Injury - Football Wiretap

Mitchell Trubisky Wants To Slide Better, But Will Remain Aggressive

Nov 30, 2018 8:33 AM

Mitchell Trubisky is expected to miss a second game with a right shoulder injury suffered on a hit by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith at the end of a run in Week 11.

The Chicago Bears quarterback hasn't thrown at practice since the injury.

Trubisky said he will "continue to work on my slides and make sure they're cleaner," but that he is not going to let the injury keep him from making plays with his feet when the situation calls for it.

"I would say I've done a real good job of getting yardage for this team, creating positive plays and causing trouble for the defenses while also protecting myself," Trubisky said. "Nothing's going to change when I get back. I'm going to continue to stay aggressive and play ball the way I know how."

Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury, Misc Rumor

Mitchell Trubisky Won't Play In Week 13

Nov 29, 2018 8:33 AM

The Chicago Bears won't have Mitchell Trubisky for the second consecutive game.

Trubisky is not expected to face the New York Giants in Week 13, according to sources.

The quarterback missed Chicago's Thanksgiving win over the Detroit Lions with a right shoulder injury. Chase Daniel started and posted 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the victory.

"He's doing well," Matt Nagy said of Trubisky this week. "He's improving each day, which is important. He's a tough kid, you know and sometimes when you get in these type of situations, you need to make sure that he understands that we need to do what's best not only for him but for the team as well. He wants to be out there, but we need to just make sure we're doing the right thing and that he's communicating to us how he feels and we're getting feedback from our training staff and that we put it all together and do the right thing with him."

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury, Misc Rumor

James Andrews Considers Drew Brees' '05 Surgery 'No. 1 Most Memorable'

Nov 28, 2018 10:12 PM

Drew Brees suffered a dislocated right shoulder in 2005 and underwent surgery just as he was hitting free agency.

The Chargers had previously drafted Philip Rivers in the first round as Brees' eventual replacement.

The nature of Brees' shoulder injury was critical.

"Probably one in one million athletes could have gotten through that operation and been successful afterward,” said Dr. James Andrews.


It took three surgeons four hours to patch Brees' shoulder back together.

"That was the No. 1 most memorable.”

Greg Bishop/Sports Illustrated

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury

Andy Dalton Out For Season With Thumb Injury

Nov 26, 2018 5:01 PM

Andy Dalton will miss the remainder of the season with a thumb injury.

Jeff Driskel will start for the Cincinnati Bengals at quarterback. The Bengals also claimed Tom Savage off waivers.

Dalton broke the same thumb while making a tackle on an interception return in 2015.

Joe Kay/Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

Alex Smith Not Certain To Return To NFL

Nov 25, 2018 3:32 PM

Alex Smith is not certain to return to the NFL following his spiral fracture in his leg in which the bone broke through his skin.

Smith, 34, now faces a lengthy rehab.

Jay Gruden said this past week that Smith, who underwent surgery, did not suffer any ligament damage and faces a timeline of "six to eight months" for recovery.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

Bears 'Cautiously Optimistic' Mitchell Trubisky Will Face Lions

Nov 21, 2018 8:30 AM

The Chicago Bears are "cautiously optimistic" that Mitchell Trubisky will play Thursday against the Detriot Lions despite a shoulder injury.

The Bears are calling the quarterback "day-to-day." He injured his throwing shoulder on a late hit by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith near the end of the fourth quarter in last Sunday night's 25-20 victory.

Trubisky didn't practice on Tuesday.

"What's my sense [on whether Trubisky plays on Thanksgiving]? I'm saying cautiously optimistic but I can't make any promises," Matt Nagy said. "I hope he does. But it's a day-to-day thing for us, like I said. He wants to play. I know that. And for us, we got to make sure in these situations that we're doing the right thing."

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury, Misc Rumor

Alex Smith Out For Season With Broken Tibia, Fibula

Nov 18, 2018 4:39 PM

Alex Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula during the third quarter of Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans.

Smith will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Smith suffered the injury when he was sacked by J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson.

The injury was clearly severe when it occurred and as Smith left the field he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

Joe Flacco Could Sit Week 11 With Hip Injury

Nov 9, 2018 5:56 PM

Joe Flacco's status for the Baltimore Ravens' Week 11 game is in doubt due to a hip injury.

Lamar Jackson would likely start for Flacco if he's injured.

Flacco injured his hip in last week's game against the Steelers.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Injury

Dez Bryant Suffers Torn Achilles In Practice

Nov 9, 2018 5:25 PM

The New Orleans Saints fear Dez Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon during practice on Friday.

Bryant signed with the Saints this week.

Bryant is likely to miss at least eight months, which would put him into a similar position he found himself in heading into 2018.

Bryant acknowledged the setback in a tweet on Friday afternoon, writing: "This is the ultimate test."

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury, Misc Rumor

Leonard Fournette Returning From Hamstring Injury For Week 10

Nov 9, 2018 12:40 PM

Leonard Fournette will return to the lineup for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10.

Fournette practiced the entire week without any setbacks.

Fournette has been limited to just two games this season due to a hamstring injury. The Jaguars subsequently traded for Carlos Hyde.

John Reid/Florida Times Union

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Fantasy, Injury

James Conner Enters Concussion Protocol
James Conner left the fourth quarter of Thursday's game between the Steelers and Panthers after suffering a concussion.

Austin Knoblauch/NFL

Sam Darnold In Walking Boot, Will Sit Against Bills
Sam Darnold is currently in a walking boot as he deals with an injured left foot.

Kevin Patra/NFL

49ers Lose Raheem Mostert To Broken Arm
The 49ers are expected to be without Raheem Mostert for the remainder of the season after he suffered a broken right forearm against the Raiders on Thursday night.

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