A Link of Her Own: September 19, 2016

Injury updates, crazy catches, + other sports news

NFL Injury News

Updates from Monday morning’s post:

Danny Woodhead. Photo: USA Today Sports via ESPN
  • Chargers RB Danny Woodhead has torn his ACL and is officially out for the season.
  • Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware needs surgery on his fractured forearm so will likely be out 4–5 weeks.
  • Like the Pats did Sunday with Jacoby Brissett (who filled in for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, who was filling in for the suspended Tom Brady), the Browns are moving on to their QB3, as RGIII replacement Josh McCown is out with a shoulder injury. Rookie Cody Kessler will be taking his place.
  • Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was diagnosed with a torn meniscus, and apparently is already walking on that leg, so hasn’t yet been ruled out for Week 3 play. Though it probably wasn’t fun to have to go back to the locker room through an in-stadium lounge. (We’re sure coming out onto the field it’s awesome. But maybe a brand new stadium should have a more discreet exit.)

World Cup of Hockey News

After Team Europe beat Team Czech Republic 3–2 in overtime on Monday afternoon, Team USA’s game against Team Canada on Tuesday night is officially a must-win, rather than just feeling like one — if Team USA loses, there’s no way they’ll have enough points to move on to the next round, so would be eliminated from medal contention.

Team North America and Team Russia are playing at the time of this article’s posting — if you’re not watching on ESPN2 already, get to it! Seriously, look at this goal that Auston Matthews scored off a pass from Connor McDavid:

Soccer News

Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl brings us troubling FIFA news: though at least six women (one from each continent) are required to be on the 37-person FIFA Council, many of the women currently being elected to those seats don’t seem to know a whole lot about soccer — and this from Karen Espelund, who herself was at one point chairwoman of the Union of European Football Associations but lost a recent election. The voters in said elections are, incidentally, mostly men —only three of the 211 regional federation presidents are women. It appears the men would like to vote in women they can talk over rather than ones who’ll be more vocal, particularly with regard to women’s soccer.

Longread of the Day

How Los Angeles celebrated its first NFL Sunday in over 20 years.

Must-Watch Video of the Day

Have you seen this catch from the Ohio State-Oklahoma game yet? If not, you need to see this. If so, watch it again anyway, because it’s just that good.

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