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Jeter, Oden And The NFL

nba_g_odeng_576Greg Oden, who underwent three microfracture surgeries since fracturing his patella in December of 2009, is getting another shot. That is a long time to be on the shelf, especially in a career in which Oden, now 25 years-old, was oft injured – he played in only 82 games during his four years with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Miami Heat, reportedly ready to close the deal on the seven-footer, isn’t likely to expect him to play big minutes, even once re-acclimated, though the word is that Oden is looking good. The issue probably isn’t whether he can contribute in a limited role but for how long. If expectations are low, the experiment probably won’t be deemed a failure regardless.

A Triangle Of Triceps Tears In The NFL

images-3One of the significant NFL injuries this month is a torn triceps. Eugene Amano of the Tennessee Titans had the unfortunate distinction of giving Levi Brown and Jason Hunter a preview by tearing his right triceps in practice on August 2nd when he was hit by a helmet while blocking on a pass attempt. Brown, a starting center for the last two seasons, had been fighting to hold off competition for his starting job. Amano had surgery and, though estimates vary, is likely out for the season.

The ACL (& Achilles) In The NFL

suggsThe ACL is the primary stabilizer of the knee and the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) is the ligament that stabilizes the inner compartment of the knee. Ligaments attach adjacent bones and, though they allow for some accessory movement, their role is to stabilize joints by limiting their mobility. For a quick read on the anatomy of the ACL and MCL as well as factors related to their injury and rehab, take a look at a previous injury Breakdown on the topic.

Ben Roethlisberger’s Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

543px-Ben_Roethlisberger_Steelers_croppedTook a look at the current NFL injury report and had to mention that (including a few due to suspensions) it is 80 men deep – as of August 1st!

Not on the list is Steelers’ quarterback, Ben Roethlesberger, who yesterday just happened to mention that he has been playing with some shoulder pain due to a partial rotator cuff tear since sustaining the injury in a loss to Baltimore on November 6th, 2011. As with many of his prior injuries, Roethlisberger evidently has no intention of sitting this one out and is simply limiting his throwing in practice. I saw no mention of any medical treatment in the media. Though he reportedly laughed off the possibility of the tear worsening, that outcome wouldn’t be shocking.

NFL Divisional Playoff Injury Report

images-4I’m hoping that future Hall of Famer, Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens safety, isn’t too banged up to put on a show next week in New England. Reed was a difference-maker in yesterday’s match-up against the Texans but landed hard on his left hip in the first half, and in the next to last play of the game rolled his left ankle. Though x-rays of the ankle were reportedly negative, and Reed claims he’ll be good to go, he isn’t likely to be feeling too great about now… hopefully only a Grade I ankle sprain and a mild hip contusion.

Matt Leinart, Jason Campbell & Clavicle Fractures In The NFL

mattleinartHouston’s first march toward the playoffs may have taken a fatal blow with back-up quarterback, Matt Leinart’s, clavicle fracture. Leinart suffered the left collarbone injury in the second quarter of the week 12 game against Jacksonville. This while the Texan’s first string QB, Matt Schaub, was on the sidelines in a walking boot because of a season-ending Lisfranc fracture (foot), sustained against Tampa Bay on November 13th.