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Derek Newton Headshot

Derek Newton had successful surgery Thursday in Houston, repairing both patellar tendons.

Newton suffered a rare injury during Monday night's game in Denver when he ruptured both of his patellar tendons on the same play. The surgery is just the first step in a long rehab process. He will spend the next several weeks in a wheel chair before progressing to crutches before the next steps in rehab can even be thought about. He is certainly done for the season, but there is a good chance that he could miss most if not all of next season as well.
18 minutes ago
Festus Ezeli Headshot

Festus Ezeli (knee) is ruled out for Thursday's game.

Ezeli hasn't been on a court all offseason so it's no shock that Portland has ruled him out on Thursday. He came to Portland following the deal Golden State signed with Kevin Durant, but since then all that happened was he underwent a procedure on his knee. Ed Davis, Meyers Leonard, and Noah Vonleh will take the position by committee in his absence.
21 minutes ago
Nick Mangold Headshot

Nick Mangold (ankle) was in a walking boot Thursday.

His status was already up in the air after spraining his ankle in Week 7 but now that he is still in a walking boot four days later, that doesn't help his case. Head Coach Todd Bowles has indicated that based on how he feels on Sunday, he could still go, but in all likelihood, Wesley Johnson will get the spot start for the Jets in the anchor position. That could mean that Matt Forte regresses this week as Mangold is a hard man to follow in the shoes of.
24 minutes ago
Caleb Cotham Headshot

Caleb Cotham was activated from the 60-day disabled list.

Cotham had surgery to deal with a meniscus issue back in August but is now being added to the 40-man roster ahead of the league year coming to an end. Cotham was supposed to be a big piece in the Reds pen in 2016 but a 7.40 ERA saw an end to that hope pretty early on. Cotham's role is still up in the air but he will have spring training to prove his worth to Cincinnati management.
26 minutes ago
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