1. Breaking Down Cam Newton's Ankle Injury and Surgery

    An already rough offseason for the Carolina Panthers took an even worse turn when the team announced superstar quarterback Cam Newton needed ankle surgery. Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 8,702 reads 15 comments

  2. Analyzing Austin Seferian-Jenkins' Foot Injury, Stress Fracture Surgery

    Former University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian -Jenkins missed NFL Scouting Combine workouts due to a foot injury—specifically a stress fracture—discovered during combine medical exams...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 3,417 reads 2 comments

  3. Should the Broncos Worry About DeMarcus Ware's Elbow Injury, Nerve Surgery?

    Last month, former Dallas Cowboys and now Denver Broncos defensive lineman DeMarcus Ware underwent elbow surgery to repair a recurring nerve injury...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 15,306 reads 33 comments

  4. Should Ryan Shazier's Hamstring Injuries Factor into His NFL Draft Stock?

    Currently suffering from a hamstring injury, former Ohio State University linebacker Ryan Shazier doesn't exactly carry with him the flashiest of diagnoses heading into the NFL draft...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 5,043 reads 7 comments

  5. Inside Jared Abbrederis' Concussion History, NFL Draft Medical Risk vs. Reward

    Many players enter the NFL draft season with ongoing injury concerns, but it's former University of Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis ' medical history that could draw the attention of teams in May...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 3,199 reads 0 comments

  6. Analyzing Zach Mettenberger's Knee Injury, ACL Rehab Heading into the NFL Draft

    In late November, former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger fell victim to a sprained left ACL and MCL , and the knee injury combo will likely draw concern from NFL teams all the way through the draft in May...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 3,882 reads 9 comments

  7. Why NFL Teams Are Concerned About Cyrus Kouandjio's Knee

    When NFL Scouting Combine physicians examined University of Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio's left knee, trouble surfaced...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 4 months ago 8,892 reads 32 comments

  8. Outlook for Jason Verrett's Shoulder, Labrum Injury Heading into the NFL Draft

    Not unlike two top defensive players picked in the first round of last year's draft, TCU defensive back Jason Verrett will enter this upcoming draft recovering from a shoulder injury, specifically a torn labrum ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 3,366 reads 3 comments

  9. An Inside Look into the NFL Medical Exam Process at the Combine

    This week, hundreds of draft prospects are descending onto Indianapolis to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 4,752 reads 2 comments

  10. Reviewing Dominique Easley's Injury History, ACL Tears Heading into NFL Draft

    Injuries hit University of Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley hard during his college days, and he declared for the NFL draft shortly after suffering the second torn ACL of his still-young career...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 7,897 reads 12 comments

  11. Closer Look at Louis Nix III's Knee Injury, Surgery Heading into the NFL Draft

    University of Notre Dame NFL draft prospect Louis Nix III missed the end of the 2013 college season with a torn meniscus, and he underwent surgery to repair the knee injury in November...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 10,173 reads 20 comments

  12. Peyton Manning's Neck, 2014 Return: What Will Doctors Look for This Offseason?

    More than likely, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning 's return from multiple neck and spine surgeries will go down as one of the most impressive injury comebacks of all time...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 17,543 reads 60 comments

  13. Examining Aaron Murray's ACL Injury and Upcoming NFL Draft Value

    After deciding to return for his senior season at the University of Georgia, quarterback and NFL draft prospect Aaron Murray went down in late Nov. 2013 with one of the more heartbreaking ACL injuries in recent memory...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 11,727 reads 29 comments

  14. Latest Super Bowl XLVIII Injury Analysis for Percy Harvin, Knowshon Moreno

    The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are moving toward Super Bowl Sunday in a state of relatively excellent health, but two injury question marks still remain on the offensive side of the ball: Percy Harvin and Knowshon Moreno...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 3,966 reads 4 comments

  15. How Will Players, Medical Staffs Prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII's Cold Weather?

    In 1967, the Ice Bowl touted an incredibly cold kickoff temperature of 13 degrees below zero , according to the National Weather Service. Even worse, the wind chill was minus-36...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 5 months ago 5,800 reads 12 comments

  16. Breaking Down Adrian Peterson's Past, Recent Groin Injuries and Surgeries

    A groin injury bothered Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson during the 2013 NFL season, and according to Pro Football Talk's Darin Gantt , the superstar recently underwent surgery to address the issue...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 7,455 reads 12 comments

  17. Expectations for Knowshon Moreno's Chest Injury Heading into Super Bowl XLVIII

    Late in Sunday's AFC Championship, Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno exited the game with a chest injury...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 12,207 reads 9 comments

  18. Percy Harvin's Concussion: What's Standing in the Way of His Return from Injury?

    As the NFC Championship Game approaches, the status of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin remains in doubt as he attempts to return from a concussion...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 16,437 reads 36 comments

  19. Reviewing Manti Te'o's Concussion, Mechanism of Injury and Biomechanics

    Though the Denver Broncos ended the San Diego Chargers ' season on Sunday, it was a hit to the side of the head—as well as a resulting concussion—that ended Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o 's...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 7,745 reads 19 comments

  20. Potential Playoff Impact of Percy Harvin's Hip Injury and Postoperative Status

    A "slight tear" in Percy Harvin 's acetabular labrum cost the Seahawks wideout almost all of the 2013 season, and until recently, it threatened his postseason as well. What a difference a couple of weeks makes...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 10,388 reads 38 comments

  21. Outlook for Keenan Lewis Following His Injury and Presumed Concussion

    The New Orleans Saints celebrated a playoff victory Saturday, but starting cornerback Keenan Lewis could not join them. According to Katherine Terrell of NOLA...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 15,220 reads 63 comments

  22. Injury Updates for Sunday's NFL Wild Card Round Action

    Injuries are ubiquitous in the NFL , and by the week of the Wild Card Round, most players are probably hurting in one way or another. Some, though, likely feel it more than others...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 1,416 reads 1 comments

  23. Injury Updates for Saturday's NFL Wild Card Round Action

    An entire regular season's worth of injuries came to a close on Sunday, and all eyes are turning to the playoffs and the NFL 's Wild Card Round...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 6 months ago 5,651 reads 1 comments

  24. Aaron Rodgers Injury Update: Will His Broken Collarbone Affect His Week 17 Play?

    On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers faithful received a late Christmas gift: Aaron Rodgers will start Week 17 just under two months after suffering a broken collarbone...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 7 months ago 17,901 reads 31 comments

  25. Breaking Down Tony Romo's Back Injury, Recovery Timeline from a Herniated Disc

    Seemingly out of nowhere, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo may miss the rest of the 2013 season due to a back injury known as a herniated intervertebral disc. ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news first...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 7 months ago 24,047 reads 58 comments