute and do what we do."


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

Tyler Lockett To Undergo Surgery On Broken Leg

Dec 25, 2016 11:18 PM

Tyler Lockett suffered a broken leg and will require surgery.

Lockett initially appeared to score a touchdown on the play but was ruled down just short of the end zone.

A defensive back of the Cardinals rolled up on his knee which appeared to snap just below his knee.

Coming into Saturday’s game, Lockett was the team’s third leading receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Injury

Terrell Suggs Insists He'll Play In 2017

Dec 25, 2016 11:15 PM

Terrell Suggs insists he'll return for his 15th NFL season in 2017.

Suggs will turn 35 next season and seemed insulted with the question of a possible retirement.

"I don't know what you heard -- what the [f---] is wrong with him?-- I was always planning to come back and doing this another year," Suggs said.

Suggs leads the Ravens with eight sacks this season, despite playing with a torn biceps in his left arm since Oct. 16. 

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Carlos Hyde Suffers Torn MCL

Dec 25, 2016 11:14 PM

Carlos Hyde suffered a torn MCL in the 49ers' Week 16 win over the Rams.

Hyde suffered the injury when he was hit in the left leg on a carry. Hyde walked off the field under his own power but did not return.

"It didn't feel that bad when it first happened. It's pain, there's some pain, but it didn't feel like bad pain. I've felt worse," Hyde said after Saturday's win. "That's why I was able to get up and walk off on my own."

Hyde nearly rushed for 1,000 yards this season to go with six touchdowns.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury

Marcus Mariota Out For Season With Broken Right Fibula

Dec 25, 2016 12:01 AM

Marcus Mariota suffered a fractured right fibula and will miss the rest of the season.

Mariota was carted off in the third quarter with an air cast on his right leg after being sacked from behind by Jaguars DT Sheldon Day.

"We didn't protect him -- offensive line, running backs -- we didn't protect him all day," Titans RB DeMarco Murray said after the game.

Matt Cassel will assume the starting quarterback job for the Tennessee Titans.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Injury

Derek Carr Suffers Broken Right Fibula

Dec 24, 2016 11:59 PM

Derek Carr suffered a broken right fibula while getting sacked early in the fourth quarter Saturday and is out indefinitely.

Carr will undergo surgery on Sunday and the Oakland Raiders will start Matt McGloin at quarterback.

"It obviously is a blow," Jack Del Rio said. "That's what teams do; teams have to find a way to pick up and move on. We'll rally around the next guy as best we can. That's what you do.

"It will be incumbent on the offensive line and the backs to do more. The defense to do more. The special teams to do more. As a team, pick it up and do more to fill in. Obviously, it's a big setback."

In obvious pain, Carr appeared to mouth, "It's broken," as team medical personnel attended to him.

Carr, 25, could not put any weight on his right foot and had to be helped to the sideline.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

Adrian Peterson Out For Week 16 Against Packers

Dec 23, 2016 1:20 PM

Adrian Peterson has been ruled out for Week 16 for the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers.

Peterson returned for Week 15 from his meniscus surgery and rushed six times for 22 yards.

Peterson had said earlier this month he would only play if the Vikings were in playoff contention, adding it would be "pointless" to play if the Vikings weren't able to make the playoffs. 

Peterson, who turns 32 in March, is on a team option for the 2017 season that includes a $6 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year. Peterson would carry an $18 million cap figure in 2017, and it seems likely the Vikings would pursue a restructured contract with the three-time NFL rushing leader, rather than picking up the option as it currently exists.

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Ryan Mathews Out For Season With Herniated Disk

Dec 23, 2016 12:09 PM

Ryan Mathews suffered a herniated disk in Week 16 and will miss the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 17 finale against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles are mathematically eliminated, while the Cowboys have clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. 

Mathews rushed for 661 yards on 155 carries and eight touchdowns in 2016.

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Falcons To Have Julio Jones Back For Week 16
Julio Jones practiced for the third straight time on Thursday.

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A.J. Green To Play In Week 16
The Bengals have already been eliminated from the playoffs but A.J. Green will return from his hamstring injury.

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Aaron Rodgers Will Be 'Closer To 100 Percent' Against Vikings
Aaron Rogers is getting closer to 100 percent as he deals with a right calf injury.

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Falcons Optimistic Julio Jones Will Play In Week 16
The Falcons have received strong production from Taylor Gabriel, Nick Williams and Aldrick Robinson in place of Julio Jones.

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Adrian Peterson Returning For Week 15
Adrian Peterson hasn't played since Week 2 when he tore his meniscus and underwent surgery.

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Julio Jones Ruled Out For Week 15 With Sprained Toe
Julio Jones leads the league with 1,253 receiving yards.

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Jared Goff Enters Concussion Protocol
Jared Goff left Thursday night's game against the Seahawks and entered the NFL's concussion protocol after taking a hit from Richard Sherman.

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Le'Veon Bell 'Not Going To Let' Another Injury Happen Against Bengals
Le'Veon Bell has suffered injuries in his last two games against the Bengals, but says he won't let that happen on Sunday.


Cam Newton Had MRI On Throwing Shoulder
Cam Newton had an MRI on his throwing shoulder on Tuesday morning.

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Matthew Stafford Unsure About Glove, Confident Finger Will Be Fine
Matthew Stafford is confident the dislocated middle finger on his throwing hand will be fine and hasn't decided if he'll wear a glove on Sunday.

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Julio Jones Has 'Sprain' Not Turf Toe
Medical experts say such a mild sprain typically calls for one to four weeks of recovery.

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Adrian Peterson Plans To Return To Vikings In Week 16
Adrian Peterson intends to return to practice this week and plans to play in Week 16 against the Packers, he told DJ Skee on Tuesday.

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Ryan Tannehill Diagnosed With ACL, MCL Sprains In Left Knee
Matt Moore will start for the Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill out.

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Matthew Stafford Suffers Dislocated Finger, Torn Ligaments
Matthew Stafford had the finger taped up and is determined to play through the injury.

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Dolphins Fear Ryan Tannehill Suffered Torn ACL
The Dolphins will likely start Matt Moore in place of Ryan Tannehill.

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Jamaal Charles Hopes To Return By Playoffs
Jamaal Charles is eligible to return from the injured reserve in Week 17 and hopes to be on the field in the postseason.

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Derrick Johnson Suffers Ruptured Left Achilles
The Chiefs linebacker had to be helped off the field without putting any weight on his foot.

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Seahawks Don't Expect Earl Thomas To Retire
The Seahawks expect Earl Thomas to resume his playing career next season despite openly talking about contemplating retirement following his season-ending broken tibia.

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Jason Pierre-Paul Has Surgery, Will Miss Rest Of Regular Season
Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a sports hernia and his injured groin and is likely to be sidelined for the rest of the regular season, according to a source.

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Percy Harvin Out For Remainder Of 2016
The Bills gave Percy Harvin a one-year deal with a prorated $1.56 million base salary and per-game roster bonuses of $22,500.

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