1. 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 7 months ago 9,036 reads 32 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 3,693 reads 3 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 5,092 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 8,143 reads 12 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 10,476 reads 20 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 18,908 reads 58 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 11,977 reads 29 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 4,048 reads 4 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 5,840 reads 12 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 8,237 reads 13 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 12,310 reads 9 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 16,519 reads 36 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 7,826 reads 19 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 10,594 reads 38 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 15,342 reads 63 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 1,447 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 5,684 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 20,333 reads 31 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 25,303 reads 58 comments

  20. Joe Flacco's Knee Injury: A Closer Look at His MCL Sprain, Knee Bracing

    According to NFL .com's Gregg Rosenthal , Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a "mild" MCL injury as a result of a blow to the outside of his left knee on Monday...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 4,186 reads 1 comments

  21. Dramatic Week 15 Puts Aaron Rodgers' Collarbone, Medical Objectivity to the Test

    Aaron Rodgers ' broken collarbone was already dominating NFL headlines. Then Week 15 happened. After their jaw-dropping, come-from-behind 37-36 victory over the Dallas Cowboys ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 25,535 reads 57 comments

  22. Rob Gronkowski's ACL, MCL Injury: Will He Be Ready for the Start of 2014?

    An ACL tear is bad enough, but a late-season one—such as New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski 's—comes with an extra layer of complexity: Will it affect ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 31,714 reads 66 comments

  23. Fantasy Football Week 15: Latest Injury Roundup and Analysis

    I was becoming very pleased with the relative lull of major injuries in the NFL over the past few weeks. There were some nasty concussions and a few knees here and there, but nothing like, well, Week 8 , for example...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 11,785 reads 2 comments

  24. Breaking Down Rob Gronkowski's Knee Injury and Classic ACL, MCL Injury Mechanism

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski went down with a gruesome knee injury Sunday, and the ACL tear reports came immediately after...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 18,171 reads 19 comments

  25. Risks, Rewards of Letting Aaron Rodgers Play Before His Collarbone Fully Heals

    Many decisions in Sports Medicine boil down to one simple assessment: risk versus reward. Aaron Rodgers ' case is no different. Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone Nov...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 11,698 reads 66 comments