Injury - Football Wiretap

Thomas Davis Expects To Play In Super Bowl Despite Broken Arm

Jan 28, 2016 7:01 PM

Thomas Davis expects to play in the Super Bowl despite breaking his right forearm in the NFC Championship Game.

Davis underwent surgery which included 11 or 12 screws and a metal plate inserted into his arm.

Davis is so optimistic about facing the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7 that he fought back when teammates playfully started grabbing at his arm.

"They kind of grabbed my arm like, 'You can't retaliate. You can't do anything,'" Davis said. "It was feeling a lot better today than it was yesterday, so I retaliated like, 'If you want to try me now.'

"It was all in fun. It feels good to be healing up now, knowing I have a lot more time to heal."

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

Tony Romo To Undergo Collarbone Surgery

Jan 24, 2016 3:31 PM

Tony Romo plans on undergoing offseason surgery to plate his left collarbone in an attempt to prevent future injuries.

The Cowboys project a six- to eight-week recovery for Romo following his surgery.‎

Romo will have a CT scan on his collarbone in the next week. 

Since 2010, Romo has broken the collarbone three times, including twice last season.

"I think we know which way we're siding and we've had exhaustive discussions about it," Romo said Saturday of the possibility of surgery. "Really it's just about being there for your teammates. If I play, I know what I mean to our team. I just need to do everything in my power to make sure I'm on the football field."

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Injury

Jared Allen Upset About Panthers' Decision To Sit Him Against Arizona

Jan 22, 2016 6:06 PM

Jared Allen has been ruled out of the NFC Championship Game with a fractured foot.

Allen wasn't about the Carolina Panthers' decision.

"Not happy, plain and simple," Allen said Friday. "I am ready to rock. It's a coach's decision. Got to live with it."


Ron Rivera told the NFL's active career sack leader (136) of his decision after Allen was unable to practice Friday in icy, snowy conditions.

"He's very disappointed," Rivera said. "He took it hard. We've got to look at this going forward as far as what's best for the team is concerned on Sunday."

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

Jared Allen Doubtful For NFC Championship With Broken Foot

Jan 18, 2016 8:03 PM

Jared Allen is doubtful for the NFC Championship Game with a broken foot.

Ron Rivera said Monday after Allen underwent an MRI that the injury is not as serious as the one suffered last year by defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.

Allen played the final two series against Seattle with his injury.

"For the most part, it's going to be a day-by-day [issue], and we'll see how he is by the end of the week," Rivera said. "He will be listed as doubtful. As he reacts to it, hopefully we'll know going forward.

"For right now, we don't expect him to be on the practice field on Wednesday. He's treating it and doing everything he can, and we'll see how he is on Thursday morning."

David Newton/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

Marshawn Lynch Active For Game At Panthers

Jan 17, 2016 12:08 PM

Marshawn Lynch is active for the Seattle Seahawks in their Divisional Game against the Carolina Panthers.

It remains uncertain how much Lynch will actually play.

Lynch has practiced for two weeks, but he hasn't played in a game since Nov. 15. A week later, he underwent abdominal surgery. 

The Seahawks' offense has been successful in Lynch's absence with Russell Wilson playing a more significant role.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Injury

Antonio Brown Ruled Out For Game Against Broncos

Jan 15, 2016 11:41 AM

Antonio Brown has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' game against the Denver Broncos with a concussion.

Sources said Brown told people in the building he was optimistic he could return, but that was hardly a guarantee considering the sensitive nature of concussions. 

Brown has consulted an NFL-approved, offsite neurologist daily.


ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported earlier in the week that things were "not looking good" for Brown, who took a vicious hit from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the final minute of the Steelers' 18-16 wild-card win.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury

Rob Gronkowski Receives Injection In Knee At Hospital

Jan 14, 2016 8:16 PM

Rob Gronkowski received treatment on his right knee at the hospital on Thursday.

The treatment included an injection.

The New England Patriots still believe Gronkowski will play in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

On the official Patriots practice report Thursday night, Gronkowski was listed with knee and back injuries.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Injury

Chandler Jones' Reportedly Hospitalization By Synthetic Marijuana

Jan 13, 2016 5:02 PM

According to Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe, Chandler Jones’ “confused” reaction which required hospitalization was triggered by synthetic marijuana.

Jones wandered into a police station and was hospitalized overnight after an apparent overdose, though he returned to the practice field Monday.

Jones could land in the NFL's league substance abuse program.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New England Patriots, Injury

J.J. Watt Undergoes Surgery For Sports Hernia

Jan 12, 2016 4:24 PM

J.J. Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

Watt again was one of the best defensive players in the NFL in 2015.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

Ben Roethlisberger Has Sprained AC Joint, Torn Ligaments In Shoulder

Jan 12, 2016 12:11 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said that he sprained his AC joint and tore some ligaments in his shoulder in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals after he was sacked by Vontaze Burfict.

“It didn’t hurt when I reached back to throw,” Roethlisberger said of his late-game drive. “But it was pushing forward to throw and then the end of the throw. So I definitely felt like I was shortening up my motion up a little bit, which is why we threw some screens, and couldn’t really get the ball down the field… I think it just more affected how I could throw it.”

Roethlisberger is still trying to work his way back from the injury.

“It’s definitely sore,” Roethlisberger said. “I think it’s a little bit better than it was, but we’re still going to just take it day-by-day.”

Roethlisberger is expected to play against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury

Antonio Brown 'Not Looking Good' To Play Against Broncos
While Ben Roethlisberger is likely to play in the Steelers' playoff game on Sunday at the Broncos, Antonio Brown's situation is "not looking good."

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Marshawn Lynch Ruled Himself Out Of Wild Card Game
Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch told him he "just didn't feel like he had it."

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Jeremy Maclin Has Sprained Ankle, No ACL Tear
Jeremy Maclin is day-to-day and could play again in the playoffs.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Leaves Stadium After Being Ruled Out
Jadeveon Clowney is recovering from a significant foot injury he suffered two weeks ago.

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Marshawn Lynch Ruled Out Of Wild Card Game
With Marshawn Lynch out the Seahawks are likely to rely on the combo of Christine Michael and Bryce Brown.

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DeAngelo Williams Ruled Out Of Game Against Bengals
Fitzgerald Toussaint is expected to get the start with Jordan Todman seeing snaps as a backup.

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Colin Kaepernick Undergoes Surgery On Thumb, Knee
Colin Kaepernick must pass a physical on April 1st when $11.9 million of his contract for the 2016 season becomes fully guaranteed.

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Marshawn Lynch Expected To Play In Wild Card Game
Marshawn Lynch returned to practice with the Seahawks and is expected to play during the Wild Card game this weekend.

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Tom Brady Has Sprained Right Ankle, Not Likely To Miss Time
The MRI on Tom Brady didn't reveal any breaks or fracture.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Andy Dalton Hopes To Have Cast Come Off On Monday
There still is no indication when Andy Dalton will return from the injury.

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Marshawn Lynch Set To Return To Practice Monday
Marshawn Lynch has been rehabbing in San Francisco, and the team has relied on his trainers for updates on his progress.

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