Inseason injury coverage
Footballguys will again provide comprehensive injury coverage during the regular season.
My writing and podcast schedule will include:
Monday Injury Rounds > Published as soon as complete Sunday night and updated through Tuesday morning, this feature will review all the major injuries from the weekend's games, provide follow up analysis on injured players who have yet to return to play, and project when every injured player will return.
Waiver Wire Podcast > Tuesday morning release reviewing all injuries at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom heading into your weekly waiver run.
Midweek Injury Expectations > Published late Wednesday night after the first weekly practice participation report and updated through Thursday's practice report, this feature will detail the current practice participation of every listed player and project the likelihood each player will play in the coming week.
Thursday Live Audible podcast > Joining Cecil Lammey, Sigmund Bloom, and Matt Waldman at 900 ET every Thursday night for a comprehensive Q&A updating all player injuries.
Gameday Injury Expectations > Published Saturday, this feature will review the practice status of every injured player, provide analysis on player/coach/beat writer comments throughout the week, and discuss how likely and how effective each injured player will be on Sunday.
Tyreek Hill | Right sternoclavicular joint dislocation | Week 1 | 4-6+ Weeks | Out Week 2
Hill suffered a posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation on Sunday. This means the end of his collarbone nearest his breastbone was forced out of place toward his chest cavity. It's a rare, painful, and potentially life-threatening injury due to the major blood vessels lying directly under the joint. Hill's collarbone was reportedly successfully put back into place in the hospital without surgery and without damage to those nearby structures.
While the injury is rare, there are a handful of NFL players who have returned to play after injuries to the SC joint.
- Danny Amendola (posterior dislocation) 2012 >> out five weeks
- Ben Roethlisberger (sprain) 2012 >> out four weeks
- Jake Kumerow (sprain) 2018 >> Packers elected to use injured reserve - return
- Darqueze Dennard (anterior dislocation) >> out five weeks
Hill will stay overnight in Jacksonville to ensure there are no complications from the injury before flying back to Kansas City. The Chiefs play a Thursday night game on the road in Denver in five and a half weeks. It's possible Hill returns sooner, but the Week 7 matchup in Denver may be a more reasonable target.