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Bills’ linebacker Nigel Bradham suspended for opening game

With linebacker Kiko Alonso lost for the 2014 season due to a torn ACL, Nigel Bradham has elevated to the top of the depth chart.  But someone other than Bradham will be playing weakside linebacker for the Bills against the Bears on September 7. The NFL has announced that Bradham has been suspended for the…

Pressure on Rookie Carlos Hyde to Spell Gore, Could Handle 30% of 49ers Carries

San Francisco 49ers rookie Carlos Hyde is primed for a large role in the backfield this season following Kendall Hunter's torn ACL and LaMichael James' dislocated elbow. Can Hyde handle the added responsibility as a rookie? What percentage...Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers: Fallout from Injuries to Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James

It’s safe to say the first weekend of the San Francisco 49ers’ training camp didn ’t go as well as they had hoped. On Friday, Kendall Hunter limped off the field and was diagnosed with a torn ACL. He’s done for the 2014 season, which is sad. Show More Summary

49ers suddenly hurting with running back injuries adding up

The San Francisco 49ers have gone from embarrassing riches at running back to a question about depth. Following last week's torn ACL suffered by Kendall Hunter, the 49ers watched LaMichael James go down with what's being reported as a dislocated elbow. Show More Summary

Five questions: San Francisco 49ers

A tumultuous offseason has trickled into training camp, with guard Alex Boone holding out and underrated backup running back Kendall Hunter done for the year with a torn ACL. Apart from the obvious questions regarding whether Boone will show and whether the 49ers will be able to replace Hunter’s contributions as a ball-carrier and blitzer-picker-upper,…

Kendall Hunter suffers torn ACL

The 49ers appear to have lost one of their top reserve running backs for the season. Fourth-year pro Kendall Hunter has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the team said Saturday morning. The injury seems likely to end Hunter’s campaign, assuming the standard recovery of close to a year for an ACL tear. According to…

Colts have questions at RB without Ballard

ANDERSON, Ind. -- The Indianapolis Colts reported to training camp at Anderson University with talent and depth at running back but also question marks at that position. Vick Ballard missed most of 2013 with a torn ACL in his right knee. Show More Summary

Tyrann Mathieu says he’s 6-8 weeks away from returning

The Cardinals placed safety Tyann Mathieu on the Physically Unable to Perform list earlier this week, a procedural move that confirms he’s not ready to start practicing after last year’s torn ACL. The team can remove the designation and allow Mathieu to practice at any point during camp, but it doesn’t sound like that’s imminent.…

Sam Bradford is “full-go” for camp

The Rams hold their first practice of training camp on Friday and there won’t be any restrictions on quarterback Sam Bradford when they do. Bradford is coming off a torn ACL, but coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday that there wouldn’t be any limits on the quarterback during practice. “Sam is in great shape,” Fisher said,…

David Wilson had no doubts he’d return from neck surgery

Players come back from injuries all the time in the NFL. But even though there’s a significant difference between his career-threatening neck injury and your basic torn ACL, Giants running back David Wilson is taking a low-key approach to his comeback. “I always felt fine and capable of doing my job,” Wilson said, via Ralp…

Cowboys thinking Rolando McClain’s a good bet

The Cowboys were a little desperate for help when Sean Lee was lost for the season with a torn ACL in OTAs. And they certainly didn’t give up much to acquire Rolando McClain. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggested that McClain’s financial situation might have played a part in his comeback, and he thinks he’s…

Ballard confronts mental aspect of injury

ANDERSON, Ind. -- For Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard, the date of his surgery -- Sept. 19, 2013 -- and the reason why he needed the procedure -- a torn ACL because of a cut during a running drill in practice -- are still...Show More Summary

Rob Gronkowski good to go at Patriots camp

Less than eight months after suffering a torn ACL, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to go. Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed this morning that Gronkowski has been cleared by the team’s medical staff and will not be placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of camp. That’s great news…

Aaron Dobson, Tommy Kelly to start camp on PUP list

The Patriots lost defensive tackle Tommy Kelly to a torn ACL early last season and it looks like they’ll wait a little bit longer before letting him cut loose in a full training camp practice. Field Yates of reports that Kelly is one of five players who will start training camp on the Physically…

Lardarius Webb: My team is going to bounce back

Cornerback Lardarius Webb fulfilled some individual goals last year by returning from a torn ACL to reclaim his spot in the Ravens secondary, but he and his teammates fell short of their collective goals. The Ravens failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since John Harbaugh became the team’s head coach and…

Despite Johnny Manziel Hype, Fans Shouldn't Write off Brian Hoyer

He has been a career backup as a pro. He is coming off a season cut short by a torn ACL, and he is competing against a former Heisman Trophy winner for the starting job. Yes, Cleveland Browns fans have a number of reasons to write off...Show More Summary

Jeremy Maclin: In some ways, I feel faster

One of the questions we’re waiting to have answered when training camp and the preseason gets underway is how Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin looks after missing the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL. Maclin got hurt last summer, so he has had a long time to rehab and reports this spring that Maclin…

Psychological Factors Predict Soccer Injuries

As the World Cup continues in Brazil, several star players have been left out due to injuries: French winger Franck Ribery due to a back problem, Colombia’s striker Radamel Falcao out with a torn ACL, Germany’s Marco Reus’ ankle injury, Italy’s midfielder Riccardo Montolivo’s broken tibia, and Theo Walcott of England as the result of […]

What Former 5-Star DL Kenny Bigelow's Torn ACL Means for USC

USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow, a redshirt freshman who was one of the highest-rated recruits in the country in 2013, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during voluntary workouts and will miss the entire 2014 season. The Trojans' athletic department confirmed the news Tuesday: Coming out of high school, Bigelow was the No. Show More Summary

76ers' Nerlens Noel Throws Down on First Possession of NBA Summer League

Philadelphia 76ers fans have been waiting for quite some time to see Nerlens Noel on the court after he spent all of last season recovering from a torn ACL suffered at Kentucky. Judging from this video, it looks like he's healthy. Noel made his NBA Summer League debut on Saturday, and was able to throw down a dunk on his very first possession. Show More Summary

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