Posted on: May 24, 2010 2:07 pm

Favre watch: Return looks more likely

While Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings have refrained from making any statement about whether the veteran QB will return for another season, it looks more and more likely by the day.

Favre recently announced that if he intended to play football this season, his ankle required offseason surgery. Favre has since undergone that surgery.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that several Vikings teammates are keeping in touch with Favre , and he hasn't made any statement to them that hinted that he was contemplating retirement. Favre will likely sit out training camps, OTAs and other team activities, but that was to be expected.

Favre could earn a non-guaranteed $13 million this season, so while money is not Favre's only concern, it is yet another motivating factor in persuading him to give it one more go.

Posted on: May 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Kraft says Welker is 'going to be back'

New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft remains optimistic about star wide receiver Wes Welker recovering from reconstructive left knee surgery and picking up where he left off this season.

"He's going to be back there. I have confidence in that," Kraft said, as quoted in a story in the Boston Herald .

"I happened to see him a week-and-a-half ago. He looks great. We think everything should be fine there."

Posted on: February 3, 2010 12:54 pm

No set timetable for Sanchez's recovery

The New York Daily News reports that the timetable for New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to return from left knee surgery is still undetermined.

The story noted that the Jets were non-specific about when Sanchez would be back, other than saying he would be ready for the start of July training camp.

The surgery will happen in a couple of weeks, and is aimed at helping correct an injury Sanchez suffered in 2008, while still playing college ball.

Category: NFL
Posted on: January 19, 2010 9:29 am

Brian Westbrook could be forced to retire

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook had an injury-riddled season that included two concussions, a nagging ankle injury and limited production.

He also turned 30 in September, the age that so often has been the expiration date for NFL running backs.

But it is Westbrook's left knee that could ultimately end the tailback's career with the Eagles and hinder any attempt to catch on with another team, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted on: January 4, 2010 11:02 am

Reports: Brady playing with broken finger, ribs

The Boston Globe reports that Patriots QB Tom Brady has been playing with a broken finger on his throwing hand since "early December."

The story cited a source close to the team with the news, in addition to a report by Charley Casserly on CBS on Sunday that Brady also has three broken ribs.

The Globe's source confirmed that Brady is playing with hurt ribs in addition to the broken finger, but could not be more specific about the nature of the rib injury.

The Patriots host the Ravens in an AFC wildcard matchup this weekend.
Posted on: December 11, 2009 12:35 pm

Young pulled from practice, still might play

Titans QB Vince Young was pulled from practice on Thursday after aggravating an injury to his right knee, but coach Jeff Fisher still seems optimistic that Young will play against the Rams on Sunday, the Tennessean reports.

"He has been trying to push through practice and he just had a setback so we shut him down," Fisher said, as quoted in the story. "We'll tend to him ... and see how he is tomorrow."

Young hurt his knee last week in the Titans' loss to the Colts, but was still able to finish the game. The Titans training staff checked out the injury this week and deemed him fit to practice.

Posted on: December 11, 2009 12:31 pm

Ryan still questionable for Falcons vs. Saints

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Falcons QB Matt Ryan is still questionable to play against the Saints on Sunday, as he did not practice with the team on Thursday due to his turf toe injury. However, he did participate in a walk-through.

The story also noted that RB Michael Turner (ankle) was held out of practice by coach Mike Smith, but Smith believes there is a chance that he'll be ready to go vs. New Orleans.

Falcons CB Chris Houston (hamstring) is already ruled out for the game.

Posted on: December 3, 2009 11:25 am
Edited on: December 3, 2009 11:25 am

Lewis placed on IR, career likely over

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that RB Jamal Lewis ' NFL career is likely over, after the Browns placed him on injured reserve this week with post-concussion symptoms.

Lewis had previously stated that this would be his last season, and those plans have come to fruition earlier than expected due to a "serious concussion" Lewis suffered in the fourth quarter of the Browns' game against the Bengals last week.

The story noted that Lewis' injury was not revealed after Sunday's game and was not formally addressed by the Browns until Wednesday, when Lewis was diagnosed with "brain abnormalities" upon visiting a brain trauma specialist.

Coach Eric Mangini said the Browns consulted with their medical team and agreed that it was in Lewis' best interests to put him on injured reserve.

"As I've said before, organizationally, players' health and safety are paramount in any decision we make with regards to putting them back on the field," the story quoted Mangini as saying.

Concussions have been an increasingly worrisome problem in the NFL, as the lingering effects and true risks involved for players that endure multiple concussions has come under greater scrutiny.

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