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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Athletics Injury Updates: Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss, Alberto Callaspo

The Oakland Athletics won Wednesday nights game 9-7 against the Houston Astros thanks to Yoenis Cespedes, who hit two home runs, however; he left the game due to a sprained right thumb when he had an awkward fall at the plate in the fifth inning. Brandon Moss spun while tagging speedy Jose Altuve in the eighth and he seemed to be in pain but he did not come out reported by Susan Slusser from The Drumbeat. Infielder Alberto Callaspo could come back on Sunday according to Carl Steward.

Jets Injury Update: Chris Johnson medically cleared

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has been medically cleared to participate in training camp,  reports Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Johnson had offseason knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. As a precaution, the Jets kept him on the sideline during OTA's and minicamp.

Phillies Injury Update: Carlos Ruiz activated

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday by the score of 3-0. The loss was the third straight for the Phillies against the Giants and dropped to 43-57, twelve and a half games out in the National League East. A bit of good news was the return of catcher Carlos Ruiz, who returned from a concussion and went 2-for-4 with a double.

Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams out of his boot

The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a successful 2013-2014 season in which they won 44 games and upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets were in the top half of the league in points allowed but struggled offensively, ranked 21st in scoring and 29th in assists. Guard Deron Williams can improve upon those numbers, if healthy, but he played in only 64 games this season and is coming off ankle surgery. The good news is that Williams is out of his boot and should resume basketball activities soon.

Mavericks Injury Update: Rashard Lewis will undergo knee surgery

The Dallas Mavericks won 49 games this past season and lost in the first round to the eventual NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Although eighth in the league in scoring, the Mavericks were 20th in points allowed. To add some additional veteran presence to the team, the Mavericks signed Rashard Lewis a few days ago, but now appears he will undergo knee surgery.

Injury Moves and Notes: July 24th

Plenty of rehab notes today as a number of players are getting very close to a return.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Odell Beckham's hamstring has team concerned

Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham, who sat out mini camp due to a bad hamstring, now has the Giants organization concerned.

Broncos Injury Update: Chris Harris on PUP, Von Miller not

The Denver Broncos reported to camp today and cornerback Chris Harris was placed on the physically unable to perform list while still recovering from his anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered last season. However Von Miller, also coming off an ACL injury, was not placed ont the teams PUP list, reports Sayre Bedinger from Perdominantly Orange.

49ers Injury Update: DE Justin Smith had offseason shoulder surgery

With the 49ers having issues from injuries to star players getting arrested (Aldon Smith), it's nice to know that one of their key defensive players in Justin Smith is returning to the field after having offseason shoulder surgery.

Lions Injury Update: Golden Tate & Ziggy Ansah added to PUP

The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Ziggy Ansah and former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate on their physically unable to perform list to start training camp.  Ian Rapoport tweeted the news early this afternoon.