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Patrick Mahomes May Return Sooner Than Expected, But Is That Wise? Dr. Jeffrey Budoff Discusses

Orthopedic surgeon and auction expert, Dr. Jeffrey Budoff, provides injury analysis for fantasy football owners during the 2019 NFL season. Today, he looks at the patellofemoral dislocation suffered by Patrick Mahomes. Patrick Mahomes, arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, left Week 7’s Thursday night game with a patellofemoral (kneecap) dislocation. This means that his kneecap dislocated out of its groove towards the outside of his leg.   This ended his night. An MRI reported the best case scenario, considering the circumstances: No cartilage damage and no additional injuries. His reported timeline for return to play is three to four

Injury Analysis from Dr. Budoff: Saquon Barkley Should Return as an Impact Player for the Fantasy Playoffs

Orthopedic surgeon and auction expert, Dr. Jeffrey Budoff, provides injury analysis for fantasy football owners during the 2019 NFL season. Today, he looks at the high ankle sprain suffered by Saquon Barkley. Barkley suffered a right high ankle sprain during Week 2. A high ankle sprain is an injury to the Syndesmotic Ligaments that hold the two bones below the knee, the tibia and the fibula, together. High ankle sprains usually occur during contact when the foot gets rotated away from the body. High ankle sprains make it very difficult to cut or change directions quickly, which precludes NFL athletes

Dr. Budoff’s Injury Analysis – Drew Brees Will Again Be A Fantasy Force Upon Eventual Return

Drew Brees, New Orlean’s future Hall of Fame quarterback, tore a ligament on his throwing thumb. In layman’s terms this injury is known as ‘Skier’s Thumb,’ as it’s the No. 1 injury from skiing. This happens when you wear pole straps and the pole jams against your thumb. So, when skiing, it’s not a bad idea to not wear pole straps to decrease the incidence of this injury. On to Brees: The torn ligament is the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb’s metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint. It’s the ligament that provides stability to the thumb when gripping, which is required

Dr. Budoff and the Fantasy Football Injury Cheat Sheet for 2019 – Key Players to Place on Your “Do Not Draft” List

We all have them. There are players we want, and then there are those that we just don’t. Sometimes, we just don’t believe the hype that everyone else seems to, and they for more money than you’re willing to pay in auction drafts.1 Sometimes a player’s injury history lands them on your “Do Not Draft” list. That’s what I’m focusing on here — those players I’m personally avoiding because their past or present injuries give me a queasy, semi-nauseated feeling whenever I think about rostering them. Every player has value at a certain price. However, realistically speaking, when the price

An In-Depth Look at the Phillip Lindsay Injury

Phillip Lindsay, Denver’s Pro Bowl running back, sustained a serious wrist injury during his Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on IR with what was reported to be a scaphoid fracture as well as a scapho-lunate ligament injury.

Derrius Guice Experienced Complications in His ACL Recovery – What to Expect Now

Derrius Guice, Washington’s rookie running back, tore his ACL during the preseason. Over 90 percent of NFL athletes who tear their ACL are able to return to their previous level of play. In fact, these days, it’s almost assumed that will happen without fail. When that doesn’t occur in a timely fashion, it’s usually due to other associated injuries, such as meniscal tears, injuries to a second ligament, cartilage damage, etc. Some, such as Dalvin Cook, return only to be hampered by hamstring injuries that their previous knee injury probably predisposed them to.

Alex Smith Injury Update

Alex Smith, Washington’s starting quarterback, suffered a broken tibia (shin bone) and fibula (small foreleg bone) during a Week 11 sack by the Texans. What does it mean for his future? Tibia Fracture This was an ‘open’ fracture, where the sharp tip of the broken bone penetrated the skin. This contaminates the fracture, exposing it to the outside environment. This was obviously a season-ending injury, and Smith was quickly placed on injured reserve. Open fractures are cleaned out and fixed emergently to remove any contamination as well as to stabilize the bone, soft tissues, and blood supply, which minimizes the risk

Marcus Mariota Week 11 Injury Analysis

Marcus Mariota, the Titans’ starting quarterback, left Week 11’s game following an injury. Initial reports stated that he re-injured his throwing elbow, which had already suffered an ulnar nerve injury earlier this season. That initial injury made it difficult for him to grip and throw the football for roughly a month, markedly decreasing his effectiveness during that time period.

Albert Wilson Injury Analysis

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Budoff provides injury analysis for Albert Wilson. Wilson, a Miami Dolphins wide receiver, suffered a right hip subluxation Week 7. It was later reported that he also had a ‘significant injury’ to his hip’s labrum. So what does that mean?

Jason Peters Injury Update

Jason Peters, Philadelphia’s left tackle, tore his biceps tendon Week 6 on Thursday night football. Upon announcement of this injury, the obvious question was asked: Is this a season-ending injury? The answer: It depends on whether he tore the biceps tendon at the elbow or at the shoulder.

Patrick Mahomes May Return Sooner Than Expected, But Is That Wise? Dr. Jeffrey Budoff Discusses

Orthopedic surgeon and auction expert, Dr. Jeffrey Budoff, provides injury analysis for fantasy football owners during the 2019 NFL season. Today, he looks at the patellofemoral dislocation suffered by Patrick Mahomes. Patrick Mahomes, arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, left Week 7’s Thursday night game with a patellofemoral (kneecap) dislocation. This means that his kneecap dislocated out of its groove towards the outside of his leg.   This ended his night. An MRI reported the best case scenario, considering the circumstances: No cartilage damage and no additional injuries. His reported timeline for return to play is three to four

Injury Analysis from Dr. Budoff: Saquon Barkley Should Return as an Impact Player for the Fantasy Playoffs

Orthopedic surgeon and auction expert, Dr. Jeffrey Budoff, provides injury analysis for fantasy football owners during the 2019 NFL season. Today, he looks at the high ankle sprain suffered by Saquon Barkley. Barkley suffered a right high ankle sprain during Week 2. A high ankle sprain is an injury to the Syndesmotic Ligaments that hold the two bones below the knee, the tibia and the fibula, together. High ankle sprains usually occur during contact when the foot gets rotated away from the body. High ankle sprains make it very difficult to cut or change directions quickly, which precludes NFL athletes

Dr. Budoff’s Injury Analysis – Drew Brees Will Again Be A Fantasy Force Upon Eventual Return

Drew Brees, New Orlean’s future Hall of Fame quarterback, tore a ligament on his throwing thumb. In layman’s terms this injury is known as ‘Skier’s Thumb,’ as it’s the No. 1 injury from skiing. This happens when you wear pole straps and the pole jams against your thumb. So, when skiing, it’s not a bad idea to not wear pole straps to decrease the incidence of this injury. On to Brees: The torn ligament is the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb’s metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint. It’s the ligament that provides stability to the thumb when gripping, which is required

Dr. Budoff and the Fantasy Football Injury Cheat Sheet for 2019 – Key Players to Place on Your “Do Not Draft” List

We all have them. There are players we want, and then there are those that we just don’t. Sometimes, we just don’t believe the hype that everyone else seems to, and they for more money than you’re willing to pay in auction drafts.1 Sometimes a player’s injury history lands them on your “Do Not Draft” list. That’s what I’m focusing on here — those players I’m personally avoiding because their past or present injuries give me a queasy, semi-nauseated feeling whenever I think about rostering them. Every player has value at a certain price. However, realistically speaking, when the price

An In-Depth Look at the Phillip Lindsay Injury

Phillip Lindsay, Denver’s Pro Bowl running back, sustained a serious wrist injury during his Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on IR with what was reported to be a scaphoid fracture as well as a scapho-lunate ligament injury.

Derrius Guice Experienced Complications in His ACL Recovery – What to Expect Now

Derrius Guice, Washington’s rookie running back, tore his ACL during the preseason. Over 90 percent of NFL athletes who tear their ACL are able to return to their previous level of play. In fact, these days, it’s almost assumed that will happen without fail. When that doesn’t occur in a timely fashion, it’s usually due to other associated injuries, such as meniscal tears, injuries to a second ligament, cartilage damage, etc. Some, such as Dalvin Cook, return only to be hampered by hamstring injuries that their previous knee injury probably predisposed them to.

Alex Smith Injury Update

Alex Smith, Washington’s starting quarterback, suffered a broken tibia (shin bone) and fibula (small foreleg bone) during a Week 11 sack by the Texans. What does it mean for his future? Tibia Fracture This was an ‘open’ fracture, where the sharp tip of the broken bone penetrated the skin. This contaminates the fracture, exposing it to the outside environment. This was obviously a season-ending injury, and Smith was quickly placed on injured reserve. Open fractures are cleaned out and fixed emergently to remove any contamination as well as to stabilize the bone, soft tissues, and blood supply, which minimizes the risk

Marcus Mariota Week 11 Injury Analysis

Marcus Mariota, the Titans’ starting quarterback, left Week 11’s game following an injury. Initial reports stated that he re-injured his throwing elbow, which had already suffered an ulnar nerve injury earlier this season. That initial injury made it difficult for him to grip and throw the football for roughly a month, markedly decreasing his effectiveness during that time period.

Albert Wilson Injury Analysis

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Budoff provides injury analysis for Albert Wilson. Wilson, a Miami Dolphins wide receiver, suffered a right hip subluxation Week 7. It was later reported that he also had a ‘significant injury’ to his hip’s labrum. So what does that mean?

Jason Peters Injury Update

Jason Peters, Philadelphia’s left tackle, tore his biceps tendon Week 6 on Thursday night football. Upon announcement of this injury, the obvious question was asked: Is this a season-ending injury? The answer: It depends on whether he tore the biceps tendon at the elbow or at the shoulder.

An In-Depth Look at the Phillip Lindsay Injury

Phillip Lindsay, Denver’s Pro Bowl running back, sustained a serious wrist injury during his Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on IR with what was reported to be a scaphoid fracture as well as a scapho-lunate ligament injury.

Derrius Guice Experienced Complications in His ACL Recovery – What to Expect Now

Derrius Guice, Washington’s rookie running back, tore his ACL during the preseason. Over 90 percent of NFL athletes who tear their ACL are able to return to their previous level of play. In fact, these days, it’s almost assumed that will happen without fail. When that doesn’t occur in a timely

Alex Smith Injury Update

Alex Smith, Washington’s starting quarterback, suffered a broken tibia (shin bone) and fibula (small foreleg bone) during a Week 11 sack by the Texans. What does it mean for his future? Tibia Fracture This was an ‘open’ fracture, where the sharp tip of the broken bone penetrated the skin. This

Marcus Mariota Week 11 Injury Analysis

Marcus Mariota, the Titans’ starting quarterback, left Week 11’s game following an injury. Initial reports stated that he re-injured his throwing elbow, which had already suffered an ulnar nerve injury earlier this season. That initial injury made it difficult for him to grip and throw the football for roughly a

Albert Wilson Injury Analysis

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Budoff provides injury analysis for Albert Wilson. Wilson, a Miami Dolphins wide receiver, suffered a right hip subluxation Week 7. It was later reported that he also had a ‘significant injury’ to his hip’s labrum. So what does that mean?

Jason Peters Injury Update

Jason Peters, Philadelphia’s left tackle, tore his biceps tendon Week 6 on Thursday night football. Upon announcement of this injury, the obvious question was asked: Is this a season-ending injury? The answer: It depends on whether he tore the biceps tendon at the elbow or at the shoulder.

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