Dr. Colvin comments on the orthopaedic implications of increasing the length of the NFL season
The painful trend from the NFL’s opening week? A rash of devastating, season-ending injury hits impacting legitimate Super Bowlcontenders.
• Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is finished for the season after tearing a right ankle ligament early in Green Bay’s victory against the Philadelphia Eagles.
• New York Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins, 31, is done as well after shredding the anterior cruciate ligament in his surgically repaired left knee in Monday night’s loss against the Baltimore Ravens— 11 months after suffering the same fate.
• The Houston Texans lost up-and-coming, pass-rushing defensive end Connor Barwin to a dislocated right ankle in their win against Indianapolis.
• Oft-injured Colts safety Bob Sanders underwent surgery on his torn biceps tendon performed by Dr. James AndrewsWednesday. The Colts kept Sanders on the rosters, keeping alive the chance that the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year might return this season.
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