Week 7 Fantasy Football Injury Report: Cecil Shorts | FFLockerRoom.com

Week 7 Fantasy Football Injury Report: Cecil Shorts

Jacksonville Jaguars wideout Cecil Shorts is dealing with a very painful sprained sternoclavicular (SC) joint, which is leaving his status for Week 7 as a game time decision. Shorts has been dealing with significant pain all week, even needing help putting on his jersey and not being able to sleep due to the severe pain. Shorts remains confident that he will play on Sunday, so last minute checks of the inactive report will tell us all we need to know about his availability.

Injury Outlook: Shorts’ injury was to the SC joint, which is the joint where the medial portion of the clavicle (collar bone) meets the sternum (chest bone). If you remember, this is the joint that Danny Amendola dislocated last year that caused him to miss multiple weeks. Although Shorts’ injury is not that severe, this is the type of injury that requires quite a bit of pain tolerance because, although there isn’t a ton of motion that occurs at this joint, it moves and is stressed every time the shoulder moves. Think about how difficult that would be to have to tolerate moderate to severe pain everytime you moved your shoulder. I think Shorts has a chance to play this week, nonetheless, but my bigger concern is him taking a hit or landing wrong on the shoulder early in the game, which would essentially be a wasted spot on your fantasy roster. I’d err on the side of caution and sit him this week regardless of whether he plays or not, then pick up next week and see how much he practices to gauge where he stands for Week 8.

About Ziad Dahdul, PT, DPT, OCS, Twitter Handle: @z_dahdul (264 Articles)
Ziad graduated from the University of Southern California with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. An avid Fantasy Football enthusiast, he brings with him a desire to introduce sports medicine to the reader and help better explain what to expect on the injury side of things. Ziad became a Board Certified Orthopaedic specialist in 2014, a distinction held by <10% of physical therapists in the country. Follow Ziad on Twitter (z_dahdul) for breaking injury news and analysis
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