Injury - Football Wiretap

Surgeons Working To Save Zach Miller's Leg

Oct 30, 2017 1:08 PM

Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery on Sunday in an effort to save his injured left leg.

Miller dislocated his knee in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints. Sources told Mortensen that Miller's dislocated knee is considered "more significant" than a regular dislocation, which is a serious injury.

Vascular surgeons were called in to repair Miller's leg, which includes grafting tissue from the other leg to repair the damaged artery.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury

Andrew Luck Seeking More Opinions On Shoulder

Oct 30, 2017 8:08 AM

Andrew Luck is seeking more opinions to figure out why his surgically repaired shoulder is "not progressing as expected," according to an Indianapolis Colts source.

Luck had what the team believed was a mild setback more than two weeks ago, when he experienced soreness in his throwing shoulder after he was cleared to practice. He received a cortisone injection, only to experience another setback, which the team does not believe is serious, a source said.

The quarterback had surgery to repair a torn labrum on Jan. 15 and the recovery has not gone as expected.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Injury, Misc Rumor

Aaron Rodgers Has '13 Screws' In Collarbone

Oct 27, 2017 8:28 AM

Aaron Rodgers is in a sling after breaking his collarbone two weeks ago against the Minnesota Vikings.

Rodgers made an appearance on Conan Thursday night, his first public appearance since undergoing surgery.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback told Conan O'Brien that he has "13 screws" in his collarbone.

Rodgers wouldn't elaborate when asked by ESPN to confirm the number of screws saying, "It's TV. Sometimes you exaggerate. And then sometimes, you tell the truth."


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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Joe Flacco Suffers Concussion On Hard Hit

Oct 27, 2017 8:13 AM

Joe Flacco suffered a concussion during Thursday night's 40-0 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Flacco left the field bloodied and dazed late in the first half. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback took a hard shot from Kiko Alonso after sliding to the ground on a run. Flacco's helmet immediately flew off and he went to the locker room with a glassy-eyed look and blood coming from his left ear.

Flacco was ruled out of the game during halftime. It is the first reported concussion in Flacco's career.

"Joe had a concussion and a cut ear," John Harbaugh said. "They were stitching that [ear] up without any anesthesia, so he's a tough dude. That's as much as I know about it."

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Injury, Misc Rumor

Dont'a Hightower Out For Season With Torn Pec

Oct 26, 2017 9:31 AM

The New England Patriots have lost Dont'a Hightower for the season with a torn pec.

Hightower suffered the injury in the Patriots' win last week over the Falcons.

Hightower is considered the leader of the Patriots' defense.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Injury

Jason Peters Suffers Torn ACL, MCL

Oct 24, 2017 11:43 AM

Jason Peters has suffered a torn ACL and MCL and will miss the remainder of the season.

There was some optimism amongst the Philadelphia Eagles that Peters only suffered a torn MCL.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Joe Thomas Likely Out For Season With Torn Triceps

Oct 22, 2017 7:46 PM

The Cleveland Browns fear Joe Thomas suffered a torn triceps.

Thomas would have season-ending surgery if an MRI confirms a tear.

Thomas' consecutive snap streak ended at 10,363.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Injury

Carson Palmer Breaks Left Arm, Could Miss Remainder Of Season

Oct 22, 2017 6:40 PM

Carson Palmer is likely out for the season with a broken left arm. Palmer will undergo surgery when Palmer returns to Arizona from London.

Bruce Arians expects Palmer to miss anywhere between eight weeks and the rest of the season.

Palmer left the game with Arizona down 6-0.

Palmer was replaced by Drew Stanton, who finished 5-of-14 for 62 yards and an interception. Palmer was 10-for-18 for 122 yards and an interception when he left the game.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Injury

Andrew Luck Again Won't Practice This Week

Oct 22, 2017 12:21 PM

Andrew Luck will again not practice this coming week.

While Luck's return continues to be put off, the Indianapolis Colts are still not considering placing him on injured reserve. If Luck is healthy, the Colts will place him this season.

Luck underwent offseason surgery on his shoulder.

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Injury

Leonard Fournette Not Expected To Play In Week 7

Oct 21, 2017 11:50 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expecting to have Leonard Fournette in their lineup for Week 7.

Fournette suffered an ankle injury last week.

Fournette has been one of the NFL's most productive running backs.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Undergoes Successful Surgery, Could Return In 2017
Aaron Rodgers missed seven weeks when he broke the collarbone on his left side.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Vikings Expect Sam Bradford To Play Again In 2017
Sam Bradford has not played or practiced since Oct. 9th.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Teddy Bridgewater Expects To Play In 2017
Mike Zimmer said he needs to see that Teddy Bridgewater has mobility and can protect himself in the pocket and avoid defenders.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Andrew Luck To Stop Throwing Due To Increased Soreness
The Colts aren't prepared to put Andrew Luck on injured reserve at this time.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Jonathan Allen Out For Season With Foot Injury
Jonathan Allen was the first round pick of Washington in 2017 and had already recorded 10 combined tackles and one sack.

Adam Schefter/ESPN (via The Score)

Aaron Rodgers To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Collarbone
Aaron Rodgers suffered the injury in the Packers' Week 6 loss.

RealGM Staff Report

Teddy Bridgewater Cleared To Practice
The Vikings now have a decision on whether to take Teddy Bridgewater off the PUP list.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Suffers Broken Collarbone
Aaron Rodgers has suffered a broken collarbone and could miss the remainder of the season.

RealGM Staff Report

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Come Off PUP List
Teddy Bridgewater wants to play, but the Vikings would like to give him as much time as possible to heal.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tyler Eifert To Undergo Season-Ending Back Surgery
Tyler Eifert will be a free agent this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tom Brady Reportedly Dealing With Sprained AC Joint
Tom Brady didn't take part in the open portion of Tuesday's practice and the Patriots have yet to address any injury.

Mike Girardi/NBC Sports Boston

Brandon Marshall Out For Season With Ankle Surgery
Brandon Marshall's future in the NFL is unclear as he already has begun his broadcasting career.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Odell Beckham Jr. To Undergo Season Ending Ankle Surgery
Odell Beckham's $8.459 million salary for 2018 is guaranteed for injury.

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Matthew Stafford Suffers Injured Hamstring, Ankle
Matthew Stafford is not sure if he'll be healthy enough to play in Week 6.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

J.J. Watt Likely Out For 2017 With Fractured Leg
J.J. Watt was limited to just four games in 2016 due to his back surgery in September of 2016.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

Odell Beckham Jr. Suffers Broken Left Ankle
Odell Beckham Jr. was carted off the field after suffering the injury with about four minutes remaining in the loss.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Derek Carr Not Officially Ruled Out For Week 5
Derek Carr was initially expected to need to sit two to six weeks following his transverse process fracture.

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Davante Adams Cleared To Play In Week 5
Davante Adams was clearly shortly before the Packers boarded their plane for Dallas.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Josh Norman Out Four Weeks With Rib Fracture
Josh Norman suffered the injury just before halftime on Monday night.

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Derek Carr Resumes Throwing At Practice
Derek Carr is expected to miss two to six weeks with a transverse process fracture.

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