Injury - Football Wiretap

Spencer Ware Out For 2017 With Torn PCL, LCL

Aug 30, 2017 1:23 PM

Spencer Ware will miss the entire 2017 season due to a torn PCL and LCL.

Ware will undergo surgery and faces a lengthy recovery period.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Injury

Paxton Lynch Out Several Weeks With Right Shoulder Sprain

Aug 28, 2017 1:56 PM

The Denver Broncos will be without Paxton Lynch for several weeks following a right shoulder sprain.

Lynch's injury won't require surgery.

Trevor Siemian had already won the starting quarterback job for the Broncos.

Denver is expected to look around for potential help under center. Kyle Sloter and Chad Kelly are both on the roster, but neither has taken a snap in a game that matters.

The Broncos had interest in trading for Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 offseason.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Injury

Cowboys Likely Lose Anthony Hitchens To Torn ACL

Aug 27, 2017 10:43 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are anticipating Anthony Hitchens suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's preseason game.

Hitchens suffered the injury with 19 seconds left in the first half. Hitchens will likely require surgery and miss the entire 2017 season.

Hitchens is the Cowboys' starting middle linebacker.

"I don't want to go there," said Jerry Jones when asked if Hitchens suffered a torn ACL. "All I know, though, is I don't like the way it sounds. They'll take a look at it again tomorrow. If it were going to put him down, it'd be an ACL tear."

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Injury

Julian Edelman Out For 2017 With Torn ACL

Aug 26, 2017 6:41 PM

Julian Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL.

"Julian is a great competitor, works hard, is tough, does all the things that you ask him to do. So I feel badly for him, of course," Bill Belichick said Saturday. " ... We hope that he will have a speedy and complete recovery, but the team will have to move on and compete this season without him. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is."

Belichick said the team "has to move forward with the resources we have. Unfortunately, we've lost one. An important one. But as a team we still have to move forward and that's what we'll do. That process has already started."

Edelman suffered the injury while running an in-breaking route, beating linebacker Jarrad Davis and catching the ball at Detroit's 29-yard line.

Edelman signed a two-year contract extension through 2019.



Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Injury

Spencer Ware Carted Off Field With Right Knee Injury

Aug 25, 2017 8:49 PM

Spencer Ware has been carted off the field during Friday's preseason game with a right knee injury.

Ware took an awkward step right his right leg after catching a 6-yard pass from Alex Smith.

Ware rushed for 921 yards and had another 447 yards receiving last season for the Chiefs.

Ware was ranked in Tier 4 of RealGM's Fantasy Football preview, but he figured to share reps with Kareem Hunt.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Injury

Patriots Fear Julian Edelman Suffered Torn ACL

Aug 25, 2017 8:41 PM

Julian Edelman was carted off Friday's preseason game with a knee injury that the New England Patriots fear is a torn ACL.

Edelman appeared to injure his right knee as he planted his foot into the turf to avoid Tavon Wilson and lunged forward.

Edelman walked off the field limping but unassisted.

The Patriots used Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola with Edelman out of the game.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Injury

Odell Beckham Getting Laser Treatment On Ankle

Aug 25, 2017 8:03 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr. will travel to Phoenix on Friday for the first in a series of Thera-Lase treatments on his ankle, according to a report by Gil Brandt of SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Beckham injured his ankle on Monday night and his status for the New York Giants in Week 1 is believed to be up in the air.

Jared Allen underwent similar treatments on a broken foot before playing in Super Bowl 50.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New York Giants, Injury

Odell Beckham Could Miss Opener Versus Cowboys

Aug 23, 2017 9:17 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr.'s ankle injury could keep him out of the New York Giants' season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, according to sources.

It's "not out of the question he could miss a week or two of the regular season," according to one source.

Beckham left Monday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns after taking a hard hit to the left leg from Briean Boddy-Calhoun. An X-ray during the game was negative. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed a sprained ankle.

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Tags: New York Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Odell Beckham Optimistic After Suffering Ankle Sprain

Aug 22, 2017 9:12 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr. appears to have escaped major injury after spraining his ankle in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.

Beckham left in the second quarter and was seen on camera writhing in pain outside the New York Giants' locker room. The receiver was hurt on a hit delivered by cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun after he made a leaping catch.

He was back on the sideline in the second half in a hoodie without pads following an X-ray, and said afterward it was a sprained or rolled ankle.

"I don't know. I'm pretty concerned," Beckham said with a smile, "but I think I'll be all right."

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Tags: New York Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Lose Left Tackle George Fant For 2017 With Torn ACL

Aug 19, 2017 7:23 PM

The Seattle Seahawks lost left tackle George Fant for the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL.

Fant suffered the injury in Friday's preseason game.

“We’re really brokenhearted about George Fant getting hurt. It’s just really unfortunate. He’s done and come so far, and everybody’s cheering for him,” Pete Carroll said. It kind of takes a little something out of it for everybody.”

Matt Calkins/Seattle Times

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Injury

Patriots Expect Derek Rivers To Miss Entire Season With Knee Injury
Derek Rivers was the Patriots' top selection in 2017, selected in the third round.

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Saints Fire Doctors After Delvin Breaux Misdiagnosis
Delvin Breaux was originally diagnosed with a contusion.

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Devonta Freeman In NFL's Concussion Protocl
Devonta Freeman could miss the remainder of the preseason.

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Jordan Matthews Suffers Chip Fracture In Sternum
Jordan Matthews is considered week-to-week with the injury.

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Andrew Luck's Status For Week 1 Remains Uncertain
Jim Irsay cannot "unequivocally" say that Andrew Luck will play in their Week 1 opener against the Rams on Sept. 10.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Derek Wolfe Carted Off Field With Ankle Injury
Derek Wolfe was injured while in a pile on a running play.

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Ryan Tannehill Out For 2017 With Surgery On ACL
Ryan Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn ACL.

Miami Herald

Cam Newton Still Not Throwing After Week Off
Cam Newton still isn't throwing after taking a week off because of soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

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Malcolm Smith Suffers Torn Pectoral
Malcolm Smith will likely be out for 2017.

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Tom Brady Declines To Confirm Whether He Suffered Concussion In 2016
Tom Brady turned 40 this week and was asked whether he's paid attention to recent studies on CTE.

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Dolphins Fear Ryan Tannehill Will Need Season-Ending Knee Surgery
Because Ryan Tannehill did not repair his partially torn ACL during the offseason, his knee was "a ticking time bomb that was going to go off at any time."

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Ryan Tannehill Suffers Non-Contact Left Leg Injury
Ryan Tannehill fell awkwardly on the sideline while scrambling and didn't get up.

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Sterling Shepard Carted Off Practice Field With Low Ankle Sprain
Sterling Shepard is expected to be the Giants' slot receiver with Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall out wide.

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Will Fuller Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone
Will Fuller is the Texans' No. 2 wide receiver.

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Rams Lose Dominique Easley For 2017 With Torn ACL
The Rams' defensive line took a hit with the season-ending injury to Dominique Easley.

Gary Klein/Los Angeles Times