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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 159 [Talking Vikings Injuries with John Verros]

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John Verros joins Jayson Brown to discuss Dalvin Cook’s injury history, Stefon Diggs’ chance to play a full season, when we should see Mike Hughes on the field, and more.

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In this episode:

John Verros, Injury Coordinator at Sports Information Solutions, joins Jayson Brown to discuss Dalvin Cook’s injury history, Stefon Diggs’ chance to play a full season, when we should see Mike Hughes on the field, and more.

Who is John Verros?

  • Injury coordinator at Sports Information Solutions
  • Masters in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan
  • Former Clinical Rehab Specialist in the University of Indiana Hospital system

What is an Injury Coordinator?

  • Collects injury data from every MLB, NCAA, and NFL game
  • Review every injury using video - “over 95% accuracy rate from the initial diagnosis”
  • Manage injury database

Is turf more dangerous than grass?

Is “injury prone” a real thing?

  • Yes injury prone is real.
  • Bad luck is also a thing.

Dalvin Cook

Common Causes of Hamstring Injuries

  • Strength imbalance between right and left leg
  • Strength imbalance between the quadriceps and hamstrings (Nordic Hamstring Curl)
  • Strength deficiency in the smaller glute muscles

Stefon Diggs

Mike Hughes

  • Torn ACL in his left knee via hyperextension vs the Cardinals
  • Typical recovery is 9-10 months post-surgery (update)

Hercules Mata’afa / David Morgan

  • Interested to see how the added weight affects Hercules Mata’afa
  • #SPARQGAWD will be ready to go by the start of the season!
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