Week 15 Injury Report : How We Jinxed Frank Gore, How the Injured Reserve Promotes Player Safety, Should Aaron Rodgers & Cam Newton Play in Week 16?

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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 15 of the 2018 season!

Week 15 Injuries:

Green Bay Packers: Aaron Jones, RB, Knee Possible MCL

Miami Dolphins: Frank Gore, RB, Ankle

The streak ends… WE JINXED HIM!!!

  • Gore has recorded 122 consecutive starts and has not missed a game since 2010.

  • What happened to guys wearing girdle pads?

Chicago Bears: Eddie Jackson, S, Ankle

  • 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:

Redskins infections:

  • 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,

  • Franchise QBs

  • Hurt but not injured?

Why the IR Promotes Player Safety.

#NFLWaytoPlay week 14

  • More in line with the perceived safety undertones early in the season…

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