Week 5 & 6 Injury Report : Cooks’ & Kupp's Quick Turnaround After Concussions, Adrian Peterson Playing Through Pain, Josh Allen's Wing & The Return of Vontaze

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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 Weeks 5 & 6 of the 2018 season!

Week 5 Injuries:

LA Rams : Brandin Cooks, WR, Concussion

  • Flag thrown.

  • Also got crushed in the super bowl.

LA Rams : Cooper Kupp, WR, Concussion

  • Quick turnarounds for week 6.

Washington Redskins : Adrian Peterson, RB, Dislocated Shoulder

  • Played in week 6.

“It’s going to be painful,” Peterson told himself. “I just need to fight through it. Every time I got hit I could feel it.”

  • The media is still reinforcing a dangerous definition of toughness.

  • Listen to EPISODE 54 with Green Beret, Bill Anthes to learn about the new definition we are trying to teach athletes.

New Orleans Saints : Marshon Lattimore, CB, Concussion

  • Friendly fire.

  • Did not play week 6.

  • Glad to see he is apparently doing better now.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Corey Grant, RB, Foot, Lisfranc

Week 6 Injuries:

 Buffalo Bills : Josh Allen, QB, Arm

Oakland Raiders : Amari Cooper, WR, Concussion

  • No Flag

  • Cooper missed a game last season with a concussion after sustaining a similar hit.

 LA Rams : Cooper Kupp, WR, Knee

  • 2.5 x increased risk of lower extremity injury after concussion.

  • Johnny Bistline, ATC from West Chester PA Calls In With Question:  Johnny is an ATC and says in his experience with concussions that it is rare to see symptoms resolve in less than a week, more typically 10-14 days. Should there be a timeline associated with the NFL’s concussion RTP guidelines? Johnny is concerned when he sees guys with concussions come back and play the next week and also tells us how instances like this affect him at the high school level.

  • Here are the NFL’s Concussion Protocol Guidelines for your reference.

Jacksonville Jaguars : Niles Paul, TE, Knee

Cleveland Browns : Baker Mayfield, QB, Ankle

  • Why do we still use chains?

Minnesota Vikings : Mike Hughes, CB, Knee

  • Was a flag thrown?

  • Not the first time ( See Below).

  • Apparently no suspension…

Questionable Calls:

Pittsburgh Steelers: TJ Watt, TE

Roughing the Passer Stats (Boydcast)

  • Week 5: 10

  • Week 6: 3 (lowest of the year, 2 less games also)


Week 4

  • (Mentioned in the week 4 injury report)

 Week 5

  • Emphasis on the strike zone.

 Boydcast Stats:

In the NFL, lower limb traumas account for 60% of the injuries but get less attention than concussions

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