August 22, 2017
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.
August 21, 2017
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.
August 15, 2017
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.
August 14, 2017
After slipping on a wet first base, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hyperextended his left knee, resulting in a bone bruise on his knee.
August 8, 2017
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.
August 7, 2017
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.
August 1, 2017
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.
July 31, 2017
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.
July 26, 2017
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.
July 24, 2017
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.
July 19, 2017
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?
July 17, 2017
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.
July 11, 2017
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.
July 3, 2017
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.
June 26, 2017
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.
June 19, 2017
Struggling Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will miss a lengthy period of time with a shoulder stress fracture, Jeff Stotts says.
June 12, 2017
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.
June 5, 2017
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.
May 29, 2017
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.
May 22, 2017
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.
May 15, 2017
Jeff Stotts recaps this week's most noteworthy injuries, including Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman, who will miss time with an inflamed rotator cuff.
May 8, 2017
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.
May 1, 2017
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.
April 24, 2017
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.
April 17, 2017
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.
April 10, 2017
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.
April 10, 2017
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.
April 3, 2017
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.
March 27, 2017
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.
March 27, 2017
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.
March 20, 2017
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.
March 20, 2017
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.
March 13, 2017
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.
March 13, 2017
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.
March 6, 2017
With Warrior Kevin Durant out indefinitely with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, Jeff Stotts recommends dropping him in most one-year leagues.
February 27, 2017
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.
February 22, 2017
Jeff Stotts explains Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love’s debridement procedure, which removed loose bodies from his left knee.
February 13, 2017
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.
February 6, 2017
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.
February 2, 2017
Jeff Stotts' annual report highlights injured players that are unlikely to provide significant profit in 2017.
January 30, 2017
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.
January 23, 2017
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.
January 16, 2017
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.
January 9, 2017
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.
January 3, 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.
January 2, 2017
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.
December 30, 2016
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.
December 27, 2016
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.
December 26, 2016
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.
December 23, 2016
Jeff Stotts joins DVR to talk key injuries heading into Championship Week.
December 20, 2016
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.
December 20, 2016
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.
December 13, 2016
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.
December 12, 2016
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.
December 6, 2016
Jeff Stotts discusses tight end Rob Gronkowski’s lower back injury, which will require surgery, as well as Gronk’s future fantasy value.
December 5, 2016
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.
November 29, 2016
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.
November 28, 2016
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.
November 22, 2016
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.
November 21, 2016
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.
November 15, 2016
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.
November 14, 2016
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.
November 8, 2016
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.
November 7, 2016
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.
November 1, 2016
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.
October 31, 2016
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.
October 25, 2016
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.
October 24, 2016
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.
October 19, 2016
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.
October 11, 2016
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.
October 4, 2016
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.
September 29, 2016
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.
September 27, 2016
Jeff Stotts explains MCL sprains, an injury that has affected several players early in the season, including Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall and Russell Wilson.
September 26, 2016
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.
September 20, 2016
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.
September 19, 2016
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.
September 13, 2016
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.
September 12, 2016
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.
September 6, 2016
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?
September 5, 2016
Cardinals second baseman Brandon Phillips was sidelined after he fouled a ball of his foot. Jeff Stotts recommends downgrading him.
August 30, 2016
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.
August 29, 2016
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.
August 23, 2016
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.
August 22, 2016
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.
August 16, 2016
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.
August 15, 2016
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.
August 9, 2016
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.
August 8, 2016
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.
August 2, 2016
Jeff Stotts analyzes the Dolphins' backfield situation where injuries likely will play a part in deciding the starter between Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster.
August 1, 2016
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.
July 25, 2016
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.
July 25, 2016
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.
July 20, 2016
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.
July 18, 2016
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.
July 15, 2016
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.
July 12, 2016
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.
July 7, 2016
Jeff Stotts explores seven prominent recently banged-up players -- including studs Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin -- as training camp inches closer.
July 5, 2016
Jeff Stotts explains Clayton Kershaw's back injury, and even though the herniated disk is deemed mild, there are reasons to be concerned.
June 28, 2016
Jeff Stotts reviews Melvin Gordon's microfracture surgery and what fantasy owners can expect from the San Diego running back in his second season.
June 27, 2016
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.
June 21, 2016
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.
June 20, 2016
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.
June 13, 2016
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.
June 6, 2016
With surgery scheduled for Thursday, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will miss eight weeks, though Jeff Stotts thinks it could be longer.
May 30, 2016
According to Jeff Stotts, with three serious injuries, including Alex Gordon, last year’s champions are in world of hurt.
May 23, 2016
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.
May 16, 2016
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.
May 9, 2016
Jeff Stotts advises keeping a close eye on Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, whose last start ended prematurely with reported neck spasms.
May 2, 2016
Jeff Stotts details the mild ankle sprains sustained by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.
April 26, 2016
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.
April 25, 2016
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.
April 18, 2016
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.
April 11, 2016
Jeff Stotts explains why Kyle Schwarber’s significant knee and ankle injuries could be career altering.
April 11, 2016
Jeff Stotts says Sacramento will sit DeMarcus Cousins for the final two games of the season.
April 4, 2016
Jeff Stotts explains why catchall term “sports hernia” doesn’t necessarily apply to the Ryan Anderson, Brandon Knight and Deron Williams ailments.
April 4, 2016
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.
March 28, 2016
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.
March 28, 2016
Jeff Stotts dissects the new information on Pelican’s star Anthony Davis, which is more encouraging than first thought.
March 21, 2016
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.
March 21, 2016
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.
March 14, 2016
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.
March 14, 2016
Jeff Stotts analyzes Mike Conley’s Achilles tendinitis and what it means for a Memphis Grizzlies team decimated by injuries.
March 7, 2016
Jeff Stotts said that injury-prone Bradley Beal has missed 20 games this season and might miss a couple more this week.
February 29, 2016
Jeff Stotts says that Anthony Davis’ big toe injury makes his status questionable this week, and Marc Gasol is out for the season.
February 22, 2016
Jeff Stotts warns that Chris Bosh's blood clot, the second in as many seasons, could keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.
February 15, 2016
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.
February 8, 2016
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.
February 8, 2016
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...
February 1, 2016
Jeff Stotts believes that Blake Griffin’s fourth metacarpal fracture could result in the Clippers forward missing six weeks.
January 25, 2016
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.
January 20, 2016
Jeff Stotts looks at players whose 2015 seasons were ruined by injuries, like Tony Romo, and how those injuries will impact their 2016 seasons.
January 18, 2016
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.
January 12, 2016
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
January 11, 2016
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.
January 5, 2016
Jeff Stotts looks at some key injuries and recoveries heading into the postseason, including the return of Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle backfield
January 4, 2016
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.
December 29, 2015
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.
December 28, 2015
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.
December 22, 2015
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.
December 21, 2015
The Cavaliers finally welcomed Kyrie Irving back from his fractured patella, but they're still dealing with multiple injuries in their backcourt.
December 15, 2015
Jeff Stotts examines the fallout from the many, many key injuries suffered in a rough Week 14.
December 14, 2015
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.
December 9, 2015
The Brewers lost fewer days to injury than any other club in 2015 thanks to the efforts of the team's medical staff.
December 8, 2015
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.
December 7, 2015
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.
December 1, 2015
The New England receiving corps has been decimated by injuries, but there is some hope that Danny Amendola can suit up for Week 13.
November 30, 2015
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.
November 24, 2015
Jeff Stotts examines Marshawn Lynch's injury and the possibility of sports hernia surgery
November 23, 2015
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.
November 16, 2015
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.
November 16, 2015
Jeff Stotts explains why Peyton Manning's partially torn plantar fascia might be the worst-case scenario and how long he could be out.
November 10, 2015
Jeff Stotts explains Ben Roethlisberger's latest injury and why it might be more serious than the Steelers are letting on.
November 9, 2015
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.
November 3, 2015
Jeff Sotts takes a look at one of the busier weeks in recent memory from an injury perspective.
November 2, 2015
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.
October 27, 2015
Jeff Stotts examines Ben Roethlisberger's knee injury and checks in on Dez Bryant, Carlos Hyde, Joseph Randle and other injured players.
October 26, 2015
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.
October 20, 2015
Jeff Stotts examines Marcus Mariota's knee injury, along with the quarterback situation in Pittsburgh, not to mention the potential return of Dez Bryant.
October 19, 2015
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.
October 13, 2015
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?
October 6, 2015
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.
September 29, 2015
Jeff Stotts breaks down the injury to Ben Roethlisberger and what it means for fantasy owners, both now and down the road.
September 28, 2015
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.
September 22, 2015
Jeff Stotts analyzes Tony Romo's collarbone injury and looks at whether the team's eight-week recovery timeframe is realistic.
September 21, 2015
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.
September 15, 2015
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.
September 14, 2015
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.
September 8, 2015
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.
September 7, 2015
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.
September 1, 2015
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.
August 31, 2015
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.
August 25, 2015
Jeff Stotts writes about the problematic intersection of wide receivers and ACL injuries, of which this preseason has already seen too many.
August 24, 2015
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.
August 18, 2015
Jeff Stotts examines the onslaught of hamstring injuries in training camp and explains how to analyze the prospects of injured players like Dez Bryant.
August 17, 2015
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.
August 11, 2015
Jeff Stotts checks in on the Arian Foster situation and find there might be reason for optimism given the most recent information.
August 10, 2015
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.
August 4, 2015
Jeff Stotts breaks down early training camp injuries, including Alshon Jeffery's shoulder sprain, which could keep him out of preseason games.
August 3, 2015
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.
July 30, 2015
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?
July 27, 2015
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.
July 21, 2015
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?
July 20, 2015
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.
July 16, 2015
Jason Pierre-Paul's amputated finger grabbed the headlines, but Jeff Stotts details another injury that should worry fantasy owners more.
July 13, 2015
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.
July 8, 2015
Jeff Stotts looks at the fallout of Jason Pierre-Paul's fireworks injury and what it means for his training camp status.
July 6, 2015
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.
July 1, 2015
Jeff Stotts is worried about Brandon Marshall, whose toe injury followed him from the Bears to his new team in the Jets this year.
June 29, 2015
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.
June 24, 2015
Panthers wideout Kelvin Benjamin reported to minicamp overweight, which may have contributed to the two separate hamstring strains he suffered.
June 22, 2015
A number of players are dealing with hamstring injuries, which can often take a considerable amount of time to fully heal.
June 16, 2015
Jeff Stotts checks in on players dealing with injuries this summer, including Odell Beckham Jr., who's gimpy hamstrings are threatening his draft stock.
June 15, 2015
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.
June 8, 2015
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.
June 1, 2015
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.
May 26, 2015
RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts is very concerned about David Wright's back injury, as spinal stenosis has ended the careers of other athletes.
May 18, 2015
Jean Segura fractured his pinkie on a head-first slide, and his stint on the disabled list could last beyond 15 days.
May 11, 2015
Stephen Strasburg's latest shoulder issue may have been a result of a previous ankle injury. RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains.
May 4, 2015
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.
April 27, 2015
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.
April 20, 2015
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.
April 13, 2015
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.
April 6, 2015
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.
April 6, 2015
How Paul George plays over the rest of this season will go a long way in determining his value in next year's drafts.
March 31, 2015
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.
March 30, 2015
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.
March 24, 2015
The Rangers' offense could be dominant this season if Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo can fully recover from their injury-plagued 2014 seasons.
March 23, 2015
The worst case scenario for Kevin Durant has finally emerged, though Jeff Stotts warned in October that another foot surgery was likely.
March 17, 2015
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.
March 16, 2015
RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts provides multiple updates on players who could return for the fantasy playoffs, including Thunder star Kevin Durant.
March 10, 2015
RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts kicks off this season's Diamond Cuts with news that Yu Darvish is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.
March 9, 2015
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.
March 2, 2015
RotoWire's injury analyst Jeff Stotts explains why Derrick Rose's latest injury could impact his value in dynasty leagues.
February 23, 2015
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.
February 16, 2015
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.
February 9, 2015
Jeff Stotts breaks down Blake Griffin's staph infection, and checks in on other injured players including Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis.
February 2, 2015
Jeff Stotts provides updates on Dwight Howard's knee injury, Rajon Rondo's broken face, and others.
January 27, 2015
In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.
January 26, 2015
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.
January 19, 2015
Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and much much more!
January 12, 2015
Deron Williams' rib injury is unique, putting the timeline of his return in question, and there are several other injuries impacting lineups right now.
January 5, 2015
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.
December 23, 2014
Rivers and Rodgers expected to play, but how long will they last?
December 22, 2014
Jeff Stotts breaks down the biggest injuries in the NBA.
December 16, 2014
The league's leading rusher hasn't been ruled out but might not be a good play this week.
December 15, 2014
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.
December 9, 2014
Plus: a quick update on Cam Newton
December 8, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins and Brook Lopez will miss this week, and several other players are covered by Jeff Stotts, updating their injury statuses.
December 2, 2014
Injuries at QB and WR make Tennessee's offense a must-avoid for this week's lineups.
December 1, 2014
DeMar DeRozan is going to miss time, but how much time? Jeff Stotts breaks it down.
November 25, 2014
Mallett's run as starter on indefinite hiatus. Plus, Arian Foster's latest injury, Odell Beckham and more
November 24, 2014
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.
November 18, 2014
Andrew Luck's backfield-mate goes down with a broken ankle. Who will fill the void?
November 17, 2014
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.
November 12, 2014
Palmer first tore the ACL in his left knee during the 2005 playoffs
November 10, 2014
Ricky Rubio and Marcus Smart were the latest big names to suffer severe ankle injuries. Jeff Stotts breaks down what it means going forward.
November 4, 2014
Tony Romo hopes to play this weekend, even with two fractured vertebrae in his lower back.
November 3, 2014
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.
November 2, 2014
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.
October 31, 2014
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.
October 28, 2014
October 27, 2014
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.
October 14, 2014
Eli Manning's top target is done for the year
October 12, 2014
Our experts teamed up to give RotoWire's readers a breakdown of Kevin Durant's injury and what it means for his fantasy value.
October 7, 2014
New Orleans' sputtering offense might be missing Jimmy Graham even after their bye
September 30, 2014
A rash of ankle sprains sideline key fantasy players. Jeff Stotts has the latest.
September 23, 2014
A broken ankle will sideline one of San Diego's top weapons for the year.
September 17, 2014
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.
September 16, 2014
Lots of big names will be rehabbing this week, including DeSean Jackson and RGIII.
September 9, 2014
The uncertain status of Andre Ellington and Antonio Gates had fantasy owners sweating on Monday.
September 3, 2014
Welker still unable to return to practice. (Of course, he's got plenty of time to recover now...)
September 3, 2014
Jeff Stotts discusses the core injury that's been troubling the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in this week's MLB injury report.
September 3, 2014
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?
August 26, 2014
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.
August 26, 2014
Sam Bradford's Bounce-back Season is Over Before it Even Began
August 20, 2014
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.
August 19, 2014
Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.
August 19, 2014
Robert Griffin looks completely healthy, but he'll have to be more careful if he wants to stay that way.
August 13, 2014
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.
August 12, 2014
Marvin Jones could be sidelined for some time, but Jordy Nelson's injury is less serious.
August 5, 2014
But David Wilson's NFL career is effectively over
August 5, 2014
Jeff Stotts details what the recent clarification of Andrew McCutchen's rib injury means.
July 22, 2014
Troy Tulowitzki finally hit the DL on Tuesday for the first time this season with his thigh injury.
July 22, 2014
AJ Green should be one of the safer picks in this year's drafts. Megatron? Not so much.
July 18, 2014
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.
July 15, 2014
Montee Ball should be one of the safer RB picks in this year's drafts
July 8, 2014
Even at 36, Tom Brady is a very safe pick
July 8, 2014
Edwin Encarnacion's quad injury headlines Jeff Stotts' weekly injury article.
July 1, 2014
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts says that the location of Evan Gattis's bulging disc in his back is troublesome.
July 1, 2014
Jeff Stotts updates us on Julio Jones and Tony Romo, among others.
June 24, 2014
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.
June 22, 2014
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.
June 17, 2014
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.
June 11, 2014
Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer suffered significant setbacks in the last week. Jeff Stotts gives you the lowdown on their respective procedures.
June 4, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014
Jeff Stotts discusses Josh Hamilton's latest setback with his thumb injury, and gives the latest on the Rangers' injuries.
May 20, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014
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.
May 6, 2014
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.
April 29, 2014
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.
April 22, 2014
Jeff Stotts opens this week's column talking about the knee tendinitis troubling the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez.
April 16, 2014
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.
April 14, 2014
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.
April 8, 2014
Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.
April 7, 2014
Jeff Stotts breaks down the injuries to key players on the Timberwolves, David Lee, and others.
April 2, 2014
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.
March 31, 2014
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.
March 25, 2014
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.
March 25, 2014
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.
March 19, 2014
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.
March 17, 2014
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.
March 11, 2014
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.
March 10, 2014
Jeff Stotts breaks down the expected return of Eric Bledsoe this week and injuries to other big-name players.
March 3, 2014
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
February 24, 2014
Breaking down the injuries to the Trail Blazers' frontcourt, Andrew Bogut, Tony Parker, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant
February 17, 2014
Breaking down the facial injuries to Larry Sanders, J.R. Smith, and what exactly Dwyane Wade's drop foot is.
February 10, 2014
Jeff Stotts returns for the third year with his All-Scar Team selections.
February 3, 2014
Breaking down Mike Conley's injury and the Lakers' backcourt health.
January 27, 2014
With Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins sidelined, Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Thornton have helped pick up the slack.
January 23, 2014
Matt Kemp tops Jeff Stotts' list of players that he won't be drafting this year because of the incumbent injury risks.
January 20, 2014
With Kemba Walker out for about two weeks, who will step up in his absence?
January 13, 2014
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.
January 6, 2014
Chris Paul is scheduled to miss six weeks, but could he return early? Will Kyrie Irving return soon or be out longer than expected?
December 29, 2013
Russell Westbrook and Al Horford went down with major injuries, but what do their injuries mean going forward?
December 26, 2013
Cowboys may face a crucial game against Philly with Kyle Orton behind center.
December 23, 2013
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.
December 18, 2013
Arizona's star receiver will be a game-time decision this Sunday
December 16, 2013
Mike Conley suffered a thigh contusion Sunday, and though the injury doesn't sound serious, it could keep him out for a couple games.
December 10, 2013
Vikings could be down to their third-string RB after losing Peterson and Gerhart to injury.
December 9, 2013
Kobe Bryant made his season debut Sunday, but will he be able to stay healthy and productive all season?
December 2, 2013
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.
November 26, 2013
Matt Forte should return this week, with Jay Cutler to follow soon.
November 25, 2013
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts takes an in-depth look at the major injuries from an eventful NBA weekend.
November 19, 2013
Green Bay will give Rodgers' broken collarbone one more week - at least - to heal.
November 18, 2013
The Bucks and Nets are riddled with injuries, and key players are missing time.
November 15, 2013
The Seattle Mariners win the award for best medical staff presented annually by RotoWire along with Bleacher Report's Will Carroll.
November 12, 2013
The Bears QB returned sooner-than-expected, but an ankle injury will sideline him for another month.
November 11, 2013
How long will Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee be out, and who steps up in their places.
November 5, 2013
Two more big names lost to injury this week - when will they return?
November 4, 2013
Russell Westbrook has returned, but there are a number of other injury issues to keep an eye on and consider when setting your lineups.
October 29, 2013
Two straight sub-par games have rumors flying. Is Brady hiding a hand injury?
October 28, 2013
What common injuries mean and how it affects your fantasy lineup.
October 22, 2013
Bradford and Wayne are done for the season, but Cutler might miss just three games.
October 21, 2013
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.
October 15, 2013
Both Randall Cobb and James Jones could be sidelined for some time.
October 14, 2013
Which preseason injuries are worth worrying about?
October 8, 2013
Michael Vick is among the top players dealing with an injured hamstring as Week 6 approaches.
October 7, 2013
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.
October 1, 2013
The Raiders down to third-stringer Rashad Jennings after McFadden, Reece injuries
September 24, 2013
Ravens are optimistic about their star RB's return to the lineup.
September 24, 2013
The Mavericks revamped their roster again. Nine new players are in town, but they're familiar faces and should produce familiar returns.
September 24, 2013
Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus are the latest Blue Jays to be shut down for the season.
September 17, 2013
Jeff Stotts discusses Felix Hernandez's injury among other topics this week.
September 17, 2013
Tom Brady's top WR could be sidelined for a month or more.
September 11, 2013
Jeff Stotts discusses Tony Romo's latest rib injury and his status for Week 2. Plus: Dez Bryant, Shane Vereen
September 10, 2013
Jeff Stotts gives us the details on Jacoby Ellsbury's foot injury, Carlos Gonzalez's hand and King Felix's back.
September 3, 2013
Owners of Miguel Cabrera in weekly leagues are in a tough spot on whether or not to start him.
August 27, 2013
Jason Heyward's broken jaw is particularly ill-timed for the Braves. Jeff Stotts talks about him and more this week.
August 27, 2013
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.
August 27, 2013
Fantasy owners can rest easy as A.J. Green is back in action for the Bengals, four weeks removed from his knee injury.
August 20, 2013
Le'Veon Bell continues to display an inability to stay healthy, and his latest injury should have fantasy owners treading lightly.
August 19, 2013
Dan Uggla recently had LASIX laser eye surgery in the hopes of improving his batting eye.
August 13, 2013
Jeff Stotts has a lot of info dealing with the Dodgers and Cardinals, including the latest on Matt Kemp's rehab.
August 13, 2013
Robert Griffin III aggressively attacked his rehab from last year's knee injury and could begin full practices soon for the Redskins.
August 7, 2013
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?
August 6, 2013
Hanley Ramirez's tumble into the stands has Dodgers fans concerned about his injured shoulder.
July 30, 2013
The Angels are shutting down Albert Pujols due to his ongoing foot issues. Jeff Stotts details what Pujols will go through in his rehab.
July 30, 2013
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.
July 23, 2013
Matt Holliday and Yoenis Cespedes top the list this week in Jeff Stotts' weekly injury column.
July 17, 2013
Giancarlo Stanton was one of three big-time NL outfielders to make Jeff Stotts' list.
July 8, 2013
A number of knee injuries highlight this week's list, along with Matt Kemp's ongoing shoulder issues.
July 2, 2013
Evan Longoria is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis. Jeff Stotts talks about him among this week's injuries.
June 24, 2013
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.
June 20, 2013
Jeff Stotts, certified athletic trainer, highlights the league's safest and riskiest players
June 18, 2013
Jose Reyes is starting his rehab assignment ahead of schedule. Jeff Stotts talks about him and a lot more this week.
June 11, 2013
Jeff Stotts explains the setbacks suffered by Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez and expresses some doubt about Giancarlo Stanton.
June 4, 2013
Jeff Stotts breaks down the latest breakdown of Matt Kemp and his Dodgers teammates.
May 27, 2013
Jeff Stotts is decidedly pessimistic about Ryan Howard's knee injury, in no small part because of Howard's previous Achilles injury.
May 21, 2013
Brett Anderson's crummy injury luck has continued this season. Read the latest on his status from Jeff Stotts.
May 13, 2013
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.
May 7, 2013
Hanley Ramirez's sore hamstring is vexing his owners right now.
April 29, 2013
Troy Tulowitzki's shoulder injury has his fantasy owners justifiably concerned. Jeff Stotts tells you what to expect for the oft-injured star.
April 22, 2013
The Yankees and Dodgers feature prominently in Jeff Stotts' weekly feature, including a discussion about Derek Jeter's setback.
April 16, 2013
Jered Weaver and Zack Greinke headline this week's very busy list of injuries.
April 15, 2013
Will we ever see the Black Mamba at full strength again?
April 8, 2013
With the number one seed locked up, Miami's superstars are getting a breather
April 8, 2013
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?
April 2, 2013
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.
April 1, 2013
What's left of the Lakers' roster fights for a playoff berth
March 26, 2013
Chase Headley and Hanley Ramirez headline the list of players discussed by Jeff Stotts this week.
March 25, 2013
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) breaks down Marc Gasol's abdominal injury and more
March 18, 2013
Plus: Can you count on 'Melo for the rest of this season?
March 18, 2013
Jeff Stotts breaks down all of the breaking down Yankees among others banged up this spring.
March 11, 2013
Recent injuries raise more questions than answers
March 4, 2013
An awkward fall during Sunday's win didn't slow LeBron James much.
February 26, 2013
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) gives us an in-depth understanding of the injuries plaguing NBA fantasy players.
February 11, 2013
The most notable injuries of the first half, from @RotowireATC
February 4, 2013
Chicago's superstar point will be back soon - but will he have any healthy teammates?
February 1, 2013
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.
January 28, 2013
CP3 should be back soon, Rondo done for the year
January 21, 2013
He's back, but Curry's right ankle will never be 100%
January 14, 2013
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) explains the latest injuries to two top rebounders
December 31, 2012
New York tries to get by without 'Melo, Stoudemire and Felton
December 25, 2012
Injuries like the one Heath Miller suffered Sunday likely will impact next year's drafts.
December 24, 2012
Plus: Eric Gordon could be back in uniform soon
December 18, 2012
The Pats' all-world TE could be active this weekend
December 11, 2012
Rotowire's injury guru explains what really happened to Griffin's knee on Sunday
December 10, 2012
A quarter of the season gone, and several stars have yet to appear...
December 4, 2012
Montell Owens is the last man standing
December 3, 2012
Minnesota gains a PG while the Knicks lose two
November 27, 2012
Dallas and Philly could be seriously short-handed this week
November 26, 2012
Anthony Davis' Ankle Becoming a Concern for the Hornets
November 19, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@rotowireATC) discusses Andrew Bynum's latest setback, Brandon Roy's surgery
November 13, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@rotowireATC) on what's next for Cutler, Vick and Smith
November 6, 2012
McFadden and Goodson, Nelson and Harvin
November 2, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at injuries to Steve Nash, Manu Ginobili and other banged up players.
October 30, 2012
Greg Jennings will have surgery on his ailing groing and likely won't be ready until the fantasy playoffs.
October 26, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at injuries to Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, and other banged up players.
October 26, 2012
RotoWire is proud to sponsor the eighth annual award for the best MLB medical staff.
October 23, 2012
Gabbert and MJD Both Hurting
October 19, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at Kevin Love's injury and other hobbled players.
October 18, 2012
October 12, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) takes a look at Dirk Nowitzki's injury and other hobbled players.
October 9, 2012
Two starting QBs and the NFL's concussion protocol
October 5, 2012
Jeff Stotts (@RotoWireATC) breaks down the big injuries to key players as training camp opens.
October 1, 2012
Jose Bautista will be one of the players who Jeff Stotts will be tracking this offseason.
September 25, 2012
Reggie Bush a question mark; Revis done for the year
September 23, 2012
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts suggests to not count on Mark Teixeira to do much this week.
September 18, 2012
Expect the worst with Clayton Kershaw for the remainder of this season.
September 11, 2012
Fred Jackson likely out three weeks.
September 10, 2012
Mark Teixeira's headfirst slide at first wasn't just a game-ender - it might have ended Teixeira's regular season.
September 4, 2012
Joey Votto is due back from his knee injury this week.
September 4, 2012
Could Peterson play in Week 1? Our expert isn't convinced...
August 29, 2012
The guys our expert won't touch with a ten-foot pole...
August 27, 2012
Brett Lawrie's oblique injury leads off this week's version of Diamond Cuts.
August 22, 2012
Tony Romo's team is falling apart this preseason
August 19, 2012
Jose Bautista is making strides in his efforts to rehab his injury and return.
August 15, 2012
Raiders' RB banged-up again
August 12, 2012
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.
August 8, 2012
Joey Votto is one of the injured stars still on the DL that we're still waiting for a return.
August 8, 2012
Why we're downgrading Miles Austin
August 1, 2012
Who's starting camp on the sidelines?
July 30, 2012
There's good news regarding Giancarlo Stanton and bad news about his teammate Logan Morrison.
July 24, 2012
Joey Votto is one of the many big names that hit the DL in the last week.
July 15, 2012
You might want to temper your initial expectations for Doc Halladay upon his return.
July 9, 2012
Jeff Stotts takes a look at those who have broken our heart this season.
July 2, 2012
Stephen Strasburg departed early from his last start due to a heat illness.
June 27, 2012
June 25, 2012
Chris Carpenter has started to face hitters in his rehab. Is he worth a pickup?
June 18, 2012
Jeff Stotts is pessimistic about Ryan Howard's short-term chances of recovery. He also talks about Troy Tulowitzki and Carl Crawford.
June 11, 2012
Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland are on the DL, and Alexi Ogando might not be too far behind.
June 4, 2012
Jeff Stotts has the latest on Matt Kemp, Troy Tulowitzki and other big names.
May 28, 2012
Asdrubal Cabrera is among the three Indians position players sidelined right now.
May 21, 2012
The Dodgers made sure that their MVP candidate didn't aggravate his hamstring injury by having him try to play through it.
May 13, 2012
Jeff Stotts talks about Brett Gardner's setback and more.
May 7, 2012
Pablo Sandoval is out with a broken hamate bone.
April 30, 2012
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.
April 23, 2012
Cliff Lee was one of four pitchers to hit the DL on Saturday.
April 20, 2012
How this year's big injuries will affect next year's fantasy drafts
April 15, 2012
Jeff Stotts goes into detail about Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury.
April 13, 2012
Concussion could end Kevin Love's season prematurely
April 8, 2012
Doug Fister's side injury, no matter how it's characterized, will be a real pain for his fantasy owners to deal with.
April 6, 2012
D-Wade, Rose, Nene
April 1, 2012
B.J. Upton is among the injured starters beginning the year on the DL.
March 30, 2012
Stoudemire's back problem is probably a season-ender
March 24, 2012
Grady Sizemore was once among the elite, but Jeff Stotts won't be touching him this year.
March 23, 2012
Danilo Gallinari's Thumb, Rudy Fernandez' Back and Andre Miller's Shoulder
March 16, 2012
Kyle Lowry out, Kevin Martin hurting
March 4, 2012
Broken Nose, Concussion Scare for NBA's Top Scorer
February 24, 2012
This season's compressed schedule is extra-tough on players dealing with injuries.
February 17, 2012
Gordon, Okafor, Jack all banged up - can this team put five healthy bodies on the floor?
February 15, 2012
February 10, 2012
Lin-sanity has helped the Knicks overcome Anthony's injury, Stoudemire's absence
February 3, 2012
MarShon Brooks Out Indefinitely. Plus: Jason Kidd, Gilbert Arenas and More
January 31, 2012
Ryan Howard's torn Achilles' tendon might have been the result of numerous cortisone shots received to address pain in his ankle.
January 27, 2012
Oft-injured Milwaukee Center Fractures Ankle
January 20, 2012
Celtics' guard is day-to-day after another nasty fall.
January 13, 2012
Horford's Pectoral Tear Could End His Season
January 6, 2012
Manu, Z-Bo, and Nene
December 30, 2011
December 27, 2011
Like Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners.
December 22, 2011
Kobe may play through his wrist injury, but Brook Lopez could be sidelined for a long time.
December 20, 2011
Hoping for McFadden's return during the playoffs? You may be disappointed.
December 19, 2011
December 16, 2011
Updates on Aldridge's heart condition, 'Melo's injury scare and Nowitzki's illness
December 13, 2011
Big Ben is banged up again, DeMarco Murray looks done for the year.
December 9, 2011
Kobe's knee still an issue; Brandon Roy may retire
December 6, 2011
The Bears could be in big trouble with both Cutler and Forte sidelined
December 2, 2011
The latest on Rudy Gay's shoulder rehab
November 29, 2011
The Texans are going to run out of quarterbacks...
November 22, 2011
The bye week gave Big Ben time to rest his injured thumb; he should be under center this weekend.
November 18, 2011
November 16, 2011
Texans' Shaub, Chiefs' Cassel could be done for the year
November 8, 2011
Eli Manning's top target could be back for Week 10
November 1, 2011
Andre Johnson and Hakeem Nicks are hamstrung by leg injuries...
October 25, 2011
Bye week comes at an opportune time for McFadden
October 18, 2011
Campbell could be sidelined for a long time, but Gates should be back this weekend.
October 11, 2011
Texans lose Mario Williams for the season, still waiting on Andre Johnson
October 4, 2011
Jeff Stotts has the latest on Roethlisberger, Mendenhall and more.
September 27, 2011
Britt is done for the season, Vick may play with an injured hand
September 21, 2011
September 20, 2011
Dallas QB is a risky play this week.
September 14, 2011
September 13, 2011
The Rams took a beating in their Week 1 loss to Philly
September 7, 2011
September 6, 2011
The NFL's Iron Man is Doubtful for Week One
August 31, 2011
Nelson Cruz is on the disabled list with yet another hamstring injury.
August 30, 2011
August 24, 2011
August 23, 2011
Osi Umenyiora (pictured) is but one of several key Giant defenders to go down
August 17, 2011
Cole Hamels is the latest young ace to get derailed by shoulder inflammation.
August 16, 2011
August 10, 2011
With the Twins falling out of the playoff picture, it's unlikely that they'll take any chances with Scott Baker's arm woes.
August 9, 2011
August 9, 2011
August 3, 2011
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.
August 2, 2011
Andre Johnson dislocated his finger Tuesday
July 27, 2011
Brian McCann's oblique injury is a significant one both because of his position, and because of how unique he is in fantasy terms.
July 26, 2011
July 20, 2011
The Phillies' rotation could get a boost soon from the return of Roy Oswalt.
July 19, 2011
July 19, 2011
July 13, 2011
July 6, 2011
June 29, 2011
Roy Oswalt is suffering from a bulging disc in his back and is unlikely to return before August.
June 22, 2011
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.
June 15, 2011
A's starter Brett Anderson received good news from Dr. James Andrews this week and will avoid Tommy John surgery at this time.
June 8, 2011
Rafael Furcal's oblique injury landed him on the disabled list for the sixth time in his six-year stint with the Dodgers.
June 1, 2011
Could Hanley Ramirez's back injury become a chronic issue?
May 25, 2011
Is it time for owners in one-year leagues to consider trading away Jason Heyward?
May 18, 2011
The Red Sox's rotation has been thinned by injuries with John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka landing on the DL.
May 11, 2011
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has landed on the DL after suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's game.
April 27, 2011
Did the extra workload during spring training lead to Neftali Feliz's shoulder woes?
April 20, 2011
Are the Twins on the brink of moving Joe Mauer out of the catcher spot in an effort to keep him healthy?
April 13, 2011
Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his arm while sliding at home plate against the Tigers on Tuesday.
April 8, 2011
Injury Updates to close out the 2010-2011 NBA Season
April 6, 2011
Ubaldo Jimenez landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a cut on his right thumb cuticle. How long will he be out?
April 1, 2011
Andrei Kirilenko could be done for the year.
March 30, 2011
March 25, 2011
West Done for the Year; Deron Williams in Limbo
March 23, 2011
March 18, 2011
Shutting it Down for the Season...
March 16, 2011
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?
March 11, 2011
The NFL's most-discussed injury hits Paul, Carter and others
March 9, 2011
Is Chase Utley's knee injury more serious than the Phillies initially suggested?
March 4, 2011
The latest on Durant, Smith, Billups
March 2, 2011
After losing Adam Wainwright for the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, Chris Carpenter suffered a hamstring strain the next day.
February 25, 2011
Watch out for Operation Shutdown
February 18, 2011
Beaubois, Redd Returning
February 11, 2011
Brandon Roy and Marcus Camby return to action
February 4, 2011
Bruise - more serious than it sounds.
January 28, 2011
Wade's Migraine Problems Could Become a Big Headache for Fantasy Owners
January 21, 2011
Trainers in Cleveland, Portland and Washington are keeping busy
January 20, 2011
January 7, 2011
Caron Butler done for the season and possibly beyond
December 31, 2010
Garnett, Nowitzki sidelined
December 29, 2010
Jags' Backfield Could be Missing Garrard and MJD
December 23, 2010
The latest on Brandon Jennings, John Wall and others
December 21, 2010
Concussions Continue to Plague the NFL
December 17, 2010
Noah Out Until February; Yao Done Permanently?
December 14, 2010
Packers will be super-cautious after Rodgers' second concussion of the season
December 10, 2010
Yao is hurting. What else is new?
December 7, 2010
Ben Roethlisberger should be back this week after breaking his nose Sunday.
December 5, 2010
Joe Johnson to Miss a Month
November 30, 2010
Peterson's Status Very Much in Question
November 26, 2010
Miami battles intense scrutiny and injuries with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hurting and Udonis Haslem likely out for the year.
November 23, 2010
Giants Running Out of Options at WR
November 19, 2010
Another lost season for Greg Oden
November 16, 2010
Favre goes to visit Dr. Andrews
November 12, 2010
Anatomy of the sprained ankle
November 9, 2010
A short week makes things difficult for Roddy White
November 5, 2010
Carlos Boozer's cast removed; Bulls debut coming soon
November 2, 2010
Favre hurt again, Michael Vick set to return
October 29, 2010
Z-Bo, Marc Gasol Sidelined
October 26, 2010
Tony Romo is out, and Brett Favre could be too.
October 19, 2010
Josh Cribbs, DeSean Jackson, Zack Follett, David Garrard and others involved in helmet-to-helmet hits
October 15, 2010
LeBron's sore hammy shouldn't be a problem
October 12, 2010
Green Bay will be playing short-handed with Rodgers, Finley, Lee out
October 5, 2010
Kubiak hoping Johnson will play Week 5
October 4, 2010
October 1, 2010
Will Kobe, Yao and CP3 be ready to start the season?
September 29, 2010
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.
September 28, 2010
The latest on Steven Jackson, Ray Rice, Andre Johnson and more
September 22, 2010
Now that the Twins have clinched the AL Central, Joe Mauer could be rested to limit the wear and tear on his troublesome knee.
September 21, 2010
Witten set to return after concussion scare
September 15, 2010
Shoulder surgery could sideline Mets ace Johan Santana until June.
September 14, 2010
September 14, 2010
Goodell's focus on concussions takes center stage
September 8, 2010
Will Josh Johnson's back injury derail him for the rest of the season?
September 7, 2010
The latest on Fitzgerald, Wells and more
September 3, 2010
Clinton Portis should be available for Week 1
September 1, 2010
The Twins continue to limit the activity of Justin Morneau as he's still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.
August 27, 2010
Owen Daniels Returns from a Torn ACL
August 25, 2010
The Nats will be understandably cautious with young ace Stephen Strasburg.
August 20, 2010
Percy Harvin's migraines are becoming a headache to fantasy owners
August 18, 2010
Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL, and this time it may be for the rest of the 2010 season.
August 13, 2010
Can Wes Welker Return at Full Strength?
August 11, 2010
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?
August 4, 2010
The Phillies will be without Ryan Howard for at least a couple of weeks after he suffered a sprained ankle over the weekend.
July 28, 2010
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?
July 21, 2010
Manny Ramirez continues to be hampered by leg injuries, and he's back on the DL for the third time this season.
July 7, 2010
How long will the Brewers have to go without ace Yovani Gallardo?
June 30, 2010
Jason Heyward is one of three key players to land on the DL with a thumb injury. Jeff Stotts takes a closer look...
June 23, 2010
Is the pain in A-Rod's surgically-repaired hip this season related to his 2009 operation?
June 16, 2010
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment.
June 9, 2010
Aramis Ramirez has finally landed on the DL with his ongoing thumb issues.
April 9, 2010
April 2, 2010
March 26, 2010
March 20, 2010
March 12, 2010
March 5, 2010
February 27, 2010
February 20, 2010
February 12, 2010
February 5, 2010
January 29, 2010
January 22, 2010
January 15, 2010
January 9, 2010
January 4, 2010
December 29, 2009
December 27, 2009
December 18, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 4, 2009
November 27, 2009
November 20, 2009
November 14, 2009
November 5, 2009
October 30, 2009
October 26, 2009
October 16, 2009
October 9, 2009
September 29, 2009
September 11, 2008