Injuries: Quarterback Injuries Pile Up in Week 2

Los Angeles Charger quarterback Justin Herbert
Los Angeles Charger quarterback Justin Herbert
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49ers Quarterback Trey Lance - Ankle (Season)

NFL Week 2 - As covered yesterday in a standalone story, the San Francisco 49ers announced that second-year quarterback Trey Lance will undergo season-ending ankle surgery. Jimmy Garoppolo, who recently re-structured his contract in order to stay in San Francisco, will take the starting job for the foreseeable future. 

Chargers Quarterback Justin Herbert - Ribs

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert briefly exited the Thursday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs after injuring his ribs falling on a Chiefs payer's helmet. Herbert quickly returned to action and finished the game. X-rays taken on September 16 came back negative. 

According to The Athletic's Daniel Popper, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said he does not expect Herbert's injury to persist going forward.  

Broncos Wide Receiver Jerry Jeudy - Ribs

The Denver Broncos lost wide receiver Jerry Jeudy early in the game after he exited with what was later diagnosed by head coach Nathaniel Hackett as a rib injury. Jeudy finished Sunday's contest third in total targets among Broncos skill position players on the season. According to our data, more than 75% of wide receivers diagnosed with chest or rib injuries return after one week. 

Cardinals Running Back James Conner - Ankle 

While James Conner was ruled out during Sunday's game against the Raiders, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said he avoided serious injury.  

Browns Defensive End Jadeveion Clowney - Ankle

Cleveland Browns defensive end exited Sunday's game against the New York Jets after apparently suffering a non-contact injury to his ankle. According to The Akron Beacon-Journal's Nate Ulrich, Clowney left the facility in a walking boot following the game. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has already ruled Clowney out for Thursday night's game. 

According to our data, more than 75% of defensive linemen diagnosed with ankle injuries return to play within two weeks of absence but will take four weeks to fully vacate the injury report. 

Bengals Tight End Drew Sample - Knee

The Cincinnati Bengals ruled tight end Drew Sample out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys after he was carted off with a right knee injury. Sample played a crucial role as an extra blocker in the backfield on passing downs, something the Bengals have clearly needed this season after allowing 13 sacks in two games. 

Steelers Linebacker Devin Bush - Ankle

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush exited the team's game against the New England Patriots after an apparent foot injury. According to Alan Saunders of Pittsburgh Steelers Now, head coach Mike Tomlin expects Bush to practice on Tuesday.  

Bills Wide Receiver Gabriel Davis - Ankle

Bills wide receiver was placed on Buffalo's injury report on Saturday after suffering a non-contact injury during the team's final practice before Monday Night Football. Davis is currently listed as questionable for Monday's game. 

Broncos Cornerback Patrick Surtain II- Shoulder

Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II exited Denver's game against the Texans after landing hard on the turf and injuring his left shoulder. Surtain is considered day-to-day, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Surtain is considered day-to-day.  


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

  • Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow
  • Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay

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

Bills defensive tackle Tim Settle is doubtful for Monday Night Football with a calf injury, while defensive end Ed Oliver is out with an ankle injury. Neither player practiced on Saturday. 

The Titans have already ruled three players out for Monday Night Football. Running back Dontrell Hilliard was ruled out with a hamstring injury, tackle Jamarco Jones was diagnosed with a tricep injury, and cornerback Kristian Fulton was also ruled out with a hamstring injury. 

Saints safety Marcus Maye exited Sunday's contest with a wrist injury. 

Rams cornerback Troy Hill did not return Sunday after suffering an ankle injury. 

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz will undergo an MRI Monday for a right knee injury. 

Ravens linebacker Steven Means was ruled out of Sunday's contest with an ankle injury.

Seahawks defensive end Shelby Harris exited Sunday's game against the 49ers with a back injury. 

Texans linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis exited Sunday's game against the Broncos with a groin injury.

Dolphins wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. hurt his ribs and was taken out of Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Yet another 49ers tight end goes down, as Tyler Kroft exited Sunday's game against Seattle with a knee injury.

Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams exited Sunday's game against Cleveland with a foot injury.

Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman was diagnosed with an unspecified ankle injury after Thursday night's game. 

Patriots safety Kyle Dugger left Sunday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury and did not return. 

Giants defensive end Leonard Williams will undergo an MRI Monday for a knee injury.


    5 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2022, 2:37pm

    1 Dallas Cowboys tight end…

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz will undergo an MRI Monday for a right knee injury. 

    I believe this was the one he suffered and then came back into the game, so I'd expect it to be relatively minor. Hopefully. 

    2 Ya missed one. Seahawks Head…

    Ya missed one.

    Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll - Brain

    Pete called or OKed a stupid wildcat rollout option pass in the red zone that resulted in an interception.

    3 Washington starting Center…

    Washington starting Center Chase Roullier left their game with about a minute to go; ESPN is reporting that he's been placed on IR and that he may face season-ending surgery.

    4 In DFS:

    I had Jeudy and Duvernay. I got smoked this week 😭

    5 Harrison Smith

    Harrison Smith apparently suffered a concussion late in the game Monday night.



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