Jets punter injured himself getting into hot tub

It’s always fascinating to read about athletes injuring themselves in completely innocuous ways. Like the dangers of professional sports weren’t enough, now they must worry about evil rubber mats or flavored sweets putting them out of commission. Jets punter Robert Malone is just the latest victim of wacky circumstance. According to Newsday’s Kimberly Martin, Malone…

Barkevious Mingo could have died from lung injury

Following last Thursday’s preseason contest, Barkevious Mingo was hospitalized with a bruised lung, an injury thought to be relatively minor. It turns out the prognosis was nearly much worse for the Browns’ rookie linebacker. Dr. Clark Fuller, director of thoracic surgery at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Ca., explained to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer…

Dustin Keller suffers gruesome knee injury (Photo)

As Dustin Keller can now attest to, football is an excruciatingly brutal business. During the Dolphins’ preseason game against the Texans on Saturday night, the veteran tight end suffered a gruesome right knee injury, and had to be carted off the field. The injury occurred after a short reception by Keller, whose knee bent back…

Patriots ‘really don’t know’ when Rob Gronkowski will return

On Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery, his seventh time going under the knife and second procedure on his worrisome back. The Patriots have been tight-lipped regarding his recovery — and not by choice. Appearing on SportsCenter Monday, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Pats legitimately have no idea when the All-Pro tight end…

Major concern reportedly looms over RG3’s knee

Naturally, folks are assuming Robert Griffin III will make an Adrian Peterson-like recovery from his recent knee reconstruction operation. A new report throws cold water all over that notion. A league source tells ProFootballTalk.com that there is “much greater concern” surrounding RG3’s right knee, more so than “anyone connected to the Redskins or Griffin” would…