Injuries: Pitts, Andrews' Seasons in Peril

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts
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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields - Shoulder [Day-to-Day]

NFL Week 11 - Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is set to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of a shoulder injury suffered Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. At present, Fields is considered day-to-day. 

Our current data suggests that for shoulder sprains, 50% of quarterbacks do not miss any time. However, if Fields' shoulder is dislocated, that changes the timeline. 25% of quarterbacks return after three weeks from dislocated shoulders, and 50% of quarterbacks do not return until eight weeks. 

New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson - ACL [Season]

New York Giants wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson has suffered an ACL tear in his right knee and would require surgery, according to Giants head coach Brian Daboll. Robinson's rookie season is over.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts - MCL [IR]

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is believed to have suffered a torn MCL that will require surgery, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Pitts is currently seeking a second opinion on his diagnosis because a surgery would end Pitts' season. 

New England Patriots center David Andrews - Thigh

New England Patriots center David Andrews may have suffered a season-ending thigh injury during the team’s win over the Jets, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Andrews will continue to undergo testing, including an MRI, on Monday. 

Cleveland Browns center Ethan Pocic - Knee

Cleveland Browns center Ethan Pocic exited Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a knee injury after playing just two snaps. According to ProFootballTalk, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Pocic will miss “weeks” due to the injury.

Concussions

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

  • Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw

  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford

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

Buffalo Bills defensive end AJ Epenesa exited Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury and was eventually downgraded to out.

New England Patriots offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn exited Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a foot injury and did not return.

New York Jets cornerback Michael Carter II was listed as questionable to return with a chest injury during Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams was listed as questionable to return with an ankle injury.

New York Giants cornerback Adoree’ Jackson suffered an MCL sprain and is set to miss between four and six weeks with the injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Baltimore Ravens tackle Ronnie Stanley was listed as questionable to return with an ankle injury to Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Jonas Shaffer.

Baltimore Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton was questionable to return to Sunday’s game with a knee injury, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Jonas Shaffer.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is being evaluated for a head injury following Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh Steelers center Mason Cole exited Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a foot injury, according to The Athletic’s Mike DeFabo.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Miles Boykin exited Sunday’s game against the Bengals with an oblique injury.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen suffered a hamstring injury against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to The Athletic’s Jay Morrison.

Houston Texans cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. has a mild hamstring injury, but head coach Lovie Smith is unsure of his return timetable according to KPRC’s Aaron Wilson.

New Orleans Saints defensive end Payton Turner underwent X-rays for his ankle following Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. While the X-Rays came back negative, Turner will now undergo an MRI on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Denver Broncos running back Chase Edmonds suffered a high-ankle sprain Sunday and is expected to miss “a few weeks,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill suffered a calf injury during Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers and was ruled out for the rest of the game, according to ESPN’s Adam Teicher.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Karadius Toney was ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.

Los Angeles Chargers safety Nasir Adderley was listed as questionable to return after suffering a thumb injury in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

Comments

2 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2022, 7:22am

#2 by andrew // Nov 22, 2022 - 7:22am

This is his second concussion in two weeks, after he was rushed back in one week.  He didn't play well and suffered another one early in the game.   He clearly will not play on a short week but given 2 in 2 weeks implies he may miss more time than that.

Do we have data on average time missed after second concussions in a season, or 2 week span even?   We kind of had a similar situation with Tua earlier this year (with the short week following as well).

 

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#1 by Mike B. In Va // Nov 21, 2022 - 6:33pm

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Karadius Toney was ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.

I hate to see guys get hurt, but this was the least-surprising thing I didn't already know when reading this column. 

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