After each week of NFL football games for the 2017-2018 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. My co-host and strategist for these episodes will be one of my closest friends, Josh Boyd (hence the J in "JK"..I'm the K...). 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. 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 11!
Week 11 Injuries:
Chris Thompson, RB Washington, Fractured Fibula (Out for Year)
- Is this a result of not going 100%?
Alex Okafor, DE New Orleans, Torn Achilles (Out for Year)
- Signed 1 year contract in offseason after 4 years in ARI
- Breakout year, pending free agent again
- Why guys hold out and should hold out for big contract when they can
Kelvin Benjamin, WR Buffalo, Right Knee, Status TBD (History)
- Not a defenseless receiver situation
- Torn Left ACL in 2015 training camp
- Avoided any ligament damage this injury
D’Onta Foreman, RB Houston, Torn Achilles (Out for Year)
Jay Cutler, QB Miami, Concussion
Johnny Holton, WR Oakland, Concussion Protocol
#Raiders versus #Patriots: Johnny Holton shows clear #concussion signs after his head violently bounces off the turf. Holds head, remains on ground. Now in "protocol." I am really hoping that the noise we made last week re: 3 protocol breaches prevents his return. See video: pic.twitter.com/OkxqOnVZpB— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) November 19, 2017
- Returned to Game
Jake Elliot, K Philadelphia, Concussion
- It's not everyday you see a kicker with a concussion
Mason Crosby shows us how it is done (below)
Week 11 Hits:
Jacksonville Punt Returner hit on Cleveland Gunner on Punt
Some are saying this was a heads up play...