Injuries: Titans, Bengals, Seahawks Lose Offensive Weapons

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa
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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa - Ankle

NFL Week 13 - Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa could have returned Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Tagovailoa downplayed the extent of his ankle injury to reporters after the game, according to a quote from Around the NFL: "(I feel) as good as I can be coming off a game. We'll assess some things. As good as I can be." NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero believes that Tagovailoa is expected to play against the Los Angeles Chargers.

While the specificity of the ankle injury is not available, more than 75% of quarterbacks with ankle sprains leave the injury report entirely after three weeks of play. 

Miami Dolphins Austin Jackson - Ankle [IR]

Miami Dolphins tackle Austin Jackson will be placed on injured reserve for the second time this season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In replacing Jackson for his ankle injury, the Dolphins will sign former number-one overall pick Eric Fisher to replace him.

Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Brown - Achilles [Season]

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to ESPN. His season is likely over. Brown played 90.1% of defensive snaps for the Cowboys this season, second only to Trevon Diggs on the roster.

Cleveland Browns LB Sione Takitaki - ACL [Season]

Cleveland Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki suffered a season-ending ACL tear Sunday against the Houston Texans, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot,

Cincinnati Bengals TE Hayden Hurst - Calf [Out Week 14]

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst exited Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a calf injury. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Kelsey Conway, Hurst is doubtful to play in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns. 

According to our injury data, 62.5% of tight ends with calf injuries return to play after one week, while more than 75% of tight ends return after two weeks. 

Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III - Ankle

Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III suffered a “jammed” ankle against the Los Angeles Rams. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the ankle injury is different from a sprained ankle because it is jammed straight down instead of to one side. The injury will require further testing to identify the full extent. Walker has not been ruled out this week despite the need for further testing.


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

  • Washington Commanders defensive end Montez Sweat
  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kristian Welch
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz
  • Minnesota Vikings cornerback Akayleb Evans
  • Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks

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

New York Jets cornerback Michael Carter II was listed as questionable to return Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury.

New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams left Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders with a neck injury, according to The Athletic’s Dan Duggan.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins is set to undergo an MRI Monday for an AC joint sprain during Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Washington Commanders linebacker Cole Holcomb underwent foot surgery, ending his season, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Washington Commanders tackle Sam Cosmi was ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the New York Giants with an ankle injury.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos with a thigh injury. According to WBAL’s Melissa Kim, head coach John Harbaugh later clarified that Queen suffered a thigh bruise.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver David Bell exited Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with a hand injury and did not return.

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon was placed on injured reserve Saturday with a hamstring injury.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jonathan Bullard suffered a biceps injury during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, According to Chris Tomasson, there is some optimism the injury is not serious, but he will need a second opinion to determine the full extent.

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Chad Muma was listed as questionable to return to Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin suffered a knee injury during their game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day is still set to undergo tests for a knee injury, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Joseph-Day has avoided major injury.

Los Angeles Rams cornerback David Long Jr. has already been ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders with a groin injury, according to The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue.

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway exited Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins with a pectoral injury, according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.





3 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2022, 8:28pm

#1 by dmb // Dec 05, 2022 - 11:33pm

Washington Commanders Center Tyler Larsen left yesterday's game on a cart; Ben Standig of The Athletic is reporting that Larsen dislocated his kneecap. This probably leaves Washington leaning on a third-string Center for the remainder of the season, as starter Chase Roullier has been out with a torn MCL since Week 2.

Washington's pass protection had stabilized a bit starting in Larsen's second game back in the lineup (he was unavailable early in the season due to an Achilles tear suffered last year); combined with the loss of Cosmi, Washington's offense may once again look more like the league-worst unit from Weeks 2-7.

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#2 by johonny12 // Dec 06, 2022 - 9:10am

Does Fisher have anything left in the tank? 

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#3 by JimZipCode // Dec 07, 2022 - 8:28pm

Lamar Jackson doesn't merit a mention? 

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