1. Making Sense of the Recent Neck and Spine Injuries Throughout the NFL

    The fact that the NFL remains an inherently violent league comes as a surprise to no one, but the recent apparent spike in neck and cervical spine injuries is hard to ignore...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 days ago 3,849 reads 4 comments

  2. Sam Bradford's Injury: Clarifying Confusion Leading Up to His Torn ACL Diagnosis

    On Saturday night, a nightmarish scene unfolded for St. Louis Rams fans when quarterback Sam Bradford went to the turf with an apparent knee injury, one that eventually received the dreaded torn ACL diagnosis...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 days ago 5,142 reads 8 comments

  3. Examining Darnell Dockett's Torn ACL and the Non-Contact Injury 'Perfect Storm'

    The injury bug bit the Arizona Cardinals on Monday when defensive end Darnell Dockett went down during practice with a torn ACL. According to NFL ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 days ago 3,496 reads 2 comments

  4. What's Next for Falcons Tackle Sam Baker After a 2nd Patellar Tendon Injury?

    After battling a left patellar tendon injury last year, Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker suffered a right-side tear on Saturday during a preseason game against the Houston Texans ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 13 days ago 8,559 reads 34 comments

  5. Marvin Jones' Foot Injury: What to Know About His Broken 5th Metatarsal

    According to Cincinnati Bengals writer Geoff Hobson , Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will start the season without one of his prime targets, wide receiver Marvin Jones , who is recovering from a foot injury...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 18 days ago 4,620 reads 1 comments

  6. Analyzing Dee Milliner's Injury Prognosis as He Recovers from High Ankle Sprain

    The injury bug bit the New York Jets secondary over the weekend when cornerbacks Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle went down with ankle and knee injuries, respectively. According to Jets editor-in-chief Randy Lange , McDougle suffered a torn ACL.

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 19 days ago 3,098 reads 7 comments

  7. Should Broncos Fans, Fantasy Owners Worry About Montee Ball's Appendectomy?

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball underwent an appendectomy on Monday. Schefter 's source added the Broncos expect Ball to recover in time for the regular-season opener...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 23 days ago 9,088 reads 14 comments

  8. Examining Glenn Dorsey's Biceps Tear as Injury-Plagued 49ers Preseason Continues

    As if the San Francisco 49ers needed another serious injury, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey suffered a torn biceps over the weekend, an injury that might end his 2014 season before it begins...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 26 days ago 8,469 reads 11 comments

  9. Closer Look at LaMichael James' Injury, Recovery from a Dislocated Elbow

    The beginning of training camp did not prove kind to San Francisco 49ers running backs LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter, both of whom went down with injuries on back-to-back days earlier this week...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 30 days ago 10,147 reads 7 comments

  10. Best-Case, Worst-Case Injury Scenarios for David Wilson Following Neck 'Burner'

    Earlier this year, New York Giants running back David Wilson underwent spinal fusion surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 15,337 reads 19 comments

  11. Rounding Up Latest Injury Reports from Training Camp

    NFL training camps are underway, and as the season inches closer, injury reports are becoming clearer with the help of the physically unable to perform (PUP) lists...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 87,670 reads 42 comments

  12. Highlighting the Most Damaging Injuries of the NFL Offseason so Far

    Offseason injury news throughout the NFL often comes in bits and pieces, based more on media reports and press conferences rather than official injury lists...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 47,699 reads 75 comments

  13. Closer Look at Jon Beason's Foot Injury, Sesamoid Fracture

    Last month, New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason went down with a foot injury—specifically, a sesamoid bone fracture and a torn ligament in his foot...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 8,748 reads 8 comments

  14. Should Anyone Take the Risk on Free-Agent TE Jermichael Finley?

    Last October, a terrifying collision left tight end Jermichael Finley briefly paralyzed on the turf of Lambeau Field. Much to everyone's relief, Finley recovered quite well...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 28,892 reads 116 comments

  15. Injury Updates on the NFL's Biggest Names Heading into Training Camp

    The NFL 's down months continue to wear on, but as the 2014 preseason closes in, ongoing injury concerns will start to draw more and more attention. Elsewhere, new injuries may—and almost certainly will—surface in the weeks to come...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 9,747 reads 11 comments

  16. What's Next for Kiko Alonso Following His Knee Injury and ACL Tear?

    According to NFL .com's Gregg Rosenthal , the Buffalo Bills announced that up-and-coming linebacker Kiko Alonso went down this week with a torn left ACL. Rosenthal adds that the injury occurred during a workout in Oregon...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 4,989 reads 0 comments

  17. Should Texans Worry About Jadeveon Clowney's Health Heading into Training Camp?

    Earlier this month, Houston Texans fans received a bit of a scare when star defender and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney underwent sports hernia surgery...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 2 months ago 11,853 reads 33 comments

  18. Does the NFL Need to Do More to Limit Injury Risks in Offseason Workouts?

    During the 2013 offseason, an NFL player went down with a serious injury almost daily—or at least it seemed like it. An ACL here. An Achilles there. Day after day, seasons ended before they began...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 2 months ago 8,871 reads 13 comments

  19. The Biggest NFL Injury Concerns Emerging This Offseason, Part 1

    Every year, some injuries end NFL seasons before they begin. Others can put a player's ability to start Week 1 in serious doubt. 2014 is, unfortunately, following suit...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 2 months ago 24,223 reads 41 comments

  20. Sean Weatherspoon's Injury: What to Expect Following His Achilles Tendon Rupture

    The unfortunate reality of NFL offseason workouts is that injuries—such as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon 's ruptured Achilles tendon—will continue to pop up from time to time...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 8,089 reads 6 comments

  21. Checking in on Injured New England Patriots Stars Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork

    The New England Patriots lost a number of players to injury last year, but two staples—tight end Rob Gronkowski and lineman Vince Wilfork —are still working their way back to the field...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 17,373 reads 13 comments

  22. How and Why Minimal or Non-Contact Injuries Occur in NFL Workouts

    Last year, an outbreak of preseason ACL tears throughout the NFL drew attention to the injury like never before...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 9,610 reads 12 comments

  23. What Are the NFL's Most Devastating Injuries?

    They are the phrases no NFL fan wants to hear during a TV or radio broadcast. "Player X is shaken up." "Player Y is slow to get up." "Here comes the cart." Next comes the waiting...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 13,669 reads 30 comments

  24. Latest Injury News and Notes from NFL OTAs

    Unfortunately, NFL injuries have no offseason, and it looks like 2014 will be no exception. Late-season injuries from last year continue to limit many players, and new injuries are popping up throughout media reports every day...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 38,718 reads 26 comments

  25. Taking a Closer Look at Chris Johnson's Knee Injury and Meniscus Repair Surgery

    New York Jets running back Chris Johnson 's 2013 season was one to forget—relatively, at least—but it's possible a lingering knee injury negatively affected his performance...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 7,138 reads 6 comments