Call the doctor NFL week two plagued with injuries

Call the doctor: NFL week two plagued with injuries

  • Anthony Barr
  • Chris Ballard
  • Christian McCaffery
  • Cortland Sutton
  • Davante Adams
  • Demarcus Lawrence
  • Drew Lock
  • Malik Hooker
  • Parris Campbell
  • Saquon Barkley
  • Soloman Thomas
  • Takkarist McKinley
  • Tyrod Taylor
By JacobMummert September 23, 2020 0 Comment
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Doctor, doctor give me the news! Injuries piled up in week two with many star players going down. Here is a team-by-team breakdown  For more specific coverage and roster changes follow the link to the teams’ brawl page.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals went relatively unscathed in their week two matchup against the Washington Football Team. Running back D.J. Foster injured his quadriceps muscle and has been placed on the practice squad/injured reserve list. In addition, Maxx Williams landed on IR after an ankle injury kept him out of Sunday’s game.

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons saw a few minor injuries in their contest with the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Dan Quinn stated Monday that none of the injuries were long-term.

Starting right tackle Kaleb McGary went down with a knee injury and was ruled out in Sunday’s game. After more evaluation, McGray has a minor sprained MCL and will only miss a week.

Three other Falcons went down during the game. Defensive end Takkarist McKinley went down with a groin injury and never returned. Lineback Foyesade Oluokon suffered from cramps and was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Lastly, safety Ricardo Allen left the game after injuring his elbow on a tackle.

Baltimore Ravens

Cornerback Tavon Young had the lone injury for the Ravens and it was major. Young went down with a knee injury which was later confirmed to be a torn ACL. This marks the third season-ending injury in his five-year career. Young has missed the entire 2017 and 2019 season with an ACL injury and a neck injury respectively.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills had no injuries in their week two win against the Miami Dolphins.

Carolina Panthers

Panther’s running back Christian McCaffrey scored his second touchdown of the game before limping off the field. The training staff tried to wrap his ankle, but McCaffrey didn’t return. Head coach Matt Rhule said the injury occurred two plays earlier.

It is now confirmed that McCaffrey will miss several weeks suffering from a high ankle sprain.

Cincinnati Bengals

On Thursday Night Football, tight end C.J. Uzomah suffered an Achilles injury after a five-yard reception in the fourth quarter. The Bengals later confirmed that he tore his Achilles and is out for the season.

Chicago Bears

The Bears had no lingering injuries in their week two win against the New York Giants.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns escaped week two without an injury in their win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dallas Cowboys

Still battling injuries from week 1, the Cowboys hoped to get out of week two unscathed. However, they too had injuries throughout their win against the Atlanta Falcons.

During the third quarter, quarterback Dak Prescott took a hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones. After a brief evaluation in the medical tent, Prescott cleared the concussion protocol and returned to the game.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence injured his knee in the first half and played limited snaps in the second half. Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie injured his hamstring on a special teams play in the fourth quarter and did not return. Both players are still being evaluated.

The Cowboys were already without tackle Tyron Smith but they hope to have him back in week three. Smith injured his neck in practice and was inactive in their game on Sunday.

Denver Broncos

Going into week two the Broncos already had injuries they were dealing with. Lineback Von Miller and cornerback A.J. Bouye are on IR and running back Phillip Lindsay is out with a toe injury. Week two didn’t treat them any better.

Wide receiver Courtland Sutton entered the game questionable with a shoulder injury. Sutton tore his ACL after tackling cornerback Joe Haden off an interception. This injury is season-ending for Sutton.

Another big blow was to quarterback Drew Lock. In the first quarter Lock tried to extend the play before being driven to the ground on the tackle. Lock left the game and didn’t return with a rotator cuff strain. He is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Other injured Broncos included defensive ends Dre’Mont Jones and DeMarcus Walker, and cornerback Davontae Harris.

Detroit Lions

The Lions had no injuries in their week two loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay Packers

Wide receiver Davante Adams was the main injury for the Packers on Sunday. Adams injured his hamstring in the second half and didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Currently, his injury is still being evaluated.

Houston Texans

The Texans escaped their week two loss to the Baltimore Ravens without any injuries.

Indianapolis Colts

Two major injuries plagued the Colts in their week two win against the Minnesota Vikings.

Wide receiver Parris Campbell injured his knee on the Colts’ first offensive drive of the game. He did not return and was later diagnosed with an injury to his MCL and PCL. He is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

Late in the first half, safety Malik Hooker injured his heel and left early for halftime. He did not return and will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.

The Colts also had two minor injuries. Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin was a last-minute addition to the inactive list. Ya-Sin was taken to a hospital before the game to treat a stomach illness. His status at this time is uncertain. Linebacker Matthew Adams injured his ankle in the second half and did not return. His status at this time is also uncertain.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars had a few injuries in their week two loss to the Tennessee Titans. Center Brandon Linder injured his knee early in the third quarter and did not return. His injury won’t land him on IR, but his status for their Thursday Night Football game in Miami is uncertain.

Cornerback D.J. Hayden was evaluated for a concussion late in the game but did not appear on the team’s injury report on Monday.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs escaped week two without an injury in their overtime win against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders left week two without any lingering injuries in their win against the New Orleans Saints.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers surprised the world when they announced rookie quarterback Justin Herbert would be their stater after quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered an injury in warmups. Taylor experienced difficulty breathing during warmups and, after being evaluated in the locker room, was taken to a hospital.

He has since been released from the hospital but his status for week three is uncertain.

Los Angeles Rams

A trio of injuries plagues the Rams after their week two win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Rookie running back Cam Akers went down early with a rib injury. It was later confirmed to be separated rib cartilage and is day-to-day with hopes to play in week three.

Late in the third quarter starting left guard Joseph Noteboom went down with a calf injury and did not return. He is out for week three and is a candidate for IR.

Running back Malcolm Brown sustained a fracture in his left pinky finger that was fixed on Monday. Brown is available for the Rams week three matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins had one injury in their week two loss to the Buffalo Bills and it was a big one. Cornerback Byron Jones injured his groin only four snaps into the game. His status is uncertain at this time.

Minnesota Vikings

Two injuries hampered the Vikings in their week two loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Linebacker Anthony Barr injured his shoulder and didn’t return. He has since been placed on IR with a season-ending torn pectoral muscle. Another linebacker, Troy Dye, injured his ankle but appears to be available for week three.

New England Patriots

The Patriots suffered no injuries in their week two loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints had no lingering injuries after their week two loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

New York Giants

Arguably the biggest single injury of week two, Giants running back Saquon Barkley injured his right knee on a six-yard run to start the second quarter. He needed help getting off the field and put no pressure on his leg. He did not return to the game. On Monday the team confirmed that Barkley suffered a season-ending ACL tear.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard injured his left toe in Sunday’s contest. His status for week three is uncertain at this time.

New York Jets

The Jets suffered two injuries in their week two loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Starting center Connor McGovern left the game with a hamstring injury. He has been deemed week-to-week by head coach Adam Gase. One of the few healthy receivers left for the Jets, wide receiver Breshad Perriman sprained his ankle and could miss a few games.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have battled injuries throughout training camp into week two and have another to add following their loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Starting left guard Isaac Seumalo went down with a knee injury in the second quarter and didn’t return. Head coach Doug Peterson said he will miss some time and indicated he could land on IR.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Entering week three, the Steelers have no injury concerns from their week two win against the Denver Broncos.

San Francisco 49ers

If Barkley was the biggest single injury of week two the 49ers have the biggest team injuries of week two. If the injuries to players weren’t enough, their plane out to New York was damaged as well as the MRI truck used to diagnose the players’ injuries.

Defensive lineman Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas both suffered ACL tears and will miss the rest of the season.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a high ankle sprain and was out the second half of the game. In addition, defensive lineman D.J. Jones is battling an ankle injury, and Dre Greenlaw suffered a thigh contusion.

Running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman both were injured in Sunday’s contest. Mostert suffered an MCL sprain while Coleman is suffering from a knee sprain.

The team will evaluate all these injuries heading into week three.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks had injuries sprinkled into their week two win against the New England Patriots. The defense suffered two major injuries in Sunday’s contest. Linebacker Bruce Irvin and safety Marquise Blair both injured their knees resulting in torn ACLs. Both will require season-ending surgery to repair their injuries.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Although they had injuries going into week two, the Buccaneers avoided lingering injuries heading into week three.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans had several injuries going into week two and added one more in Sunday’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph injured his leg in the second half. His status for week three is uncertain.

Washington Football Team

The Washington Football Team has placed starting guard Brandon Scherff on IR following an MCL sprain. Scherff went down with a knee injury in their loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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