ProFootballDoc: Injury Analysis For Saints-Dolphins Monday Night Matchup

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We post another winning week using injury advantages improving the season long-record to 44-35-1 (+9) against the spread.

The Chargers laid an egg against a Texans team full of COVID, but a plus-week is a plus-week.

Tonight’s Monday Night matchup has a clear healthier side at Sports Injury Central.


On both sides of the ball, the Dolphins are the healthier side. The Saints are forced to start Ian Book at QB who is essentially #4 on the depth chart and their problems don’t stop there. Alvin Kamara is the only bright spot. Miami has been playing well defensively and could sneak into the playoffs. The Dolphins are the right side here and maybe even consider under for the low total of 37.5.

For all the latest health info and COVID updates, go to That is where we broke the news last week that Lamar Jackson would miss Week 16 and there still is no guarantee for a Week 17 return as one cannot rush a bone bruise.

Written by Dr. David Chao

David Chao, MD -- known digitally as Pro Football Doc -- is an expert contributor for Outkick. Chao spent 17 seasons as the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers (1997-2013) and is part of the medical team at OASIS in San Diego where he treats and specializes in orthopedic sports injuries, working with high-profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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