Dr. Seth Gasser of Florida Orthopedic Institute called in to The Pat & Aaron Show for the weekly injury report. The topics include Zach Ertz, Cooper Kupp, Leonard Fournette, and Juju-Smith Schuster.
1. Cardinals TE Zach Ertz has been ruled out for the rest of the season after an MRI revealed extensive damage to his knee.
-How did they know so quickly?
-What is the recovery for this injury?
-At TE can he return to form?
2. Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp did not return versus the Cardinals after suffering a high ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Kupp is headed to the IR as he requires surgery on the ankle.
-What is the indicator for you that an injury like this will require surgery instead of being able to heal on it's own without surgery, or is surgery just to speed up the recovery?
-How long could recovery be?
-Will he be hampered all season?
3. Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette is likely to be ready for Tampa Bay's next game after its bye despite suffering a hip pointer Sunday against the Seahawks in Munich
-What does a hip pointer injury look like?
-Will he be close to 100% when he returns?
4. Chiefs’ Juju Smith-Schuster helped to locker room after scary helmet-to-helmet hit. As soon as he hit the ground, Smith-Schuster appeared to be having a fencing response, which is when the arms and hands flex unnaturally in response to brain trauma.
-How is this similar or different from the head injuries we’ve seen?
-Is the league doing enough with concussions?