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NFL Injury Analysis: Johnson Injury Alters Landscape

Jeff Stotts

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

David Johnson

It didnít take long for an injury to alter the fantasy landscape as the consensus top overall pick is expected to miss an extended period of time with a wrist injury. Johnson was hurt in the third quarter of the Cardinals loss to the Lions following a 24-yard reception. He attempted to play with the injury but fumbled on the teamís next possession before ultimately leaving the game.

Johnsonís injury has been diagnosed as a dislocated left wrist. Unfortunately, this description is a bit open-ended given the structural design of the wrist and hand. Just beyond the radius and ulna, the bones of the lower arm, sit eight tiny carpal bones. These bones form the wrist as well as the carpal tunnel.

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