Week 1 Injury Report : Delanie Walker Ankle, Jeremy Hill ACL, Greg Olsen Foot, Roughing the Passers, Tom Brady's New Helmet

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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 1 of the 2018 season!

Week 1 Injuries:

Tennessee Titans: TE  Delanie Walker - dislocated ankle and associated fracture (OUT FOR SEASON)

New England Patriots: RB Jeremy Hill - ACL (OUT FOR SEASON)

Carolina Panthers: TE Greg Olsen - Re-Fractures Foot (WILL MISS EXTENDED TIME)

Atlanta Falcons: S Keanu Neal S - ACL

Green Bay Packers: QB Aaron Rodgers - suffered a knee injury (CAME BACK for an epic come-from-behind win)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR DeSean Jackson - Concussion

Seattle Seahawks: WR Doug Baldwin - MCL sprain

Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette suffered a hamstring injury

Questionable Calls:

Roughing the passer:

Tennessee Titans: QB Marcus Mariota - elbow injury (DIRTY PLAY?)

Hit on Big Ben:

No Call’s:

Houston Texans: CB Kevin Johnson - Concussion https://twitter.com/matteweaver/status/1038874488438513669

First Ejection of the Season:

Hit on Andrew Luck

It can be done:

Jamal Adams’ Clean hit:

  • Commentator said it was going to be an example of how to hit legally

Other topics of discussion:

Why such a big drop off in Helmet Rule Flags from thE preseason?

Brady’s New Helmet:

  • His old helmet (Riddell VSR-4) was prohibited by the NFL this year due to poor lab test results.

  • Brady now wears a Riddell Precision Fit Speedflex

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