Injury - Football Wiretap

Latavius Murray Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Mar 23, 2017 8:37 AM

Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings last week, underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday.

The Vikings said in a statement that they knew about Murray's need for an operation before they signed him and they expect him to be ready for training camp.

Murray's ankle condition was made known to teams in free agency, according to a league source.

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cam Newton To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Mar 21, 2017 3:03 PM

Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder at Carolinas Medical Center on March 30. The injury occurred against the San Diego Chargers in Week 14 of last season. Newton finished the game, and the following week, an MRI revealed a partially torn rotator cuff.

“It is well-documented and well-researched that overhead throwing athletes commonly have wear and tear to their rotator cuffs,” head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. “As a result of the MRI, we modified all of Cam’s work in the weight room and on the field for the final three weeks of the season.”

Newton did not miss any snaps in the remaining three games, and after the season concluded, a number of MRIs were performed to monitor his progress. Newton also saw a rehabilitation specialist in Atlanta who was in daily contact with Vermillion.

“We developed a plan for Cam to take a period of rest, a period of rehabilitation and treatment, and then start a gradual throwing program the first part of March,” Vermillion said. “Cam started his program, and the early parts of his rehab had been going well. However, as we worked to advance him into the next stage – the strengthening stage, the throwing stage – he started to have an increase in his pain level and started having pain while throwing.

“As a result, Dr. Pat Connor (head team physician) felt the most prudent procedure would be to arthroscopically repair the shoulder.”

Newton has missed just three games in six NFL seasons. 

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Darrelle Revis

Mar 15, 2017 3:53 PM

A judge has dismissed all charges against Darrelle Revis stemming from a February altercation in Pittsburgh.

Revis had been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.

Revis appeared in municipal court Wednesday where the judge decided to dismiss the charges after hearing testimony from one of Revis' childhood friends. The friend told the judge he came to Revis' defense during an altercation and punched the men, knocking them out.



Tags: New York Jets, Injury

Le'Veon Bell Undergoes Groin Surgery

Mar 14, 2017 12:48 AM

Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery on Monday to repair the groin injury he suffered during the AFC playoffs.

Earlier Monday, Bell posted several Snapchat videos from a hospital bed, announcing he was going "under."

NFL Network reported that the surgery was to repair a "core muscle" injury that will require about a six-week timetable. Bell told ESPN that he'll be ready for the Steelers' offseason workouts.

Bell received a franchise tag of $12.12 million for 2017.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Injury

Takkarist McKinley Will Miss 4-6 Months After Shoulder Surgery

Mar 6, 2017 7:55 AM

UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley will have surgery on a troublesome right shoulder injury Monday and his recovery time will be "four to six months."

McKinley is one of the most highly-rated edge rushers in this year's NFL draft class.

He has played with the injury for almost two seasons, but that the extent of it was discovered in recent weeks.

"My agent asked if anything was wrong with me, and I said I had a shoulder that was sometimes bothering me," McKinley said. "I had an MRI and the doctor was pretty much amazed I had played with it. Me, I just told my trainers at UCLA, 'Just tape me up I'm ready to go.'

"Why get surgery before the combine? This is a dream come true to me. I'm here to knock it out."

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Tags: Draft, Injury, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Julio Jones Reportedly May Have Foot Surgery

Mar 3, 2017 4:21 PM

Julio Jones is set to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday to evaluate the foot/toe injury he dealt with during the 2016 season.

Dr. Anderson is a foot specialist based in Charlotte.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jones will be having a minor surgery, while ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports that no decision on a procedure has been made.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Injury, Misc Rumor