NFL looking into high number of lower extremity injuries
Next to torn ACLs, the most time lost for injured NFL players is due to hamstring and lower extremity problems, of which there are far more than the major knee issue.
So the NFL will place even more emphasis on examining hamstring, groin, foot, ankle and other such injuries, along with its heavy concentration on the knee.
While reducing concus- sions remains the most critical player safety initiative – they were down 29 percent in 2018 – Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, this week stressed the need to target the lower extremity injuries “the same was as with concussions.”
Cowboys: Dallas signed safety George Iloka, adding experience at a position that was a high priority going into the offseason.
Buccaneers: Tampa Bay added depth at quarterback, signing former firstround draft pick Blaine Gabbert.