A new year on the PGA Tour raises 5 questions

...over 18 months kept him from doing little more than walking.Woods missed eight months recovering from reconstructive knee surgery after the 2008 U.S. Open. He missed four months after the scandal in his personal life led to divorce after 2009...

Back problems mean no more golf for Tiger Woods for forseeable future

...does my surgeon or my physios," he said. "There is no timetable."Woods said this was different from his four knee surgeries. He had a reconstruction of his left knee in 2008 and was told it would be about nine months before he could get back...

Herschel Walker has high praise for Todd Gurley

...and I'm the Godson."St. Louis selected Gurley with the 10th overall pick even though he was rehabbing from left knee surgery. So far, it's been a spectacular success story.Walker said the Rams are doing things correctly, emphasizing the...

Seattle's Kam Chancellor ends his holdout

...Wednesday's practice but worked on the side. All were hurt in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.Albert's availability for the Bills game is the most doubtful, in part because he's still recovering from left knee surgery last November.

Clemson's Deshaun Watson focused on getting better

...My Madden quarterback is never as good as him."Watson looked as if he had not been away from the field since his knee surgery, easily guiding to Tigers to touchdowns each time he was behind center. The Tigers were up 35-0 in the opening half...

Bears star linebacker Lance Briggs to retire

...included the Browns having to pay him a guaranteed $5.5 million.The 6-foot-3, 335-pound Taylor underwent two knee surgeries last year and has been limited during training camp. 49ERS: Former owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. is a finalist for...

Former Jefferson County star Fernando Velasco waived by Titans

...major part of Todd Bowles' defense. RAMS: Running back Tre Mason, the likely starter while Todd Gurley rehabs from knee surgery, has been ruled out of the preseason finale with a right hamstring injury.Coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that Mason...

Packers lose wide receiver Jordy Nelson for season to a knee injury

...play in the preseason.Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that the team would go slowly with Gurley, rehabbing from left knee surgery that ended his college career at Georgia. Gurley has been working in individual drills and now will progress to 7-on-7...

Georgia's offense needs a spark against Florida

...Quarterback Greyson Lambert's early season magic has faded.Starting tailback Nick Chubb has had season-ending knee surgery.Georgia's sagging offense, held without a touchdown in its last game, needs a lift as the Bulldogs prepare for...

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney vows that sacks 'are coming'

...He's unlikely to play extended snaps against the Colts, but his return gets Jacksonville closer to full strength on the defensive front. The Jaguars are still waiting on tackle Sen'Derrick Marks to fully recover from knee surgery.