Week 16 Injury Report : Even When You are Old and Gray, Don’t You Want to Feel the Way You Do Today?

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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 16 of the 2018 season!

Week 16 Injuries:

Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Stinger

New England Patriots: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR/KR, Knee

Houston Texans: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Achilles

Dallas Cowboys: Tyrone Crawford, DL, Neck

Carolina Panthers: Taylor Heinicke, QB, Arm

  • Style of play to blame?

New Orleans Saints: Terron Armstead, LT, Pec

Indianapolis Colts: Eric Ebron, TE, Concussion

Updates From Week 15:

Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Shoulder

Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Groin

Looks like he made the right decision….

Los Angeles Rams: Todd Gurley, RB, Knee (Out)

NFL Ops, provides helmet rules example video:

Unecessary Roughness Call:

Helmet Rule Called:

Clowney Roughing the P:

No Call on Trubisky hit:

Week 15 #NFLWayToPlay Player of the week:

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