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News: Injury

Shane Vereen expected to be back

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:53 AM EST - updated
New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (arm) is expected to be back with the team in 2017 as long as his rehab from a torn triceps continues to go well, according to beat writer Jordan Raanan.
ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

Jamaal Charles hopes to be ready for 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:13 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is working hard in order to be ready for the 2017 season, according to general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey said he does not know what will happen in March but sees Charles as a member of the team at this point.
The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Demetri Goodson may miss start of 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:05 PM EST
Green Bay Packers CB Demetri Goodson (knee) is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season because of the serious knee injury he suffered in November.
ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Jaylon Smith shows agility in video

Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:09 AM EST
Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) posted a video to social media that displayed him changing directions 13 months after knee surgery.
ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

No surgery for Dont'a Hightower

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:54 PM EST
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee, shoulder) will not need to undergo any surgeries this offseason even though he dealt with knee and should injuries during the season.
Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Sam Shields not retiring

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:12 PM EST
Free-agent CB Sam Shields (concussion) does not intend to retire, according to a source.
ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Zach Miller eyeing OTAs

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:34 AM EST
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from Lisfranc surgery, and he said he'll be ready for organized team activities in April.
CSNChicago.com - Chris Boden

Le'Veon Bell seeking third opinion

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:33 AM EST - updated
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) mentioned to people around him that he will seek a third opinion on potentially getting surgery. Previously, one doctor told him to get it, while the other suggested rest.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

DeMarcus Ayers has surgery

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:29 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers (groin) underwent core muscle surgery on both sides of his legs Tuesday, Feb. 7.
DK on Pittsburgh Sports - Mark Kaboly

James Starks released

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:35 PM EST
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (concussion) was released with a non-football injury designation Tuesday, Feb. 7.
ESPN.com - Field Yates

No surgery for Alex Mack

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:57 PM EST - updated
Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg) will not need surgery on his fractured fibula, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Julio Jones to be evaluated in March

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:57 PM EST - updated
Updating a previous story, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure on Tuesday, Feb. 7, he will have his troublesome toe evaluated next month to decide if surgery is needed or not.
ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Desmond Trufant expected back by OTAs

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:57 PM EST - updated
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he 'should be' ready to participate in the team's offseason practices beginning in May. Trufant was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Nov. 29 and had surgery to reattach his left pectoral at the point where it attaches to his shoulder soon thereafter.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Tevin Coleman won't need surgery

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:57 PM EST - updated
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) will not need surgery on his injured ankle, according to head coach Dan Quinn. A timetable for Coleman's recovery was not disclosed.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Tevin Coleman in walking boot

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:26 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) was spotted wearing a walking boot on his left foot Tuesday, Feb. 7. Coleman suffered an apparent ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI and did not return.
ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Kiko Alonso should be ready for workouts

Monday, February 6, 2017 8:29 PM EST
Miami Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (thumb) is expected to be ready for offseason workouts even though he recently underwent thumb surgery. Alonso is expected to be sidelined for six weeks because of the surgery.
The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Surgery possible for Julio Jones

Monday, February 6, 2017 7:19 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) may undergo surgery this offseason to repair a toe injury.
ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Alex Mack may need surgery

Monday, February 6, 2017 7:14 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg) may need surgery this offseason to repair his fractured fibula.
ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Ryan Schraeder has ligament tear

Monday, February 6, 2017 5:24 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder (ankle) suffered a torn ligament in his right ankle during Super Bowl LI. He is scheduled to undergo further testing Tuesday, Feb. 7, according to a source, but is not expected to have surgery. The initial expected recovery time is a month.
ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Dion Lewis hurt his hamstring

Monday, February 6, 2017 10:12 AM EST - updated
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (hamstring) injured his hamstring late in Super Bowl LI. Lewis said the injury didn't seem severe.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

Tevin Coleman injures ankle

Monday, February 6, 2017 10:12 AM EST - updated
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) is questionable to return against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.
AtlantaFalcons.com - Kelsey Conway

Ryan Schraeder injures ankle

Monday, February 6, 2017 9:34 AM EST
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder (ankle) left the Super Bowl with an ankle injury Sunday, Feb. 5.
AtlantaFalcons.com - Kelsey Conway

Dion Lewis goes down

Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23 PM EST
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) appeared to injure his knee against the Atlanta Falcons on the final play of regulation in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.
USA TODAY Sports - Lorenzo Reyes

Ryan Schraeder helped off

Sunday, February 5, 2017 9:51 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder (undisclosed) was helped off by trainers against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.
FOX Sports - Television

Alex Mack to be re-evaluated

Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:12 AM EST
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg) will be re-evaluated after Super Bowl LI to determine if he needs to undergo offseason surgery on his fractured leg. He is expected to play in the game without any limitations after receiving a shot.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport