Injury - Football Wiretap

Josh Jacobs Playing Through Shoulder Fracture

Dec 5, 2019 9:15 AM

Josh Jacobs has revealed on social media that he has been playing with a fractured shoulder since Week 7.

"I just play on it," Jacobs wrote on Snapchat.

The Oakland Raiders running back ranks fourth in the NFL with 1,061 rushing yards this season.

"Josh is special," Derek Carr said. "If Josh wasn't able to play, I would completely understand, with what he's dealing with. But the fact that he keeps suiting up and going out there and not only running, but running with the style that he runs with, I don't think enough can be said about that guy."

Jacobs initially injured his shoulder doling out a hit against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Oct. 20 and left the game before returning.

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Cam Newton To Undergo Foot Surgery

Dec 4, 2019 11:37 AM

Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his left foot.

Newton reaggravated the Lisfranc injury in a Week 2 loss and hasn't played since.

Newton visited with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson last month, and the decision at that time was he would not have surgery.

Newton's injury raised speculation that his future with the Carolina Panthers could be over, but David Tepper said three weeks ago and reiterated on Tuesday that no decision has been made and wouldn't be made until Newton was healthy.

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Dalvin Cook Avoids Major Injury To Shoulder

Dec 3, 2019 9:25 AM

Dalvin Cook suffered a right shoulder injury in the second half of the Minnesota Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.

Cook was tripped up and fumbled on Minnesota's second drive of the third quarter. He remained on the ground for several minutes and looked to be in severe pain while being tended to by athletic trainers.

"He just hit me right on what I had when we played the Broncos [on Nov. 17]," Cook said. "He hit me right on it when he went to punch for the ball. It was kind of like a different feeling. It was different. But he got me in a good spot."

Despite remaining on the sideline after being evaluated in the locker room, the running back said he felt like he could have returned to the game if needed, but the Vikings chose to keep him out for "precautionary" reasons.

Cook said he'll "definitely" be ready to play in Week 14 when the Vikings host the Detroit Lions.

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