Welcome back to Injury Talk. Week 6 is wrapped up and closed which means more injuries to talk about. Here is week 6 injury talk;
First up this week is the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen injured his right elbow when it was hit. Allen stayed in for one more play before leaving the game and not returning. He did not speak to reporters in the locker room after the game. If Allen cannot play next Sunday in Indianapolis, the Bills would have to decide between Nathan Peterman and veteran Derek Anderson, signed last week.
Next up is the Oakland Raiders. Amari Cooper suffered a concussion early in the second quarter of the Raiders’ 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, after taking a vicious hit. Cooper missed a game last season with a concussion after sustaining a similar hit. Fellow wideout Seth Roberts was also knocked out of the game with a concussion.The hits didn’t stop in the wide receiver group for Oakland. The Raiders also lost left guard Jon Feliciano, starting in place of injured Pro Bowler Kelechi Osemele, to a rib injury in the second quarter. Quarterback Derek Carr was shaken up on his sixth and final sack of the game, when his left shoulder was pounded into the Wembley Stadium pitch. Both Carr and head coach Jon Gruden said they did not expect the injury to be serious ; “It just was a little bruise,” Carr claimed. The Raiders are and with the Raiders’ bye next week, that will give all the injured players more time to heal.
Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp suffered a knee injury in the first half, but returned and started in the second half before the training staff decieded it would be in Kupp’s best interest to sit for the remainder of the game. Kupp said afterward that he would undergo further testing to determine the extent of his injury.
New York Jets Quincy Enunwa wil undergo a MRI , after injuring his right ankle in the second quarter of the win over the Colts and missing the remainder of the game. His replacement, Terrelle Pryor also got banged up with a groin injury, so the Jets could be shorthanded when they face the Vikings at home in Week 7.
Baltimore Ravens Alex Lewis suffered a neck injury and was carted off the field in a stretcher in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Lewis was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital for further examination but was moving all of his extremities, according to a Ravens spokesperson. He was released from the hospital after evaluation and will fly back to Baltimore with the team. “So far, so good,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “There is a lot of optimism.” With Lewis out the Ravens will replace him with rookie Bradley Bozeman.
Dallas Cowboys Tavon Austin left the game against Jacksonville in the second half with a groin strain, and it’s an injury that might be problematic for the state of the receiver group. Brice Butler was inactive because of a groin injury that cropped up in practice. Deonte Thompson was a late add to the injury report last week with a hamstring strain. If he needs some time off, rookie Michael Gallup could see a bigger role.
Philadelphia Eagles Starting left tackle Jason Peters suffered a biceps injury Thursday against the Giants. He was replaced in the lineup by Halapoulivaati Vaitai. Coach Doug Pederson said the early news is “positive,” but they’re awaiting further testing.
Jacksonville Jaguars Niles Paul is out. The Jags were already thin at tight end after Austin Seferian-Jenkins went on injury reserve last week with a core muscle injury, and then lost Niles Paul in the first half of Sunday’s loss. He left the locker room on crutches and with his left leg in a brace. That leaves James O’Shaughnessy and David Grinnage at the position, the latter of whom played in his first NFL game on Sunday. The Jaguars will have to find help before Sunday’s game at Houston.
Arizona Cardinals Right guard Justin Pugh, who was among three offensive linemen to leave the game with injuries, broke his left hand. With Pugh and Mike Iupati back issues sidelined, the Cardinals used a guard duo of John Wetzeland Daniel Munyer.
Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield played the entire game, but his ankle will bear watching. Mayfield turned his right ankle stepping on the turf as he ran out of bounds in the first quarter. He is not expected to miss any time, but the team will pay attention to see if the ankle swells or gets worse overnight.
Tennessee Titans Starting outside linebacker Derrick Morgan was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. He left the game in the second quarter and came back after halftime in street clothes. Head coach Mike Vrabel said Morgan will undergo further testing on the injury.
Cincinnati Bengals Nick Vigil injured his left knee in the first quarter, and was on crutches after the game. Vigil is the Bengals’ leading tackler thus far this season, and if he is out for any extended time, the Bengals will likely replace him with Vincent Rey.
Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Mike Hughes is set to undergo an MRI for what the Vikings fear is a torn ACL in his left knee. Hughes’ knee appeared to buckle when dropping back into coverage against Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald midway through the fourth quarter. He exited the game and did not return. If the diagnosis pans out, Minnesota’s cornerback depth will take a major hit.
New York Giants Cody Latimer injured his hamstring covering a punt. Latimer was serving at the Giants’ No. 3 receiver, and his potential fill-in, Russell Shepard, is already dealing with a neck injury.
Atlanta Falcons Calvin Ridley injured an ankle in the first half of Sunday’s matchup with Tampa Bay and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Falcons also lost WR Mohamed Sanu to a hip injury on Sunday.
That wraps up this weeks injury talk. Til next week for a new round of injuries.