Week 13 Injury Report : My Cause My Cleats, AJ Green & Greg Olsen's Feet, Chris Harris & Colt McCoy's Fibuli, 3 Helmet of The 8 Helmet Rule Calls This 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 13 of the 2018 season!

Week 13 Injuries:

Cincinnati Bengals: AJ Green, WR, Foot (season ending surgery)

Carolina Panthers: Greg Olsen, TE, Foot

  • Same foot that forced him to miss three games earlier this season and nine games last season, and appears done for the season.

New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Returned - quad contusion

Denver Broncos: Chris Harris, CB, Broken Fibula

Washington Redskins: Colt McCoy, QB, Fractured Right Fibula

Pittsburgh Steelers: James Conner, RB, Lower Leg Contusion - Possible high ankle sprain (toe caught in the dirt)

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Switzer, WR, Concussion

My Cause My Cleats:

What cleats would you rep?

Kevin’s Pick:

Josh’s Pick:

  • Youth sports promotion

Waz’s Pick:

Jalen Ramsey Just Kidding:

Helmet Rule Stats:

Hits From Thursday Night:

Did these no-calls lead to three Helmet Rule penalties this weekend?

#NFLWaytoPlay Week 12:

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