Week 18 Injury Report : Playoff Injuries Gone Wild & Allen Hurns’ Ankle

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After each week of NFL football games for the 2018- 2019 season, the Heads 'N Tales podcast will be posting an episode dedicated to injuries and health & safety topics surrounding the NFL. Specifically we will talk about possible prevention strategies, the rulebook, equipment and other injury buzz around the league.  

The strategist for these episodes will be one of my closest friends, Josh Boyd.  Josh and I grew up playing baseball together. Josh was a division-1 center fielder for Monmouth University and experienced his fair share of injuries throughout his career.  Although Josh never played organized football, the dude flat-out knows the game of football and undoubtably knows more about the ins-and-outs of the sport better than I do from both a fan and x's & o's perspective.  

Dr. Wazim Buksh "Waz" is the newest member to the Heads 'N Tales team and has been a long time friend of mine.   Waz will serve as the medical expert in these recordings to give you the most realistic expectations for when your favorite players go down with an injury and what their road to recovery will look like.  Dr. Buksh is board certified in both Internal and Sports Medicine. Waz completed his sports medicine fellowship with the New York Jets medical staff in 2014.

Our intention for these episodes is to spark conversations around topics that are usually brushed under the rug or only minimally covered in the hopes of making football and all sports safer for the athletes who play them.  

You are currently looking at the show notes for Week 18 of the 2018 season!

Injuries that Impact Divisional Round Playoffs:

Colts @ Chiefs (Saturday 4:35 pm)

Indianapolis Colts: Mike Mitchell, S, Strained Calf, IR (Re-aggravated injury)

Kansas City Chiefs: Sammy Watkins, WR, Foot

Kansas City Chiefs: Spencer Ware, RB, Hamstring

Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry, S, Heel

Cowboys @ Rams (Saturday 8:15 pm)

Dallas Cowboys: Allen Hurns, WR, Ewwww (Out)

Dallas Cowboys: Cole Beasley, WR, Ankle

Los Angeles Rams: Todd Gurley, RB, Knee (will play)

Chargers @ Patriots (Sunday 1:05 pm)

Los Angeles Chargers: Hunter Henry, TE, Knee (Tore ACL in May)

New England Patriots: Devin McCourty, S, Concussion

New England Patriots: Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Knee (Week 16)

Eagles @ Saints (4:40 pm)

Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Wallace, WR, Leg

  • Hasn’t played since week 2

New Orleans Saints: Offensive line

RG Larry Warford (knee),

LT Terron Armstead (shoulder)

Backup LT Jermon Bushrod (hamstring)

Dicsussion on Bears Place kicker Cody Parkey:

#NFLWayToPlay Player of the Week 17:

#NFLWayToPlay Player of the Week (Wild Card):

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