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 15 of the 2018 season!
Green Bay Packers: Aaron Jones, RB, Knee Possible MCL
Miami Dolphins: Frank Gore, RB, Ankle
The streak ends… WE JINXED HIM!!!
After undergoing tests on his sprained foot, Dolphins’ RB Frank Gore is not expected to play again this season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2018
Gore has recorded 122 consecutive starts and has not missed a game since 2010.
#Chargers WR Keenan Allen, who went down hard last night, was diagnosed with a hip pointer, source said. No structural damage and nothing that’ll affect him long-term. He could miss some time, but it’s unlikely to be much. All in all, could have been much worse.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2018
What happened to guys wearing girdle pads?
Chicago Bears: Eddie Jackson, S, Ankle
#Bears S Eddie Jackson with a huge INT but you can see him roll his ankle at the end of the play. To me, this looks like a high ankle sprain/MCL external rotation type mechanism. Hopefully this was where the injury happened and not before when he was stopping pic.twitter.com/LcWermSAAe— The Jocs and Docs Show (@JocsandDocs) December 16, 2018
Bears coach Matt Nagy said Monday he doesn’t think injuries to safety Eddie Jackson and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch will be season-ending, but the team will know more in the next day after they receive test results. https://t.co/Dwd4D70U9t pic.twitter.com/qR1BDjFSCc— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) December 17, 2018
Dr. Waz Prognosis: By video, cleat caught in the ground - likely high ankle sprain - should be back for playoffs.
Tennessee Titans: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Concussion
Vaccaro posted the video (this is a first)
“Loves it” - when a Kenny loses his bucket, it doesn’t deter him from the mission… tough??
Tennessee Titans: Logan Ryan, CB, Broken Fibula
Should players break the news? I guess, but is it accurate?
Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz, QB, Stress Fracture
Phillip Rivers Getting fired up on Helmet to helmet hit, no call:
Dr. Waz teaches us about how infections effect the recovery process.
Should Aaron Rodgers/Cam Newton Play this week?:
Both teams Eliminated from Playoffs
2 weeks left,
Hurt but not injured?
Why the IR Promotes Player Safety.
#NFLWaytoPlay week 14
Jarrad Davis, LB for the @Lions, takes home the Week 14 #NFLWayToPlay Award for his patience and technique on this shoulder-first, wrap-up tackle. Here’s an archive of this season’s award recipients: https://t.co/C4uiuAf1Tz pic.twitter.com/EsRmPGw7l6— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) December 13, 2018