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Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

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NFL Injury Analysis: Tough Week for Tight Ends

Jeff Stotts points out that several tight ends were injured in Week 2, including Carolina Panther Greg Olsen, who’s going to miss six to eight weeks with a broken foot.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Arrieta Could Be Back Soon

Jeff Stotts says that Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who’s been out with a hamstring injury, completed a bullpen session Saturday and is inching toward a return.

Fantasy Hockey 101: Evaluating NHL Injuries

RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts walks you through the process of evaluating several of the most common injuries that emerge throughout the season.

NFL Injury Analysis: Johnson Injury Alters Landscape

Jeff Stotts notes that it didn’t take long for the fantasy landscape to change quickly after top pick Arizona running back David Johnson injured his wrist and Jaguar’s receiver Allen Robinson tore his ACL.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cubs Without Arrieta

Jeff Stotts describes pitcher Jake Arrieta’s hamstring injury, which caused at least one missed start for the Cubs and might result in at least one more.

NFL Injury Analysis: When Will Luck Return?

Jeff Stotts notes that Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who had surgery on his shoulder eight months ago, at least has been removed from the PUP list, which means he should return before Week 6.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Slow Rehab for Harper

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, who suffered a bone bruise in August, likely to return anytime soon, says Jeff Stotts, which makes him a fantasy liability this late in the season.

Fantasy Basketball 101: Evaluating Common NBA Injuries

RotoWire's injury guru Jeff Stotts walks you through the process of evaluating several of the most common injuries that emerge throughout the season.

NFL Injury Analysis: Edelman Should Be Ready for 2018

Jeff Stotts examines the season-ending injuries affecting star players this week, including Patriot's wide receiver Julian Edelman, who will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamstring Strains

Jeff Stotts uses New York Met Yoenis Cespedes’ and St. Louis Cardinal Jedd Gyorko’s hamstring injuries to highlight the difficulty healing process involved with this muscle group.

NFL Injury Analysis: Scary Hit for Beckham

Jeff Stotts says that Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an ankle sprain in the Giant’s preseason loss to the Browns, however, more testing is needed to determine the severity.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sano Suffers Stress Reaction

The Twins haven’t released a recovery timeline for Miguel Sano who has a stress reaction in his left shin, but Jeff Stotts anticipates that it will be longer than 10 days.

NFL Injury Analysis: Rookie Challenges

Jeff Stotts sums up this week’s notable injuries and explains how uncertainty surrounding rookie injuries can make make draft day challenging for fantasy owners.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Harper Out Indefinitely

After slipping on a wet first base, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hyperextended his left knee, resulting in a bone bruise on his knee.

NFL Injury Analysis: Tannehill Out; Cutler In (For Now)

Miami’s Ryan Tannehill likely will miss the entire season after he re-injured his left knee, but Jeff Stotts cautions that his probable replacement, Jay Cutler, may not be fantasy worthy.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Frustration Time

Jeff Stotts describes Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez’s injury, and explains why August and September can be an especially tough time of year to have an injured player on your roster.

NFL Injury Analysis: Reviewing the NFL's Concussion Protocol

With Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi under evaluation for a possible concussion, Jeff Stotts take the opportunity to detail the five steps of the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Third Time the Charm for Strasburg?

Jeff Stotts offers in-depth analysis on Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who’s on the DL for the third straight season because of a nerve impingement in his throwing elbow.

Injury Analysis: Anderson Overcoming Knee Injury

Jeff Stotts gives a heads up to fantasy owners on the health of some key players as we enter training camps, including Denver's C.J. Anderson.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Correa Tears UCL

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is expected to miss six weeks after sustaining a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his thumb, the same injury that saw Mike Trout miss significant time.

Injury Analysis: How Risky is Julio?

Jeff Stotts reviews the medical records of some of the top players in this year's fantasy drafts. How much should fantasy owners worry about Julio Jones' foot injury?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Buxton Out with Groin Injury

The Minnesota Twins placed Byron Buxton on the 10-day DL after suffering a groin strain. Though Buxton isn’t expected to miss additional time, Jeff Stotts wars that groin injuries can linger.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

Baseball’s on break and that means it’s time for Jeff Stott’s annual All-Scar team, featuring Angels Mike Trout, who is expected back soon, after his recent thumb injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Turner Faces Lengthy Rehab

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was struck in the wrist by a wild pitch. Jeff Stotts believes his recovery time will be similar to that of Brave’s Freddie Freeman.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fowler on 10-Day DL

Jeff Stotts says Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler, who’s been troubled with season-long leg issues, will miss time after being diagnosed with a right heel spur.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: A Broken Scapula for Harvey

Struggling Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will miss a lengthy period of time with a shoulder stress fracture, Jeff Stotts says.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Keuchel Out With Neck Pain

Jeff Stotts says that Astros ace Dallas Keuchel is back on the DL and will be out at least a week with a recurring neck problem.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Verlander Shouldn’t Miss Any Time

Jeff Stotts doesn’t anticipate any missed days for Detroit Tiger pitcher Justin Verlander, who left Sunday’s game early with tightness in his groin.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Trout Sprains Thumb

Jeff Stott’s yearly warning about the perils of the head-first slide is prompted this season by Angel Mike Trout’s possibly serious thumb injury sustained over the weekend.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Keuchel on DL with Pinched Nerve

The Astros anticipate pitcher Dallas Keuchel only will sit out one start with his stint on the 10-Day DL for a pinched nerve in his neck, but Jeff Stotts recommends tempering expectations once he does return.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rotator Cuff Problems for Chapman

Jeff Stotts recaps this week's most noteworthy injuries, including Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman, who will miss time with an inflamed rotator cuff.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ellsbury Fine After Bruised Nerve

Jeff Stotts says that Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who missed three games last week with a bruised nerve in his elbow, is starting again and should be utilized as normal.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thor Headed for DL

Jeff Stotts says that Mets pitching ace Noah Syndergaard likely suffered a lat strain during Sunday’s start and likely will land on the DL.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Bumgarner’s Off-Field Accident

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to miss six to eight week after he wrecked a dirt bike last week and sprained the shoulder of his pitching arm.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Analysis: Blisters Sideline Pitchers

Jeff Stotts explains that something as seemingly innocuous as a blister can cause major problems for pitchers. This week, the Dodger Rich Hill and Blue Jay Aaron Sanchez landed on the DL for chronic blisters.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Analysis: Flu Hits Red Sox

Jeff Stotts explains the damaging effect of influenza on a team like the Red Sox, who have a number of players sick with the viral infection, including Hanley Ramirez, who should be ready to play again Tuesday.

NBA Injury Analysis: Looking Ahead

With the NBA regular season almost over, Jeff Stotts examines player injuries that are worth monitoring over the offseason in anticipation of next season including Joel Embiid.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rodon Has Biceps Bursitis

Jeff Stotts examines injured players around the league who'll miss Opening Day and beyond, including White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon who’ll will be out for at least two weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Martinez Out at Least Three Weeks

Jeff Stotts explains J.D. Martinez’s mild to moderate sprained Lisfranc ligament, which should keep the All-Star outfielder out three to four weeks.

NBA Injury Analysis: Injuries That Could Impact Fantasy Playoffs

Jeff Stotts touches on many significant injuries as the NBA fantasy season winds down, including Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who remains a few weeks away from returning to play.

Elbow Takes Out Wade: NBA Injury Analysis

Jeff Stotts says that Chicago’s Dwyane Wade will miss the rest of the season with a multifaceted elbow injury sustained after a hard fall on Wednesday.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Seager's Outlook

Although the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year Corey Seager has a mild oblique strain, Jeff Stotts says the Dodgers are optimistic that he’ll be ready in time for Opening Day.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sore Shoulder for Kipnis

Jeff Stotts is back with his weekly MLB injury analysis and this week he’s looking at Indian Jason Kipnis, who will miss the next two weeks and maybe longer with a strained rotator cuff.

NBA Injury Analysis: Aldridge Out Indefinitely

Jeff Stotts says the Spurs are treating their All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge’s diagnosed heart arrhythmia with caution, and further testing will help provide more answers and a possible timeline.

NBA Injury Analysis: Playoff Questions for Durant

With Warrior Kevin Durant out indefinitely with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, Jeff Stotts recommends dropping him in most one-year leagues.

NBA Injury Analysis: Porzingis Suffers Mild Sprain

Jeff Stotts says that Knick Kristaps Porzingis hurt his ankle after accidentally stepping on an opponent's foot. A subsequent MRI revealed no significant damage and Porzingis should play later this week.

NBA Injury Analysis: Love to Miss Four to Six Weeks

Jeff Stotts explains Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love’s debridement procedure, which removed loose bodies from his left knee.

NBA Injury Analysis: The All-Scar Team

As the NBA heads into its All-Star break at the end of the week, Jeff Stott’s column focuses on injured players who are on the top of his list for all the wrong reasons, including Clipper Chris Paul.

NBA Injury Analysis: LaVine Has Season-Ending Injury

Jeff Stotts recaps this week’s significant NBA injuries including Zach LaVine, who sustained a torn ACL over the weekend, and the Bulls Jimmy Butler, who’s questionable with a bruised heel.

Baseball Draft Kit: Injured Players to Avoid

Jeff Stotts' annual report highlights injured players that are unlikely to provide significant profit in 2017.

NBA Injury Analysis: Love to Undergo MRI

Jeff Stotts says that back problems will keep Cavalier Kevin Love from traveling with his team to Dallas on Monday and he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI.

NBA Injury Analysis: Thumb's Down for Chris

Jeff Stotts says that Clipper Chris Paul is expected to miss at least six weeks of playing time with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his left thumb.

NBA Injury Analysis: Achilles Woes Taking Their Toll

Jeff Stotts notes that Achilles trouble is the current ailment cropping up frequently in the NBA. Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis has missed five of the team’s last 10 games.

NBA Injury Analysis: How Scheduling Can Impact an Injured Player

Jeff Stotts highlights how a team’s weekly schedule makes analyzing NBA injuries tricky. He also discusses the Heat’s multitude of hurt players, including Justise Winslow, who'll miss the rest of the season.

NFL Injury Analysis: Who Will Be Healthy for 2017?

In his final column of the season, Jeff Stotts looks at star players who may have lingering health issues going into the 2017 season, including Adrian Peterson, who may have played his last game in Minnesota.

NBA Injury Analysis: Knicks Big Man May Miss Another Game

Jeff Stotts says that although he’s currently a top-25 fantasy player, Kristaps Porzingis’ sore Achilles cost him at least one game this season and is one of a slew of problems he’s had in his left leg.

SXM Highlights: Carr, Mariota & Lockett Injury Analysis

Injury expert Jeff Stotts joins Derek VanRiper & Mario Puig to give his short & long-term analysis for the recent injuries to Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota & Tyler Lockett.

NFL Injury Analysis: Broken Legs Diminish Playoff Hopes

Jeff Stotts discusses the recent spate of tibia fractures that has beset some of the NFL’s star players, including Derek Carr, who will have surgery this week.

NBA Injury Analysis: Broken Bones Plague League

Jeff Stotts says that bone injuries are on the rise in the first part of the season, including Houston’s Clint Capela who has a fractured fibula and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

SXM Highlights: Injury Watch for Championship Week

Jeff Stotts joins DVR to talk key injuries heading into Championship Week.

NFL Injury Analysis: Patrolling the Waiver Wire

If you’ve made it this far in your fantasy league, Jeff Stotts suggests studying the waiver wires for healthy, reliable options to secure a league victory. He also breaks down this week’s most notable injuries.

NBA Injury Analysis: First Quarter Report

As the NBA’s first quarter draws to a close, Jeff Stotts looks at some of the most notable injuries so far, including Blake Griffin, who’ll have surgery on his right knee and most likely miss a month.

NFL Injury Analysis: Toe Woes for Jones

Falcons receiver Julio Jones is expected to miss another week with “turf toe,” which, as Jeff Stotts explains, is a metatarsophalangeal sprain of the big toe that is often a tricky injury to manage.

NBA Injury Analysis: Thomas Opts for PRP Injection

Jeff Stotts explains Celtic point guard Isaiah Thomas’ decision to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection to speed up the healing process in his strained right groin.

NFL Injury Analysis: Long-Term Health Concerns for Gronk

Jeff Stotts discusses tight end Rob Gronkowski’s lower back injury, which will require surgery, as well as Gronk’s future fantasy value.

NBA Injury Analysis: Conley Out With Back Fracture

Grizzlies Point Guard Mike Conley could be out for at least a four weeks with a transverse process fracture, though other athletes who have had the same injury have missed less time.

NFL Injury Analysis: Carr to Play With Dislocated Pinkie

Raiders QB Derek Carr dislocated his right pinkie in two places on Sunday but is expected to play this weekend. The Injury, however, could affect how Carr takes his snaps.

NBA Injury Analysis: Bone Bruises for Williams and Parsons

Charlotte expects forward Marvin Williams to miss about a week for recovery, which sets him up to miss at least three of the Hornets’ next four games.

NFL Injury Analysis: Thumb Issues for McCoy

After dislocating his thumb, Running back LeSean McCoy had a minor surgical procedure to reposition it. According to Jeff Stotts, if McCoy progresses smoothly, he has a realistic chance of playing Sunday against the Jaguars.

NBA Injury Analysis: Parsons to Miss Time Again

Jeff Stotts details Memphis Grizzly Chandler Parsons’ latest injury, a bone bruise in his left knee, which will result in at least a two-week recovery period.

NFL Injury Analysis: Gronk Suffers Chest Injury

Tight end Rob Gronkowski took a hard hit in the Patriot’s Sunday night loss to Seattle, and the resulting chest injury could leave him doubtful for this weekend’s game in San Francisco.

NBA Injury Analysis: The Difficulties of Injury Prevention

Jeff Stotts describes what goes through his mind as he watches an NBA game from the perspective of an athletic trainer with the goal of preventing injuries like the one sustained by Wizards’ Bradley Beal last week.

NFL Injury Analysis: RB Trouble in Tennessee

Jeff Stotts says that although it appears DeMarco Murray is back up to speed after a toe injury, his backup Derrick Henry suffered a left calf strain during pregame warmups.

NBA Injury Analysis: Celtics Hurt but Healing

Jeff Scott's says that several Celtics are working their way back from injuries, including Kelly Olynyk who underwent shoulder surgery in May and should return to the court in the near future.

NFL Injury Analysis: Ware in Concussion Protocol

Spencer Ware could be out at least week after he suffered a concussion during the Chief’s win against the Colts, meanwhile fellow Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss at least eight more weeks.

NBA Injury Analysis: Minor Sprain, Major Frustration

Jeff Stotts warns that a minor injury might not keep a player off the court but it could negatively impact his performance. Ricky Rubio is one of many players who was injured in the first week of the season.

NFL Injury Analysis: McCoy May Not Play Against Division Foe

Jeff Stotts warns about the dangers of athletes playing through hamstring strains, as did Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy last Sunday. As a result, McCoy might have to skip Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

NBA Injury Analysis: Jackson Could Miss 20 Games

For the start of the season, Detroit will be without Reggie Jackson, who has two injuries: a sprained thumb and, more serious, patellar tendinosis in his knee.

NFL Injury Analysis: Big Ben Breaks Down

Ben Roethlisberger could miss two to four weeks with his latest injury, a torn meniscus in his left knee. Roethlisberger opted for a meniscectomy, so Jeff Stotts expects his return to fall somewhere later in the time table.

NFL Injury Analysis: Diggs Should Be Back After Bye

Jeff Stotts takes a look at this week’s banged up group of NFL players, including Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs, who strained his groin and missed Week 5, but should be ready go by Week 7.

NFL Injury Analysis: Coleman May Sit Out Mile High Game

Jeff Stotts says that Falcons running back Tevin Coleman’s blood disorder, can be dangerous in high altitudes and he may not play when the team travels to Denver.

NBA Draft Kit: Injury Primer

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts breaks down all the big injury news heading into fantasy basketball draft season, including whether Anthony Davis can move on from his multiple ailments.

NFL Injury Analysis: This Season's Injury du Jour?

Jeff Stotts explains MCL sprains, an injury that has affected several players early in the season, including Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall and Russell Wilson.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Contenders Might Have to Dump Harper

Jeff Stotts rounds up the final week of injury news as Bryce Harper owners have a difficult decision to make with the Nats' outfielder sidelined.

NFL Injury Analysis: Painful Week 2

Jeff Stotts recaps some of the significant player injuries from Week 2, of which there are plenty, including Adrian Peterson’s torn meniscus, which should keep him off the field for at least a few weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Not so Funny Bone

Jeff Stotts says that Met’s pitcher Jacob deGrom is out for the rest of the season with an injury to the ulnar nerve in his elbow that will require surgery.

NFL Injury Analysis: RG3 Sidelined for Eight Weeks

Jeff Stotts explains Browns QB Robert Griffin’s fractured shoulder injury on his nonthrowing arm. Expected to miss eight weeks, Griffin could return to practice in as little as six.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Strasburg's Short Return From DL

The Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg was pulled early from his last game with an elbow injury. Jeff Stotts warns that until he addresses the root of his elbow issues, owners should look for this to be a repetitive problem.

NFL Injury Analysis: Three Stars Back After 2015 ACL Tears

Jeff Stotts is cautiously optimistic that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will reemerge as a legit fantasy weapon a year following ACL reconstruction, but what about Jordy Nelson and Jamaal Charles?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Phillips Injures Foot

Cardinals second baseman Brandon Phillips was sidelined after he fouled a ball of his foot. Jeff Stotts recommends downgrading him.

NFL Injury Analysis: Romo's Back Woes

Jeff Stotts explains that Tony Romo is expected to miss 6-to-10 weeks with a compression fracture in his spine. Dak Prescott is expected to be the Cowboy’s starting QB until Romo returns.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Impact of Expanded Rosters

Jeff Stotts explains that MLB roster expansions can lead to injured players being treated more conservatively, which creates missed opportunities for statistical contributions. Baltimore’s Chris Tillman is one such player.

NFL Injury Analysis: Jones Out With Shoulder Sprain

Jeff Stotts explains Redskins Matt Jones’ Grade 2 AC sprain, which is expected to keep the running back out for at least the remainder of the preseason.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Medical Injections

Jeff Stotts defines the different medical injections that are used frequently by athletes, including Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who just received a painkilling injection in his right middle finger.

Injury Analysis: Hamstring Woes

Jeff Stotts explains why hamstring injuries are some of the most commonly reported injuries this preseason and why it’s not surprising to see the Vikings take a cautious approach with RB Adrian Peterson.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down in St. Louis

St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday is the third Cardinal to summer a thumb injury this year, and, according to Jeff Stotts, Holliday’s has the potential to be a season ender.

Injury Analysis: Nelson Closer to Returning

Jeff Stotts runs down the latest injury news on some of the most important fantasy players, including Green Bay's Jordy Nelson, who is expected to be back on the field soon.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Castellanos Out With Fracture

Jeff Stotts offers insight into Detroit third baseman Nick Castellano’s non-displaced fracture in his left hand, which could result in him missing at least a month of playing time.

Injury Analysis: Injuries Muddle Miami Backfield

Jeff Stotts analyzes the Dolphins' backfield situation where injuries likely will play a part in deciding the starter between Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumb's Down for Tulo

Jeff Stotts says that Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki could miss some time with a chip fracture in his thumb that has caused extensive swelling.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw Surgery a Possibility

Jeff Stotts describes Clayton Kershaw’s post-injury pitching attempts as unsettling and discusses the possible ramifications of surgery if Kershaw ultimately goes that route.

Injury Analysis: Durable vs. Fragile WR

Jeff Stotts analyzes wide receivers who might be most prone to injury this year, like the Jets' Brandon Marshall, and those about whom fantasy owners shouldn't have to worry.

Injury Analysis: Durable vs. Fragile RB

Breaking away from his usual format, Jeff Stotts studies 10 running backs and selects five who he thinks will play a full slate of games this season and five who might not be so lucky.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Uphill Battle for Harvey

Pitcher Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, and Jeff Stotts explains that though Harvey’s injury is in a favorable spot, he'll face major challenges upon his return in the spring.

Injury Analysis: How Risky is Rawls?

Jeff Stotts looks that the recovery from a major ankle for Seattle's Thomas Rawls. It's not the fracture that has him worried, but the ligament damage.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

It’s that time of year again. As baseball takes a break before the second half of the season, Jeff Stotts brings us his six annual All-Scar Team, which includes Mets third baseman David Wright.

Injury Analysis: On the Mend

Jeff Stotts explores seven prominent recently banged-up players -- including studs Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin -- as training camp inches closer.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw's Injury is Complex

Jeff Stotts explains Clayton Kershaw's back injury, and even though the herniated disk is deemed mild, there are reasons to be concerned.

Injury Analysis: Gordon Carries Risk, but Upside

Jeff Stotts reviews Melvin Gordon's microfracture surgery and what fantasy owners can expect from the San Diego running back in his second season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Strasburg Lands on DL Again

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg is on the DL with an upper back and ribs injury. Although the Nationals want him back soon, Jeff Stotts thinks it might be beneficial for him to sit through the All Star break.

Injury Analysis: Jonesing for Good Health

Jeff Stotts checks on the progress of injuries to some prominent players, including Dez Bryant, who is dealing with an increasingly common foot injury among wide receivers -- the Jones fracture.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Martinez Out With Broken Elbow

Jeff Stotts says that the Tigers will be without right fielder J.D. Martinez for a minimum of four weeks. Luckily, surgery won’t be needed.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamilton in Concussion Protocol

After being hit in the head while sliding into third base, Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is on the seven-day concussion disabled list, but Jeff Stotts thinks he might be out longer.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Pence's Hamstring Woes

With surgery scheduled for Thursday, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will miss eight weeks, though Jeff Stotts thinks it could be longer.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Royal Blues

According to Jeff Stotts, with three serious injuries, including Alex Gordon, last year’s champions are in world of hurt.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Tigers Lose Two Players

Both Miguel Cabrera and Jordan Zimmermann left Sunday’s game against the Rays with injuries. Jeff Stotts believes that Zimmermann's is the more serious of the two.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Boxberger Rehabbing Slowly

Jeff Stotts explains that following surgery in mid March, Rays closer Brad Boxberger is slowly progressing but will miss more time than the expected eight weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Pain in the Neck for Walker

Jeff Stotts advises keeping a close eye on Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, whose last start ended prematurely with reported neck spasms.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Bryant, Britton Suffer Ankle Injuries

Jeff Stotts details the mild ankle sprains sustained by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.

NBA Injury Analysis: Injuries Star in Playoffs

Jeff Stotts breaks down the injuries to Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and what it means for the their teams and the playoffs.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Brantley, Travis Eye Return

Jeff Stotts reports that Indians outfielder Michael Brantley and Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis are gearing up for a return to their respective teams.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Perkins Placed on DL

When a player’s injury description is vague, like with Minnesota closer Glen Perkins, Jeff Stotts suggests paying close attention to the wording to gain insightful clues.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Schwarber's Long Recovery

Jeff Stotts explains why Kyle Schwarber’s significant knee and ankle injuries could be career altering.

NBA Injury Analysis: Kings Big Man Shut Down

Jeff Stotts says Sacramento will sit DeMarcus Cousins for the final two games of the season.

NBA Injury Analysis: Trio Suffering From Core Muscle Injuries

Jeff Stotts explains why catchall term “sports hernia” doesn’t necessarily apply to the Ryan Anderson, Brandon Knight and Deron Williams ailments.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Headfirst Slide Hobbles Pollock

Jeff Stotts says the benefits of a headfirst slide don’t outweigh the risks, as evidenced by D'Back A.J. Pollock’s fractured elbow.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Little Faith in Braun's Back

Jeff Stotts is pessimistic that Ryan Braun can put his back injury issues behind him this season, or at least he's not willing to take the risk.

NBA Injury Analysis: New Details on Davis' Injuries

Jeff Stotts dissects the new information on Pelican’s star Anthony Davis, which is more encouraging than first thought.

NBA Injury Analysis: Brow Down in New Orleans

Jeff Stotts looks at the fallout from Anthony Davis' shoulder and knee injuries and whether the Pelicans' center will be ready for training camp next season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Better Wrong than Wright

Jeff Stotts would rather pass on David Wright than take a chance on his chronically injured back this season, as the Mets' third baseman likely will be treated cautiously all year.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Early Ailments

RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts checks in on a few players battling ailments early in spring training, including A.J. Pollock, who is dealing with right elbow soreness.

NBA Injury Analysis: Beale Street Blues

Jeff Stotts analyzes Mike Conley’s Achilles tendinitis and what it means for a Memphis Grizzlies team decimated by injuries.

NBA Injury Analysis: Beal Sidelined Again

Jeff Stotts said that injury-prone Bradley Beal has missed 20 games this season and might miss a couple more this week.

NBA Injury Analysis: The Brow Deals With the Toe

Jeff Stotts says that Anthony Davis’ big toe injury makes his status questionable this week, and Marc Gasol is out for the season.

NBA Injury Analysis: Bosh Out With Blood Clot

Jeff Stotts warns that Chris Bosh's blood clot, the second in as many seasons, could keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.

NBA Injury Analysis: 2015-16 All Scar Team

Kobe Bryant, in his farewell season, makes the All Scar Team for the final time. This dubious list includes injured players who have had minimal fantasy impact this season.

NBA Injury Analysis: Ginobili's Injury is Nuts

Jeff Stotts analyzes the impact of Manu Ginobili's testicular injury, which could sideline the Spurs' guard for a significant time depending on the healing process.

Injury Risk: Players to Avoid

Yordano Ventura appeared to take a big step forward in the second half of 2015, but are his seemingly minor arm issues pointing to a bigger underlying problem? RotoWire Injury Expert Jeff Stotts weighs in...

NBA Injury Analysis: Griffin Sidelined Again

Jeff Stotts believes that Blake Griffin’s fourth metacarpal fracture could result in the Clippers forward missing six weeks.

NBA Injury Analysis: Miami Cooled by Injuries

Hassan Whiteside is questionable for Monday's game due to an oblique injury, but RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts warns that the Heat big man could miss at least a game or two.

Injury Analysis: 2016 Injury Impact

Jeff Stotts looks at players whose 2015 seasons were ruined by injuries, like Tony Romo, and how those injuries will impact their 2016 seasons.

NBA Injury Analysis: Out for the Season

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts warned last week that Joakim Noah's shoulder ailment could continue to be an issue, and after separating it Friday, the Bulls' big man will miss the rest of the season.

Injury Analysis: Beat Up In Steel City

Jeff Stotts wonders how effective the Steelers' offense will be in the Divisional Round as they limp into Denver with significant injuries to Ben Roethlisberger, among others

NBA Injury Analysis: Beal's Return

Bradley Beal is close to returning from the stress reaction in his leg, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that Beal will likely be on a strict minutes restriction, and a reoccurrence would be a serious problem.

Injury Analysis: Beast Mode Re-Engaged

Jeff Stotts looks at some key injuries and recoveries heading into the postseason, including the return of Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle backfield

NBA Injury Analysis: Mudiay Back Soon?

Emmanuel Mudiay has already missed 12 games due to his ankle injury, but some new information about the ailment sheds light on when he could return.

Injury Analysis: Problems in the Panther Backfield

With Fozzy Whittaker suffering a high ankle sprain, Jonathan Stewart's return would be great news for a Carolina team that still has something to play for.

NBA Injury Analysis: Life Without Blake

The Clippers gave an estimate of two weeks for Blake Griffin's return from injury, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns why it's likely the power forward will be out longer.

Injury Analysis: Ailing Alshon

Although highly effective when healthy, Chicago's Alshon Jeffery hasn't been able to stay that way for more than 2-3 weeks at a time. Jeff Stotts has news on that and more in this week's injury report.

NBA Injury Analysis: Kyrie Returns

The Cavaliers finally welcomed Kyrie Irving back from his fractured patella, but they're still dealing with multiple injuries in their backcourt.

Injury Analysis: Week 14 Dominated by Injuries

Jeff Stotts examines the fallout from the many, many key injuries suffered in a rough Week 14.

NBA Injury Analysis: Beal Out Again

The Wizards' Bradley Beal is dealing with yet another stress reaction in his right leg, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that a minutes restriction could be on tap when he returns in two weeks.

2015 Martin-Monahan Award Winner: The Brewers Repeat

The Brewers lost fewer days to injury than any other club in 2015 thanks to the efforts of the team's medical staff.

Injury Analysis: Colts Not Quite Out of Luck

Indy's Andrew Luck should be back this season, but he probably won't be ready for Week 14 and Matt Hasselbeck is now hurting.

NBA Injury Analysis: When Will Gobert Return?

Rudy Gobert is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts looks at the return dates of players who had similar injuries to put a timeline on the Stifle Tower's return.

Injury Analysis: Patriotic Attrition

The New England receiving corps has been decimated by injuries, but there is some hope that Danny Amendola can suit up for Week 13.

NBA Injury Analysis: Back Pain Cycles

DeMarcus Cousins continues to battle a lower back strain, and while he may play through the ailment, RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that it could linger if not treated properly.

Injury Analysis: What's Next for Marshawn?

Jeff Stotts examines Marshawn Lynch's injury and the possibility of sports hernia surgery

NBA Injury Analysis: Estimating Returns

Jonas Valanciunas is out indefinitely with a fractured hand, but RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts says it may be easier to estimate the Raptors forward's return based on his own injury history.

NBA Injury Analysis: Better Now Than Later

Kevin Durant and Chris Paul are both dealing with muscle strains, and while it's frustrating for fantasy owners, Jeff Stotts explains why a few games out now can help avoid prolonged absences later.

Injury Analysis: Why Partial is Worse than Full Tear for Manning

Jeff Stotts explains why Peyton Manning's partially torn plantar fascia might be the worst-case scenario and how long he could be out.

Injury Analysis: Back to the Sideline for Big Ben

Jeff Stotts explains Ben Roethlisberger's latest injury and why it might be more serious than the Steelers are letting on.

NBA Injury Analysis: Clipped by Injuries

Chris Paul played all 82 regular-season games last season, but he's already missed time this season with a groin injury, one that RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns could linger.

Injury Analysis: Dropping Like Flies

Jeff Sotts takes a look at one of the busier weeks in recent memory from an injury perspective.

NBA Injury Analysis: Wounded King

DeMarcus Cousins suffered an Achilles injury this past weekend, and while he doesn't have a history of issues in the area, RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns the Kings' big man could be a risky fantasy play this week.

Injury Analysis: Ben at his Best?

Jeff Stotts examines Ben Roethlisberger's knee injury and checks in on Dez Bryant, Carlos Hyde, Joseph Randle and other injured players.

NBA Injury Analysis: Masked Man

Jeff Stotts breaks down the important injury info heading into the opening week of NBA action, including the Bulls' Derrick Rose, who will play with a mask to protect a broken orbital bone.

Injury Analysis: Mariota on the Mend

Jeff Stotts examines Marcus Mariota's knee injury, along with the quarterback situation in Pittsburgh, not to mention the potential return of Dez Bryant.

NBA Draft Kit: Injury Primer

Carmelo Anthony is back from his knee injury, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that it's naive to think the Knicks' superstar will play all 82 regular season games.

Injury Analysis: Charles No Longer in Charge

Jeff Stotts looks at Jamaal Charles' season-ending injury and analyzes his prospects for being ready for the start of the 2016 season. What's the prognosis?

Injury Analysis: No Luck with Shoulder

Jeff Stotts analyzes Andrew Luck's shoulder injury and advises whether fantasy owners should rely on him this week in a Thursday matchup against the Texans.

Injury Analysis: When Will Ben Bounce Back?

Jeff Stotts breaks down the injury to Ben Roethlisberger and what it means for fantasy owners, both now and down the road.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: See You in the Spring

Ryan Braun has been shut down for the rest of the season because of a back injury, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts outlines whether the Brewers outfielder will be ready for spring training.

Injury Analysis: No-Mo Romo

Jeff Stotts analyzes Tony Romo's collarbone injury and looks at whether the team's eight-week recovery timeframe is realistic.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Time to Let Go

Giancarlo Stanton suffered a setback in his recovery from wrist surgery, and depending on how it is treated, he could be in jeopardy of missing time next year.

Injury Analysis: Dez-aster in Dallas

Jeff Stotts tells fantasy owners what they need to know about the Dez Bryant injury, and they should be worried about the wideout's prognosis.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Not His Fault

Troy Tulowitzki is battling yet another injury, this time to his shoulder, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts argues that most of the shortstop's injuries have been unlucky as opposed to evidence that he's prone to injury.

Injury Analysis: Hamstring Patrol in TB

Jeff Stotts breaks down the injury situation around the league as we head into Week 1, including the latest with Tampa Bay's Mike Evans.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Unhappy Feet

The pain in Albert Pujols' right foot will keep him from playing in the field for the rest of the season, though it remains unclear if he's dealing with plantar fasciitis, which plagued his left foot in the past.

Injury Analysis: NFL Revises Concussion Protocol

Jeff Stotts examines the league's new concussion protocol and how it will impact players like T.Y. Hilton, who reported a headache after his latest preseason game.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Like a Rube Goldberg Machine

Stephen Strasburg is dealing with discomfort in his back, something that RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warned in early July may occur while the Nationals' pitcher was dealing with a neck injury.

Injury Analysis: Wide Receivers and ACLs

Jeff Stotts writes about the problematic intersection of wide receivers and ACL injuries, of which this preseason has already seen too many.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back at the Wright Time

David Wright is getting ready to return for the Mets, but the team has already indicated that he will be limited down the stretch in hopes of avoiding re-injury.

Injury Analysis: Hamstrung By Hamstring Injuries

Jeff Stotts examines the onslaught of hamstring injuries in training camp and explains how to analyze the prospects of injured players like Dez Bryant.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Annoying vs. Painful

Bryce Harper is dealing with pain in his leg after fouling a ball off his shin, something that has kept Hanley Ramirez out for nearly two weeks, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that the discomfort may linger.

Injury Analysis: Foster Care Fallout

Jeff Stotts checks in on the Arian Foster situation and find there might be reason for optimism given the most recent information.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Medical Red Flags

After missing 69 games at the start of the season finishing up his rehab from Tommy John surgery, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is out again, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains why his long-term fantasy value should take a hit.

Injury Analysis: Camp Starts, Injuries Follow

Jeff Stotts breaks down early training camp injuries, including Alshon Jeffery's shoulder sprain, which could keep him out of preseason games.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: End of the Road?

A.J. Burnett's latest elbow injury could be significant, and since he has ruled out the possibility of having surgery, it could be career-ending.

Injury Analysis: Downgrading Beckham

Jeff Stotts is concerned about Odell Beckham Jr.'s lingering hamstring injuries to the point of downgrading his draft stock. But is it enough to drop him out of the first round?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: No Guarantees from PRP

Dustin Pedroia will undergo a platelet-rich plasma injection to aid in his recovery from a strained hamstring, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that a return to the field is still far off.

Injury Analysis: Who's Worth the Risk?

Injury guru Jeff Stotts is staying away from Victor Cruz this year because of his gimpy knee, but what about Todd Gurley and others trying to overcome injuries?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Trouble in Houston

The Astros are just 4-9 since George Springer went down with a fractured wrist, and it got worse when teammate Chris Carter suffered a sprained right ankle Friday.

Injury Analysis: Amputation not the Worst for JPP

Jason Pierre-Paul's amputated finger grabbed the headlines, but Jeff Stotts details another injury that should worry fantasy owners more.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fifth Annual All-Scar Team

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts breaks down the top players who have altered fantasy leagues by spending more time on the disabled list than the field this season.

Injury Analysis: JPP Goes Bang

Jeff Stotts looks at the fallout of Jason Pierre-Paul's fireworks injury and what it means for his training camp status.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cascading Motions

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains how the human body is like a Rube Goldberg machine and why that could leave Stephen Strasburg out for up to six weeks with his latest ailment.

Injury Analysis: Stay on Your Toes

Jeff Stotts is worried about Brandon Marshall, whose toe injury followed him from the Bears to his new team in the Jets this year.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Power Loss

Giancarlo Stanton's latest injury will likely sideline him until mid-August, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that it may take a while for the slugger to regain his power stroke.

Injury Analysis: Weight Problem

Panthers wideout Kelvin Benjamin reported to minicamp overweight, which may have contributed to the two separate hamstring strains he suffered.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fickle Injuries

A number of players are dealing with hamstring injuries, which can often take a considerable amount of time to fully heal.

Injury Analysis: Beckham's Still Gimpy

Jeff Stotts checks in on players dealing with injuries this summer, including Odell Beckham Jr., who's gimpy hamstrings are threatening his draft stock.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: When Minor Leads to Serious

The Royals do not expect ace Yordano Ventura to miss his next start with his latest injury, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns the issue could be a precursor to something more serious.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Legal Steroids

Edwin Encarnacion returned from his hamstring injury and promptly picked up an issue with his shoulder. Jeff Stotts explains what Encarnacion's recovery plan could look like.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back on the DL

Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to visit with a specialist this week to help determine the cause of his neck issue, which has forced him back on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Wright's Back is Wrong

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts is very concerned about David Wright's back injury, as spinal stenosis has ended the careers of other athletes.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Don't Slide Head First

Jean Segura fractured his pinkie on a head-first slide, and his stint on the disabled list could last beyond 15 days.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Overcompensating

Stephen Strasburg's latest shoulder issue may have been a result of a previous ankle injury. RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Concussion Recovery

While he has not been officially diagnosed with a concussion, RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts explains why Jean Segura could be facing an extended absence.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: When Pitchers Bat

Two star pitchers were injured while batting over the last few days, with the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright possibly done for the season with an Achilles injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: DL-Bound?

Yasiel Puig continues to deal with a hamstring injury, and RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts warns that a trip to the disabled list may be required to ensure a full recovery.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: It's Good to be King

Despite feeling tightness in his quad, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is not expected to miss any time. He's one of the lucky ones discussed in Jeff Stotts' latest injury roundup.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Early Season Injuries

Despite being in the Opening Day lineup, Detroit's Victor Martinez is not out of the woods yet from his knee injury, and he could be rested early on.

NBA Injury Analysis: George Returns

How Paul George plays over the rest of this season will go a long way in determining his value in next year's drafts.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Early Season Injuries

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is likely to start the season on the disabled list, opening up the door for someone else to grab the early ninth inning work.

NBA Injury Analysis: Preparing for the Postseason

The Rockets are facing a litany of injury issues as the season winds down, and while Dwight Howard is back from his knee injury, he will not play every game down the stretch.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Lone Star Recoveries

The Rangers' offense could be dominant this season if Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo can fully recover from their injury-plagued 2014 seasons.

NBA Injury Analysis: He Told You So

The worst case scenario for Kevin Durant has finally emerged, though Jeff Stotts warned in October that another foot surgery was likely.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Time Before Opening Day

Anthony Rendon would likely have hit the 15-day DL if the regular season was already underway, but RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts thinks he should be back before Opening Day.

NBA Injury Analysis: Playoff Injury Reports

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts provides multiple updates on players who could return for the fantasy playoffs, including Thunder star Kevin Durant.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Tumbling Down Draft Boards

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts kicks off this season's Diamond Cuts with news that Yu Darvish is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.

NBA Injury Analysis: Heating Down

Despite Dwyane Wade's return from a hamstring issue, the Heat continue to deal with injuries to key players. RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts breaks it all down.

NBA Injury Analysis: Long-Term Risks

RotoWire's injury analyst Jeff Stotts explains why Derrick Rose's latest injury could impact his value in dynasty leagues.

NBA Injury Analysis: Follow-Up Procedures

RotoWire's Injury Analyst Jeff Stotts explains Kevin Durant's latest surgery and checks in on a number of other players as the fantasy regular season winds down.

NBA Injury Analysis: 2014-15 All-Scar Team

Kobe Bryant makes his second consecutive appearances in Jeff Stotts' All-Scar Team, highlighting impact players whose injuries have left them as minimal fantasy producers this season.

NBA Injury Analysis: Staph Infections 101

Jeff Stotts breaks down Blake Griffin's staph infection, and checks in on other injured players including Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis.

NBA Injury Analysis: Broken Face

Jeff Stotts provides updates on Dwight Howard's knee injury, Rajon Rondo's broken face, and others.

Injury Risk: Players to Avoid

In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.

NBA Injury Analysis: Bryant, Jennings, Aldridge, and More

Kobe Bryant, Brandon Jennings, Mirza Teletovic, and Tony Wroten were all lost for the season over the last week, but LaMarcus Aldridge was reborn like the mythical phoenix.

NBA Injury Analysis: All the Kings' Men

Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and much much more!

NBA Injury Analysis: Cracked Ribs

Deron Williams' rib injury is unique, putting the timeline of his return in question, and there are several other injuries impacting lineups right now.

NBA Injury Analysis: LeBron's Absence and Other Injuries

LeBron James is expected to be out for the next two weeks. Jeff Stotts breaks down the impact of the injury and what to expect from James going forward.

Injury Analysis: Question Marks at QB

Rivers and Rodgers expected to play, but how long will they last?

NBA Injury Analysis: Durant, Danilo, and DeBogut

Jeff Stotts breaks down the biggest injuries in the NBA.

Injury Analysis: Hands Off DeMarco Murray

The league's leading rusher hasn't been ruled out but might not be a good play this week.

NBA Injury Analysis: Thinning the Herd

The Knicks had two of their backcourt players go down with injuries this weekend. Jeff Stotts breaks down how long they'll be out and touches on several other players.

Injury Analysis: Rash of Hip Injuries Hit RBs

Plus: a quick update on Cam Newton

NBA Injury Analysis: Viruses and Backs

DeMarcus Cousins and Brook Lopez will miss this week, and several other players are covered by Jeff Stotts, updating their injury statuses.

Injury Analysis: Forget the Titans

Injuries at QB and WR make Tennessee's offense a must-avoid for this week's lineups.

NBA Injury Analysis: DeMar and the Flu

DeMar DeRozan is going to miss time, but how much time? Jeff Stotts breaks it down.

Injury Analysis: The Rise and Fall of Ryan Mallett

Mallett's run as starter on indefinite hiatus. Plus, Arian Foster's latest injury, Odell Beckham and more

NBA Injury Analysis: D-How Long?

Dwight Howard has undergone PRP treatment on his injured knee. What does that mean for his return? Jeff Stotts covered Howard and several other injuries.

Injury Analysis: Bradshaw Done for the Season

Andrew Luck's backfield-mate goes down with a broken ankle. Who will fill the void?

NBA Injury Analysis: Magic Feet

Aaron Gordon is the latest player to fall prey to a foot injury in the NBA. Jeff Stotts details Gordon's injury and also touches on the rest of the big injury news.

Injury Analysis: Another Torn ACL for Carson Palmer

Palmer first tore the ACL in his left knee during the 2005 playoffs

NBA Injury Analysis: Ankles, Sprained Ankles, Everywhere

Ricky Rubio and Marcus Smart were the latest big names to suffer severe ankle injuries. Jeff Stotts breaks down what it means going forward.

Injury Analysis: Romo to Play in London?

Tony Romo hopes to play this weekend, even with two fractured vertebrae in his lower back.

NBA Injury Analysis: Coping in Week 2

Unfortunately, there are a number of injuries littering the NBA like a mindfield for fantasy. Fortunately, Jeff Stotts has a breakdown on how you should handle them.

Advanced Stats Analysis: What to do with Westbrook?

RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts and advanced stats guru Marc Roberts got together over the weekend what managers should do with Russell Westbrook after he broke his hand.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Brewers Win Martin-Monahan Award

The Brewers' training staff managed to limit the impact of Ryan Braun's oblique injury and helped prevent their pitchers from going under the knife this season.

Injury Analysis: The Diagnosis That Isn't

Aaron Rodgers

NBA Injury Analysis: The Big Injuries

With Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo, and several other big names already suffering from injuries, it's good to know how long they'll be out to plan accordingly.

Injury Analysis: Major Surgery for Cruz

Eli Manning's top target is done for the year

Advanced Stats Analysis: Kevin Durant's Injury

Our experts teamed up to give RotoWire's readers a breakdown of Kevin Durant's injury and what it means for his fantasy value.

Injury Analysis: Saints Suffering

New Orleans' sputtering offense might be missing Jimmy Graham even after their bye

Injury Analysis: Limping Through Week 4

A rash of ankle sprains sideline key fantasy players. Jeff Stotts has the latest.

Injury Analysis: Tough Breaks

A broken ankle will sideline one of San Diego's top weapons for the year.

Diamond Cuts: Frustrating September Injuries

Josh Hamilton has been bothered by a shoulder injury this month, and because it's expanded roster season, he hasn't had to be put on the DL, leaving his fantasy owners in the lurch.

Injury Analysis: Long Line for the Trainer's Room

Lots of big names will be rehabbing this week, including DeSean Jackson and RGIII.

Injury Analysis: Injuries and Monday Night Football

The uncertain status of Andre Ellington and Antonio Gates had fantasy owners sweating on Monday.

Injury Analysis: Reviewing the NFL's Concussion Protocols

Welker still unable to return to practice. (Of course, he's got plenty of time to recover now...)

Diamond Cuts: A Core Problem

Jeff Stotts discusses the core injury that's been troubling the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in this week's MLB injury report.

NBA Team Previews: Dallas Mavericks

Chandler Parsons has joined the Mavs expecting to play a bigger role than he did for the Rockets, but can his stats improve much with Dirk, Monta, and a three-headed monster at point?

Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns

Every pun using David Wright's last name has been already used, but Jeff Stotts is concerned about a bigger issue - Wright's shoulder. He wonders if there's something serious underneath the shoulder and neck issues that have bothered Wright lately.

Injury Analysis: Don't Call it a Comeback

Sam Bradford's Bounce-back Season is Over Before it Even Began

NBA Injury Analysis: Players Returning from Injury

Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are just two of the key players who were sidelined by significant injuries last season. Jeff Stotts breaks down the risk involved with drafting each player.

Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen

Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts' Column on Player Health

Robert Griffin looks completely healthy, but he'll have to be more careful if he wants to stay that way.

Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are on the DL ... again. The Rockies are going through a losing season ... again. Jeff Stotts has the latest on both injured stars.

Injury Analysis: Wide Receivers on the Shelf

Marvin Jones could be sidelined for some time, but Jordy Nelson's injury is less serious.

Injury Analysis: Ball's Appendectomy

But David Wilson's NFL career is effectively over

Diamond Cuts: An Aversion To Avulsions

Jeff Stotts details what the recent clarification of Andrew McCutchen's rib injury means.

Diamond Cuts: Tulo-git To Quit

Troy Tulowitzki finally hit the DL on Tuesday for the first time this season with his thigh injury.

Injury Analysis: Risks and Rewards at WR

AJ Green should be one of the safer picks in this year's drafts. Megatron? Not so much.

Diamond Cuts: All-Scar Team

In the year of the Tommy John Surgery, Jose Fernandez's injury has been the most impactful. Jeff Stotts reveals the rest of his annual All-Scar team in this week's article.

Injury Analysis: Running Back Risks and Rewards

Montee Ball should be one of the safer RB picks in this year's drafts

Injury Analysis: Risk and Reward when Drafting QBs

Even at 36, Tom Brady is a very safe pick

Diamond Cuts: Pop Goes the Quad

Edwin Encarnacion's quad injury headlines Jeff Stotts' weekly injury article.

Diamond Cuts: Evan Gattis's Back Injury

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts says that the location of Evan Gattis's bulging disc in his back is troublesome.

Injury Analysis: Tracking Offseason Recoveries

Jeff Stotts updates us on Julio Jones and Tony Romo, among others.

Diamond Cuts: Dat Dude's Heel

Though the Reds are at Wrigley Field this week, we didn't get to see Brandon Phillips strike this pose Monday because of his heel injury.

NFL Draft Kit: Positioning Yourself Against Injury Risk

History shows injuries regularly occur to even the most highly drafted players. By examining previous trends and following a few specific guidelines, we can mitigate some of this risk and learn to better protect our biggest investments.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cramping Conundrum

Cramps have been the injury du jour in the sports world of late, and Jeff Stotts breaks down the setback, particularly the one that is bothering Detroit's Torii Hunter.

Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low

Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer suffered significant setbacks in the last week. Jeff Stotts gives you the lowdown on their respective procedures.

Diamond Cuts: Get a Grip

Jeff Stotts talks about the importance of a hitter being able to maintain his grip after coming back from a hand, thumb or wrist injury, such as the one suffered by the Angels' Josh Hamilton.

Diamond Cuts: Sore Thumbs

Jeff Stotts discusses Josh Hamilton's latest setback with his thumb injury, and gives the latest on the Rangers' injuries.

Diamond Cuts: Abreu's Ankle

Early season sensation Jose Abreu is now on the DL with an ankle injury. RotoWire's Jeff Stotts gives us the full information on the injury, and tells you why an early July estimate for CC Sabathia's return might even be optimistic.

Diamond Cuts: Why Can't We Have Nice Things?

Jose Fernandez has become the latest treasure of the game to go down with a UCL tear. Jeff Stotts leads off with him in this week's edition of Diamond Cuts.

Diamond Cuts: They Call Me Bruce

Jeff Stotts isn't ranting about Rick Springfield's song, but rather about the reporting on Jay Bruce's meniscus injury and the subsequent procedure done on it in this week's edition.

Diamond Cuts: UCL Forces the DL

Bryce Harper's thumb injury has not only forced him to the DL, but also to the surgeon's table. He headlines this week's column by Jeff Stotts.

Diamond Cuts: Can CarGo Go?

Jeff Stotts opens this week's column talking about the knee tendinitis troubling the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez.

Diamond Cuts: Two For the Thumb

Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Hamilton went down with significant thumb injuries in the last week. Jeff Stotts describes the difference between the two injuries and subsequent consequences in this week's article.

NBA Injury Analysis: Looking to Next Season

Athletic trainer and RotoWire's resident injury expert, Jeff Stotts looks at some of the year's biggest injury issues and offers insight into their impact for next season.

Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain

Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.

NBA Injury Analysis: Hobbled T-Wolves

Jeff Stotts breaks down the injuries to key players on the Timberwolves, David Lee, and others.

Diamond Cuts: Teres Major Heartache

Dodgers fans and fantasy owners alike are wincing with the news that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from a teres major injury. Jeff Stotts goes into more detail about the nature of the injury this week.

NBA Injury Analysis: Hobbled Stars

There are some big-name players dealing with injuries at the worst time for the fantasy playoffs. Jeff Stotts breaks down whether you should hold or punt these players.

NBA Injury Analysis: Vertigo

RotoWire's resident athletic trainer, Jeff Stotts, breaks down what vertigo and several other injuries in the NBA are while giving a proper understanding of when players will return.

Diamond Cuts: The Rangers' Rough Weekend

Jurickson Profar is out 10-to-12 weeks, as is Geovany Soto, and Yu Darvish is also hurting. Jeff Stotts breaks them down, as well as a few other top injuries around the league.

Diamond Cuts: Elbowed Out

Jarrod Parker highlights a string of pitchers going down with elbow injuries this spring. Jeff Stotts breaks them all down for you in this week's Diamond Cuts.

NBA Injury Analysis: Biceps and Necks

Kyrie Irving and Andre Drummond left games this weekend with open-ended injuries. Jeff Stotts breaks down what he saw and how long he expects each player to be out.

Diamond Cuts: Atlanta Burns

It's been a miserable spring for the Braves' starting rotation, with Kris Medlen suffering the most serious injury. Jeff Stotts breaks down his status in his first article of the spring.

NBA Injury Analysis: Bledsoe's Return

Jeff Stotts breaks down the expected return of Eric Bledsoe this week and injuries to other big-name players.

NBA Injury Analysis: Big Names Return

Breaking down the injuries to Jamal Crawford and Thabo Sefolosha, as well as the returns of Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic

NBA Injury Analysis: Big-Name Injuries

Breaking down the injuries to the Trail Blazers' frontcourt, Andrew Bogut, Tony Parker, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant

NBA Injury Analysis: Facial Injuries and Drop Foot

Breaking down the facial injuries to Larry Sanders, J.R. Smith, and what exactly Dwyane Wade's drop foot is.

NBA Injury Analysis: All-Scar Team

Jeff Stotts returns for the third year with his All-Scar Team selections.

NBA Injury Analysis: Conley And The Lakers Backcourt

Breaking down Mike Conley's injury and the Lakers' backcourt health.

NBA Injury Analysis: Hobbled Kings

With Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins sidelined, Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Thornton have helped pick up the slack.

MLB Draft Kit: Injury Risk Players to Avoid

Matt Kemp tops Jeff Stotts' list of players that he won't be drafting this year because of the incumbent injury risks.

NBA Injury Analysis: Ankles, Knees, Hips, and Hands

With Kemba Walker out for about two weeks, who will step up in his absence?

NBA Injury Analysis: Removed, Not Repaired

Jrue Holiday is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his tibia. With Eric Bledsoe having the injured part of his meniscus removed instead of repaired, he could return in 4-6 weeks.

NBA Injury Analysis: The More You Know

Chris Paul is scheduled to miss six weeks, but could he return early? Will Kyrie Irving return soon or be out longer than expected?

NBA Injury Analysis: Hobbled New Year

Russell Westbrook and Al Horford went down with major injuries, but what do their injuries mean going forward?

Injury Analysis: Will Romo Play this week?

Cowboys may face a crucial game against Philly with Kyle Orton behind center.

NBA Injury Analysis: Candy Cane Crutches

Candy cane crutches might help deflect some of the sadness that accompanies injuries during the holidays, but there's no getting around the reality of some of the NBA's best players being sidelined.

Injury Analysis: Larry Fitzgerald and the Concussion Protocol

Arizona's star receiver will be a game-time decision this Sunday

NBA Injury Analysis: Bruised Bears

Mike Conley suffered a thigh contusion Sunday, and though the injury doesn't sound serious, it could keep him out for a couple games.

Injury Analysis: Peterson Likely to Miss Week 15

Vikings could be down to their third-string RB after losing Peterson and Gerhart to injury.

NBA Injury Analysis: Kobe's Forecast

Kobe Bryant made his season debut Sunday, but will he be able to stay healthy and productive all season?

NBA Injury Analysis: Talk to the Hand

Anthony Davis is going to be sidelined, but for how long? J.J. Redick suffered multiple injuries, leaving the Clippers without their starting shooting guard.

Injury Analysis: Bears Offense Getting Healthy

Matt Forte should return this week, with Jay Cutler to follow soon.

NBA Injury Analysis: Rough Weekend

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts takes an in-depth look at the major injuries from an eventful NBA weekend.

Injury Analysis: Packers will be Cautious with Rodgers

Green Bay will give Rodgers' broken collarbone one more week - at least - to heal.

NBA Injury Analysis: Team Triage

The Bucks and Nets are riddled with injuries, and key players are missing time.

Seattle Mariners Have Best Medical Staff: The 2013 Martin-Monahan Award

The Seattle Mariners win the award for best medical staff presented annually by RotoWire along with Bleacher Report's Will Carroll.

Injury Analysis: Cutler's Brief Return

The Bears QB returned sooner-than-expected, but an ankle injury will sideline him for another month.

NBA Injury Analysis: Rough Week for Centers

How long will Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee be out, and who steps up in their places.

Injury Analysis: Aaron Rodgers and Arian Foster

Two more big names lost to injury this week - when will they return?

NBA Injury Analysis: Westbrook Returns

Russell Westbrook has returned, but there are a number of other injury issues to keep an eye on and consider when setting your lineups.

Injury Analysis: What's Wrong with Tom Brady?

Two straight sub-par games have rumors flying. Is Brady hiding a hand injury?

NBA Injury Analysis: What Injuries Mean

What common injuries mean and how it affects your fantasy lineup.

Injury Analysis: Busy Week for NFL Medical Staffs

Bradford and Wayne are done for the season, but Cutler might miss just three games.

NBA Injury Analysis: Preseason Checkup 3

Back spasms, broken jaws and Achilles issues are just a few of the injuries infecting NBA rosters in the preseason. Jeff Stotts breaks down the fantasy implications with fantasy medical explanations.

Injury Analysis: Green Bay's WR Corps is Looking a Bit Thin

Both Randall Cobb and James Jones could be sidelined for some time.

NBA Injury Analysis: Preseason Checkup 2

Which preseason injuries are worth worrying about?

Injury Analysis: A Bad Week for Hamstrings

Michael Vick is among the top players dealing with an injured hamstring as Week 6 approaches.

NBA Injury Analysis: Preseason Checkup 1

Kobe took off to Germany; CJ McCollum can't catch a break outside of his bones; but the return of Derrick Rose gives us a positive note to digest.

Injury Analysis: A Tough Week for Running Backs

The Raiders down to third-stringer Rashad Jennings after McFadden, Reece injuries

Injury Analysis: Will Ray Rice Play This Week?

Ravens are optimistic about their star RB's return to the lineup.

NBA Team Previews: Dallas Mavericks 2013-14

The Mavericks revamped their roster again. Nine new players are in town, but they're familiar faces and should produce familiar returns.

Diamond Cuts: Fallen Jays

Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus are the latest Blue Jays to be shut down for the season.

Diamond Cuts: Oblique Issues

Jeff Stotts discusses Felix Hernandez's injury among other topics this week.

Injury Analysis: Amendola Could Have Sports Hernia

Tom Brady's top WR could be sidelined for a month or more.

Injury Analysis: How badly is Romo hurt?

Jeff Stotts discusses Tony Romo's latest rib injury and his status for Week 2. Plus: Dez Bryant, Shane Vereen

Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Foot Injury

Jeff Stotts gives us the details on Jacoby Ellsbury's foot injury, Carlos Gonzalez's hand and King Felix's back.

Diamond Cuts: Miggy's Nagging Injury

Owners of Miguel Cabrera in weekly leagues are in a tough spot on whether or not to start him.

Diamond Cuts: Braves In a Bind

Jason Heyward's broken jaw is particularly ill-timed for the Braves. Jeff Stotts talks about him and more this week.

NBA Draft Kit: Offseason Injury Analysis

Athletic trainer Jeff Stotts breaks down the biggest injury stories of the offseason to make sure you know all the important details before you spend a pick on a player returning from a significant injury.

Injury Analysis: Green Returns to Action

Fantasy owners can rest easy as A.J. Green is back in action for the Bengals, four weeks removed from his knee injury.

Injury Analysis: Bell Gets Dinged Again

Le'Veon Bell continues to display an inability to stay healthy, and his latest injury should have fantasy owners treading lightly.

Diamond Cuts: Eyes on the Prize

Dan Uggla recently had LASIX laser eye surgery in the hopes of improving his batting eye.

Diamond Cuts: Busy NL Contenders

Jeff Stotts has a lot of info dealing with the Dodgers and Cardinals, including the latest on Matt Kemp's rehab.

Injury Analysis: RG3 Makes Quick Recovery

Robert Griffin III aggressively attacked his rehab from last year's knee injury and could begin full practices soon for the Redskins.

Injury Analysis: Downgrade Rodgers?

Aaron Rodgers is healthy, but his teammates sure aren't. Is it time to downgrade the Green Bay quarterback in light of injuries to the offensive line and receivers?

Diamond Cuts: The Latest Dodgers Injury

Hanley Ramirez's tumble into the stands has Dodgers fans concerned about his injured shoulder.

Diamond Cuts: El Hombre Down

The Angels are shutting down Albert Pujols due to his ongoing foot issues. Jeff Stotts details what Pujols will go through in his rehab.

Injury Analysis: Red Flags for MJD

There was a sense of relief in Jacksonville as Maurice Jones-Drew was recently medically cleared to return to the field, but that doesn't mean he's out of the woods just yet.

Diamond Cuts: Injured Outfielders

Matt Holliday and Yoenis Cespedes top the list this week in Jeff Stotts' weekly injury column.

Diamond Cuts: The All-Scar Team

Giancarlo Stanton was one of three big-time NL outfielders to make Jeff Stotts' list.

Diamond Cuts: Matt Kemp, Ryan Howard, and Yadier Molina

A number of knee injuries highlight this week's list, along with Matt Kemp's ongoing shoulder issues.

Diamond Cuts: Longo's Foot

Evan Longoria is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis. Jeff Stotts talks about him among this week's injuries.

Diamond Cuts: Conflicting Reports

Bryce Harper's return date isn't set in stone. Jeff Stotts talks about Harper, Carlos Gomez and a number of injured Yankees this week.

Football Draft Kit: The Durable and the Fragile

Jeff Stotts, certified athletic trainer, highlights the league's safest and riskiest players

Diamond Cuts: The Return of Reyes

Jose Reyes is starting his rehab assignment ahead of schedule. Jeff Stotts talks about him and a lot more this week.

Diamond Cuts: Scar Tissue

Jeff Stotts explains the setbacks suffered by Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez and expresses some doubt about Giancarlo Stanton.

Diamond Cuts: Kemp's Hamstring

Jeff Stotts breaks down the latest breakdown of Matt Kemp and his Dodgers teammates.

Diamond Cuts: Pessimistic Outlook For Ryan Howard

Jeff Stotts is decidedly pessimistic about Ryan Howard's knee injury, in no small part because of Howard's previous Achilles injury.

Diamond Cuts: A Pain in the Foot

Brett Anderson's crummy injury luck has continued this season. Read the latest on his status from Jeff Stotts.

Diamond Cuts: Doc's Results From the Doc

Roy Halladay didn't get good news from his shoulder exam and will go under the knife. Jeff Stotts breaks down what to expect and more in this week's article.

Diamond Cuts: Hamstrung

Hanley Ramirez's sore hamstring is vexing his owners right now.

Diamond Cuts: Tulo Time

Troy Tulowitzki's shoulder injury has his fantasy owners justifiably concerned. Jeff Stotts tells you what to expect for the oft-injured star.

Diamond Cuts: The Captain's Setback

The Yankees and Dodgers feature prominently in Jeff Stotts' weekly feature, including a discussion about Derek Jeter's setback.

Diamond Cuts: Pitcher Injuries in LA

Jered Weaver and Zack Greinke headline this week's very busy list of injuries.

NBA Injury Analysis: What's Next for Kobe, Rose and Bynum?

Will we ever see the Black Mamba at full strength again?

NBA Injury Analysis: Big Break for the Big Three

With the number one seed locked up, Miami's superstars are getting a breather

Diamond Cuts: Blister vs. Abrasion

Jeff Stotts discusses Yu Darvish's specific injury - does he have a blister on his pitching index finger, or an abrasion? And what are the implications for each injury?

Diamond Cuts: Unchartered Territory

Johan Santana underwent his second capsulorrhaphy in 31 months and will be out for the season. Jeff Stotts discusses Santana's likelihood of returning in this week's article.

NBA Injury Analysis: Another Week, Another Laker Sidelined

What's left of the Lakers' roster fights for a playoff berth

Diamond Cuts: Third Base Carnage

Chase Headley and Hanley Ramirez headline the list of players discussed by Jeff Stotts this week.

NBA Injury Analysis: Gasol Sidelined?

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) breaks down Marc Gasol's abdominal injury and more

NBA Injury Analysis: Kobe's Controversial Ankle Injury

Plus: Can you count on 'Melo for the rest of this season?

Diamond Cuts: Yankees' Mounting Injuries

Jeff Stotts breaks down all of the breaking down Yankees among others banged up this spring.

NBA Injury Analysis: Rose and Irving, STAT and 'Melo

Recent injuries raise more questions than answers

NBA Injury Analysis: The King Escapes Injury

An awkward fall during Sunday's win didn't slow LeBron James much.

NBA Injury Analysis: Bogus Bogut

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) gives us an in-depth understanding of the injuries plaguing NBA fantasy players.

NBA Injury Analysis: The All-Scar Team

The most notable injuries of the first half, from @RotowireATC

NBA Injury Analysis: Rose in Bloom

Chicago's superstar point will be back soon - but will he have any healthy teammates?

How Long Is He Out?: Knowing Medical Terms Can Give You the Advantage

A crash course in medical terms that will help you gain an advantage in your league. Jeff Stotts also examines some players looking to bounce back after suffering injuries in 2012.

NBA Injury Analysis: Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo

CP3 should be back soon, Rondo done for the year

NBA Injury Analysis: Stephen Curry Sidelined Again

He's back, but Curry's right ankle will never be 100%

NBA Injury Analysis: Varejao Out, Howard Back

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) explains the latest injuries to two top rebounders

NBA Injury Analysis: The Missing Knicks

New York tries to get by without 'Melo, Stoudemire and Felton

Injury Analysis: Injury Now, Impact Later

Injuries like the one Heath Miller suffered Sunday likely will impact next year's drafts.

NBA Injury Analysis: Mo Williams, 'Sheed and Ty Lawson

Plus: Eric Gordon could be back in uniform soon

Injury Analysis: Gronk Ahead of Schedule

The Pats' all-world TE could be active this weekend

Injury Analysis: RGIII's Knee and a Huge Sigh of Relief

Rotowire's injury guru explains what really happened to Griffin's knee on Sunday

NBA Injury Analysis: Nash, Wall, Nowitzki, Stoudemire

A quarter of the season gone, and several stars have yet to appear...

Injury Analysis: No Luck for the Jacksonville Backfield

Montell Owens is the last man standing

NBA Injury Analysis: Rubio's Return

Minnesota gains a PG while the Knicks lose two

Injury Analysis: Cowboys, Eagles Lose Key Skill Guys

Dallas and Philly could be seriously short-handed this week

NBA Injury Analysis: The Brow on the Bench

Anthony Davis' Ankle Becoming a Concern for the Hornets

NBA Injury Analysis: Bynum's Philly Debut Still on Hold

Jeff Stotts (@rotowireATC) discusses Andrew Bynum's latest setback, Brandon Roy's surgery

Injury Analysis: The Concussion Protocol

Jeff Stotts (@rotowireATC) on what's next for Cutler, Vick and Smith

Injury Analysis: All About Ankles

McFadden and Goodson, Nelson and Harvin

NBA Injury Analysis: Ailing Veterans

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at injuries to Steve Nash, Manu Ginobili and other banged up players.

Injury Analysis: Jennings Likely Out to Week 14

Greg Jennings will have surgery on his ailing groing and likely won't be ready until the fantasy playoffs.

NBA Injury Analysis: Preseason Notes

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at injuries to Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, and other banged up players.

Dick Martin Award 2012: Cincinnati Reds Have Best Medical Staff

RotoWire is proud to sponsor the eighth annual award for the best MLB medical staff.

Injury Analysis: Jacksonville's Empty Backfield

Gabbert and MJD Both Hurting

NBA Injury Analysis: Preseason Notes

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at Kevin Love's injury and other hobbled players.

NBA Team Previews: Dallas Mavericks 2012-13

NBA Injury Analysis: Preseason Notes

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at Dirk Nowitzki's injury and other hobbled players.

Injury Analysis: RG3 and Matt Cassel

Two starting QBs and the NFL's concussion protocol

NBA Injury Analysis: Training Camp Notes

Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) breaks down the big injuries to key players as training camp opens.

Diamond Cuts: Looking Ahead

Jose Bautista will be one of the players who Jeff Stotts will be tracking this offseason.

Injury Analysis: Week 4 Injury Breakdown

Reggie Bush a question mark; Revis done for the year

Diamond Cuts: Tex Mess

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts suggests to not count on Mark Teixeira to do much this week.

Diamond Cuts: Tragic Hip

Expect the worst with Clayton Kershaw for the remainder of this season.

Injury Analysis: Week One Injury Updates

Fred Jackson likely out three weeks.

Diamond Cuts: Headfirst Into Trouble

Mark Teixeira's headfirst slide at first wasn't just a game-ender - it might have ended Teixeira's regular season.

Diamond Cuts: Votto's Return

Joey Votto is due back from his knee injury this week.

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Could Peterson play in Week 1? Our expert isn't convinced...

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

The guys our expert won't touch with a ten-foot pole...

Diamond Cuts: Ribs and Wrists

Brett Lawrie's oblique injury leads off this week's version of Diamond Cuts.

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts Gives His Prognosis

Tony Romo's team is falling apart this preseason

Diamond Cuts: Progress, Finally

Jose Bautista is making strides in his efforts to rehab his injury and return.

Injury Analysis: Can You Count on McFadden?

Raiders' RB banged-up again

Diamond Cuts: Setbacks Everywhere

The three stars that hit the DL on the same day - Joey Votto, Jose Bautista, and David Ortiz - all remain on the DL with return dates later than initially expected.

Diamond Cuts: Waiting Game

Joey Votto is one of the injured stars still on the DL that we're still waiting for a return.

Injury Analysis: WRs on the sidelines

Why we're downgrading Miles Austin

Injury Analysis: The Preseason PUP List

Who's starting camp on the sidelines?

Diamond Cuts: Good News and Bad News

There's good news regarding Giancarlo Stanton and bad news about his teammate Logan Morrison.

Diamond Cuts: Big Names on the DL

Joey Votto is one of the many big names that hit the DL in the last week.

Diamond Cuts: The Doc Is In

You might want to temper your initial expectations for Doc Halladay upon his return.

Diamond Cuts: The All-Scar Team

Jeff Stotts takes a look at those who have broken our heart this season.

Diamond Cuts: Feeling the Heat

Stephen Strasburg departed early from his last start due to a heat illness.

NFL Preseason Injury Outlook: Assessing Injury Risk

Diamond Cuts: Carpenter Progressing

Chris Carpenter has started to face hitters in his rehab. Is he worth a pickup?

Diamond Cuts: Two Rehabbing Phillies

Jeff Stotts is pessimistic about Ryan Howard's short-term chances of recovery. He also talks about Troy Tulowitzki and Carl Crawford.

Diamond Cuts: Red Lights in Texas

Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland are on the DL, and Alexi Ogando might not be too far behind.

Diamond Cuts: Big Names, Big Injuries

Jeff Stotts has the latest on Matt Kemp, Troy Tulowitzki and other big names.

Diamond Cuts: Three Injured Indians

Asdrubal Cabrera is among the three Indians position players sidelined right now.

Diamond Cuts: Taking the Conservative Approach

The Dodgers made sure that their MVP candidate didn't aggravate his hamstring injury by having him try to play through it.

Diamond Cuts: Brett Gardner's Setback

Jeff Stotts talks about Brett Gardner's setback and more.

Diamond Cuts: Sad Panda

Pablo Sandoval is out with a broken hamate bone.

Diamond Cuts: A National Problem

Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder has landed him on the DL, and that move started a chain that prompted the Nationals to call up Bryce Harper.

Diamond Cuts: Bloody Saturday

Cliff Lee was one of four pitchers to hit the DL on Saturday.

NBA Injury Analysis: Wait Until Next Year

How this year's big injuries will affect next year's fantasy drafts

Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Sublexed Shoulder

Jeff Stotts goes into detail about Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury.

NBA Injury Analysis: Love Done for the Season?

Concussion could end Kevin Love's season prematurely

Diamond Cuts: Mister Fister

Doug Fister's side injury, no matter how it's characterized, will be a real pain for his fantasy owners to deal with.

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

D-Wade, Rose, Nene

Diamond Cuts: Starting On the Wrong Foot

B.J. Upton is among the injured starters beginning the year on the DL.

NBA Injury Analysis: Time to Drop STAT

Stoudemire's back problem is probably a season-ender

Diamond Cuts: Who Is the Injury Guy Avoiding?

Grady Sizemore was once among the elite, but Jeff Stotts won't be touching him this year.

NBA Injury Analysis: The Nuggets Can't Catch a Break

Danilo Gallinari's Thumb, Rudy Fernandez' Back and Andre Miller's Shoulder

NBA Injury Analysis: Rockets' Backcourt Woes

Kyle Lowry out, Kevin Martin hurting

NBA Injury Analysis: Kobe's All-Star Injury a Test for New Protocols

Broken Nose, Concussion Scare for NBA's Top Scorer

NBA Injury Analysis: The NBA All-Scar Teams

This season's compressed schedule is extra-tough on players dealing with injuries.

NBA Injury Analysis: More Injury Woes for the Hornets

Gordon, Okafor, Jack all banged up - can this team put five healthy bodies on the floor?

Fantasy 101: Understanding Injuries: Understanding Injuries

NBA Injury Analysis: Who needs 'Melo when you've got... Jeremy Lin?!?

Lin-sanity has helped the Knicks overcome Anthony's injury, Stoudemire's absence

NBA Injury Analysis: Nets Lose Another Guard

MarShon Brooks Out Indefinitely. Plus: Jason Kidd, Gilbert Arenas and More

Diamond Cuts: 2012 Injury Outlook

Ryan Howard's torn Achilles' tendon might have been the result of numerous cortisone shots received to address pain in his ankle.

NBA Injury Analysis: Another Setback for Bogut

Oft-injured Milwaukee Center Fractures Ankle

NBA Injury Analysis: Another FOOSH has Rondo Hurting

Celtics' guard is day-to-day after another nasty fall.

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Horford's Pectoral Tear Could End His Season

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Manu, Z-Bo, and Nene

NBA Injury Analysis: Ailing Players Around the League

Injury Analysis: Timing is Everything

Like Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners.

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Kobe may play through his wrist injury, but Brook Lopez could be sidelined for a long time.

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Hoping for McFadden's return during the playoffs? You may be disappointed.

Dallas Mavericks Preview 2011: Dallas Mavericks Preview 2011

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Updates on Aldridge's heart condition, 'Melo's injury scare and Nowitzki's illness

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Big Ben is banged up again, DeMarco Murray looks done for the year.

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Kobe's knee still an issue; Brandon Roy may retire

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

The Bears could be in big trouble with both Cutler and Forte sidelined

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

The latest on Rudy Gay's shoulder rehab

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates and Analysis

The Texans are going to run out of quarterbacks...

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

The bye week gave Big Ben time to rest his injured thumb; he should be under center this weekend.

The 2011 Dick Martin Award: Kansas City Royals Have Best Medical Staff

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Texans' Shaub, Chiefs' Cassel could be done for the year

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Eli Manning's top target could be back for Week 10

Injury Analysis: Week 8 Injury Updates

Andre Johnson and Hakeem Nicks are hamstrung by leg injuries...

Injury Analysis: Week 7 Injury Updates

Bye week comes at an opportune time for McFadden

Injury Analysis: Week 6 Injury Updates

Campbell could be sidelined for a long time, but Gates should be back this weekend.

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Texans lose Mario Williams for the season, still waiting on Andre Johnson

Injury Analysis: Week 4 Injury Updates

Jeff Stotts has the latest on Roethlisberger, Mendenhall and more.

Injury Analysis: Week 3 Injury Updates

Britt is done for the season, Vick may play with an injured hand

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Broken Youk

Injury Analysis: Week 2 Injury Updates

Dallas QB is a risky play this week.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Whoa, Nelly! Cruz Off DL

Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola and Sam Bradford: Week 1 Injury Analysis

The Rams took a beating in their Week 1 loss to Philly

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Strasburg Sizzles in Return

Injury Analysis: The Latest on Peyton Manning

The NFL's Iron Man is Doubtful for Week One

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamstrung Again

Nelson Cruz is on the disabled list with yet another hamstring injury.

Injury Analysis: Peyton Manning and Arian Foster Updates

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rollins Out Again

Injury Analysis: The Giants Defense Has Been Hit Hard This Preseason

Osi Umenyiora (pictured) is but one of several key Giant defenders to go down

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Taking a Toll

Cole Hamels is the latest young ace to get derailed by shoulder inflammation.

Injury Analysis: High-Risk, High-Reward Players

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Situational Rest

With the Twins falling out of the playoff picture, it's unlikely that they'll take any chances with Scott Baker's arm woes.

Injury Analysis: Assessing the Early Training Camp Damage

Injury Analysis: Early Training Camp Injuries

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ace On the Mend

Washington's Stephen Strasburg is progressing well in his rehab and could make it back to the Nats' rotation before the end of the season.

Injury Analysis: Early Training Camp Injuries to Watch

Andre Johnson dislocated his finger Tuesday

Diamond Cuts: Brave New World

Brian McCann's oblique injury is a significant one both because of his position, and because of how unique he is in fantasy terms.

Injury Analysis: Back to Work

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Philling Up The Tank

The Phillies' rotation could get a boost soon from the return of Roy Oswalt.

Injury Analysis: Players on the Mend

Assessing Injury Risk: Assessing Injury Risk

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fallen Stars

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: More Back Trouble for Oswalt

Roy Oswalt is suffering from a bulging disc in his back and is unlikely to return before August.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back to Square One

Clay Buchholz's back injury is the latest in a series of maladies that have chipped away at the Red Sox's roster this season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sliding On By

A's starter Brett Anderson received good news from Dr. James Andrews this week and will avoid Tommy John surgery at this time.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Furcal Derailed Again

Rafael Furcal's oblique injury landed him on the disabled list for the sixth time in his six-year stint with the Dodgers.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fish Out of Water

Could Hanley Ramirez's back injury become a chronic issue?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Chopped Brave

Is it time for owners in one-year leagues to consider trading away Jason Heyward?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back-End Blues

The Red Sox's rotation has been thinned by injuries with John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka landing on the DL.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Down Goes Soto

Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has landed on the DL after suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's game.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Several Sluggers on the Shelf

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Shouldering the Load

Did the extra workload during spring training lead to Neftali Feliz's shoulder woes?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Two Elite Catchers Ailing

Are the Twins on the brink of moving Joe Mauer out of the catcher spot in an effort to keep him healthy?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: MVP Down

Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his arm while sliding at home plate against the Tigers on Tuesday.

NBA Injury Analysis: Final Week Frustrations

Injury Updates to close out the 2010-2011 NBA Season

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down

Ubaldo Jimenez landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a cut on his right thumb cuticle. How long will he be out?

NBA Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts Breaks Down the Latest NBA Injuries

Andrei Kirilenko could be done for the year.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Closers Head to DL

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

West Done for the Year; Deron Williams in Limbo

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Spring Injury Update

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Shutting it Down for the Season...

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ailing A

The A's received good news on Andrew Bailey, but can he return to action soon enough to keep his job as the closer in Oakland?

NBA Injury Analysis: Concussions in the NBA

The NFL's most-discussed injury hits Paul, Carter and others

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injury-Riddled Phils

Is Chase Utley's knee injury more serious than the Phillies initially suggested?

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

The latest on Durant, Smith, Billups

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injury Plagued Cards

After losing Adam Wainwright for the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, Chris Carpenter suffered a hamstring strain the next day.

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Notes

Watch out for Operation Shutdown

NBA Injury Analysis: Injury Updates

Beaubois, Redd Returning

NBA Injury Analysis: Blazers Back

Brandon Roy and Marcus Camby return to action

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Update

Bruise - more serious than it sounds.

NBA Injury Analysis: D-Wade's New Shades

Wade's Migraine Problems Could Become a Big Headache for Fantasy Owners

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Trainers in Cleveland, Portland and Washington are keeping busy

Offseason Injury Report: Rehabs to Track This Spring

NBA Injury Analysis: Dallas, Cleveland playing short-handed

Caron Butler done for the season and possibly beyond

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Report

Garnett, Nowitzki sidelined

Injury Analysis: Season Finale Injury Updates

Jags' Backfield Could be Missing Garrard and MJD

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

The latest on Brandon Jennings, John Wall and others

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Updates

Concussions Continue to Plague the NFL

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Noah Out Until February; Yao Done Permanently?

Injury Analysis: Week 14 Injury Updates

Packers will be super-cautious after Rodgers' second concussion of the season

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Yao is hurting. What else is new?

Injury Analysis: Week 13 Injury Recap

Ben Roethlisberger should be back this week after breaking his nose Sunday.

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Joe Johnson to Miss a Month

Injury Analysis: Week 12 Injury Report

Peterson's Status Very Much in Question

NBA Injury Analysis: A Mess in Miami

Miami battles intense scrutiny and injuries with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hurting and Udonis Haslem likely out for the year.

Injury Analysis: Week 11 Injury Analysis

Giants Running Out of Options at WR

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Analysis

Another lost season for Greg Oden

Injury Analysis: NFL Injury Analysis

Favre goes to visit Dr. Andrews

NBA Injury Analysis: NBA Injury Updates

Anatomy of the sprained ankle

Injury Analysis: Injury Updates

A short week makes things difficult for Roddy White

NBA Injury Analysis: Boozer's Debut Approaching, LeBron's Leg Injury Seems Minor

Carlos Boozer's cast removed; Bulls debut coming soon

NFL Injury Analysis: Another Injury for Favre

Favre hurt again, Michael Vick set to return

NBA Injury Analysis: Grizzlies Lose Two Starters

Z-Bo, Marc Gasol Sidelined

Week Seven Injury Analysis: Two "Iron Men" Hurt

Tony Romo is out, and Brett Favre could be too.

Rash of Head Injuries May Force the NFL's Hand: Week 6 Injury Analysis

Josh Cribbs, DeSean Jackson, Zack Follett, David Garrard and others involved in helmet-to-helmet hits

NBA Injury Analysis: Arenas: Really Hurting This Time

LeBron's sore hammy shouldn't be a problem

Week 6 Injury Analysis: Rodgers is the latest to test the NFL's concussion protocols

Green Bay will be playing short-handed with Rodgers, Finley, Lee out

Injury Analysis: Recapping the Week 4 Injuries

Kubiak hoping Johnson will play Week 5

2010 Dallas Mavericks Preview: 2010 Dallas Mavericks Preview

Injury Analysis: Superstars on the Mend

Will Kobe, Yao and CP3 be ready to start the season?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Folding Aces

Adam Wainwright has been shut down for the season with the Cards simply playing out the string over the final five days of the regular season.

Injury Analysis: Week 3 Injury Analysis

The latest on Steven Jackson, Ray Rice, Andre Johnson and more

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Resting Franchise

Now that the Twins have clinched the AL Central, Joe Mauer could be rested to limit the wear and tear on his troublesome knee.

Injury Analysis: The NFL's new stand on concussions frustrates Witten, fantasy owners

Witten set to return after concussion scare

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: On the Shelf

Shoulder surgery could sideline Mets ace Johan Santana until June.

Offseason Injury Report: Paul, Yao, Griffin Ready to Return

NFL Injury Analysis: The League's Focus on Concussions Will be Tested

Goodell's focus on concussions takes center stage

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fish Out of Water

Will Josh Johnson's back injury derail him for the rest of the season?

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts on the Key Week 1 Injuries

The latest on Fitzgerald, Wells and more

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts Breaks Down the Key Injuries

Clinton Portis should be available for Week 1

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Neau Progress

The Twins continue to limit the activity of Justin Morneau as he's still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts Breaks Down the Key Injuries

Owen Daniels Returns from a Torn ACL

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Handle with Care

The Nats will be understandably cautious with young ace Stephen Strasburg.

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts Breaks Down the Key Injuries

Percy Harvin's migraines are becoming a headache to fantasy owners

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back to the DL

Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL, and this time it may be for the rest of the 2010 season.

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts Breaks Down the Preseason's Key Injuries

Can Wes Welker Return at Full Strength?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Stung Rays

Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis have both landed on the DL with shoulder strains. Can James Shields and company pick up the slack?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: It's Not Always Sunny In Philadelphia

The Phillies will be without Ryan Howard for at least a couple of weeks after he suffered a sprained ankle over the weekend.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Phenom Under the Microscope

Nats rookie Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch from his scheduled start on Tuesday night. Will he be cleared to make his next scheduled start this weekend?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back to the DL

Manny Ramirez continues to be hampered by leg injuries, and he's back on the DL for the third time this season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Greinke’s Surprise Scratch

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Down Goes Yo

How long will the Brewers have to go without ace Yovani Gallardo?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down

Jason Heyward is one of three key players to land on the DL with a thumb injury. Jeff Stotts takes a closer look...

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hips Don't Lie

Is the pain in A-Rod's surgically-repaired hip this season related to his 2009 operation?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ready to Cruz Again

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down

Aramis Ramirez has finally landed on the DL with his ongoing thumb issues.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Latest Injury Analysis

NBA Injury Analysis: Bogut, Bosh injuries mar the final weeks of the season

NBA Injury Analysis: In Street Clothes...

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Injury Analysis: Injury Update

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NBA Team Previews: 2009 Dallas Mavericks Preview

NBA Team Previews: 2008 Dallas Mavericks Preview