Week 10 & 11 Injury Report : Alex Smith's Broken Leg, Kupp's ACL, Edelman Using His Noggin, Nowinski's Broadcaster Concussion Education Program, Rams-Chiefs on MNF

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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.  

This week Rutgers Beat Reporter, James Kratch, fills in for Josh.

You are currently looking at the show notes for Weeks 10 & 11 of the 2018 season!

Week 10 Injuries:

Los Angeles Rams: Cooper Kupp, WR, ACL

  • Non-contact; walked off field

  • Out for the season - should come back strong

  • (Same knee that was injured about a month ago)

Miami Dolphins: Jakeem Grant, WR/KR, Achilles (No Tare)

Oakland Raiders: Martavis Bryant, WR, PCL;  Jordy Nelson, WR, Knee (no videos)

  • Jordy retirement rumors (not true)

Detroit Lions: Marvin Jones, WR, Knee (bone bruise)

Philadelphia Eagles: Ronald Darby, DB, ACL

New Orleans Saints: Dez Bryant, WR, Achilles

  • Note: Dez has passions outside of football to look forward to throughout his recovery.

Pittsburgh Steelers: James Conner, RB Concussion (Played in Week 11)

You don't need to get hit in the head to get a concussion

  • Dolphins DB Bobby McCain is injured after the blindside block by Equanimeous St Brown.

  • Are these hits necessary?

Ejection on Big Ben Hit:

Edelman penalty, but no ejection:

Mexico City Game Moved to Los Angeles due to poor Field Conditions:

Maybe it’s not so bad after all…

Week 11 Injuries:

Washington Redskins: Alex Smith, QB, Broken Leg

  • Eery how both score end with same score and occurred at the same part of the field

Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Elbow

Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Knee

Green Bay Packers: Jimmy Graham, TE, Thumb

  • Broke the thumb while trying to make a block.

Oakland Raiders: Brandon LaFell, WR, Achilles

  • The older you are, the harder it is to recover and return to high level of play.

Best Regular Season Game Ever?!:

Zach Miller Players Tribune Documentary:

Chris Nowinski’s Broadcaster Education Program:

Chris’ Thoughts on Landon Collins Concussion Protocol:

#NFLWayToPlay week 9:

  • Finally a good one!

#NFLWayToPlay week 10 - MEHHH:

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