I've always thought of this column as like talking to friends. It drives my editors nuts at times, but I've always been kind of like that neighbor on Home Improvement. He'd show up to bestow a little wisdom to the guy who grunted a lot and maybe add a laugh or two. I'm not going to cover every injury, and I'm not going to recap things you can find a million other places.
This is just me, talking to you over the virtual fence.
Injuries are their own domain. They're really like the weather, and every newscast has a weatherman. I'm not sure why sports don't. Yes, the ex-lawyer with the nice hair can read off the prompter better than I can, but he can't offer the context that I can.
Heck, he probably doesn't like trying to pronounce syndesmosis any better than I do. I'm not a doctor, but for your fantasy or fandom, I'm happy to just be your weatherman, explaining not just why the wind blows but in which direction.
Heading into the fantasy playoffs, you have to keep doing the things that got you here, including understanding what injuries all over the field will mean for your team. Context is everything, especially when you're having to judge not only talent and availability, but upside. You No. 8 seeds out there understand this, I hope. You No. 1 seeds better as well.
I'll be gone at the start of next week, but don't worry. I'll leave Tuesday's Injury Review in the capable hands of Dr. Dave Siebert. I'll be here on Sunday before heading down to the baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., then I'll be back in time for next week's Injury Report. For now, let's look around the league...