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Sidelined Podcast with Doc Flynn - Presented by BetUS

Boston Sports Journal
Boston Sports Journal
What to Know About Patriots Injury News and Surprising COVID Situation

On the show’s inaugural episode Dr. Jessica Flynn is joined by friend Mike Giardi from NFL Network. Doc Flynn and Giardi discuss the medical side of the latest Patriots injury news as well as what Giardi is seeing from injured players or players coming off of injury at camp. Doc Flynn goes over the injuries and surgeries Cam Newton has had over the course of his career, so what does Giardi see as the outlook for the season for Cam given his injury history? Plus, the big surprises with COVID-19 and the NFL and why some flaws in the NFL’s testing method have already been shown.

The latest on the Patriots and Boston Sports:

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The story on how Jess got into covering sports injuries in the media, when she went crazy on Felger and Mazz because of the Jimmy G injury.


There is such a large void of medical experts in sports reporting, b/c normally reporters are beholden to the team medical staff.


How fans and the media tend to mischaracterize injuries or question an athletes’ toughness, without knowing how the injury will impact guys physically.


The reality of COVID-19 and how difficult it was for NFL players including Alex Mack, the Falcons center, who had to workout on fields with gopher holes!


An injury the Patriots are currently dealing with: RB, Sony Michel

Giardi: “There was a little bit of a burst to him that I didn’t recall seeing at least last year, for sure.”


What is Mike Giardi seeing from Mohamed Sanu at practice? Sanu is returning from a high ankle sprain.


N’Keal Harry: He’s been dealing with a ton of soft tissue injuries, so what is Mike seeing from Harry at Pats camp?


The drama of the QB room and Jarrett Stidham’s injury as well as Cam Newton’s return from injury.


Doc Flynn going over Cam’s significant injury history.


With all of the talk about Cam Newton’s injury history, how does Cam look at camp?


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Lamar Miller was activated off of PUP, so what are the expectations for Lamar now that he’s going to be available. Could the Pats potentially make a move at the running back position?


How is COVID-19 impacting the Patriots and the NFL?


How the COVID-19 testing is working in the NFL and why there are some difficulties.


How difficult would it be for an NFL bubble? Would a bubble be impossible if the league has issues with outbreaks during the season?
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