1. Recapping the Biggest Injuries from Week 13's NFL Sunday

    Thankfully, Week 13 remained relatively devoid of serious injuries throughout the NFL , at least compared to Week 8 ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 11,816 reads 16 comments

  2. Recapping Major Injuries from the NFL's Thanksgiving Day Action

    While the country began to enter Thanksgiving's tryptophan-induced food comas—which, by the way, are nothing more than a myth*— NFL players took the field to kick off Week 13...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 2,346 reads 3 comments

  3. Checking in on Aaron Rodgers' Broken Collarbone 3 Weeks Later

    Three weeks ago, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone against the Chicago Bears . Even now, speculation as to when he will return continues to run rampant...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 11,207 reads 11 comments

  4. Breaking Down Rahim Moore's Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Limb-Saving Surgery

    Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore left Sunday night's matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs with a leg injury, the scary details of which began to emerge the next day...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 27,987 reads 27 comments

  5. Analyzing Greg Jennings' Achilles Injury and Surprise Inactive Status

    Wide receiver Greg Jennings popped up on the official Minnesota Vikings injury report late last week with an Achilles injury, but he carried a "probable" designation. Unfortunately, it seems "probable" really means just that—probable...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 3,917 reads 5 comments

  6. What Is Medical Care Like on an NFL Sideline?

    An NFL game is a complicated beast. Every Sunday, two head coaches and their staffs engage in a 60-minute chess match...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 24,426 reads 32 comments

  7. Charles 'Peanut' Tillman's Injury Outlook Following His Triceps Tear

    Injuries continue to decimate the NFC North, and Charles "Peanut" Tillman unfortunately followed suit on Monday when the Chicago Bears placed their star cornerback on injured reserve with a triceps injury...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 3,472 reads 6 comments

  8. Jay Cutler's Injury: Analyzing His Recovery from a Torn Groin Muscle

    Chicago Bears fans received surprising but welcome news this week when ESPN's Jeff Dickerson tweeted that quarterback Jay Cutler will return to the field in Week 10: Cutler tore a muscle in his groin back in Week 7...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 13,057 reads 20 comments

  9. A Closer Look at Aaron Rodgers' Injury, Collarbone Fracture and Future Recovery

    A week relatively devoid of serious injuries came crashing down, literally, when Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers sustained a fractured left collarbone during a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 8,530 reads 10 comments

  10. Broncos Head Coach John Fox's Road Ahead as He Faces Aortic Valve Heart Surgery

    The NFL collectively held its breath on Saturday when news surfaced that Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is facing heart surgery to replace his aortic valve. Sometimes, football doesn't matter...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 6,134 reads 8 comments

  11. Jimmy Graham's Foot Injury: Details, Fantasy Impact of His Torn Plantar Fascia

    Despite a diagnosis of a partially torn plantar fascia , New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham rewarded faithful fantasy owners in Week 8 by scoring two touchdowns ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 13,036 reads 8 comments

  12. Reviewing Sidney Rice's Torn ACL, Concussion and Road to Returning in 2014

    Monday Night Football did not treat Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice well. After an unclear knee injury forced Rice to leave the game, the situation only became worse the next day...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 4,713 reads 67 comments

  13. Recapping the NFL's Worst Injuries from Week 8

    Similar to the past few weeks, injuries rocked the NFL once again during Week 8. Key players on the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and other teams went down on Sunday, and as a ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 8,475 reads 5 comments

  14. Revisiting Jermichael Finley's Terrifying Neck Injury and Spinal Cord Contusion

    As Jermichael Finley lay on the ground motionless in October, Lambeau came to a halt. The score didn't matter. Neither did football as a whole...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 21,121 reads 13 comments

  15. Breaking Down Sam Bradford's Knee Injury and Road to Recovery from a Torn ACL

    According to Pro Football Talk's Twitter account, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford went down with a torn ACL on Sunday. He will likely miss the remainder of the season—a heartbreaking end to his best offensive year to date...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 9,895 reads 58 comments

  16. Hamstring Injuries Continue to Plague NFL

    The hamstring injury bug continues to bite the NFL . The most significant victims include Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick , Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 3,011 reads 0 comments

  17. Analyzing Randall Cobb's Injury Outlook and Recovery from a Fibular Fracture

    For most of Sunday and part of Monday morning, wide receiver Randall Cobb 's injury left the Green Bay Packers faithful holding their breath...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 33,829 reads 11 comments

  18. Antonio Cromartie's Timeline to Recovery After Suffering Hyperextended Knee

    The New York Jets faithful received a scare Thursday night when ESPN's Rich Cimini tweeted defensive back Antonio Cromartie suffered a non-contact knee injury earlier in the day during practice...

    Dave Siebert, M.D. Written by Dave Siebert, M.D. about 1 year ago 9,940 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 24,208 reads 12 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 9,195 reads 11 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 11,010 reads 17 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 11,665 reads 31 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 6,228 reads 4 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 14,971 reads 35 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 9,550 reads 5 comments