The fantasy playoffs started this week. Unfortunately, some major players were injured this week. Heading into the next round its important to review the status of your players and decide who is going to play this week.
The reigning MVP of the National Football League had already been dealing with a left ankle injury the whole season. Tonight on a 4th and 1, QB sneak play Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee. Something you rarely every see on a sneak play.
Before diving in, here’s a quick anatomy lesson: The knee joint is made of the kneecap (patella), tibia (shin bone), and femur (upper leg). On the inside of the knee joint, between the upper leg and shin, there exists a thick layer of connective tissue called the meniscus. The meniscus has two parts, a lateral (outside) portion and a medial (inside) portion. The meniscus is there to provide stability, reduce friction within the knee, and uphold the integrity of the joint. Think of the meniscus as the brake pads on a car. See the picture below for an illustration…
Yee -haw partners! Park your horse, order a drink at the saloon, and loosen your spurs for a pre-season injury round-up article. A few things before we get started: