Injury - Football Wiretap

Adrian Peterson Running On Side During Vikings' Practice

Nov 29, 2016 2:09 PM

Adrian Peterson was seek running on off to the side at practice on Tuesday.

Peterson went through a battery of tests over the weekend.

Peterson is on track to make a December return before the playoffs.

Peterson had surgery for a torn meniscus back in late September.

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Fantasy, Injury

Derek Carr Doesn't Expect Finger Injury To Cause Any Lingering Effects

Nov 29, 2016 12:03 AM

Derek Carr said his injured right pinkie still hurts and is swollen but he's not expecting any lingering effects.

"I'm doing good, I'm doing good," Carr told 95.7 The Game host JT The Brick. "Obviously, it's a little sore, but that's expected. But it should be good. Just get the swelling down, and it will be all right."

Carr offered no further details on the injury, which appeared to be a dislocation after a mistimed snap between Carr and center Rodney Hudson on the second play of the second half Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Davis said an X-ray was taken during the game.

Carr's brother David, an analyst for NFL Network, said on air Monday afternoon that the pinkie was dislocated in two places.

"When he originally went to the sidelines in kind of a mass panic, which put my entire family into a panic. ... They popped it back in, and they said, 'OK, does it feel better?'" the elder Carr said. "And he was like, 'No, it still feels pretty bad.' Then they realized that the second knuckle was also dislocated. That's when they went into the locker room, got the X-ray, and as soon as they got the X-ray, his only question was, 'Can I damage it any more?'"

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

Colts Expect Andrew Luck To Return From Concussion For Week 13

Nov 28, 2016 2:56 PM

The Indianapolis Colts expect Andrew Luck to play next week against the New York Jets.

Luck suffered his concussion -- the first of his career -- when Titans defensive tackle Austin Johnson landed on top of him after recording a sack with 11:46 remaining in Week 11.

Luck missed the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"You have to be prudent with your brain," Luck said. "Cautious maybe is the wrong word, but I think you have to do things by the book, and I do believe I have and our trainers and doctors have done a great job of informing me and sort of holding my hand per se along this trip."

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Fantasy, Injury

Sammy Watkins Expected To Play For First Time Since Sept. 15

Nov 26, 2016 11:34 AM

Sammy Watkins is expected to play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"I think he's good to go," Rex Ryan said. "He won't have a full workload, but we're definitely going to get him in there."

Watkins last played in a Sept. 15 loss to the New York Jets before he was sidelined by lingering soreness stemming from offseason surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

Watkins was listed as a limited participant in practice this week, and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said Friday that he has not yet committed to implementing Watkins in his game plan.

"He's about three-quarters speed," Lynn said. "He's still quick off his breaks. His long speed, his conditioning wasn't there. He was on a pitch count in practice. But it was just encouraging to see him back out on the football field."

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Injury

Bills Expect Sammy Watkins To Practice On Wednesday

Nov 23, 2016 9:01 AM

The Buffalo Bills expect Sammy Watkins to practice on Wednesday.

Watkins is on injured reserve because of a foot injury, but the Bills can activate him as their designated player to return to action this season.

The Bills will face the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Injury, Misc Rumor

J.J. Watt's Leg Saved By Trainer Who Identified Staph Infection

Nov 22, 2016 10:20 AM

J.J. Watt has endured a number of injuries in his career but the scariest one was never acknowledged by the Houston Texans as an actual injury.

“One Friday night last season, I noticed some weird bumps on my knee,” Watt writes on The Players Tribune. “I thought it was a rash, so I went and asked our trainer if he had any cream. He looked at my knee and said, ‘That looks really bad. We have to get you to the hospital right now.”

Watt initially thought the trainer was joking.

“I could see in his face that he was serious and actually a bit panicked,” Watt explains. “As it turned out, he saved me in a big way. At the hospital, they immediately put me on three hours of the strongest antibiotic IVs. I went straight from the hospital to the team plane and we flew to Jacksonville. Once we landed, there were two more hours of antibiotics that night and two more the next morning before the game. The medicine had completely drained me, but I played — and we won.”

A team doctor told Watt he could have lost his leg if the trainer hadn't recognized the problem.

the postgame comments made it sound like a traditional illness, not a limb-threatening bacterial infection.

“Couple days ago. Yesterday? I don’t even know,” Watt said upon being asked when he got sick. “It’s OK. We got a good staff and they took good care of me.”

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

Andrew Luck Suffers Concussion In Win Over Titans

Nov 21, 2016 8:10 PM

Andrew Luck suffered a concussion in the Indianapolis Colts' 24-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. Clayton Geathers also suffered a concussion.

"Well after we were all done with the locker room, both guys didn't feel right and went in the training room, and both were evaluated for concussions. Both are in the protocol," said Chuck Pagano.

Luck was sacked twice and hit eight other times against the Titans. He is believed to have suffered the concussion when Titans defensive tackle Austin Johnson landed on top of him after recording a sack with 11:46 remaining in the game.

Scott Tolzien will start for the Colts in Week 12 if Luck is unable to play.

Mike Wells/ESPN

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Jay Cutler Could Miss Remainder Of Season With Shoulder Injury

Nov 21, 2016 5:02 PM

Jay Cutler could be out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Cutler was able to finish the game and was intercepted by safety Landon Collins on the final offensive play but the Bears were working to learn more about his injury.

Cutler is injured for the second time this season and could be the third quarterback to suffer a season-ending injury. 

If Cutler cannot play, Matt Barkley would be the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game

Brad Biggs/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury

Adrian Peterson Could Return As Early As Week 15

Nov 21, 2016 4:26 PM

Adrian Peterson could return by mid-to-late December as he continues to make solid progress in his recovery from a right lateral meniscus tear.

Peterson underwent surgery on Sept. 22nd.

Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week.

Peterson could return on Dec. 18th or Dec. 24th.

The Vikings waived Ronnie Hillman on Monday, adding defensive end Stephen Weatherly to their active roster. The move left them with just Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata at running back, but an eventual Peterson return would change the dynamics of the Vikings' offense.

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Fantasy, Injury

Bengals Lose Giovani Bernard, A.J. Green To Injuries

Nov 21, 2016 9:54 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals lost both Giovani Bernard and A.J. Green to injury during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Green suffered a torn hamstring, while Bernard tore his ACL late in the loss.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury, Misc Rumor

C.J. Prosise Will Miss 'A While' With Shoulder Injury
C.J. Prosise has a scapula issue in his shoulder and will miss some time, according to Pete Carroll.

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A.J. Green Likely Out For Season With Torn Hamstring
A.J. Green left the Bengals' Week 11 game against the Bills with a hamstring injury.

Rob Gronkowski Ruled Out Of Week 11 With Chest Injury
Rob Gronkowski's injury is "not overly serious" and he does not have a punctured lung, as has been reported.

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Adrian Peterson Resumes Light Running
Adrian Peterson is still receiving treatment on his knee following September surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and his timetable for a return continues to be December.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Luke Kuechly Carted Off With Possible Concussion
Luke Kuechly was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter on Thursday night and was being evaluated for a concussion.

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Tony Romo Announces He Backs Dak Prescott But Still Wants To Play
Tony Romo addressed the media on Tuesday about his situation with the Cowboys as he returns from injury while Dak Prescott has led the team to an 8-1 record.

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Robert Quinn Feeling Better After Visit To Hospital
Jeff Fisher wouldn't go into details regarding Robert Quinn's medical condition but said it's "highly unlikely" that it is related to the benign brain tumor he was diagnosed with in high school.


Rob Gronkowski Likely Suffered Punctured Lung
Rob Gronkowski could miss just one game with the injury.

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Thomas Rawls To Return For Week 11
Thomas Rawls has missed the last seven games with a fibula injury.

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Cowboys Privately Calling Tony Romo's Return 'The Big Dilemma'
Dak Prescott has said he is willing to accept any decision the team makes as long as the Cowboys are winning.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Doug Martin Could Return For First Time Since Week 2
Doug Martin will be a game-time decision as he returns from a hamstring injury.

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DeAngelo Williams To Miss Three Weeks After Surgery
DeAngelo Williams underwent knee surgery this week and it could keep him out at least three weeks, according to a source.

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Tony Romo Unlikely To Be Active Against Steelers
Tony Romo is healthy enough to play, but is unlikely to be made active by the Cowboys for Sunday's game against the Steelers, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Alex Smith Will Change Playing Style After Head Injury
Alex Smith has habitually gone late into his slide throughout his career.

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Tony Romo Participates Fully In Practice
Tony Romo was a full participant in practice with the Cowboys on Wednesday for the first time since suffering his back injury.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Believes He'll Play Sunday
Ryan Fitzpatrick believes he'll play against the Rams on Sunday despite a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Sprained MCL In Left Knee
Todd Bowles said Ryan Fitzpatrick will start next week against the Rams despite his two-interception performance.

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Jamaal Charles Could Return For Playoffs
Jamaal Charles underwent a surgery to trim his meniscus.

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Jordan Cameron Considering Retirement Due To Recurrent Concussions
Jordan Cameron has suffered four concussions in the past four seasons and is considering retirement.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ben Roethlisberger Could Start Week 9
Sources said it is expected to be "a true game-day decision" whether Ben Roethlisberger starts.

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