1. 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 day ago 14,677 reads 85 comments

  2. 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 3 days ago 8,704 reads 10 comments

  3. 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 9 days ago 4,340 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 19 days ago 11,519 reads 32 comments

  5. 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 23 days ago 8,800 reads 13 comments

  6. 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 26 days ago 23,957 reads 41 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 7,884 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 16,598 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 9,457 reads 12 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 13,564 reads 30 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 38,654 reads 26 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 6,922 reads 6 comments

  13. Checking in on Tony Romo's Recovery from Injury and Back Surgery

    Last December, Tony Romo rather suddenly underwent back surgery to treat a herniated intervertebral disc in his lower back...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 10,842 reads 6 comments

  14. Breaking Down Danario Alexander's ACL Injury Complications, Risks Going Forward

    Last year, a flurry of preseason ACL tears sent quite a few players—such as free-agent wide receiver Danario Alexander —to the sidelines for most or all of 2013...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 month ago 11,365 reads 13 comments

  15. Shonn Greene's 2014 Outlook Following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

    On Monday, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reported that Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after he " complained of soreness and suffered some knee swelling" following a three-day minicamp.

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 2 months ago 4,745 reads 1 comments

  16. NFL Draft 2014: Breaking Down the Medical Risk for Top Injured Players

    Starting Thursday night, more than 200 college football players will realize their dreams during the 2014 NFL draft. For some, their talent speaks for itself, and that dream is a given...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 2 months ago 9,818 reads 9 comments

  17. Clarifying Tre Mason's Wrist Injury and Talk of Surgery

    Last week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport announced former Auburn University running back Tre Mason attended the NFL Scouting Combine medical recheck due to a lingering wrist injury...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 2 months ago 4,521 reads 3 comments

  18. How Far Will Aaron Colvin Fall in the 2014 NFL Draft Due to His ACL Tear?

    In January, disaster struck former University of Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin in the form of a torn ACL, and now, his NFL draft future is at risk. According to ESPN...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 5,890 reads 21 comments

  19. How Much Should NFL Teams Worry About James Hurst's Leg Injury, Fibula Fracture?

    Last year, former University of North Carolina offensive lineman James Hurst suffered a leg injury during the Tar Heels' 39-17 victory over the University of Cincinnati in December's Belk Bowl...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 2,778 reads 1 comments

  20. 2014 NFL Draft: Injured Prospects Offering Best Late-Round Value

    Good health is a foretold conclusion for most 2014 NFL draft prospects. For others, injuries constitute only a minor speed bump in an otherwise-promising road to the NFL...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 21,096 reads 15 comments

  21. Breaking Down Stephon Tuitt's Foot Injury, Jones Fracture and NFL Draft Stock

    Last February, a broken foot prevented former University of Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt from participating in the NFL Scouting Combine. According to NFL...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 4,227 reads 3 comments

  22. Reviewing Vinnie Sunseri's ACL Tear, Impressive Recovery and NFL Draft Stock

    In January, former University of Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri declared for the 2014 NFL draft—a move AL.com's Andrew Gribble called a "stunner"—about three months after tearing the ACL in his left knee...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 10,561 reads 17 comments

  23. Medical, NFL Draft Prognoses for Brandon Thomas Following His Torn ACL

    Devastating news made its way through the NFL draft community on Monday when ESPN's Adam Caplan reported former Clemson University guard Brandon Thomas suffered a torn ACL last week...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 3,158 reads 2 comments

  24. Breaking Down Doug Martin's Shoulder Injury, Labrum Surgery and 2014 Prospects

    Last season, a shoulder injury—specifically, a torn labrum —cut short Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin 's much anticipated sophomore campaign...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 3,695 reads 5 comments

  25. Assessing Eric Ebron's Hamstring Injury and NFL Draft Value

    Former University of North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron sustained a hamstring injury during NFL Scouting Combine workouts, and according to Rotoworld's Josh Norris , he sat out the combine's "Gauntlet"—presumably due to the injury...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 3 months ago 5,142 reads 1 comments