The Training Room: Preseason Week 2 Injury Updates
Ahhh preseason football is back! There’s nothing quite like watching the first 10 plays of a game to either make you feel good or uneasy about certain players you’re targeting in your drafts. All jokes aside, preseason football does give you some good insight into how players look, what concerns you might have about position battles, and potential sleepers to keep an eye out for. Doing your homework is one thing, but having to worry about what a player’s status is before the season starts because of injury is another. Let’s look at some injuries that have happened heading into Preseason Week 1 to get an idea if you should be concerned or confident in drafting them.
Side Note: A lot of players have gone down with hamstring strains since the start of training camp, and although they are important to monitor for re-aggravations, setbacks, etc., most of the players who sustained them should recover before the start of the season.
Knee Scope: Pain in the knee with no real diagnosis can lead to the knee being arthroscopically looked at to see what the source of pain is. No details were revealed as to what tissue was removed or debrided to help alleviate the discomfort.
Bottom Line: Moreno was already behind Lamar Miller when OTA’s started due to his conditioning, with the knee seeming to play a role in that looking back at the situation now. Moreno is finally off the PUP list and is back at practice with the Dolphins, but still needs to work his legs back into game shape. I don’t think the knee surgery will be a lingering issue moving forward, as it seems the doctor may have just cleaned up some cartilage that was causing the discomfort since no definitive procedure was revealed. With his ADP currently in the 12th round in 10 team leagues, he could provide a boost if he he’s healthy and if he can show he was more than a product of a Peyton Manning led offense.