Another week in the NFL has gone by so that means more injuries to talk about. Here is the big injuries week 2 has brought up:
First up is LeSean McCoy from the Buffalo Bills suffered a rib injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. After center Ryan Groy fell on McCoy’s midsection as he was being tackled. McCoy had returned to the game for one rush but did not re-enter afterward and was later announced as questionable to return. McCoy declined an interview after the game, saying his rib injury made it difficult to talk.. If he is unable to play in the week 3 match up Sunday against the Vikings, the Bills would likely turn to Marcus Murphy as their lead back.
Cincinnati is down running back Joe Mixon after he had a procedure Saturday to clean up some loose particles in his knee, a result of an old injury that was never addressed. He will be missing a few weeks of game play. The procedure went well, but while Mixon recovers, expect Cincinnati to use Giovani Bernard as his replacement.
The Ravens lose C.J. Mosley after he injured his knee on the first drive of Thursday’s win against the Bengals and didn’t return. He was diagnosed with a bone bruise, and the MRI revealed no ligament damage. Coach John Harbaugh said, “It doesn’t look to be long-term; We’ll just have to see how it responds the next couple of days. The good thing is we have a long week (10 days until next game). I don’t know if that means he’ll be ready for Denver or not.”
Dalvin Cook of the Vikings is out after suffering a hamstring injury in overtime Sunday against the Packers. He was sidelined and did not return to the game, it looks to be no concerned, after the game he said it was related to a cramp.
Philadelphia Eagles are down one player after the loss Sunday to the Buccaneers. Wide receiver Mike Wallace is out after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday. He was seen walking around with a boot it could be a long term injury. Alshon Jeffery is out with a shoulder injury but should be back soon, but they still need help and they will either use Shelton Gibson or someone who is not yet on the roster if Wallance is out for an extended amount of time.
Los Angeles Rams are down Greg Zuerlein. He was sidelined right before the game against the Arizona Cardinals. The rams had to improvise during the game without a true place-kicker. Following the win the Rams are still unsure about Zuerlein’s return going forward.
Darius Slay of the Lions left Sunday’s game against San Francisco with a concussion and was then ruled out of play. This is the second time in a week Slay had been examined for a concussion. He was cleared to return to playing after going through tests in Monday’s opener against the Jets.
lost Kevin King, he did not play in the second half after he suffered a groin injury. King, remained on the sideline but never re-entered the game. There was no immediate update on his status after the game.
Jaguars OT Cam Robinson left with a knee injury in the first half, and left the postgame locker room on crutches with his leg in a brace. That doesn’t sit well for Sunday’s game against Tennessee. Fourth-year player Josh Wells stepped in for Robinson and played well and would get the starting potion as long as Robinson is out.
New England is down two players this week after the loss to the Jaguars.Patrick Chung who was serving as the Pats’ primary punt returner got a concussion late in the first half and did not return. Chung was replaced by Duron Harmon at safety. Along with DE Trey Flowers who also sustained a concussion is out. After the Jaguars opening drive Flowers left the game and did not return. The Patriots are going to heavily rely on Keionta Davis and Deatrich Wise Jr. as their top defensive ends until Flowers return.
Last up on Week 2 Injury Talk is Jared Veldheer. The Broncos lost Veldheer in the third quarter against the Raiders after he suffered a concussion. He will have to pass the NFL concussion protocol before being able to return to game play.
That completes week 2 injuries, come back next week for week 3 updates. Till next week when more injuries happen.