Putting a player in your Fantasy lineup dealing with an injury always comes with some risk, so don't make the final call until you see what SportsLine NFL injury analyst Dr. Brandon Bowers has to say.
Dr. Bowers, a Doctor of Physical Therapy currently practicing in the outpatient orthopedic setting on northeast side of Columbus, Ohio, completed his undergraduate work at Siena Heights University. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Toledo.
He is currently employed by Athletico Physical Therapy and treats a high volume of high school and collegiate athletes in the clinical setting. He's worked previously for a host of different websites serving as an injury analyst, publishing weekly columns, appearing on podcasts and radio shows to provide injury content.
We can tell you Dr. Bowers likes Marcus Mariota's chances to play without difficulty against the Texans on Sunday despite coming out of the game early in Week 1 against the Dolphins with an elbow injury.
"Numbness and tingling in the hand and or fingers following a blow directly to the elbow is consistent with trauma to the ulnar nerve," Dr. Bowers said. "The ulnar nerve rests on the posterior (back) medial (inside) of the elbow and supplies the hand and fingers with sensory and motor signals. When the ulnar nerve is struck, it can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling; symptoms are usually transient."
Dr. Bowers also has identified a star player who is in danger of missing up to six weeks, and gives his opinion on Aaron Rodgers' knee injury.
Which players dealing with injury concerns are a risk for Fantasy? And what should Fantasy owners expect from Aaron Rodgers? Join SportsLine now to see a full injury analysis for players dealing with health concerns, all from a doctor with a history of treating athletic injuries.