1. Clay Matthews' Broken Thumb: A Look at His Bennett's Fracture, Rehab Timetable

    According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews suffered a broken thumb during a 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 22,622 reads 12 comments

  2. Doctor Dave Explains Concussions and Head Trauma

    "Football is on trial. Because I believe in the game, I want to do all I can to save it." Those were the words of President Theodore Roosevelt on Oct...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 5,763 reads 11 comments

  3. Breaking Down Vince Wilfork's Torn Achilles Tendon and Road to Recovery

    The New England Patriots defense took a huge hit Sunday night when defensive captain and standout lineman Vince Wilfork went down with a torn Achilles tendon...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 9 months ago 9,789 reads 17 comments

  4. Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Jake Locker's Heartbreaking Hip Injury

    Another sickening silence overtook the NFL community on Sunday when Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker went down with a right hip injury. A gif of the injury is below, courtesy of @CJZero ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 11,331 reads 31 comments

  5. Nate Burleson's Injury: Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for His Forearm Fracture

    Regrettably, NFL injuries do not always occur on the field, and now, no one knows that better than Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 5,748 reads 4 comments

  6. Analyzing the Frightening Events Surrounding Jermichael Finley's Concussion

    By now, many fans can identify when concussion alarm bells are ringing, but Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley 's brought something new to the table...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 14,854 reads 35 comments

  7. Week 3 Outlook for Andre Johnson as He Continues to Recover from a Concussion

    Last Sunday, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson suffered a concussion when Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard landed a blow to the wideout's helmet. According to NFL ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 9,413 reads 5 comments

  8. Russell Okung's Turf Toe: Breaking Down the Nagging, Oddly Named Injury

    Left tackle Russell Okung 's turf toe injury cast a bit of a pall over the Seattle Seahawks ' otherwise-dominant 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 16,492 reads 20 comments

  9. Reviewing Malcom Floyd's Terrifying Neck Injury and the Events That Followed

    A hush fell over the crowd in Philadelphia on Sunday when San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd went down following a frightening collision with Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 5,836 reads 20 comments

  10. Why a Torn Labrum Leaves Mark Sanchez with an Impossible Decision

    Last month, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez infamously sustained a shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of the Jets' third preseason game. Three weeks later, the story is far from over...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 18,012 reads 26 comments

  11. Roddy White's Ankle Injury: A Look at His High-Ankle Sprain, Fantasy Value

    Many expected the Atlanta Falcons to limit star wide receiver Roddy White during Week 1 as he continues to nurse an ankle injury he suffered last month . What followed, however, came as a surprise...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 28,828 reads 19 comments

  12. Breaking Down Pittsburgh Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey's Torn ACL, MCL

    As is often the case with NFL injuries, two factors sum up Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey 's torn ACL and MCL: Wrong place. Wrong time...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 9,882 reads 17 comments

  13. Closer Look at Casey Hayward's Lingering Hamstring Injury

    Hamstring injuries occur so frequently that fans sometimes tend to brush them off as insignificant, but Green Bay Packers defensive back Casey Hayward 's is anything but...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 6,059 reads 3 comments

  14. NFL Injury Diagnostics: Primer on X-Rays, CT Scans and MRIs for the 2013 Season

    The 2013 regular season starts this week, and with it will surely come injuries—likely hundreds when all is said and done...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 10 months ago 1,986 reads 2 comments

  15. Placing the NFL's Lawrence Tynes' MRSA Problem Under the Microscope

    Not all medical concerns in the NFL are as readily visible as head injuries or blown-out knees, and some—like Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes ' MRSA infection—may initially go completely unseen...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 7,167 reads 9 comments

  16. Inside Kevin Kolb's Career-Threatening Concussion and Concussion Theory

    There are several players currently playing in the NFL who are among the last players medical personnel want to see sustain a concussion. Kevin Kolb is one of them...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 104,979 reads 57 comments

  17. Le'Veon Bell's Foot Injury: What in the World Is a Lisfranc Injury, Anyway?

    When it comes to being infamous, Lisfranc injuries are up there with ACL tears and concussions, and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell recently became the latest to receive the diagnosis...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 10,984 reads 18 comments

  18. Dustin Keller's Knee Injury: Examining His Knee Dislocation and What Lies Ahead

    Even though knee injuries are commonplace nowadays in the NFL , Dustin Keller 's left everyone watching on Saturday in an uncomfortable, heartbroken silence. The video below shows what happened...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 13,980 reads 27 comments

  19. Closer Look at Barkevious Mingo's Recovery from a Bruised Lung

    According to the Associated Press, Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo will remain hospitalized at The Cleveland Clinic for at least one more night as he continues to recover from a bruised lung...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 10,587 reads 27 comments

  20. Comparing Jared Veldheer's Triceps Injury to Ray Lewis', Justin Smith's

    For a brief period on Wednesday, many Oakland Raiders fans resigned themselves to the fact that their star offensive tackle Jared Veldheer would likely miss the entire season with a torn triceps...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 9,770 reads 34 comments

  21. Plaxico Burress' Torn Rotator Cuff: Could It Really End His Career?

    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Plaxico Burress joined a long list of big-name injuries last week after he suffered a torn rotator cuff in practice Thursday...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 11,486 reads 36 comments

  22. A Closer Look at the ACL as Tears Continue to Run Rampant in the NFL

    Perhaps it's just a bit of recall bias—where it seems like an event occurs more frequently than it actually does due to easily memorable examples—but anterior cruciate ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 116,973 reads 128 comments

  23. Analyzing Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey's Knee Injury

    Knee injuries continue to plague NFL training camps, and according to The Associated Press (via SI.com ), Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey joined a long list of injured stars over the weekend...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 11 months ago 3,679 reads 9 comments

  24. The NFL's Biggest Medical Concerns So Far This Offseason

    Usually, the NFL injury discussion ramps up during the preseason, but this year's offseason is not exactly devoid of pivotal medical storylines either. In fact, several injuries already pose major threats to some teams' 2013 seasons...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 3,165 reads 3 comments

  25. Updated Injury Report for All 32 Teams Midway Through NFL Offseason

    The NFL season never really stops. Regrettably, neither do injuries. All 32 NFL teams are currently carrying hobbled players, and while many injuries are minor bumps and bruises ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 39,636 reads 42 comments