1. 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 7 months ago 17,779 reads 13 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 9,910 reads 12 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 13,991 reads 30 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 38,812 reads 26 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 7,426 reads 6 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 16,731 reads 6 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 12,449 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 5,291 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 9,963 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 4,729 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 6,081 reads 21 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 3,094 reads 1 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 21,242 reads 15 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 4,605 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 10,930 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 3,326 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 4,617 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 5,311 reads 1 comments

  19. Checking in on Jermichael Finley's Neck Injury, Medical and Free-Agency Status

    Last October, former Green Bay Packers tight end and current free agent Jermichael Finley suffered a terrifying neck injury when he collided with Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 8,772 reads 2 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 12,217 reads 15 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 3,927 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 15,833 reads 28 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 5,350 reads 7 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 3,664 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 4,724 reads 9 comments