Cam Newton, Carolina’s star quarter back, injured his throwing shoulder’s rotator cuff on December 11, 2016, Week 14 against the then-San Diego Chargers. He played the last two games of the season with this injury, and performed relatively poorly.
Eddy Lacy, the Seahawks new running back, injured his right ankle during Week 6 of last season, and was placed on injured reserve. In October he underwent surgical repair of his fracture and deltoid ligament injury, requiring “wires, 2 screws and a plate.”
Le’veon Bell suffered a sports hernia injury during the 2016 playoffs. He tried to treat his injury non-operatively, but finally realized that he needed to have it repaired; surgery was performed on March 13, 2017. He was given a six week timetable for recovery.
Rob Gronkowski, New England’s elite tight end, injured his back on November 27, playing against the New York Jets. He underwent surgery on December 2. What surgery was performed, and what is his fantasy football outlook?
Jordan Reed, Washington’s elite tight end, suffered a Grade 3 Acromio-Clavicular (AC) joint separation during Week 12. He finished the game but, as often happens, was in more pain the day after.
Eric Decker, the New York Jets starting wide receiver, suffered a partially torn rotator cuff in Week 3 against Kansas City. He tried to play through it, was unable to, and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Apparently his rotator cuff injury is severe enough to require surgical repair.
Prominent AFC North players Terrell Suggs and Ben Roethlisberger suffered injuries in Week 6.
Shane Vereen, the New York Giants pass-catching running back, tore his triceps tendon during the Week 3 game against Washington. I’ve read that this injury will require surgical repair.
Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings starting quarterback, suffered a knee dislocation in practice on August 30, 2016. A knee dislocation usually involves tearing of three of the four major stabilizing ligaments (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament; no word on which structures Bridgewater
Fantasy football injury updates from the resident RotoViz orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey E Budoff, MD. Covering Matt Jones and Vontae Davis.