Injuries: Latest on Aaron Rodgers, Von Miller

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
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Buffalo Bills LB Von Miller - Lateral Meniscus [Indefinite]

NFL Week 12 - Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller was diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus tear following an MRI on Friday. He will have his right knee re-examined in 7-10 days, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Miller’s injury is a complicated one. According to Rapoport, Miller can potentially put off surgery until the end of the season, depending on the status of an MRI Monday. Rapoport added that once the injury “calms down,” doctors will be able to evaluate whether Miller can play with a brace or if his season is over. According to our injury data, just under 40% of players return from meniscus injuries within three weeks. Miller is guaranteed to miss at least one, with a chance to re-evaluate after two.

Miami Dolphins T Terron Armstead - Strained Pec

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Terron Armstead exited Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans and was diagnosed with a strained pectoral, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The report specifies that Armstead will miss time, but the injury is not as bad as initially feared. Because Armstead avoided a full tear, there is a likely chance that Armstead will be able to play through the injury after taking some time to recuperate. Just under 50% of offensive linemen return to play with pectoral injuries after two weeks. 

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers - Rib

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to undergo further testing for a rib injury suffered Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman. Rodgers told media after the game that he has not ruled out playing next week.

By our data, more than 75% of quarterbacks return to play with chest/rib injuries within two weeks of the initial injury, with 62.5% of quarterbacks not missing time at all. However, this does not account for the thumb injury Rodgers has been dealing with since Week 5, revealed earlier last week. While Rodgers may be willing to play, the combination of injuries coupled with Jordan Love's late-game performance and the team's current standing may make the Packers more cautious in their decision to start Rodgers. 

Minnesota Vikings CB Andrew Booth Jr. - Knee [Season]

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. will undergo knee surgery Monday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. While the severity of the injury has yet to be determined, Rapoport says there is a chance that Booth will miss the rest of the season.

San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell - Sprained MCL [IR]

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell sprained his MCL in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Branch, this is a different MCL than the one suffered earlier in the season. More than 50% of running backs return from MCL injuries after three weeks, according to our data. However, the 49ers may exercise caution with Mitchell, considering this is his second MCL injury in the last three months. 

Concussions

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

  • Cleveland Browns cornerback A.J. Green
  • Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting
  • Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jesper Horsted
  • Los Angeles Chargers center Corey Linsley

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 guard Austin Jackson exited Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with an ankle injury.

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris suffered a thigh injury during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and was not present for the Patriots’ Sunday practice, according to Patritos.com’s Evan Lazar.

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers briefly exited Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, but downplayed the severity of the injury to reporters after the game. According to The Springfield Republican’s Chris Mason, Meyers’ shoulder started to feel better as the game went on.

New York Jets running back Michael Carter likely sprained his ankle during Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Robert Saleh. New York Jets safety Ashtyn Davis exited and was ruled out of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.

New York Jets offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was listed as questionable to return Sunday with a groin injury, according to the New York Post’s Brian Costello.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback C.J Gardner-Johnson was ruled out for the rest of the game with a rib injury, according to NBCSports Philadelphia’s John Clark.

Washington Commanders guard Trai Turner was listed as questionable to return Sunday with an ankle injury, according to Commanders team reporter Zach Selby.

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game with a foot injury, according to The Athletic’s Adam Jahns.

Chicago Bears cornerback Dane Cruikshank was labeled as doubtful to return with a shoulder injury Sunday against the New York Jets.

Detroit Lions linebacker Julian Okwara exited Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with an elbow injury, according to Detroit Free-Press’s Dave Birkett.

Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage exited Sunday’s game with a foot injury and did not return.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne is dealing with a sprained foot. According to Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson, Etienne could have returned to play Sunday and does not require a boot or crutches, per NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe.

Carolina Panthers safety Xavier Woods was listed a squestionable to return Sunday with a knee injury, according to Sports Illustrated’s Schuyler Callihan.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs was carted off the field during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Wirfs is expected to miss three to four weeks, completely avoiding a knee injury.

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Anthony Averett was ruled out of Sunday’s contest against the Seattle Seahawks with a toe injury.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton was listed as questionable to return with an ankle injury, according to AZCardinals.com’s Darren Urban.

Seattle Seahawks safety Ryan Neal exited Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders with what has since been diagnosed as arm and shoulder injuries. According to The Athletic’s Michael-Shawn Dugar, initial X-rays came back negative, bot more testing is imminent.

 

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