Dr. Blue's Health of the Franchise - The Clinic is Open

As the picks started to roll in this morning, I was unable to rip my eyes away from the constant coverage and do a health profile on each of our new acquisitions.  This was further exacerbated by the flurry at the end of the seventh round and the UDFA period, which continues.

So this post will summarize the key medical findings of our 5th round and later selections.

Brody Eldridge, TE

Date/Nature of Injury: 2004 (high school) - broken ankle; 2008 - ankle injury; Nov 2009 - severe shoulder injury, which was either later determined to be a stress fracture in the C-6 vertebrae, or the stress fracture was in addition to the shoulder injury (I'm thinking there's a possibility they're related due to referred pain).

Despite Brody's neck injury, he participated in the Combine and obviously did well enough for the Colts to take a chance on his health.

Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

The rest of our signees after the jump.

Ricardo Mathews, DT

Date/Nature of Injury: None reported.

Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Kavell Conner, LB

Date/Nature of Injury: None reported.

Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Ray Fisher, CB

Date/Nature of Injury: Oct 2009 -  Fisher suffered a knee injury in the middle of his senior year that required surgery and ended his season.  This injury may prevent him from participating in training camp.

Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): Medium

 

Brandon James, KR

Date/Nature of Injury: Dec 2009 - broken bone in foot, requiring surgery
Dr. Blue's Prognosis -
Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): Medium

 

Blair White, WR

Date/Nature of Injury: Summer 2007 - required back surgery and 110 stitches after crashing through sliding glass door
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Tim Hiller, QB

Date/Nature of Injury: Dec 2005 - torn knee ligament requiring surgery and forfeiting his 2006 season; Dec 2008 - torn left ACL (underwent surgery in Jan 2009).  Tim played in 2009, so I expect him to be ready for duty should the unthinkable happen.
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Mike Newton, S

Date/Nature of Injury: None reported
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Jeff Linkenbach, LT

Date/Nature of Injury: 2007 - "nagging" leg injury, but participated in 11 games
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Javarris James, RB

Date/Nature of Injury: 2005 - knee injury; Nov 2006 - hip pointer; 2007 - ankle and neck injuries; Oct 2009 - "lower extremity" injury
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Thad Turner, CB

Date/Nature of Injury: None reported
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

Brett Swenson, K

Date/Nature of Injury: None reported
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

 

David Caldwell, S
Date/Nature of Injury
: None reported
Dr. Blue's Prognosis - Availability for Game 1 (health perspective): High

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