Injury - Football Wiretap

Brandin Cooks Headed To See Concussion Specialist

Oct 30, 2019 9:53 AM

Brandin Cooks will travel to Pittsburgh to see a concussion specialist, according to Sean McVay.

Cooks has suffered four concussions since Super Bowl LII and two in the last month.

"He's feeling good," McVay said. "He's very aware of what's going on and he can talk about what occurred pre-concussion. He's aware . ... We are going to send him to a specialist. He's actually on his way there in Pittsburgh. I'm trying to see if we can get a little bit more clarity, because most important is Brandin Cooks as a human being right now, not necessarily the football player. Let's get a better idea of what's exactly is going on, so that we can at least make the best decision for him moving forward. Hopefully, being able to do that will give us some answers we'll find more information about that."

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury

James Conner Suffers AC Joint Injury Against Dolphins

Oct 29, 2019 8:41 AM

James Conner suffered an AC joint injury on Monday night and left Heinz Field with his right arm in a sling.

Conner rushed 23 times for 145 yards and a touchdown in the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins.

He was injured near the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter.

The Steelers could have issues at running back against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. In addition to Conner's injury, Benny Snell is being evaluated for a knee injury. Jaylen Samuels is coming back from arthroscopic knee surgery performed less than a month ago.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury

Cam Newton 'Still Rehabbing' Injured Foot

Oct 28, 2019 9:32 AM

Ron Rivera said after the Carolina Panthers' 51-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday that Cam Newton is still recovering from his foot injury.

Newton has missed the last five games with a left foot sprain.

"Cam is still rehabbing," Rivera said. "I'll tell you guys where he is [status-wise] on Monday. I'll tell you where he is on Wednesday."

Kyle Allen has played well in Newton's absence.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

J.J. Watt 'Gutted' Over Season-Ending Injury

Oct 28, 2019 7:54 AM

J.J. Watt is done for the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's victory over the Oakland Raiders.

The Houston Texans feared the injury was serious, according to sources.

"This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal," Watt tweeted. "Absolutely gutted that I won't be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can't stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes."

Watt appeared to injure his pectoral muscle while tackling Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter. Watt left the field for the Texans' blue medical tent before running to the locker room.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

Patrick Mahomes Likely To Return By Week 10

Oct 27, 2019 12:32 PM

Patrick Mahomes has an outside chance to play on Nov. 3 against the Minnesota Vikings and a realistic shot to play on Nov. 10 against the Tennessee Titans.

The original goal was for Mahomes to back by Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Mahomes practiced on a limited basis this week.

Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but suffered no tears. Mahomes is double-joined and his knee has built-in protection against injury.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Injury

Matt Ryan Ruled Out By Falcons For Week 8

Oct 26, 2019 4:14 PM

Matt Ryan has been ruled out for the Atlanta Falcons' Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Matt Schaub will start in place of Ryan at quarterback.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Fantasy, Injury

Patrick Mahomes Ruled Out For Week 8

Oct 25, 2019 2:51 PM

Patrick Mahomes has been ruled out for the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap during the Chiefs' Week 7 win at the Denver Broncos.

The Chiefs have been encouraged by the diagnosis on Mahomes.

Kansas City hosts the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. 

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Injury

Drew Brees Plans To Play In Week 8

Oct 23, 2019 8:11 PM

Drew Brees is planning on returning to action in the New Orleans Saints' Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

"That's the plan," said Brees. "We'll see."

Brees had thumb surgery five weeks ago on this throwing hand.

Brees said the decision will come down to "just making sure I can be me."

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Injury

Josh Gordon Out For Season With Knee Injury

Oct 23, 2019 5:02 PM

The New England Patriots have placed Josh Gordon on injured reserve due to his knee injury.

Gordon's 2019 season end with 20 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown.

The Patriots acquired Mohamed Sanu earlier this week to improve their depth at wide receiver.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Injury

Patrick Mahomes Returns To Practice

Oct 23, 2019 1:47 PM

Patrick Mahomes returned to practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday less than a week after suffering a dislocated kneecap.

Andy Reid has yet to rule out Mahomes for Week 8 when the Chiefs host the Green Bay Packers.

The Chiefs were encouraged by the MRI Mahomes underwent last week, but he was expected to miss at least a few weeks.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Kerryon Johnson Likely To Miss Time With Knee Injury

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Drew Brees To Practice, Eyes Week 8 Return

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Matt Ryan To Undergo MRI To Determine Extent Of Ankle Injury

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Alvin Kamara Out For Week 7 With Knee, Ankle Injuries

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Patrick Mahomes Receives 'Best-Case Scenario' Diagnosis On Knee

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Patrick Mahomes Suffers Right Knee Injury

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Todd Gurley Day-To-Day With Thigh Contusion

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Sam Darnold Cleared To Start Week 6 For Jets

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Saquon Barkley Unlikely To Face Patriots

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Sterling Sheppard Suffers 2nd Concussion Of 2019

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Patrick Mahomes Tweaked Ankle In Loss To Colts

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Clay Matthews Out At Least One Month With Broken Jaw

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Saquon Barkley Runs, Cuts At Practice, Hopes To Play Week 6

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Stephen Gostkowski Out For Season With Hip Surgery

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John Ross To Miss Multiple Weeks With Shoulder Injury

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