Category Archives: NFL

NFL week 1 – the return of physio Chris and hamstring strains!

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After 9 months of moving jobs and houses, spreadsheeting other interesting things (e.g. my taxes), hitting up Coachella for the fourth year, and running around on a soccer field, I am happy to announce that this blog back in action! Please, ladies and gentlemen, hold your applause for the end. Now let’s make like Beyoncé and blow the dust off this ol’ bad boy!

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Peyton Manning’s quad strain: How it affected his throwing motion!

I know I was supposed to retire my NFL blog for the year but I just couldn’t resist! What can I say, teaching you lovely folk about injuries is now a favourite hobby of mine!

Plus I feel like I haven’t talked to you in a long time… So, how are you doing? How are your New Years resolutions going? Wow! You’ve already run a marathon, visited your parents, got promoted, and traveled to Africa? That’s super impressive. Good on you, friend!

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You are what you eat: How Philip Rivers’ disc bulge resembles a hamburger!

With the conclusion of week 16, there is only one week left in the regular season! Yes, only one more Sunday packed full with 16 NFL games! The bad news is the 2014-15 season is nearing its close but the good news is the playoffs are just around the corner! Now let’s take you (incredibly attractive) readers through week 16 by the numbers:

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A fourth metacarpal fracture might limit your touchdown celebrations

I spent the majority of my Sunday with NFL in the background, a little more focused on decorating my house with Christmas lights, garlands, and anything else that’s shiny and bright. But fear not! I still tracked down any injuries. (#multitasking) The only difference was that I was excel spreadsheeting in an elf costume! And now I digress… Week 14 brought to us a miserable 49 injuries (woof!). Shall we compare how this week did? Yes! Without further adieu: week 15 by the numbers:

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Hamstring strains pull the short straw in week 13

Week 12 and its infamous shoulder pandemic marked the last week with any teams on byes for the regular season. That means we will have 16 games every week from here on out! If you were busy with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, allow me to share week 13 by the numbers:

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Pop pop! The new trend of shoulder dislocations in the NFL!

There were 14 games and 41 injuries in week 11. Let’s see what this week has in store! Week 12 by the numbers:

50 = Number of players who missed game time due to injury.

6 = Number of players placed on season-ending IR.

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The fibula did not catch a good break this week

Goodbye week 10 and hello week 11! There were an average of 3 injuries per game last week. Thankfully, this week was a little friendlier to NFL teams. Week 11 by the numbers:

41 = Number of players who missed game time due to injury.

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Another graft bites the dust: Which tendon will this unlucky bird use to repair his ACL injury?

Thirteen games have come and gone. How will this week compare to the 43 injuries that occurred in week 9? Week 10 by the numbers:

40 = Number of players who missed game time due to injury.

4 = Number of players placed on season-ending IR.

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Eagles’ Nick Foles won’t be flapping his wings any time soon

With six teams on their bye week, we were treated to only thirteen games this week. Keep that in mind while we look at week 9 by the numbers:

43 = Number of players who missed game time due to injury.

4 = Number of players placed on season-ending IR.

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