Injury - Football Wiretap

Odell Beckham Jr. Suffers Minor Injury On Leg

Jul 31, 2016 7:11 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. left the practice field early Sunday after suffering "a cut or two" to his leg in a collision with teammate Janoris Jenkins.

"He's probably going to be sore for a couple days," Ben McAdoo told reporters after practice.

Beckham landed awkwardly after going up for a deep ball against Jenkins.

Beckham required attention from trainers for a few minutes after the play.

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Colin Kaepernick Receives Full Medical Clearance

Jul 27, 2016 7:16 AM

For the first time this offseason, Colin Kaepernick has received full medical clearance from his doctor to fully take part in practice.

According to a source, the San Francisco 49ers met with Dr. Peter Millett, who performed Kaepernick's November shoulder surgery, in Vail, Colorado. Millett put Kaepernick through a series of tests, all of which he passed.

The quarterback is expected to be examined by 49ers team doctors on Saturday before the first training camp practice Sunday.

Matt Barrows/Sacramento Bee

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Jordy Nelson On PUP List With New Left Knee Injury

Jul 26, 2016 7:03 PM

Jordy Nelson has been placed on the physically unable to perform list due to a new left knee injury.

Nelson tore the ACL in his right knee that forced him to miss the entire 2015 season.

Nelson called it a "hiccup" with the left knee and insisted it was minor, but he couldn't put a timetable on his return. 

"Our end goal is still the same," Nelson said Tuesday. "We'll be ready for the regular season. Like I said, there's just a little hiccup with the other leg.

"We're not worried about it. We're going to work through it inside and continue to progress, and we'll be ready to go at some point during camp and definitely for the season."

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

J.J. Watt Could Be Out Up To 10 Weeks

Jul 22, 2016 8:16 AM

There have been conflicting reports as to how long J.J. Watt will be sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back this week.

A 6-8 week timeline was initially pegged, but it is now being suggested that it may take 10 weeks for Watt to recover fully.

A 10-week timetable would have Watt ready to return in the last full week of September, which would mean an Oct. 2 debut for Watt against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4.

The Houston Texans play the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots in the first three weeks of the regular season.

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J.J. Watt Undergoes Back Surgery

Jul 21, 2016 9:23 PM

J.J. Watt has recently undergone surgery on his back.

Watt will start training camp with the Houston Texans on the PUP list but should be ready to start the season.

Watt has won Defensive Player of the Year three times.

In March, Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

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Jordy Nelson Ahead Of Curve In Knee Rehabilitation

Jul 21, 2016 1:45 PM

Jordy Nelson appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL suffered 11 months ago.

Luke Getsy, the receiver's coach for the Green Bay Packers, expressed no doubt in late May when asked if Nelson could be a great player again.

"I'd be a fool to say that the way that guy attacks everything," Getsy said. "He's a guy that sees a barrier and knocks it down. Anybody would be a fool to say they wouldn't expect this guy to come back and be who everyone expects him to be."

Bob McGinn/Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel

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Le'Veon Bell Wants To Be 'Steeler For Life'

Jul 10, 2016 4:45 PM

Le'Veon Bell says he's on schedule to be ready for training campas he returns from a torn MCL and PCL.

"I'm going to be ready," Bell said of training camp, while attending a business retreat Saturday organized by his agent, Adisa Bakari. "The biggest thing for me is getting mentally ready for getting hit and things like that, and I don't think I'll really get tackled until a preseason game or maybe in the regular season. I don't think I'll actually hit the ground or get tackled. But when that does happen, I'll be ready for it. But cutting, running routes, picking them and putting them on my feet, everything is back to normal." Bell said overall the rehab process went "great." But there were tough times, particularly early on.

"It's crazy because, in November when it happened, I never realize I'd be back at this point," Bell said. "I remember it was times when I couldn't walk up the steps, walk down the steps, really couldn't sit down by myself, even go to the restroom. I'm just thinking now I'm right back to form how I was when I left. Obviously, it's more of a mental thing for me now. I know my knee is strong enough now. I know it's probably stronger than it ever was, my legs are."

Bell is entering the final season of his rookie contract.

Bell said he's confident the contract situation won't be an issue and his goal is to remain with Pittsburgh.

"I'm not a real greedy guy. I don't play football just for money or things like that," Bell said. "I just want to be valued. Wherever it is -- whether its $15 million or lower or higher, whatever it is - I think we will get to an agreement eventually. "Obviously, I want to be a Steeler for my whole life. My family grew up Pittsburgh Steelers fans, and it's crazy I even got drafted there. So I want to be with them and hopefully we'll reach an agreement. But that will take place once that time come."

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Thomas Rawls Expects To Be Ready For Camp

Jul 10, 2016 4:42 PM

Thomas Rawls expects to be fully ready for the start of the Seattle Seahawks training camp.

Rawls suffered a fractured ankle and ligament damage during a Dec. 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Rawls did not participate in any of the Seahawks' spring practices.

"Rehab is going phenomenal," Rawls said before Richard Sherman's annual charity softball game. "Running, cutting, working hard, getting back out there. I'm looking forward to being out there the first week. Rehab has been going phenomenal this whole offseason. I don't have a break because I've gotta work 10 times harder. So I'm excited to come back and fill that void in that backfield."

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