Week 19 Injury Report : NFL Injuries That Impact Conference Championship Weekend

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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 19 of the 2018 season!

Injuries that Impact Conference Championship Playoffs Games:

1/20 Rams vs. Saints (3:05 PM)

Divisional Round Game : Cowboys 22 - Rams 30

  • No notable injuries.

  • The emergence of Rams RB CJ Anderson and how an injury led to his opportunity.

Divisional Round Game : Eagles 14 - Saints 20

  • Eagles Injuries:

    • Brandon Brooks, RG, Achilles

  • Saints Injuries:

  • Sheldon Rankins, DT, Achilles

  • Saints OL still banged up, but all will most likely play.

1/20 Patriots vs. Chiefs (Sunday 6:40 PM)

Divisional Round Game : Colts 13 - Chiefs 31

  • Chiefs Injuries:

    • Sammy Watkins, WR, Foot (played and felt good after game)

      • First Game since week 11 (played 92% of snaps)

  • Eric Berry, S, Heel (Did not play)

  • Spencer Ware, RB

    • DNP vs Colts, Questionable again for this week

Divisional Round Game Patriots 41 - Chargers 28

Patriots Injuries:

  • Will travel to KC almost fully healthy with no major question marks as we speak.

  • Tom Brady Apparently played through MCL injury since Week 10

  • Gronk Retirement talk, adapting his role in the run game.

Chargers Injuries:

  • Adrian Phillips, S, Arm Injury

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