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Bleacher ReportSports Illustrated

 •  December 11, 2017

The NFL doesn't actually care about head injuries, and let's not pretend it does. The league's 32 owners built a billion-dollar industry on highlight reel hits and a game framed around the idea being a violent ballet. Instead, let's discuss it like it is: The NFL's handling of head trauma is a disgrace and Tom Savage's situation during the Houston...

Bleacher ReportSports Illustrated

 •  December 8, 2017

For the first time since suffering a major leg injury in Week 8, Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller discussed the ordeal Friday. As seen in the following video courtesy of the Bears' official Twitter account, Miller talked about the seriousness of the injury: There was some question regarding whether Miller would need to have his leg amputated,...

Bleacher ReportSports Illustrated

 •  September 19, 2017

The Carolina Panthers reportedly placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve after he suffered a foot injury during Sunday's 9-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news Tuesday. This comes after Olsen confirmed he broke his foot following the game, per Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer. Schefter shared a...

Bleacher ReportSports Illustrated

 •  August 28, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Sunday that running back Spencer Ware has a torn PCL, according to BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com and Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star. "You can play with that, but [he] also has damage to LCL [and the] staff thinks he [probably] needs season-ending surgery," Paylor reported. This...

Bleacher ReportSports Illustrated

 •  August 15, 2017

The Miami Dolphins' running game has taken a big leap forward in recent seasons, but their depth may be tested, as running back Kenyan Drake potentially suffered a head injury during Monday's practice. Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald shared word of the injury, noting Drake took a "flush, helmet-to-helmet hit from corner Torry McTyer during team...

As the Carolina Panthers prepare to open training camp on July 25, head coach Ron Rivera is not expecting quarterback Cam Newton to be 100 percent recovered from offseason shoulder surgery right away. Speaking to The MMQB's Albert Breer, Rivera had this to say when asked about Newton being back to full strength when camp opens: “I wouldn’t say...

At first, the condition feels like fatigue. "It's like a regular tired feeling," according to Jerraud Powers, who played defensive back for eight NFL seasons with it. If the player tries to power through, as football players so often do, the symptoms rapidly get worse. "There's constant cramping," said former Ravens receiver Devard Darling, who...

The NFL has issued a statement regarding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and comments made by his wife, Gisele Bundchen, about him suffering a concussion last season. In the statement, released by NFL.com, the NFL notes there are no records to indicate Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 season: "We have reviewed all reports...

Star Ifeacho, a sophomore at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky, died at the age of 15 on Wednesday. Fayette County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said in a press release Ifeacho collapsed in the locker room during an open-gym session in front of coaches and trainers, per Valarie Honeycutt Spears of the Lexington...

Bleacher ReportSports Illustrated

 •  November 23, 2016

When the first female NFL head coach dons her headset on the sideline in 10 years, it will be remarkable because of how unremarkable women on the sideline will be by then. She will be a trailblazer, of course. But she will not be alone. There will be a female coordinator here, a female head athletic trainer there, female position coaches, scouts,...