Week 9 Injury Report : Raheem Mostert’s Broken Arm, Redskin’s O-line Injuries, Sam Shields’ Concussion Story, NCAA Sticking to Their Guns on Player Safety

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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 9 of the 2018 season!

Week 9 injuries:

Denver Broncos: Matt Paradis, C, Broken Fibula

  • Paradis came into Sunday's game having played 3,850 consecutive snaps since he became the starter to open the 2015 season.

  • Puts Joe Thomas’ 10,363 consecutive snaps in perspective.

Carolina Panthers: Eric Reid, S, Shoulder

  • Is the praise reinforcing the glorification of playing through injury?

Washington Redskins: Shawn Lauvao, G, ACL

Washington Redskins: Brandon Scherff, G, Torn Pec

Side note: Adrian Peterson wears a banned helmet (Riddell VSR-4)

Buffalo Bills: Chris Ivory, RB, Shoulder

Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes, DB, Ankle

San Francisco 49ers: Raheem Mostert, RB, Broken Forearm

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Wind Knocked Out Of

Injury Updates:

New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Back & Sony Michel, RB, Knee

Cincinnati Bengals : AJ Green, WR, Bengals Foot

Los Angeles Chargers: Melvin Gordon, RB, Hamstring

Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, Hamstring


Green Bay Packers Safety: Jermaine Whitehead, S, Ejection


  • Coincidence?...

  • This one is even worse than last week!

Aaron Rodgers Vicis Investment:

NCAA Ejects a Ohio State Captain Jordan Fuller for this hit, but NFL is afraid to call helmet rule:

A worse hit a series later was not called:

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