Injury - Football Wiretap

Michael Bennett Undergoes Surgery, Could Sign Extension With Seahawks

Oct 30, 2016 4:38 PM

Michael Bennett will miss between two and three weeks following surgery for a cartilage issue. Bennett has been tremendously durable during his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks.

Long considered one of the most undervalued players in the NFL, Bennett is currently playing on the four-year, $32 million deal he signed back in 2014. 

Bennett and the Seahawks could discuss an extension in the coming weeks.

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Chiefs Lose Alex Smith, Spencer Ware To Concussions

Oct 30, 2016 4:25 PM

Alex Smith and Spencer Ware left the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 8 game against the Colts due to concussions.

Smith left the game in the first quarter to be checked for a possible concussion. He returned later in the half after being cleared. Smith eventually left for good when pushed to the turf in the third quarter at the end of a scramble.

Ware played the first half but didn't return to the game after that. 

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Jamaal Charles Out For Week 8 With Knee Soreness

Oct 29, 2016 10:08 AM

Jamaal Charles has been ruled out for Week 8 due to soreness in both of his knee.

Charles played in only two snaps last Sunday and has just 40 yards of 12 carries this season.

Coming off last year's ACL tear, Charles has been eclipsed on the field by workhorse Spencer Ware, whose 129.5 scrimmage yards per game this season rank fourth in NFL.

Ware has 35.9 percent of Kansas City's total yards in 2016.

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Michael Bennett Out For Week 8, Might Need Surgery

Oct 29, 2016 10:06 AM

Michael Bennett has been ruled out for the Seattle Seahawks' Week 8 game against the Saints.

Bennett suffered the injury two weeks ago against the Falcons.

The Seahawks will make a determination next week if Bennett needs surgery. It's an unexpected development after Bennett played through the injury in last week's 6-6 tie with the Cardinals.

Bennett hasn't missed a game since joining the Seahawks in 2013.

Bennett's knee injury was the result of a cut block by Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews, a tactic the pass rusher railed against after the game, saying: "To me it's a scary (expletive) move," Bennett said. "Honestly, I think if you dive at someone else's legs, you're a little (expletive). If you are big in the NFL, you just line up and play -- why you got to cut someone on the (expletive) play? I mean, I don't know. That (expletive) is just stupid to me."

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C.J. Anderson Placed On IR, Likely Out For 2016

Oct 28, 2016 5:27 PM

The Denver Broncos have placed C.J. Anderson on injured reserve, which will likely end his season.

With Anderson on injured reserve, he has to be out for at least six weeks before he can return to practice and has to be out for a minimum of eight weeks before he can play in a game. The Broncos only have nine regular-season games remaining.

Anderson had a minor arthroscopic procedure to repair the meniscus in his right knee Thursday.


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C.J. Anderson To Undergo Surgery On Right Knee

Oct 27, 2016 8:46 PM

C.J. Anderson will undergo surgery to determine the extent of damage to the meniscus in his right knee.

Anderson is out indefinitely.

Whether Anderson has a full or partial tear in the meniscus will be determined during the arthroscopic procedure, and a repair could be made. A full tear would almost surely end his season, and a partial tear could mean a four- or five-week absence.

Anderson suffered the injury during an 11-yard run on the last play of the first quarter of the Broncos' 27-9 victory over the Houston Texans Monday night.

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C.J. Anderson To Have Knee Evaluated, Will Miss Time

Oct 27, 2016 7:47 AM

C.J. Anderson missed practice on Wednesday to have his right knee evaluated to determine how much time the Denver Broncos running back will miss.

Anderson's right knee buckled slightly during an 11-yard run on the last play of the first quarter on Monday night.

"He came in really sore [Tuesday]," Gary Kubiak said. "So we're trying to evaluate exactly where he's at right now."

"Basically we're getting a second opinion,'' Kubiak added. "We hope to know some time [Thursday] afternoon."

Anderson has 437 yards rushing this season to go with four rushing touchdowns.

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Donte Moncrief Hopeful Of Returning For Week 8

Oct 26, 2016 4:50 PM

Donte Moncrief returned to practice Wednesday with the Indianapolis Colts and he said he would be "surprised" if he didn't play in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Moncrief began the season as the Colts' No. 2 wide receiver behind T.Y. Hilton but injured his shoulder in Week 2.

"Never in my life missed any games -- this is the first one," Moncrief said. "First time for everything. ... I thought it was just a stinger at first. I didn't know what was going on. Come to find out it was hurt worse than what I thought."

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Tony Romo Throws At Practice For First Time Since Injury

Oct 26, 2016 4:29 PM

Tony Romo threw passes without any issues during Wednesday's practice for the first time since suffering a compression fracture in his back on Aug. 25th.

Romo's throws were anywhere from 5-25 yards in length and had good velocity.

Dak Prescott has played well in place of Romo and will start on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Cowboys have not stated what they will do at the position once Romo is completely healthy. 

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Ben Roethlisberger Throws At Practice, Hopes To Play In Week 9

Oct 26, 2016 7:54 AM

Ben Roethlisberger threw some passes during practice on Tuesday and remains hopeful that he'll be healthy enough to play when the Pittsburgh Steelers come out of their bye in Week 9.

Roethlisberger had surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus suffered in Week 6.

Landry Jones started in Sunday afternoon's loss to the New England Patriots.

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Thomas Rawls Aiming To Return To Seahawks On Nov. 7
Thomas Rawls will run this week and prepare to play the following week, according to Pete Carroll.

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Geno Smith Tore ACL In Right Knee
Geno Smith started for the Jets in Week 7 after continued struggles to start the season from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Brian Hoyer To Undergo Surgery For Broken Left Arm
Jay Cutler hasn't played since injuring his thumb in Week 2.

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LeSean McCoy Expected To Be Active For Week 7
LeSean McCoy will at least play a limited role in the game.

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LeSean McCoy Upgraded To Game-Time Decision For Week 7
LeSean McCoy said Friday that his injury this week was "not nearly as bad as [last year]. So that's a good thing."

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Brian Hoyer Suffers Broken Arm In Loss To Packers
Brian Hoyer has been starting in place of Jay Cutler, who is nursing a thumb injury.

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LeSean McCoy Out For Week 7 With Hamstring Injury
LeSean McCoy strained his hamstring in training camp and the injury lingered into the regular season in 2015.

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Packers Place Eddie Lacy On IR, Will Use Don Jackson As Primary RB
Eddie Lacy will undergo foot surgery and will be placed on injured reserve by the Packers.

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Doug Martin Has Setback, Will Miss At Least One More Game
Doug Martin hasn't played since Sept. 18 because of a hamstring injury.

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Jordan Reed Won't Let Concussion History Halt Career
Jordan Reed has suffered at least five concussions since he started playing college football, three of which have occurred in the NFL.

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LeSean McCoy Leaves Practice With Hamstring Injury
LeSean McCoy is the NFL's second-leading rusher with 587 yards.

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Ben Roethlisberger Likely Out 4-6 Weeks Following Surgery
Ben Roethlisberger could miss four to six weeks after having surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

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Dez Bryant Cuts Fingers Making Carrot Soup
Dez Bryant had the tips of his right middle and ring fingers taped up but he caught passes during Wednesday's practice.

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Eddie Lacy Out Several Weeks With Ankle Injury
Eddie Lacy has rushed 71 times for 360 yards through five games this season.

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Vincent Jackson Out For Season With ACL Injury
Vincent Jackson played through an ACL injury in Week 5, but received no medical attention.

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Steelers Confident Ben Roethlisberger Didn't Suffer Long-Term Injury
Ben Roethlisberger underwent knee surgery on Monday morning though a return date remains uncertain at this time.


Terrell Suggs Suffers Torn Left Biceps
Terrell Suggs also suffered a torn biceps during the 2012 season but played through the injury.

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Ben Roethlisberger To Undergo Surgery On Torn Meniscus
Ben Roethlisberger is expected to miss one week at the very least.

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Jordan Reed Ruled Out For Week 6 With Concussion
Jordan Reed did not complain of any symptoms until Tuesday, when he entered the concussion protocol.

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Russell Okung Taken To Hospital With Concussion-Like Symptoms
Russell Okung played all 73 snaps for the Broncos' offense.

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