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CB Steve Williams to IR; Torn Pectoral Muscle

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  1. AnteaterCharger

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    Chargers CB Steve Williams tore his pectoral muscle during Thursday's game. Fifth-round pick expected to miss season.
    8/17/13 10:13 AM

    There went one of my top people to watch this camp
     
  2. matilack

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    ****** ****.
     
  3. tittylated

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    every one of our rookies god dammit GOD DAMMIT!!!!
     
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  4. robdog

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    Has this preseason been exceptionally rough? Or does everyone see this as a normal injury rate for the preseason?
     
  5. Bolts4lyfe

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    Okay, This is just getting ridiculous. Although (again looking for some kind of positive sign, luck, fooling myself from crying)

    GB had a stroke of bad luck, we depleted from head to toe (more than most), played PHI's home opener went on to win the SB!

    I know the Ravens last year had a bunch of injuries (more than most), everyone counted them out, played PHI's home opener, went on to win the SB!

    I think the same can be said about the New York Giants and Saints

    Ya see fellas there's always a silver lining in a pile of Shyte!!!!
     
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  6. matilack

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    matilack #therealagent47

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    I honestly believe it just seems that way because we're gone from football from so long, that when it comes back and injuries happen, it seems like it's the worst one yet.

    I'm probably wrong though. Watch as I'm tying this, ESPN is reporting how this is the worst year for injury in 60 years or something
     
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  9. Bolts4lyfe

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    OH!!!!!! I know this one,

    Twas, Robert Meachem, in the Stable room with a poisoned chalice.


    All joking aside I hope he's okay
     
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    Will the following individuals pick up the Blue and Gold courtesy phone?

    Curtis Conway, Tim Dwight, Jeff Graham, Eric Parker, Shawn Jefferson, Mark Seay and Anthony Miller

    Thank you
     
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    In other news, Robert Meachem is still perfectly healthy, though totally ineffective.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't this surge of preseason injuries begin last year?

    You know, when the new CBA made it so that training camp workouts would be less intense?

    Not sure if this is really significant in the overall scheme of things (I was never a football player on any level short of flag/touch), but I'd imagine that it's something to consider...
     
  16. boltssbbound

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    Yes, you are wrong. Not only is this an extraordinarily bad year but the Chargers have lost more players to season-ending injuries than any team in the league.
     
  17. Bolts4lyfe

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    Are you stating facts or are you just in post pandemic frenzy?

    The Chargers, off the top of my head only lost 3 players who we actually cared for this year

    DX, Ingram, and Steve Williams

    Players I know of to be hurt are
    again these are only the players I care about, not going to mention a P.S. guy who may or may not make the team

    Floyd, Royal and T'eo

    There is still bad news circling around other teams facilities, as we speak, Coples out for the season w/ a broken leg in New York.
    Keller out for the season with a torn, ACL,PCL and MCL
    Derrick Wolfe (what ever happened to him last night) apparently something to do with his spine

    as far as injuries
    Cleveland, Seattle, San Francisco and Philadelphia have double or triple the injuries than we have reported

    So I wouldn't go around making bold statements how we're the only team in the league who's getting nicked up.:)
     
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    http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-t.../the-complete-2013-nfl-preseason-injury-recap

    Green Bay leads the tally (again this season) with 4 thus far. Chargers (listed here) have 3.

    The Complete 2013 NFL Preseason Injury RecapBy Robert Mays on August 16, 2013 3:45 PM ET
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    In the preseason, any qualitative analysis of a game — or even a practice — will hopefully begin with one sentence: “No one got hurt.” Training camp and the month of faux games in the leadup to the regular season are useful for teams with new coaching staffs or a significant turnover in personnel, but even for them, the most important aspect of August is getting through it with the roster intact. The more significant training camp injuries began with Dennis Pitta and Jeremy Maclin, and they haven’t slowed. Nearly every team has one or more players likely to miss at least some of the regular season, and this time of year, it can get a little tough to keep track of who’s lost whom.won’t keep him from missing the entire year. Either way, though, Pitta will miss most of the season. The solution would’ve been to slide Ed Dickson, someone who’s seen plenty of action with the Ravens in the past, into the starting role, but Dickson is also out for the time being. It’s unlikely that he’ll be ready for Week 1 because of a hamstring issue, and Baltimore has responded by bringing in Dallas Clark and Visanthe Shiancoe to compete at tight end. Without Anquan Boldin, Pitta was likely going to be an even more important part of the Ravens’ offense than he’s ever been, a reliable third-down target for Joe Flacco. Now, Baltimore will have to look elsewhere for a complement to Torrey Smith.

    Player: Ed Dickson, TE
    Injury: Hamstring
    Prognosis: Likely out until at least Week 1
    What it means: See above.

    Chicago Bears
    Player: Kelvin Hayden, CB
    Injury: Torn hamstring
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: The 30-year-old corner was slotted as the Bears’ starting nickelback, but his injury means that Isaiah Frey, taken in the sixth round last season out of Nevada, will likely slide into the role. Frey has been a bright spot in Bears training camp, but he spent most of last season on the practice squad.

    Dallas Cowboys
    Player: Jay Ratliff, DT
    Injury: Hamstring
    Prognosis: Likely ready for Week 1
    What it means: Ratliff is on the list more as a heads-up than anything. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys’ coaching staff have said over and over they expect Ratliff to ready for Week 1, and really, he'd better be. Dallas has no depth behind Ratliff and Jason Hatcher (both very good players) at defensive tackle.

    Player: Anthony Spencer, DE
    Injury: Knee surgery
    Prognosis: Likely ready for Week 1
    What it means: The situation is similar for Spencer and the Cowboys defensive ends. The former first-round pick, whom the Cowboys franchised this offseason, underwent knee surgery earlier this summer, but he should be ready for the season opener.

    Player: Nate Livings, G
    Injury: Knee surgery
    Prognosis: Questionable for Week 1
    What it means: Livings’s knee has been bothering him all offseason, and the Cowboys’ starting left guard had yet another surgery on it earlier this month. The timetable at that point was two to four weeks, so it’s possible that he’ll be ready for Week 1, but it’s not a guarantee. What compounds the problem is that several players further down the depth chart on Dallas’s offensive line are dealing with their own injury issues. The job would’ve fallen to Ronald Leary, in his second year out of Memphis. But yesterday, it was announced that he needed surgery. That leaves third-year pro David Arkin, who’s yet to play in a game. The Cowboys tried to bring in former Jets guard Brandon Moore, the best player available in free agency at any position, but Moore elected to retire.

    Denver Broncos
    Player: J.D. Walton, C
    Injury: Complications from ankle surgery
    Prognosis: On PUP list, out indefinitely
    What it means: Walton underwent ankle surgery in June, and the best-case scenario is that he’ll be back with the Broncos in late October or early November. Denver signed former Patriot Dan Koppen as a temporary replacement, but then he went down with a torn ACL. The Broncos are now on their third center, Manny Ramirez, and if Walton hits any snags as he rehabs, Ramirez may be the guy all season.

    Green Bay Packers
    Player: Bryan Bulaga, T
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: In an effort to better protect Aaron Rodgers, the Packers flipped the sides of their offensive line this offseason, moving former first-round pick Bryan Bulaga and Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton to the left side. Now, Bulaga is done for the year, and David Bakhtiari, a rookie fourth-round pick from Colorado, has taken over as the team’s left tackle. Green Bay seems pleased with his progress, but overall, the situation is yet another blow to the Packers’ offensive line. Former first-round pick Derek Sherrod still hasn’t returned from a broken leg he suffered at the end of the 2011 season, and Marshall Newhouse, whom Bakhtiari was slated to replace eventually, was moved to the right side for a reason.

    Player: Jordy Nelson, WR
    Injury: Knee surgery
    Prognosis: Likely for Week 1
    What it means: Nelson warrants inclusion on this list mostly because he hasn’t been able to stay healthy since arriving in Green Bay. Apparently this latest surgery, which happened earlier this month, was to correct a nerve issue that has bothered Nelson his entire career. He should be ready by Week 1, according to Mike McCarthy, but even if he isn’t, Green Bay has shown it can get by.

    Player: Jerel Worthy, DT
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: On PUP list, doubtful for Week 1
    What it means: Worthy is another high Packers draft pick (second round in 2012) who may not be a factor this year because of injuries. Worthy tore his ACL in Week 17 last season, and it’s unlikely he'll be ready for the start of the season. Worthy figured to be a backup even if healthy, with Datone Jones, Ryan Pickett, and B.J. Raji making up the starting defensive line for Green Bay.

    Player: Casey Hayward, CB
    Injury: Hamstring
    Prognosis: Week to week
    What it means: Hayward, who came on the scene as a rookie last year and may have been the best slot corner in the league, has missed all of training camp with a hamstring issue. The Packers are hopeful that Hayward will be ready for Week 1, but what originally seemed like a minor concern is now becoming more serious.

    Houston Texans
    Player: Wade Smith, G
    Injury: Knee surgery
    Prognosis: “Undetermined amount of time” (which always turns out well)
    What it means: Smith, who along with Duane Brown made up one of the best left sides of an offensive line in the NFL last year, underwent knee surgery earlier this week and will be out presumably past the start of the season. The concern for the Texans is that the right side of their line last season struggled at times, with players being rotated in and out as the coaching staff searched for the right combination. Ben Jones, who lost the starting right guard job to Brandon Brooks this offseason, will fill in for Smith.

    New Orleans Saints
    Player: Kenyon Coleman, DE
    Injury: Pectoral tear
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: Coleman had been working as the starter in the Saints’ new 3-4 defense before tearing his pectoral muscle a couple weeks ago, and with him out, it looks like Akiem Hicks, who played his collegiate career in Canada after recruiting violations made him ineligible to play at LSU, will be the starter.

    Player: Victor Butler, OLB
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: Butler was the first injury victim of the offseason, tearing his ACL during OTAs. Losing him is a significant loss for New Orleans mostly because Butler figured to play a large role in the Saints' transition to Rob Ryan’s defense. Butler, who played for Ryan in Dallas, likely would’ve been the starter at outside linebacker, and without him, New Orleans is thin at its pass-rushing spots. Junior Galette, the starter on the other side, will be left to carry a lot of that load.

    Oakland Raiders
    Player: Jared Veldheer, T
    Injury: Partially torn triceps
    Prognosis: Out indefinitely
    What it means: The Raiders’ promising left tackle, entering his third year as the starter, tore his triceps earlier this week. At first, it was unclear whether the partial tear would require surgery, but Veldheer elected to have the procedure, and the recovery time isreportedly about three months. Alex Barron, a former Rams first-round pick who’s had an NFL career that I’d best describe as “rough,” now has a chance to slide into the starting role. Barron hasn’t played an NFL game in two full seasons. Losing Veldheer means that the Raiders are without probably their best player — on either side of the ball. A former third-round pick out of Division II Hillsdale College, the 6-foot-8 Veldheer had developed into a very good player, and without him, the Raiders’ outlook is even bleaker than it was before.

    Philadelphia Eagles
    Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: Replacing Maclin will likely be Riley Cooper, who’s had an unfortunate training camp in an entirely different way. The Eagles will undoubtedly miss Maclin, who’s had at least 850 receiving yards in each of his past three seasons, but as Bill Barnwell noted when the injury happened, the worst part for Maclin is that he was entering a contract year. A member of the 2009 wide receiver class that included Darrius Heyward-Bey, Michael Crabtree, Kenny Britt, Percy Harvin, and Hakeem Nicks, Maclin was in the final year of his rookie deal and was needing a big season as he moved on to his second contract. This isn’t Maclin’s first ACL injury — he suffered one before his freshman season at Missouri — and it’s likely a team could find a bargain in free agency next year if Maclin comes back healthy.

    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Player: Matt Spaeth, TE
    Injury: Foot surgery
    Prognosis: Out indefinitely
    What it means: Spaeth’s injury comes at an inopportune time for the Steelers because they were already thin at tight end. Heath Miller remains on the PUP list after tearing his ACL at the end of last season, and without Spaeth, Pittsburgh is down to 2012 second-round pick David Paulson. The reported plan is to take Miller off the PUP list before Week 1, but that only means Pittsburgh expects him to be ready before Week 7 (the first time a player who starts the season on the PUP list can play in a game or practice).

    Player: Cortez Allen, CB
    Injury: Knee surgery
    Prognosis: Should be ready for Week 1
    What it means: Allen is worth mentioning because he had a good 2012 season, and there’s little depth behind him at cornerback for the Steelers. He had what was described as a “minor” knee surgery earlier this month and should be ready for Week 1.

    San Diego Chargers
    Player: Danario Alexander, WR
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: Losing Alexander, who figured to be the team’s no. 1 receiver after putting together a great 10-week stretch last season, is significant for the Chargers, but personally, football matters less in this instance. This ACL tear is Alexander’s fourth — the previous three came during his time at Missouri — and it comes just as it looked like Alexander had finally caught on with a team and started to show off the endless potential he’s often displayed.

    Player: Malcom Floyd, WR
    Injury: Knee strain
    Prognosis: Week to week
    What it means: Just a few days after San Diego lost Alexander for the season, fellow starting wide receiver Malcom Floyd also went down. Originally, the Chargers feared that Floyd had suffered the same fate, but luckily, it was just a strain. He’ll miss the rest of the preseason, but Floyd will hopefully be back in the early weeks of the regular season. Across from Floyd when he does return will be Vincent Brown, who showed flashes in 2011 before missing a majority of 2012 with an injury of his own.

    Player: Melvin Ingram, OLB
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: The Chargers’ first-round pick from a year ago suffered the first of the team’s three knee injuries when he tore his ACL very early in training camp. San Diego signed Dwight Freeney this offseason for pass-rushing help, and it will likely be Freeney and veteran Jarrett Johnson manning the outside linebacker spots for the Chargers.

    Seattle Seahawks
    Player: Percy Harvin, WR
    Injury: Hip surgery
    Prognosis: Out indefinitely
    What it means: Seattle trading for Harvin was the biggest move any team made this offseason, but the scary part is that the Seahawks managed to finish first in weighted offensive DVOA last season without him. I was looking forward to seeing what an offense with Russell Wilson and Harvin would look like, but losing Harvin until at least late November doesn’t change all that much about Seattle’s outlook. He figured to be a special weapon, but the Seahawks still have the same offense that put up 50 points in two separate games down the stretch last season.

    San Francisco 49ers
    Player: Michael Crabtree, WR
    Injury: Torn Achilles
    Prognosis: Out indefinitely
    What it means: The more significant wide receiver injury in the NFC West is in San Francisco. Crabtree, taken 10th overall in 2009, toiled for his first three and a half seasons with the 49ers, but when Colin Kaepernick took over in the middle of last season, we started to see the Crabtree San Francisco had been hoping for. His numbers with Kaepernick prorated over all of last season would have totalled 98 catches for more than 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns. That’s an All-Pro player that the Niners will now be without. To make matters worse, Mario Manningham, who figured to start alongside the recently acquired Anquan Boldin in Crabtree’s absence, also won’t be ready to start the season, and last year’s first-round pick, A.J. Jenkins, has been something of a disaster during training camp after barely seeing the field a year ago.

    Player: Chris Culliver, CB
    Injury: Torn ACL
    Prognosis: Out for season
    What it means: The 49ers’ third corner, Culliver played on the outside in nickel situations for San Francisco a year ago, and without him, Perrish Cox and Nnamdi Asomugha will be left to vie for the role.

    St. Louis Rams
    Player: Rodger Saffold, T
    Injury: Dislocated shoulder
    Prognosis: Two weeks
    What it means: Saffold should be back for the regular season, but his injury is worth mentioning mostly because he’s shifting to the right side this season to make room for Jake Long.

    Washington Redskins
    Player: Adam Carriker, DT
    Injury: Quadriceps surgery
    Prognosis: Out indefinitely
    What it means: Carriker will likely be out for most of this season after a third surgery on his right quadriceps tendon since the beginning of last season. Carriker has played well for the Redskins since coming over from St. Louis, where many had considered him a failed first-round pick. But at this point, Washington is used to life without him. Elsewhere on the defense, rookie safety Phillip Thomas will also miss the season. Thomas was working with the starters while Brandon Merriweather works back from offseason surgery, but he was likely to be a backup when the regular season began.
     
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    People Are Blaming The Rash Of NFL Training Camp Injuries On A Rule That Protects Players From Brain Damage

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/rash-of-nfl-injuries-blamed-on-new-cba-rule-2013-8#ixzz2cLPkvZtq

    Because there's a growing body of evidence that football is an inherently dangerous sport that can result in long-term brain damage, the NFL players' union successfully negotiated new rules in 2011 that reduced the amount of physical contact players have in the offseason.


    The league reduced the offseason program by five weeks, limited full-contact practices, cut the number of OTAs, and gave players more days off.

    Basic long-term player health measures, in other words.

    Now, those rules are being blamed for a string of lower-body injuries suffered by high-profile players since 2013 training camp opened a few weeks ago.

    This line of thinking is completely misguided, but right now it seems to be the popular consensus.

    "The new collective bargaining agreement creates too much time for the players to rest their bodies. As one front office exec told me, long rest helps joints, but long rest isn't great for tendons," ESPN's John Clayton writes.

    He added, "If the players aren't doing enough running or training to keep the tendons constantly working, they are vulnerable to the ACL tears, Achilles pulls and other injuries that have hit teams."

    Forbes' Leigh Steinberg wrote the same thing, saying injuries are inevitable when players stop hitting each other for an extended period of time.

    Even if you accept the so-far unsubstantiated argument that rest increases the chances of a tendon injury, there are some logic issues here.

    This argument — that players have too much time off — assumes that relatively short-term injuries are just as bad as the long-term injuries that the new offseason rules were designed to prevent.

    They aren't.

    The new rules were designed to limit the long-term health effects of football. It doesn't matter if some players are adversely effected in the short-term, the real problem is what's happening to NFL players years after they retire.

    The leg injuries we've seen in training camp this year hurt the product on the field. The players will be fully healthy again in a year, and the biggest effect will be to the 2013 product.

    The long-term brain injuries that these new rules are designed to prevent are in a completely different category. While they don't affect the 2013 product, these injuries destroy lives and stay with players long after they've finished playing.

    More broadly, football is facing a crisis when it comes to the effect of brain injuries, and it needs to fundamentally change in order to survive.

    Blaming the rash of training camp ACL tears on these new offseason rules ignores the larger issue and obstructs the league's ability to make the sport safer.



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    A more complete (Day-to-day) list is provided at http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/injuries

    According to this list we are the most beat up with 10 players on the injured list.

    Arizona Cardinals
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/13/2013Rashad JohnsonSSidelinedKneeWeek To Week
    8/12/2013Andre EllingtonRBSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/7/2013Everrette ThompsonDEIRArm
    8/7/2013LaRon ByrdWRIRConcussion
    Atlanta Falcons
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/15/2013Roddy WhiteWRSidelinedAnkleStatus Uncertain
    8/9/2013Mike JohnsonGIRLeft Ankle, Fibula
    8/6/2013Sean WeatherspoonLBSidelinedFingerDay To Day
    Baltimore Ravens
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/9/2013Bernard PierceRBSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    8/9/2013Deonte ThompsonWRSidelinedAnkleStatus Uncertain
    8/5/2013Ed DicksonTESidelinedHamstringDay To Day
    Buffalo Bills
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Kevin ElliottWRI.L.Knee SurgeryOut For Season
    8/17/2013EJ ManuelQBSidelinedKnee SurgeryWeek To Week
    8/15/2013Mike CaussinTEIRHip
    8/11/2013Scott ChandlerTESidelinedKneeLimited In Training Camp
    Carolina Panthers
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/12/2013Bruce CampbellTSidelinedShoulderLikely Out For Season
    8/7/2013Edmund KugbilaGSidelinedHamstringDay To Day
    Chicago Bears
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/16/2013Matt BlanchardQBSidelinedHandOut Indefinitely
    8/12/2013Armando AllenRBSidelinedHamstringWeek To Week
    8/9/2013Henry MeltonDTSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/8/2013Kelvin HaydenCBI.L.HamstringOut For Season
    8/5/2013Earl BennettWRSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    Cincinnati Bengals
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/10/2013Tanner HawkinsonGSidelinedAnkleOut Indefinitely
    8/8/2013Larry BlackDTIRDislocated Right Ankle
    8/8/2013Bernard ScottRBPUPKnee SurgeryDoubtful For Week 1
    Cleveland Browns
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/16/2013Jason PinkstonGSidelinedAnkleOut Indefinitely
    8/15/2013Barkevious MingoLBSidelinedAbdomenDay To Day
    8/15/2013Dion LewisRBSidelinedLegLikely Out For Season
    8/13/2013Montario HardestyRBSidelinedThumbLimited In Training Camp
    8/5/2013Shawn LauvaoGSidelinedAnkleDay To Day
    Dallas Cowboys
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Alex AlbrightLBSidelinedBackOut For Season
    8/14/2013James NelsonTIRAnkle
    8/14/2013Ronald LearyGSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    8/11/2013Cole BeasleyWRSidelinedFootWeek To Week
    8/8/2013Monte TaylorDEIRUndisclosed
    8/7/2013Matt JohnsonSSidelinedFootDay To Day
    Denver Broncos
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/18/2013Champ BaileyCBSidelinedFootOut Indefinitely
    8/17/2013Derek WolfeDESidelinedNeckStatus Uncertain
    8/15/2013C.J. AndersonRBSidelinedKneeOut Indefinitely
    8/8/2013Justin BorenGIRUndisclosed
    8/4/2013Joel DreessenTESidelinedKneeWeek To Week
    Detroit Lions
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/14/2013Matt VeldmanTESidelinedAchillesWeek To Week
    8/13/2013Carmen MessinaLBIRUndisclosed
    Green Bay Packers
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/14/2013Randall CobbWRSidelinedBicepsDay To Day
    8/8/2013Eddie LacyRBSidelinedHamstringDay To Day
    8/8/2013Andrew DatkoTSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/6/2013Sederrik CunninghamWRI.L.WristOut For Season
    8/6/2013Jordy NelsonWRSidelinedKnee SurgeryQuestionable For Week 1
    8/4/2013Bryan BulagaTSidelinedKnee
    Houston Texans
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013DeAndre HopkinsWRSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/13/2013Evan FriersonLBIRUndisclosed
    8/13/2013Wade SmithGSidelinedKnee SurgeryWeek To Week
    8/5/2013Ben TateRBSidelinedGroinDay To Day
    Indianapolis Colts
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/14/2013Justin HickmanLBIRLisfranc Injury
    8/14/2013Quinton SpearsLBIRHamstring
    8/13/2013Coby FleenerTESidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/9/2013Dwayne AllenTESidelinedFoot
    8/9/2013Justin AndersonGIRPectoral
    8/4/2013Darrius Heyward-BeyWRSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Blaine GabbertQBSidelinedThumbDay To Day
    8/12/2013Justin BlackmonWRSuspended-Return Week 5
    8/10/2013Russell AllenLBQuestionableAnkleDay-to-day
    8/7/2013Cecil ShortsWRSidelinedCalfDay To Day
    8/7/2013Justin ForsettRBSidelinedToeDay To Day
    8/7/2013Jeremy MinceyDESidelinedConcussionDay To Day
    8/6/2013Stephane MilhimGIRUndisclosed
    8/6/2013Taylor PriceWRIRUndisclosed
    Kansas City Chiefs
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/12/2013Jamaal CharlesRBSidelinedUndisclosedStatus Uncertain
    8/9/2013Dustin WaldronTIRDislocated Knee Cap
    Miami Dolphins
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/18/2013Dustin KellerTEDay-to-DayRight Knee
    8/14/2013Pat DevlinQBSidelinedUndisclosedWeek To Week
    8/14/2013Nate GarnerGSidelinedShoulderOut Indefinitely
    8/14/2013Lance LouisGSidelinedKneeLimited In Training Camp
    8/12/2013Dion JordanDESidelinedShoulderDay To Day
    8/9/2013Cameron MarshallRBIRHamstring
    Minnesota Vikings
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Jarius WrightWRSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/14/2013Jerome FeltonRBSidelinedAbdomenReady For Week 1
    8/11/2013Sharrif FloydDTSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    8/11/2013Jacob LaceyCBSidelinedKnee SurgeryQuestionable For Week 1
    8/7/2013Nathan WilliamsLBIRUndisclosed
    New England Patriots
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/15/2013Tyronne GreenGI.L.UndisclosedOut For Season
    8/14/2013Tom BradyQBSidelinedKneeStatus Uncertain
    8/13/2013Brandon FordTEIRUndisclosed
    New Orleans Saints
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/15/2013Jonathan VilmaLBSidelinedKneeReturn Week 1?
    8/9/2013Pierre ThomasRBSidelinedUndisclosedDay To Day
    8/7/2013Chris GivensWRIRUndisclosed
    8/7/2013Kenyon ColemanDESidelinedPectoralsOut For Season
    8/5/2013Joseph MorganWRSidelinedKneeWeek To Week
    New York Giants
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/13/2013Kris AdamsWRIRFractured Ankle
    8/13/2013Antrel RolleSSidelinedAnkleReady For Week 1
    New York Jets
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/18/2013Quinton CoplesDESidelinedAnkleOut Indefinitely
    8/17/2013Geno SmithQBSidelinedAnkleDay To Day
    8/13/2013John GriffinRBIRUndisclosed
    8/13/2013Joe McKnightRBSidelinedHeadWeek To Week
    8/8/2013Vidal HazeltonWRIRKnee
    8/6/2013Marcus DavisWRIRUndisclosed
    Oakland Raiders
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013David AusberryTESidelinedShoulder
    8/17/2013Tracy PorterCBSidelinedGroin
    8/14/2013Jared VeldheerTSidelinedTricepsOut Indefinitely
    8/8/2013Jacoby FordWRSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    8/6/2013Johnny JonesDTIRUndisclosed
    8/4/2013Latavius MurrayRBSidelinedUndisclosedDay To Day
    Philadelphia Eagles
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Curtis MarshCBSidelinedHandOut Indefinitely
    8/16/2013Bryce BrownRBSidelinedQuadricepsDay To Day
    8/15/2013Phillip HuntDESidelinedKnee SurgeryOut For Season
    8/12/2013Danny WatkinsGSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/8/2013Arrelious BennWRIRTorn Left ACL
    8/8/2013Dennis KellyTSidelinedBackQuestionable For Week 1
    8/7/2013Cary WilliamsCBSidelinedHamstringLimited In Training Camp
    8/6/2013Jeremy MaclinWRI.L.Knee SurgeryOut For Season
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/15/2013Le'Veon BellRBSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    8/13/2013Plaxico BurressWRIRTorn Right Rotator Cuff
    8/13/2013David JohnsonTESidelinedKneeWeek To Week
    8/9/2013Matt SpaethTESidelinedFootOut Indefinitely
    8/8/2013Curtis McNealRBIRUndisclosed
    San Diego Chargers
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Eddie RoyalWRSidelinedAbdomenOut Indefinitely
    8/17/2013Steve WilliamsCBSidelinedPectoralsOut For Season
    8/16/2013Johnny PatrickCBSidelinedConcussionWeek To Week
    8/16/2013Danario AlexanderWRI.L.Knee SurgeryOut For Season
    8/15/2013Corey LiugetDESidelinedShoulderDay To Day
    8/12/2013Malcom FloydWRSidelinedKneeStatus Uncertain
    8/10/2013Manti Te'oLBSidelinedFootDay To Day
    8/7/2013Devan WalkerLBIRKnee
    8/7/2013Danny WoodheadRBSidelinedUndisclosedDay To Day
    8/4/2013Vincent BrownWRSidelinedHamstringDay To Day
    San Francisco 49ers
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/14/2013Demarcus DobbsTESuspended-Return Week 2
    8/14/2013Vance McDonaldTESidelinedUndisclosedDay To Day
    8/9/2013Colt McCoyQBSidelinedNeckDay To Day
    8/8/2013Eric WrightCBSidelinedUndisclosedDay To Day
    Seattle Seahawks
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/11/2013James CarpenterGSidelinedFootWeek To Week
    St. Louis Rams
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/14/2013Jo-Lonn DunbarLBSuspended-Return Week 5
    8/8/2013Rodger SaffoldTSidelinedShoulderDay To Day
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/16/2013Doug MartinRBSidelinedHead
    8/9/2013Marvin BookerLBIRUndisclosed
    8/9/2013Peyton HillisRBSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    Tennessee Titans
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/17/2013Kendall WrightWRSidelinedKneeStatus Uncertain
    8/17/2013Akeem AyersLBSidelinedAnkleDay To Day
    8/13/2013Kenny BrittWRSidelinedKneeDay To Day
    8/11/2013Zaviar GoodenLBSidelinedAnkleWeek To Week
    8/10/2013Marc MarianiWRSidelinedShoulder
    8/7/2013Matthew PierceCBIRUndisclosed
    Washington Redskins
    DatePlayerPosStatusInjuryExpected to Return
    8/13/2013Phillip ThomasSIRTorn Left Lisfranc Ligament
    8/11/2013Jordan ReedTESidelinedFootDay To Day
    8/9/2013Donte' StallworthWRSidelinedHamstringLimited In Training Camp
     
  21. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    2013 NFL Preseason: Injury Bug Racking Up Many Casualties
    http://www.footballnation.com/conte...-injury-bug-racking-up-many-casualties/23973/

    By Austin Brock

    August 10, 2013 10:45 am
    Let's get one thing straight -- injuries have always been a part of football, and they always will be.

    Players will always consider it a badge of honor to play through an injury to help thier teams win.

    I played through injuries in college ball, and those of us who have played high school or college, or even NFL football, have played through pain at one point or time.

    That being said, the rash of ACL tears during the 2013 NFL preseason has been epidemic. Are players pushing themselves too hard, trying to live up to contracts, or are these injuries just a casualty of the inherent violence present within the sport?

    In a recent article, Dr. Dave Seibert, a resident MD at the University of Washington, discussed two different types of ACL tears, which both involve unnatural torque being placed upon the knee.

    Seibert describes the most common of these as the non-contact ACL tear, which is most often the case in the NFL, this is caused by planting the foot and the knee being turned in an unnatural direction, causing a tear.

    The contact injury, Seibert says, is far less common, but far more gruesome. A particular example is the 2011 hit that ended running back Adrian Peterson's 2011 season.

    We all remember this hit against the Redskins, Peterson stuck in a pile and his knee is caught. The Redskins' players tackle him from that side, forcing the knee inward -- Peterson being carted off the field -- not a pretty sight.

    This sight of players being carted off the field has become commonplace in the 2013 NFL preseason.

    Bryan Bulaga, Jeremy Maclin, Dan Koppen, Chris Culliver, Melvin Ingram, Jason Phillips, Armon Binns, Jonas Moutan, Aaron Berry, and Victor Butler headline the list of those who will miss the 2013 season with ACL injuries.

    Some of these names, Bulaga, Maclin, and Koppen, will be devastating losses to probable playoff teams (giving Chip Kelly and the Eagles the benefit of the doubt).

    The bigger, stronger, faster credo of NFL teams, drives players to perform at higher and higher levels. We have 350-pound defensive linemen running sub 5.0 40's and bench pressing 500+ pounds. The average playing career of an NFL running back is 2.5 years before injuries drive them out of the game.

    Players are signing contracts for more and more guaranteed money, feeling more and more pressure to perform, pushing themselves harder and harder and the human body is only built to withstand so much punishment before breaking down.

    Injuries like Peterson's will happen, as Dr. Seibert stated, they are infrequent and usually a situational injury.

    My personal thoughts are that as the demands upon players rise, non-contact ACL injuries will increase. Knees are fragile joints and can only take so much punishment.

    Hopefully I'm wrong and 2013 is an anomaly. Hopefully the injury bugs die off and go away and all affected come back in 2014 to All-Pro seasons.

    Realistically, I'm not so sure.

     
  22. tittylated

    tittylated bolttalk cheerleader sweet

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    I broke a sweat just reading all that but in all seriousness thanks concudan that was informative
     
  23. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Broncos escaped serious disaster last night, it looked like Wolfe, Vasquez, Welker, and Bailey were all "seriously hurt..." turns out none of them were.

    Luck favors the rich.
     
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  24. daygoboy6191

    daygoboy6191 BoltTalker

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    Unfortunate injury it just made one of our weakest position weaker.
     
  25. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Weddle laments the loss of Williams......

    “Shoot, he was just an extremely fast, quick-twitch player -- that’s what he brought to the table – and we haven’t necessarily had that over the years,” safety Eric Weddle said on Saturday. “It was a nice element to have, where he could just go out and run with anyone. It’s unfortunate he went down. He’s going to be missed.”

    Williams suffered the injury on special teams, one week after a promising performance against the Seahawks.

    He locked up Seahawks reserve receiver Stephen Williams despite giving up eight inches. "There were some plays that I need to clean up, but it was pretty good -- it was a great experience," Williams said last week. "I didn't feel like the game was faster than I thought."

    At the NFL combine, Williams measured at 5-foot-9.

    Some NFL teams refuse to draft a corner shorter than 5-10 before the fourth round. Tom Telesco took the 22-year-old with the 12th pick of the fifth round.

    Williams, showing short and long speed, worked outside and in the slot for the Chargers.

    “He’s a kid that has a bright future ahead of him if he can continue to learn and grow and understand what the NFL is all about, just like with all young guys,” Weddle said. “Anytime he had a mishap, it was just mental with him. When he was locked in, played his technique, he was as good as anyone we had.”
     
  26. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff BoltTalker

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    This one & DX hurt. As did Ingram, but I really believe he'll be back in December.
     
  27. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

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    No mention of Jonas.................

    Ah poor ol Jonas.

    :(
     

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