Posts Tagged ‘Neck Injury’

Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde will be placed on injured reserve due to a season-ending neck injury, according to his agent, Jack Bechta.

Hyde suffered the injury during the Bills’ 41-7 blowout victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football. Buffalo already ruled him out for the team’s Week 3 contest against the Miami Dolphins.

The 31-year-old is expected to make a full recovery for the 2023 campaign, his agent adds.

Hyde and teammate Jordan Poyer have formed the backend of the Bills’ secondary for the past six seasons after they both joined the team in 2017.

A one-time Pro Bowler, Hyde has made 81 starts for the franchise, recording 14 interceptions and 363 tackles. He tied his career high in interceptions last season with five.

The loss of Hyde is the latest hit to a banged-up Bills secondary. The team has been without star cornerback Tre’Davious White, who remains on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a torn ACL. Corner Dane Jackson will also miss Week 3 due to a neck injury.

The Bills head to Miami on Sunday with a 2-0 record.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is retiring from the NFL due to a neck injury, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The Seahawks officially released Carson with the failed injury designation Tuesday, allowing him to receive several million in injury protection benefits.

Carson won’t make a retirement statement with the hope his neck issues “dramatically improve,” Rapoport added.

The 27-year-old suffered the season-ending injury in November after racking up 232 yards and four touchdowns in four games.

During workouts in June, which Carson missed, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll suggested the running back’s playing future was in doubt.

“Our guys love this game that they grow up playing, and when they sense that there may be an end to it, it’s hard. It’s difficult, and it’s real,” Carroll said.

Carson produced back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns in 2018-19 but missed the mark in 2020 after sitting out four games with a foot injury.

The Seahawks reinforced their backfield this offseason amid Carson’s uncertain future, re-signing Rashaad Penny and drafting Kenneth Walker in the second round.

Penny excelled in the lead role down the stretch in 2021, rushing for 749 yards and six touchdowns in 10 appearances while averaging an NFL-high 6.3 yards per carry.

Seattle selected Carson in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He finishes his career with 3,502 rushing yards, 804 receiving yards, and 31 total touchdowns.

Injured WWE star Big E has told TMZ Sports that he is “at peace” with potentially never wrestling again.

E, who has been out of action since suffering fracturing his C1 and C6 vertebrae on a March episode of SmackDown, told the outlet that he feels “great” at the moment. Although wrestling “doesn’t make sense” at this stage in his recovery, he is thankful that things weren’t worse:

“I’m doing really well. I can live my life pretty normally. But [my necks] not in a position where I should be ramming my head against other things, immovable objects. So wrestling doesn’t make sense right now. I feel great. Don’t have any nerve issues, don’t have any weakness, don’t have any atrophy. I got real lucky cause it could’ve been a lot worse.”

The 36-year-old is due to undergo an examination on his healing vertebrae at the one-year mark, which would be March 2023. That’s when doctors will have a better chance at accurately gauging when he might be able to return.

For now, Big E is trying to make the most of his enforced time off:

“For me right now, March of next year is very far off. So, I don’t want to spend a lot of time worrying or stressing about that. I’m just kind of living my life. I’ve been with this company for 13 years. That means a lot of Saturdays and Sundays in Poughkeepsie and Kalamazoo and most random towns. But, now I get to live my life a little bit and see some friends and I’m enjoying just being human.”

Earlier in the week, E told ESPN that his doctors expected his neck to make a “complete recovery”, revealing, too, that he would be working at a WWE tryout over SummerSlam weekend (27-30 July). Despite this, him wrestling again isn’t a given – and E told TMZ he would be okay with that:

“Yeah, I think so. Honestly, my philosophy as a human being is learning to be content with whatever life brings you. I’m so grateful to not be in a wheelchair, but if I was, I would have to adjust to life in a wheelchair. That’s just how I am programmed… Worrying about it and stressing about it only hurts me. It’s not useful. I think I’ll be at peace with whatever happens. Whether I can wrestle again, I’ll be at peace with that. If I can’t wrestle again, so be it. My limbs work. I get to do this [moves fingers]. It could have been very different for me. There’s a lot of life to live regardless.”

E had previously tweeted that his C1 vertebrae wasn’t forming bone yet, hence the one-year checkup.

With AEW already having several names out of action, Matt Jackson reportedly suffered an injury during the main event of last night’s AEW Dynamite. There, the Young Bucks lost the AEW Tag Team Titles to Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland in a match also featuring the Team Taz tandem of Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs.

As per Bryan Alvarez on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the belief is that this undisclosed injury occurred when Matt was hit by a stalling vertical suplex from Hobbs and Lee. Jackson would continue the bout, dropkicking Limitless from the ring before tagging himself out for Starks.

While it isn’t known if this is related or not, the latest WOR outing saw Dave Meltzer add how Matt Jackson has been dealing with significant neck issues dating back to the Young Bucks vs. Lucha Bros. cage match at All Out last September.

There’s no word on how serious this injury is for Matt or whether he’ll have to miss any ring time, but it would clearly be a major blow for AEW to have yet another one of its top names on the sidelines.

At present, Tony Khan’s promotion already has CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega, Jungle Boy, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Lee Johnson, Red Velvet, Darius Martin and Leyla Hirsch amongst those out with injuries. Added to that, Jeff Hardy is currently serving a suspension after his latest DUI arrest.

All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega has claimed he is “done” if he suffers another major setback in his ongoing rehabilitation.

The former AEW World Champion, who has been out of action since November 2021, made this statement during a stream on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel on Wednesday.

Said Omega of the “scary” situation (h/t Fightful):

“If I get another major setback, that’s it. That’s it, I’m done, I can’t do this ever again. Two times, three times a day, really painful rehab, not even knowing what it’s going to be like when I get back in the ring. I have no clue. It’s scary, actually. You see people, they come back to the ring and you’re just happy to see them back. There is a different kind of expectation put on me, and I think that anything less than what they are expecting, which is already unrealistic, is going to lead to a lot of ridicule, which is what I get every day anyway.”

Amongst other things, Omega is currently recovering from multiple surgeries to ease neck and knee issues and a sports hernia, all of which he had been working through for an extended period prior to announcing his pro wrestling hiatus. In addition, the 38-year-old had been suffering from vertigo – even in the ring.

Continuing, Kenny spoke of unrealistic expectations when it comes to his recovery, claiming people have treated the situation as if he can just snap his fingers and come back:

“You can probably understand and imagine how difficult it is, struggling twice, three times a day, trying to get things to work that maybe never worked before, and trying to re-route things in your brain to get around the things that aren’t going heal. People think, ‘Kenny is hurt, he took time off,’ snap your fingers, I come back and I’m 100%. Life doesn’t work that way. Bodies don’t work that way. Athletes don’t work that way. It’s very difficult to formulate a plan and to execute it. We’ll see how I do.”

Omega’s use of the word “done” will automatically lead to assumptions that he is planning on retiring should he face another roadblock in his recovery. Alternatively, the former AEW World Champion’s words could be interpreted as him not wanting to go through another long, gruelling rehabilitation process, which is seemingly proving too much for him to take at the moment.

Later in the stream, Kenny spoke of a desire to do more storyline-heavy work as opposed to performances carried by extreme, hyper-athleticism in the future, citing his acclaimed ‘Hangman’ Adam Page feud as an example. “Done” could refer to deviating from the explosive in-ring style that has made Omega such a success in professional wrestling, but has almost certainly accelerated his physical decline.

Whatever the case, Omega’s rehabilitation continues. All the best to him.

Sammy Guevara was injured on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, where he was defeated by Scorpio Sky in a TNT Title ladder match.

Dave Meltzer writes in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the 28-year-old was hurt early in the hard-bumping match. Guevara came off a ladder with an attempted 630 body block but was moving too quickly for Sky to break the fall, meaning Sammy landed on his neck and shoulder. Though Guevara was able to continue the match, this spot was followed by Sky stalling for a few moments while the defending TNT Champion was grounded, recovering from the impact.

On the West Coast, AEW/TBS ended up blacking out the side of a picture-in-picture ad break that would usually show the action during this period.

Tay Conti striking Sky then gave Guevara another opportunity to recover. After that, he went all-out on physicality, taking several impactful bumps – including an airborne TKO from Sky after leaping from one ladder to another.

There is currently no word on Sammy’s injury’s severity or whether or not he will be forced to miss television time. Guevara has claimed he will be okay, but that’s the extent of it so far.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones doesn’t expect the neck injury that bothered him last year to be an issue going into the 2022 season.

“I’ll be cleared and ready to go,” Jones said Monday on the first day of the Giants’ offseason program, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.

The signal-caller has no doubt that he’ll be able to play in Week 1, per SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

Jones missed six games last season and finished the year on injured reserve. The Giants turned to Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm to replace Jones and went 0-6 en route to finishing the year 4-13, marking their fifth straight losing campaign.

New York signed veteran Tyrod Taylor this offseason to serve as Jones’ backup. Taylor started six games for the Houston Texans in 2021.

“I’m excited (to work with Taylor),” Jones said, according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “He’s a guy with a lot of experience in this league.”

Jones has failed to meet expectations since New York drafted him sixth overall in 2019. The 24-year-old, who’s 12-25 as a starter in the NFL, tossed 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions through 11 games in 2021.

The Giants hope new head coach Brian Daboll can help him turn things around.

“These offenses that score a lot of points create a lot of explosive plays and have a lot of success,” said Jones, adding that he’s looking forward to working in Daboll’s offensive system, according to Sports Illustrated’s Madelyn Burke.

Daboll came to the Giants after four seasons as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, who finished in the top three in scoring in 2020 and 2021.

WWE Superstar Paige took to Twitter this afternoon and responded to fan criticism from those who say she should’ve been back in the ring by now because Bryan Danielson and WWE Hall of Famer Edge made their successful comebacks.

A potential return to the ring for Paige remains a hot topic on social media among fans, and Paige herself often comments on a possible return, fueling the rumor mill at times. Paige responded to some of the fans today, who believe she’s lazy, and said her neck still needs to recover as everyone is built different.

“It’s wild that some people are like ‘well edge and Bryan came back you are just lazy’ I’m inspired by them. I’m not lazy. My neck needs to recover. We are all built different. Sorry fam,” she wrote.

On a related note, Paige responded to a fan tweet earlier this week, from someone who remarked how fans always say they want to see Paige return to the ring, but no one ever asks her what she wants.

“I wanna wrestle again,” Paige confirmed.

Paige has been out of action since being forced to retire in 2018 after suffering a neck injury at a December 2017 WWE live event. It was believed that she was under contract to WWE through 2023, but she confirmed last fall that her deal expires in June of this year.

Paige, who turns 30 in August, expressed hope for a ring return in multiple interviews and tweets in 2021, and at one point stated that she is not done. There were even rumors that she was medically cleared to compete again, but that was never confirmed.

Former WWE star Summer Rae joined The Sessions with Renee Paquette Tuesday morning and, in addition to talking about her announced appearance at the 2022 WWE Women’s Royal Rumble, she also talked about why she originally left WWE in 2017.

“I had a bone spur in my vertebrae in my neck, my C4,” Summer said. “And then I had thoracic outlet syndrome. I think you can live with bone spurs. Old people have them from car accidents and stuff like that, though I’m very young to have them. But thoracic outlet syndrome is horrible. A lot of Major League pitchers have it and it’s called TOS. Any time I kind of flex my hand, it’s like shooting pain. To lift weights, I do five to ten pounds because its nerve damage basically. What they wanted to do is remove the first rib. I was like ‘absolutely not, I’m not doing that. I’m just always going to have physical therapy or a chiropractor.’”

When Paquette asked if the injuries were caused by wrestling, Summer Rae confirmed that was in fact the case. She believes the constant trauma helped lead to the injuries, though she doesn’t believe it will keep her from wrestling every once in a while if she wants.

“It’s from constant trauma,” Summer said. “The bone spurs are from constantly doing this (wrestling). You can only do so much. And the nerve damage probably comes from compressed nerves. I probably could’ve gotten more PT during it, I probably should’ve been treated once a week. So it’s weird. It wasn’t just one bump. When Nikki Bella, she can track it down to where it was, and I’m really happy she got cleared to compete.

“For me, it wasn’t a ‘do I get cleared or not?’ situation. I don’t really know. Like I’ll be fine, but then I’ll need to get adjusted and stuff. Personally, I don’t think I could ever be on the road 300 days a year again bumping. But I can definitely do some things. I’m also not looking to get in there and do suplexes, I’d rather just do whatever out there and have the adrenaline going. But I’ve also rolled around with some people and stuff and done some MMA stuff, and I didn’t feel rusty.”

Ultimately the injuries kept Summer Rae from wrestling for over a year, and the inactivity ultimately led to her release. Summer believes things were handled well between her and WWE on the way out, however, and ultimately thinks the release allowed her the opportunity to pursue other ventures.

“So when all that happened, I just kind of took a chill from WWE and got treatment and was going to rehab three to four times a week and was off the road,” Summer said. “And then when I kind of started to feel better, it was so long ago that I don’t remember if I asked to go back on the road. I wanted to be used in like an acting capacity or a managing capacity.

“I definitely remember that I had a really great talk with Vince, and I’m just very honest with him. With the company back then, it’s different than now. I was in Maxim Hot 100, or I had this company wanting to do a shoot with me, but legally they would have to go through WWE to book me. So I was all ‘if I’m just sitting at home collecting a paycheck, that’s nice to the viewers at home, but for me, I’m just not advancing. I’m just getting older every year and not doing anything creatively.’

“So I just had really good talks with him. He loved me as a voice and as a manager and he was like ‘yeah, let’s find a space with you.’ But I totally understood I’m also not Randy Orton, and it’s out of sight, out of mind. When you’re at home, you’re very much out of sight. I was proud of myself for speaking up a lot towards the end, but I also think now I’m just a very different human and I’ve gone through so many things since I left and learned how to navigate business more.

“Eventually they let me go, which is great because then you have a different set of royalties than if you quit. Technically I was fired, but it was with great communication. It was always knowing that I personally think I never would’ve left if I wasn’t injured. I definitely think the universe gave me the injury to set me free and let me go do that. There were so many times I felt I should’ve left before, and I just didn’t. It’s also comfortable and it’s nice to have consistent money after the pandemic. You realize how amazing that is.”

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced Friday that running back Chris Carson will undergo season-ending neck surgery, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson.

Carson is opting to have the surgery now so that he can return to the field next season, Carroll said.

The 27-year-old rushed for three touchdowns and 232 yards with a 4.3 yards-per-carry average in four contests this year.

Carson remains on Seattle’s injured reserve after missing four games in the hope of playing later in the campaign. He recently returned to practice but will now turn his focus toward a comeback in 2022.

Seattle will officially hand over the keys to their rushing attack to a stable of tailbacks. Alex Collins leads the team with 345 rushing yards and has managed two touchdowns and 4.1 yards per carry.

Carroll is anticipating a bigger role for Rashaad Penny moving forward.

“We’re anxious to see him get going,” Carroll said, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. “It’s really his time to help us. As we go through the next couple weeks, you’ll see him continue to be a big part of it.”

Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas round out the depth chart.

The Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals in an NFC West clash Sunday.