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  1. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  2. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Searching for answers on NFL injury front

    Mike Sando

    A run of high-profile injuries in the NFC West specifically and the NFL in general has focused attention on what can be done to prevent them. John from Bakersfield, Calif., was among those raising the subject through the NFC West mailbag. He sugge...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  4. QB matters most, with or without Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers, though unusually healthy in recent seasons, had a hard time recovering from injuries to return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. and top defensive lineman Justin Smith over the past two seasons. Bill Barnwell drives home that point ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. 49ers hoping health remains on their side

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Safety Ed Reed and cornerback Cary Williams were the only Baltimore Ravens defenders to start every regular-season game for the AFC champions this season. The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers had nine defenders start every game. ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  6. Awaiting word on Michael Brockers' injury

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams trainers just helped first-round draft choice Michael Brockers off the field after the defensive tackle suffered a leg injury. Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ramon Harewood dove into the side of Brockers' leg while Brockers was runnin...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  7. An injury does what NFC West could not

    Mike Sando

    There is no good time for one of the NFL's elite players to suffer a serious injury. If the Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs had to endure a torn Achilles' tendon, however, the timing could have been more favorable for the NFC West. Suggs collec...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  8. Wrap-up: Ravens 37, Rams 7

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' Week 3 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in the Edward Jones Dome: What it means: The Rams are 0-3 and falling far short of reasonable expectations, even when taking into account significant injury issues. They are 0-2...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  9. Where will Seahawks find elite talent?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks won a playoff game last season despite having no players named to the Pro Bowl, even as an injury replacement. Given the relative lack of talent, perhaps coach Pete Carroll deserved stronger consideration in's recent ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  10. St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger out two weeks with broken pinkie

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams expect to be without Marc Bulger for at least two weeks after the veteran quarterback suffered a non-broken pinky finger on his throwing hand during practice Monday morning.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2009