Week 15 Fantasy Football Injury Report : Antonio Brown Calf, Devante Adams Concussion #2, Carnage SI Cover Story

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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.  

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Week 15 Injuries:

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh WR, Out with a Calf Injury

Devante Adams, Green Bay WR, Concussion 2nd of Season from illegal hits

  • Thomas Davis, Fined in Week 9 for illegal hit on Tampa Bay wide receiver
  • Suspended 2 games (for now, pending appeal... So probably only one game)

Donald Penn, Oakland OT, Foot Injury

Rex Burkhead, New England RB, knee (Not thought to be serious)

James Conner, Pittsburgh rb, Injured Knee

Patrick Robinson, Philadelphia CB, Concussion

Larry Warford, New Orleans OG, Concussion

  • Occurred on Leonard Williams interception, highlighting the dangers that exist when there is a change of field.
  • Keep your head on a swivel!

Leonard Williams, New York Jets DL, Concussion

Trevor Siemian, Denver QB, Shoulder, placed on season-ending injured reserve

  • Click through the tweet below to see a slow-mo version (viewer discretion advised).

Brandon Williams, Indianapolis TE, Concussion

Tom Savage, Houston QB, Concussion Update

  • Unlikely to return this season, no repercussions yet on the handling of concussion protocol.
  • Are protocol investigations intended to buy time for fans to forget?

Extended Conversation

Sports Illustrated Cover 12/18 edition

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  • Week 4 injuries starting with the hit on Devante Adams on Thursday night.
  • Takes us into the mind of injured NFL players.
  • Shows how much popular opinion has changed when it comes to injuries in football.

JUJU’s Touchdown Celebration

Vontaze's Response...

Is the NFL Fixed?

  • Josh’s take on Pitt vs. NE

Notable Comebacks

Aaron Rodgers

Teddy Bridgewater

Ryan Shazier

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