Tag Archives: nfl

Messi’s messy medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear

It’s time to play the game of 2 truths and 1 lie! Can you pick out which of these statements about me is false?

  1. I scored 32 points in a junior high basketball game but now cannot do a lay-up to save my life.
  2. I made an appearance on the Ellen Show.
  3. I hate sports and I would much rather watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

If you chose statement 3, you are correct! My basketball career peaked when I was going through puberty and I love (stalking) Ellen Degeneres.

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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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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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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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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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You might need your pectoralis major to play in the NFL

Lucky number seven! Week 7 in the NFL did bring NFL players a bit of luck as this week featured the fewest injuries since we started this party! Week 7 by the numbers:

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

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Rubbing salt in the wound: Injury reaggravation in the NFL

The injury bug was at it again this week. Cleveland, Green Bay, Miami, New England, San Francisco, Washington, and both New York teams were hit the hardest as they saw three or more of their players fall to injury. Week 6 by the numbers:

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NFL linebacker tears ACL after celebrating sack

Oh yeah. You read that title right. Now, it’s not the first time something like this has happened. Let’s all take a moment to remember Bill Gramatica, a field goal kicker that is regrettably famous for injuring his knee after celebrating a successful field goal attempt. Sorry for bringing this up again, Bill!

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Injuries from around the NFL

The nerd inside of me thinks about all of the injuries and hours spent at rehab as I sit on my couch watching the Super Bowl rematch on this glorious Sunday (go Seahawks!). Even the commentators of this morning’s game between the Redskins and Eagles recognized that the medical staff for both teams will have their work cut out for them. Combined, he Redskins and Eagles had 10 players go down with injury, of which 4 returned. And that doesn’t include Eagles’ quarterback, Nick Foles (the guy who gets mashed below), who was clearly in distress after getting hit a few times.

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