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Sports Injury Central Podcast featuring Pro Football Doc


Dr. David Chao, AKA the Pro Football Doc, breaks down everything the common fan needs to know about ACL tears, concussions, and other injuries in the NFL.


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Dr. David Chao, AKA the Pro Football Doc, breaks down everything the common fan needs to know about ACL tears, concussions, and other injuries in the NFL.






Kenny Pickett, Rhamondre Stevenson, Puka Nacua and More Injuries from Week 13

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: Timestamps: 1:23 Derrick Henry 4:31 Concussion protocol 6:25 Concussion recoveries 7:56 Rhamondre Stevenson 9:42 Bill Belichick’s Film Room Behavior 12:59 Tank Dell 14:56 Aaron Rodgers 18:02 Zach Wilson 20:16 Caleb Williams 24:13 Rodgers Achilles tear 27:07:19 Shrooms read 27:54 Kenny Pickett 31:47 TNF Preview 33:30 Key fantasy names 33:37 Justin Jefferson 33:55 Seahawks RBs 34:20 Jonathan Taylor 35:39 Joe Flacco another start? 36:43 Amari Cooper 37:02 Kicker preference on the hold 40:54 Good Call 41:35 Bad Call 42:23 Big Dom 46:57 Fletcher Cox/Lane Johnson 48:02 Chiefs’ Injuries 48:40 Dallas Goedert 50:01 Big division matchups 51:27 Beast of the Week 52:10 Puka Nacua


Myles Garrett's Shoulder, Antonio Cromartie's Historic TD Return and More From NFL Week 12

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: Timestamps: 2:02 Alex Smith's AFC East Comments 4:10 Tom Brady's Torn ACL Year 9:08 Myles Garrett's Shoulder 11:57 Junior's Failed Lambeau Leap 12:59 Dorian Thompson-Robinson 16:27 Cooper Kupp 17:07 Saints' WR Issues 18:11 Lane Johnson 20:41 Mystery Injuries 22:58 49ers Safety Issues 26:02 Justin Jefferson 28:57 Kenneth Walker 32:47 Shaq Leonard 36:18 Travis Etienne 36:41 Injury Designation Process 40:17 Tee Higgins 42:11 Aaron Jones 43:01 Antonio Cromartie Return TD 45:51 Beast of the Week 47:02 Tiger Woods


Aaron Jones, De'Von Achane and Thanksgiving Games Preview

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: 2:14 SIC Picks Guarantee 3:54 Thanksgiving preview 4:08 Aaron Jones 6:07 Washington shower information 8:11 Kenneth Walker 9:24 Geno Smith 10:27 Ryan Leaf story 11:47 Mekhi Becton 13:57 50 QBs 14:35 De’Von Achane 17:06 Justin Jefferson 20:24 June Jones 24:35 Joey Bosa 25:53 Brandon Staley 29:47 Saints injuries 33:40 Tee Higgins 34:21 Cooper Kupp 36:36 Hip drop tackles 38:27 Kareem Jackson 41:20 Taylor Rapp 43:24 Beast of the Week


Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, Marlon Humphrey and more Injury Analysis from Week 10

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: 1:21 Deshaun Watson 6:28 Kyler Murray 9:49 Jalen Ramsey 12:27 TNF preview 13:23 Trey Hendrickson 14:21 Marlon Humphrey 17:57 Ravens stats 20:18 SIC Picks guarantee 21:56 Futures check-in: Breece Hall 22:54 Kyle Pitts 23:35 OBJ 24:11 J.K. Dobbins 25:43 Win totals: Cardinals 26:15 Rams 27:27 Justin Fields 28:05 Steelers 28:51 De’Von Achane 29:52 Keenan Allen 30:51 David Montgomery sideline play 35:25 Saints injury update 36:41 Aaron Rodgers 40:41 49 Starting QBs 43:31 Andrew Thomas 45:39 Oakland Coliseum story 48:51 Beast of the Week


Eagles' Injuries, Justin Fields, Kyler Murray and more Injury Analysis from Week 9

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: 1:02 Dallas Goedert 3:32 Jalen Hurts 4:54 Joe Burrow 6:32 Josh Allen 8:21 Justin Fields 14:54 Kyler Murray 16:16 Thursday Night Football Preview 17:42 Matthew Stafford 20:53 Betting Recap 26:00 SIC Picks special offer 26:32 Giants QB Situation 33:26 Mushroom Lyfe 34:28 Josh Dobbs 37:04 Cardinals U Team Total bet 38:06 Deshaun Watson 40:08 Beast of the Week 43:17 Fantasy Football players returning from Bye


Matthew Stafford, Daniel Jones, Jalen Ramsey's Return and More Injury Analysis from Week 8

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: 1:16 Daniel Jones 5:27 Tyrod Taylor 6:54 Ryan Tannehill 9:41 Desmond Ridder 12:26 Matthew Stafford 15:23 Kenny Pickett 18:34 Medical Involvement in Trade Deadline 21:08 Kyler Murray 24:50 Deshaun Watson 27:05 Justin Fields 29:38 Jalen Ramsey 35:46 Kenneth Walker III 37:02 Illness Reporting 38:22 Brock Purdy 41:49 Joe Burrow fully back? 42:52 Ron Rivera's Challenge Comments 46:41 Jonathan Taylor 49:04 Beast of the Week


Jalen Hurts, Deshaun Watson and More Injury Analysis from Week 7

Sponsored by: Website: Twitter: TikTok: 0:43 Jalen Hurts 7:21 Deshaun Watson 11:49 Justin Fields 16:00 Nick Bolton 17:02 Shawne Merriman story 19:24 David Montgomery 19:54 Jerome Ford 21:27 Christian Watson 23:13 Thursday Night Football Preview 25:42 Jets@Giants 27:53 Aaron Rodgers 30:01 Browns@Seahawks 30:18 DK Metcalf 30:32 Good call: JSN 31:38 Bad call: Jahmyr Gibbs 33:12 Bijan Robinson 34:57 Sean McVay 37:51 Challenge Rule 41:29 Patrick Mahomes punting? 42:29 Coach Speak 43:57 Kyler Murray 44:47 Jalen Ramsey 49:30 Beast of the Week


Justin Fields, Christian McCaffrey, Josh Allen and More Injury Analysis from Week 6

Website: Twitter: TikTok: 1:10 Justin Fields 6:25 Jimmy Garoppolo 10:37 MRIs in Stadium 14:08 Commentator Prep 16:50 Justin Pugh 22:07 Deshaun Watson 34:23 Trevor Lawrence 38:00 CMC and David Montgomery 39:40 Trent Williams and Lane Johnson 52:00 Beast of Week


Justin Jefferson, Anthony Richardson, Travis Kelce and More Injury Analysis from Week 5

Website: Twitter: TikTok: 1:05 Anthony Richardson 4:34 Derek Carr's AC Joint 5:42 Anthony Richardson Second Opinion 8:14 AR to IR? 9:41 Why Richardson's not injury prone 10:23 Different situational QBs 12:19 Doc's Fantasy team 15:46 Drafting for the Playoffs 17:49 Neck injuries: Daniel Jones, Leighton Vander Esch and Chandler Zavala 23:01 Saquon Barkley and Austin Ekeler return timelines 23:28 Justin Jefferson and Travis Kelce 29:00 De'Von Achane 31:03 Jahmyr Gibbs vs. Mike Evans hamstring returns 32:10 Thursday Night Preview 36:00 Ja'Marr Chase 38:15 Odell Beckham Jr. 42:30 Coach speak: Brian Daboll 43:00 Kevin Stefanski 44:25 Beast of the Week: Matt Milano 46:37 Sunday night preview: New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills


Week 5 Injury Edge Preview: Fantasy Names and Key Matchups

Website: Twitter: TikTok: 0:44 Injury Edge 1:53 Advantage of field views 3:08 Amon-Ra St. Brown 8:24 Car@Det preview 10:45 Saquon Barkley 12:39 New York Giants/Miami Dolphins offensive line issues 13:27 Cooper Kupp 17:24 Fletcher Cox 18:36 Jahmyr Gibbs 19:17 Jonathan Taylor 21:07 Baltimore @ Pittsburgh preview 23:24 Delta movement 24:37 Houston offensive line issues


Justin Herbert's Finger, Tee Higgins, Kenny Pickett and More on the Injuries From Week 4

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Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Derek Carr: Injury Recap From Week 3

Travel Schedule 0:45 Nick Chubb 4:41 Joe Burrow 6:48 Mike Brown's message 9:13 A.J. McCarron addition 11:47 Patrick Mahomes 15:24 Derek Carr 18:04 Hunter Henry 21:43 Sauce Gardner 22:04 Mike Williams 23:33 Amon-Ra St. Brown 25:59 TNF Preview 28:40 Aaron Jones 30:11 RB return timelines 30:58 Andy Dalton 31:32 Bryce Young 32:48 Justin Fields 36:41 BAL @ CLE 43:56 Waddle 45:47 Greatest show on grass 46:51 Beast of the Week 47:48


Joe Burrow, Saquon Barkley and Anthony Richardson: Injuries You Need to Know After Week 2

Website: Twitter: TikTok: 1:32 Burrow 3:50 medical vote 7:14 Burrow's back up 8:25 Recovery timeline 11:36 AFO 13:07 long term 14:56 bengals decision 16:42 Anthony Richardson 18:33 Delayed symptoms 21:59 PR side 25:13 David Montgomery 26:36 Injury treatment 27:45 Saquon Barkley 32:43 Brandon Aiyuk 34:20 Travis Kelce 35:32 Bone bruise location 36:57 Breece Hall 37:46 Dalvin Cook 41:17 Puka Nacua 42:08 Prop recap 42:57 Aaron Rodgers’ “innovative” procedure 48:02 Beast of the Week


Travis Kelce, Anthony Richardson and The Biggest Injury Storylines From Week 1

Website: Twitter: TikTok: Time stamps: 4:00 Travis Kelce 11:48 Gronkowski bone bruise comparison 13:23 Anthony Richardson 16:42 Mark Andrews 17:48 definition of LP 20:02 Ronnie Stanley 20:47 John Harbaugh clip 21:48 Ravens’ injuries 27:05 J.C. Jackson 33:08 TNF preview 35:09 Bad call of the week 38:52 Good call of the week 40:35 Coach speak 41:53 Dan Campbell’s coffee order 45:14 Beast of the week: Myles Garrett


Circa CEO Derek Stevens Talks Vegas, the Betting Market and More

Circa Casino & Resort CEO joins Dr. David Chao in Las Vegas to discuss the latest on the Circa Sports contest expansion, stadium swim and more about the Vegas betting landscape. Stick around for part 2 for up-to-date analysis on Jonathan Taylor, Jaxson Smith-Njigba and players who landed on PUP..


Kevin Walsh Joins to Discuss Fantasy Football Draft Strategies and His Plans this NFL Season

TikTok star Kevin Walsh joins the podcast to discuss his Scott Fish Bowl team, his fantasy strategy and his plans this NFL season. Stick around for part 2 where Doc, Jacob and Taylor discuss the latest from the preseason and everything to know heading into your fantasy drafts. 1:57 Combined age of followers 3:49 Scott Fish teams 6:58 Kevin's Draft Strategy 9:12 Drafting for Fantasy Playoffs 9:48 Doc's team 11:31 Christian McCaffrey fantasy outlook 13:27 Stashing tight ends 14:58 Precautions 15:42 Jalen Ramsey 17:21 Gus Edwards 18:52 Friendly Wager 23:13 Kevin's plans this season 26:16 Joe Burrow


Breaking Down the Latest Features and Injury News From Training Camp

Dr. David Chao is joined by director of content Jacob Sisneros and director of analytics Taylor Bicht to discuss the latest features and subscriptions at ahead of the NFL season. Stick around for Part 2 to hear the latest developments regarding Marlon Humphrey, Terron Armstead and Breece Hall. 3:44 SIC insights 5:38 John Harbaugh 9:42 Fantasy tools 11:50 SIC picks 13:15 Doc breakdown* 15:39 Deposit match promos 18:28 Parlays 22:12 Newsletter* 23:02 Free pick-em contests 23:35 Breece Hall 24:41 video analysis 26:02 Dalvin Cook/Breece Hall* 28:50 Ronald Darby signing 30:51 Training camp cart 32:23 Terron Armstead 33:41 Jalen Ramsey clip 34:57 Tua play 36:21 Tua’s concussion concerns 39:34 Beast of the week: Sauce Gardner 40:12 Kirk Cousins slow-no Griddy


"Prop Queen" Ariel Epstein Talks Yankees, Ravens and Streaming This Football Season

Ariel Epstein of PointsBet Sportsbook joins the podcast to breakdown the latest from NFL training camp along with her reaction to the Anthony Rizzo and Aaron Judge injuries. Stick around for part 2 where Dr. David Chao discusses the latest updates on Jonathan Taylor, Kyler Murray and more. 1:31 Scheduling During Football Season 2:45 In-Game Props 3:24 Streaming Delay 5:30 Gameday Setup 8:22 Yankees Injuries 9:12 Aaron Judge Altering His Swing? 10:11 Anthony Rizzo's Concussion 14:34 How Concussions Are Handled Outside the NFL 16:26 Judging Concussions 18:12 Ravens Preseason Injuries 20:31 John Harbaugh 24:17 Lamar Jackson


HOF Wideout James Lofton Stops By to Discuss His Broadcasting Career, Player Safety and Tom Brady

Packers legend James Lofton (Hall of Fame class of 2003) talks with Dr. David Chao about his playing career, transitioning to broadcasting and whether Tom Brady will join the broadcasting booth. Stick around for Part 2, where ProFootballDoc, Jacob Sisneros and Taylor Bicht discuss the latest from training camp, including the Jonathan Taylor saga.


Former Vikings RB Robert Smith Talks RB Contracts and How the Position Has Changed

Minnesota Vikings great Robert Smith joins Dr. David Chao to discuss walking away from the game at a young age, the current state of running back contracts in the NFL and much more. Stick around for Pt. 2 for the latest from training camp and the MLB. Timestamps: 0:51 Other Robert Smiths 2:30 Doc's Time in Minnesota 3:28 Retirement Decision 5:52 RB Contracts 7:41 Roster Management in Other Sports 9:02 Change in RB Roster Dynamics 10:58 RB Usage 12:52 Drafting RBs 13:48 Making the Jump from College to the Pros 15:36 Restricting Ability to Hit the Open Market 16:57 J.C. Tretter's Hold-in Idea 17:22 Dalvin Cook 18:41 Melvin Gordon 20:38 Delaying Surgery vs. Contract Concerns 24:23 Sitting Out Bowl Games 26:01 Robert Smith's Mentality in College 27:12 NIL and its Effect on College Sports 29:53 Expectations for Minnesota this NFL Season