Injuries: Jets, Chargers Lose Out Big

New York Jets offensive guard Alijah Vera-Tucker
New York Jets offensive guard Alijah Vera-Tucker
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Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis - Lisfranc [Season]

After making what the Dallas Cowboys' website referred to as a "game-changing interception" on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, Cowboys cornerback was helped off the field with a foot injury. On Monday, Lewis was diagnosed with a Lisfranc injury, ending his season. Lewis will require surgery to repair the injury and will be placed on injured reserve, per the story from the Cowboys' official website.

New York Jets RB Breece Hall - ACL [Season]

NFL Week 7 - For a full write-up of Breece Hall's season-ending ACL injury, please read our breaking news article from Monday afternoon.  

New York Jets G Alijah Vera-Tucker - Tricep [Season]

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced on Monday that Alijah Vera-Tucker's season is over after what was only described as a tricep injury. Saleh could "only assume" that the description of the diagnosis means his tricep is torn. 

Vera-Tucker would be the fourth Jets offensive lineman to be placed on injured reserve this season, along with tackles Mekhi Becton, George Fant, and Max Mitchell. 

New York Jets WR Corey Davis - MCL Sprain

New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis sprained his MCL, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Unlike Breece Hall and Alijah Vera-Tucker, Davis' injury is not expected to be long-term.


New York Giants T Evan Neal - MCL

New York Giants tackle Evan Neal may have suffered an MCL injury, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Nela will undergo tests on Monday to get a better idea of the full extent of the injury.

New York Giants TE Daniel Bellinger - Eye Socket [IR]

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger will undergo surgery this week for a fractured eye socket. It is uncertain whether Bellinger will be able to return this season. 

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku - High-Ankle Sprain

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was seen with crutches and a walking boot on his left foot leaving the Baltimore Ravens stadium, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. According to reports from Cabot on Monday, Njoku is considered week-to-week with the injury. According to our data, it takes about five weeks for at least half of all tight ends with high ankle sprains to get off the injury report.

Cleveland Browns LB Jacob Phillips - Pec [Season]

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns starting linebacker Jacob Phillips tore his pec on Sunday and will likely require season-ending surgery.  

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill - Ankle

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a right ankle injury during Sunday’s 19-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts, which forced Malik Willis to play three snaps before Tannehill eventually returned. Tannehill hopes to play next week against the Houston Texans, according to Mike Organ of the Nashville Tennessean.

Atlanta Falcons CB A.J. Terrell - Hamstring

Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell was ruled out of the rest of Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury, according to Tori McElhaney of the Atlanta Falcons’ official website. Per a report from McElhaney on Monday, Atlanta received "decent" news on the injury, and Terrell is currently considered "week-to-week" by head coach Arthur Smith. According to our data, more than 75% of defensive backs with hamstring injuries are back on the field within three weeks and off the injury report in four weeks. , 

Denver Broncos RB Mike Boone - Ankle [IR]

Denver Broncos running back Mike Boone was officially placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury after exiting Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Boone underwent X-rays on his ankle Sunday night, which came back negative, according to Mike Klis of 9News Denver. In response, the Broncos have signed Marlon Mack to their practice squad to supplement their current backfield of Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray.

Los Angeles Chargers CB J.C. Jackson - Dislocated Kneecap

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson was carted off the field and had his leg put into an air cast during Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Jackson will undergo multiple tests on Monday to identify what additional damage occurred in the region. While the kneecap dislocation itself could have a recovery time of six weeks, there could be additional ligament damage that would sideline Jackson further.  

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams - High Ankle Sprain

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams limped off the field on Sunday with what has now been diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Williams "will miss some time."

Our data suggests that wide receivers typically have the toughest time coming back from high-ankle sprains. After four weeks of recovery, wide receivers are the only position group to see below 50% of their players return to play. 

This injury to Williams comes at a difficult time for the Chargers wide receiver room. Keenan Allen, who made his return after being sidelined with a hamstring injury, did not play during the second half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Wide receiver Joshua Palmer and tight end Donald Parham were also ruled out of Sunday's contest. Williams and Palmer represent a combined 99 targets in the Chargers passing offense, and while Allen has appeared in just two games this season, he was the only Chargers player to eclipse 100 targets in 2021.

Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf - Knee

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was carted off the field during Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted that initial X-rays on Metcalf’s knee were negative. Monday, Pete Carroll stated  that Metcalf will not need surgery to repair his knee, calling the injury a "patellar tendon issue."

Concussions

The following players left their respective games with concussion symptoms and enter the league protocol:

  • Washington Commanders tight end Cole Turner
  • Cleveland Browns tight end Pharaoh Brown
  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown
  • Atlanta Falcons safety Jaylinn Hawkins
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr.
  • Seattle Seahawks guard Phil Haynes

Based on our current data, more than half of players miss at least one game once diagnosed with a concussion. However, just under 75% of players return from concussion protocol after one week. 

Other Injuries

Miami Dolphins S Brandon Jones did not return Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers after a knee injury.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz is dealing with a PCL sprain, but claims he should be okay according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Matt Farniok never returned in Sunday’s win over Detroit after suffering a left hamstring injury, according to Michael Gehlkin of the Dallas Morning News

New York Giants tackle Evan Neal may have suffered an MCL injury, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Ben Bredeson did not return after exiting during Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Dan Salomone of the Giants official site.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson suffered a stinger to the neck during Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was seen with crutches and a walking boot on his left foot leaving the Baltimore Ravens stadium, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cleveland Browns linebacker Jacob Phillips left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, according to Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace sustained a shoulder injury during Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, according ot Teresa Verley of the Steelers’ official site.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Rashan Gary left Sunday’s game in Washington with an apparent head injury.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard departed Sunday’s game in Washington with a shoulder injury.


Houston Texans guard Kenyon Green did not return Sunday after suffering a shoulder injury.

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins exited Sunday’s game with  groin injury.

Houston Texans defensive tackle Maliek Collins was ruled out for the rest of Sunday’s contest with a chest injury.

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Grant Stuard did not return after suffering a pectoral injury, according ot George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin.

Carolina Panthers cornerback CJ Henderson was ruled as questionable to return with a shoulder injury, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.

New Orleans Saints cornerback Bradley Roby was ruled out of the remainder of Thursday’s game against the Cardinals.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage is set to undergo an MRI for his hamstring injury on Monday, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Luke Goedeke was in a walking boot after Sunday’s loss to Carolina, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Anthony Chesley exited Sunday with a hamstring injury, according to Scott Smith of the Buccaneers’ official site.

Denver Broncos linebacker Baron Browning will undergo an MRI on Monday for his hip, according to Mike Klis of 9News Denver

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Cameron Fleming sustained an injury to his quad, according to Parker Gabriel of the Denver Post.

Las Vegas Raiders safety Mathis Farley was listed as questionable to return on Sunday with a back injury.

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Chris Rumph II did not return Sunday after suffering injuries to his hip and knee, according to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com.

Arizona Cardinals guard Max Garcia was listed as questionable to return with a shoulder injury on Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence was questionable to return to Thursday’s game with a shoulder injury, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals official site.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw was ruled as questionable to return against the Kansas City Chiefs with a calf injury, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Comments

7 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2022, 11:54am

#1 by Aaron Brooks G… // Oct 24, 2022 - 4:54pm

How did he fracture his eye socket?

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#4 by AFCNFCBowl // Oct 24, 2022 - 6:42pm

Seems like the Chargers franchise is snakebitten. Every year they get hyped up as a Super Bowl contender, and every year they get killed by injuries and end up going nowhere.

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#5 by Travis // Oct 24, 2022 - 7:42pm

Vera-Tucker would be the fourth Jets offensive lineman to be placed on injured reserve this season, along with tackles Mekhi Becton, George Fant, and Max Mitchell. 

Fifth - left tackle Duane Brown was placed on injured reserve to start the season but returned Week 5.

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#7 by Led // Oct 25, 2022 - 11:54am

Five tackles!  It's crazy.  Like the drummers for Spinal Tap.

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#6 by fyo // Oct 25, 2022 - 8:32am

Dolphins' Brandon Jones is heading to IR. No details on the injury yet, other than "knee".

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