Training Room: Updates on Julio, Wayne, Locker, CJ1K & Pierce

Training Room: Updates on Julio, Wayne, Locker, CJ1K & Pierce

By Russell Manalastas (Injury Expert), on Jun 18, 2014

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Russ is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at Lattimore Physical Therapy in Rochester, NY. He has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo as well as his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. His board certification credentials in sports is what is required for PT's that work at the NFL level. Russ provides a unique perspective on NFL injuries as they relate to fantasy football.

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As organized team activities wind down and mandatory mini camps start up over the next few days, there will be many storylines about position battles, expectations for rookies and players recovering from injury. The majority of the time I advise fantasy football managers to take the stories about players recovering from an injury with a grain of salt, due to stories usually being blown out of proportion or being overemphasized in one aspect of the player’s rehab. Hearing stories that the player is “running, cutting, and jumping" or that he looks “really explosive” are great to hear from a rehab standpoint, but ultimately don’t mean that the players are deemed ready to contribute at a high level right away. Let’s take a look at some players that continue to get headlines on a week to week basis, and some other names that will be important to keep an eye on come draft day.


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