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NFL Injury Analysis: Tough Week for Tight Ends

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.

Greg Olsen

Olsenís broken foot was the most noteworthy injury in a week in which tight ends across the NFL fell victim to a variety of ailments. Olsen has already undergone surgery to fix the fracture site with renowned orthopedic surgeon and foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson performing the procedure. Olsen is expected to miss between six and eight weeks recovering and could be placed on the injured reserve with a designation to return. Olson would miss an automatic eight weeks if Carolina does opt to put him on the IR.

Itís hard to speculate on Olsenís recovery without knowing the exact bone involved. So far, the Panthers havenít publically released which particular bone was broken. However, given the projected timeline and the mechanism of injury, it seems likely...

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