Monday Injury Rounds: Week 7

Full review of injuries around the league with expanded thoughts on Aaron Rodgers, Golden Tate, Jameis Winston, Sam Bradford, Tyler Eifert, and others

NOTE: This column is a living document through Tuesday morning. I'll be updating as needed after team press conferences, imaging reports, Monday Night Football injuries, etc. Major changes to the content will be noted in red. 

Scroll to the bottom of this article for a quick look table of the week's most pressing injury situations and a review of players on injured reserve / PUP / NFI.


Footballguys will have close and detailed coverage of all injuries this season. Here's a look at my expected schedule. I will do my best to stick to this. Work and family responsibilities may sometimes cause brief delays.

Monday Injury Rounds: Posted Sunday night, updated through Tuesday AM. Detailed analysis of the week's injuries with table for quick review. Offensive injuries will be live Sunday night. Critical defensive and offensive line injuries will be added throughout the day on Monday. I'll be updating with news and analysis through Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday Injury Expectations: Posted late Wednesday and Thursday evening. Analysis of the practice participation report with a table including my projection of each injured player's likely game status. Will include discussion of any major breaking injury news.

Sunday Gameday Expectations: Posted by Saturday afternoon, updated through Sunday morning inactives. Will include individual player blurbs with detailed thoughts on the week's injury news and my speculation on player availability and limitations. Will include table highlighting each day's practice participation, official game status, and my availability expectation.

I'll also be contributing to our waiver wire podcast (Tuesday release), our live Sunday morning pregame show (10 ET Sunday on YouTube), and plan at least one weekly Periscope Q&A (shortly before Monday Night Football) with additional shows if/when possible. As always, I will be retweeting key pieces of news and my own reaction and analysis, so make sure you're following @JeneBramel and checking my timeline on Twitter throughout the week.


Injury Rounds

Aaron Rodgers | Fractured right collarbone | 8+ Weeks

Rodgers was driven into the turf by Anthony Barr and broke his right collarbone. The Packers said Rodgers would have a chance to return this season. Without more detail on the severity of the fracture and the likelihood of surgery, it's difficult to speculate whether Rodgers initial timetable will be 6-8 weeks or 8-12 weeks.

Rodgers suffered a similar injury in 2013 to his left shoulder and needed eight weeks of recovery before the team cleared him for contact. This injury is to his throwing shoulder and the Packers will be certain Rodgers has recovered sufficiently to have no subtle changes in his throwing motion. If he needs longer than eight weeks of rehab and the Packers are no longer competitive for a playoff spot by Week 15, it's possible Rodgers will shut it down for the season.

Green Bay has no significant names on their injured reserve list -- though that may change if David Bakhtiari's hamstring aggravation is significant -- and I it's likely the Packers will move Rodgers off the active roster. Don't expect to hear any actionable updates on Rodgers for at least six weeks.

***Monday Update: Mike McCarthy told reporters today Rodgers will have surgery on his fractured collarbone. The decision to have surgery could speed his rehab timetable slightly as Rodgers will likely be able to start strengthening and range of motion work sooner with a stable injury. But that doesn't mean Rodgers will avoid injured reserve or shave multiple weeks off his recovery timetable. The Packers continue to say Rodgers season is "potentially" over. Green Bay has not yet put Rodgers on injured reserve -- but they don't yet need his roster spot. If he stays off injured reserve through early next week, a return within 6-8 weeks could be possible.

Leonard Fournette | Right ankle sprain | Day-to-Day

Fournette had an ugly mechanism of injury at first glance, as the outside of his knee appeared to hyperextend as he planted to make a cut. On closer review, his right ankle rolled and slid, likely preventing any injury to the knee joint. The Jaguars reported the injury as an ankle injury and Fournette was cleared to return. Ultimately, Jacksonville chose to be cautious with Fournette and he did not return. I would expect Fournette to be limited in practice this week but he should be able to play.

Emmanuel Sanders | Right ankle injury | Awaiting Information

The mechanism of Sanders' ankle injury was consistent with a low ankle injury. Unfortunately, the mechanism was violent enough to raise concern for a fractured fibula. The Broncos carted Sanders into the locker room for x-rays. A high-grade ankle sprain, even of the low ankle variety, can be associated with a multiple-week absence. A fibular fracture could be severe enough to end Sanders' season. I'll update with additional information when available.

***Monday Update: X-rays on Sanders' ankle were negative, ruling out a leg fracture. He will undergo an MRI today to evaluate the severity of his ligament injuries. Negative x-rays are a good sign but Sanders could still miss time if his ligament sprain is higher grade.

***Monday Update 2: The Broncos say Sanders will miss this week's game and continue to be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.

Luke Kuechly | Concussion | Week-to-Week

Despite Adam Schefter's Sunday morning report that Carolina had not diagnosed Kuechly with a concussion, multiple follow up reports -- including one from the Panthers' public relations director -- confirmed Kuechly is in the concussion return-to-play protocol. It's a disturbing injury for Kuechly, who missed multiple games with a concussion at the end of the last season. Given his history, it's unlikely the Panthers will advance him through the return-to-play protocol quickly, even if his symptoms clear quickly.

Jameis Winston | right shoulder injury | Day-to-Day

Winston's shoulder injury looked similar to Rodgers' injury in some ways. But Winston's impact was direct to the top of his shoulder and he didn't have the additional rolling force through the chest and shoulder Rodgers experienced. It underlines the difficulty in speculating on injury mechanisms without the benefit of a physical examination. Thankfully for Winston, x-rays of his shoulder and clavicle are negative and it's believed he suffered only a minor AC sprain.

Winston tried to loosen up after the injury but was unable to return. He is expected to have an MRI on Monday to further evaluate the severity of his injury. Multiple quarterbacks have played through low grade throwing shoulder sprains in past seasons. If Winston's imaging study is reassuring and he experiences minimal stiffness and swelling over the next 48 hours, he may be able to play this week.

Tyreek Hill | Concussion | Week-to-Week

The Chiefs didn't officially confirm a diagnosis of a concussion for Hill, saying only he was "under evaluation." If Hill is confirmed to be in the team's return-to-play protocol, it will be very difficult for him to be cleared for contact in time for Thursday night's game in Oakland. Players have been cleared in three days in the past but it's rare and those players usually aren't traveling to an away game.

Golden Tate | Right shoulder injury | Awaiting Information

Tate sustained a hard hit to the outside of his shoulder and did not return. I find it difficult to accurately assess most shoulder injuries on video when the most likely diagnoses include clavicle fracture, AC sprain, and SC sprain. Even though Detroit is notoriously tight-lipped on injuries, I think we'd likely have heard if Tate had an x-ray showing a clavicle fracture. That leaves a sprain as the most likely diagnosis, with further imaging to define the severity of his injury to come early this week. His return-to-play expectation will depend on imaging studies and how he responds to treatment.

***Monday Update: Ian Rapoport tweeted Tate is "expected to miss time" with his shoulder injury. Results of his MRI are not yet known. Rapoport's source suggested the timeline would be measured in weeks.

***Monday Update 2: Tate was diagnosed with an AC sprain. No update on his timetable was provided. The Lions are on bye this week and we may not hear more on Tate's status until early next week or beyond.

Others of Note: Mike Pouncey and Brian Bulaga left their games with concussions. David Bakhtiari and Marcus Gilbert aggravated hamstring strains and could be out multiple weeks. Patrick Peterson left with a quad injury. Greg Robinson suffered an ankle injury. Breshad Perriman suffered a concussion. Maxx Williams aggravated the ankle injury that kept him out multiple weeks.


Follow-up Appointments

Sam Bradford | left knee injury | Week-to-Week
Teddy Bridgewater | Left knee dislocation / multiple ligament reconstructions | week-to-Week

Bradford did not return to practice last week after looking hobbled in his attempt to return after four weeks of rehab and recovery. Although Mike Zimmer tried to tell reporters Bradford should be considered day-to-day, no one who watched Bradford's comfort level on the field last week bought his argument. On Sunday, Jay Glazer reported Bradford's injury was worse than people know and beat writer Ben Goessling reported Bradford had an orthobiologic injection to address ongoing inflammation in his knee joint.

Those reports lend credence to what was already a foregone conclusion -- Bradford is not close to returning. Before the reports of Bradford's anti-inflammatory treatments, there was an outside chance Bradford could have been ready after Minnesota's Week 9 bye. Now, that's a tough ask.

Meanwhile, the news on Bridgewater continues to be positive. Multiple reports have Bridgewater ready to practice when eligible to come off the PUP list, which means the Vikings could have their former number one draft pick available to work as soon as this week. The Vikings will be deliberate with Bridgewater in practice and there's no guarantee he'll be moved to the active roster or ready to play before Minnesota's bye week either. But he'll likely be ready to play before Bradford.

***Monday Update: Bridgewater was cleared to return to practice by his surgeon today. It's not yet known whether the Vikings will activate and allow him to practice this week.

***Monday Update 2: Bridgewater will return to practice this week. That begins a three-week window in which Bridgewater can practice under a roster exemption. It's possible Bridgewater will be active before Minnesota's Week 9 bye if he quickly shows football readiness.

Andrew Luck | Right shoulder labrum repair | Week-to-Week

Luck continues to make progress in practice. Though he didn't practice every day for the second consecutive week, the Colts cleared Luck to participate in team drills and reports suggest he looked very good while running the scout team. Expect Luck to do more in practice this week. We're now in range of his return, with the Week 9 matchup against Houston his earliest potential return. Whether the Colts clear him for Week 9 or 10 or following their Week 11 bye remains to be seen. Based on last week's practice reports, I think there's a good chance we see Luck before the Colts' bye week.

Stefon Diggs | Groin strain | Week-to-Week

Diggs told reporters his groin injury was not as severe as the strain that significantly limited him for much of last season. However, any groin strain can be difficult to recover from quickly, and especially so with a short week of recovery. It's possible Diggs will practice this week and return to play but his inability to practice last week is worrisome.

DeVante Parker | Right ankle sprain | Week-to-Week

Most low ankle sprains are easily seen on video and most players do not miss time with those sprains. Parker did not have an obvious low ankle sprain mechanism and was unable to return to practice last week. While I didn't see a clear high ankle sprain on video, the developments of last week feel ominous. Hopefully, Parker returns to practice this week. If not, brace for another 1-2 weeks of recovery time.

Tyler Eifert | Back surgery | Injured Reserve

The Bengals didn't release details on Eifert's surgery, and would only confirm to beat writers that his surgery wasn't to address the same injury he had last year. However, it's very likely Eifert's current condition is related to degenerative changes near the same vertebral level of last year's surgery. It's also ominous that the team gave an initial timetable of 4-5 months. Most often, we hear a timetable of 6-12 weeks after surgeries to address degenerative disc changes -- and I usually argue it takes 6-8 weeks to heal but 4-6 months to recover core strength and conditioning. Hopefully, the timetable takes the added recovery into account. The alternative is a vertebral fusion, which is a more significant surgery and would put Eifert's career at risk. Either way, multiple surgical procedures to address degenerative disc changes are a career-shortening situation for Eifert. Hopefully, he can make a full recovery for 2018.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Aaron Rodgers GB Right clavicle fracture W6 No timetable given 8+ Weeks | W14+ Return  
Jameis Winston TB Right shoulder injury W6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Sam Bradford Min Left knee bone bruise W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W10+ Return  
Andrew Luck Ind Right shoulder labrum repair Mid January Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W8+ Return  
Teddy Bridgewater Min Left knee dislocation / Multi-ligament repair August 2016 Activated / Practicing Week-to-Week | W8+ Return  
Trevor Siemian Den Left shoulder injury W6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Andy Dalton Cin Ankle injury W5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Running Back Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Leonard Fournette Jac Right ankle sprain W6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Bilal Powell NYJ Calf strain W5 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Rob Kelley Was Ankle injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Terrance West Bal Calf strain | aggravation W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
C.J. Prosise Sea Ankle injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Wendell Smallwood Phi Knee swelling W4 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Paul Perkins NYG Rib injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Rex Burkhead NE Rib injury W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Orleans Darkwa NYG  Calf strain W5 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Branden Oliver LAC Hamstring strain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Dwayne Washington Det Quad injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Tyreek Hill KC Possible Concussion W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week KC travels to OAK Thursday night
Stefon Diggs Min Groin strain W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Emmanuel Sanders Den Right ankle sprain W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W7+ Return  
Golden Tate Det Right AC sprain W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
DeVante Parker Mia Right ankle sprain W5 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Sterling Shepard NYG Left ankle sprain W5 1-2 Weeks Week-to-Week  
Jeremy Maclin Bal Shoulder injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jordan Matthews Buf Right thumb fracture W4 4 Weeks 4-6 Weeks | W8+ Return  
Breshad Perriman Bal Concussion W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hamstring strain W4 2-3 Weeks Week-to-Week  
Kenny Britt Cle Knee / groin injuries W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring strain W3 Week-to-Week 2-4 Weeks | W7+ Return  
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring strain W2 Week-to-Week 4-6 Weeks | W7+ Return  
Albert Wilson KC Knee injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Tyler Boyd Cin MCL sprain W5 Multiple Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
John Ross Cin Knee injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Charles Clay Buf Left MCL sprain / meniscus injury W5 Multiple Weeks 4-6+ Weeks  
Maxx Williams Bal Ankle injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Offensive Line Injured | On the Active Roster
Offensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Bryan Bulaga GB Concussion W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
David Bakhtiari GB Hamstring strain aggravation W1 / W6 Awaiting information 3-4+ Weeks  
Mike Pouncey Mia Concussion W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ryan Kalil Car Neck injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring strain aggravation W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
T.J. Lang Det Back injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ramon Foster Pit Back injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Lane Johnson Phi Concussion W5 Day-to-Day W7 Return  
Menelik Watson Den Calf W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Greg Robinson Det Ankle injury W6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif KC Left MCL sprain W4 Week-to-Week  3-4 Weeks  
Mitch Morse KC Midfoot sprain W2 Week-to-Week 4+ Weeks  
Brandon Linder Jac Illness W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Weston Richburg NYG  Concussion W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Nick Easton Min Calf injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Matt Skura Bal MCL sprain W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Luke Joeckel Sea Arthroscopic knee surgery W5 Week-to-Week 2-4 Weeks  
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Olivier Vernon NYG Aggravated ankle sprain W4 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Cliff Avril Sea Brachial plexus injury W4 Week-to-Week 3-4 Weeks  
Shane Ray Den Wrist ligament repair Late July Designated to Return / Practicing Eligible W9 Expected to return W9
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Brandon Williams Bal Foot injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jonathan Allen Was Lisfranc sprain W6 3-4 Weeks 4-6+ Weeks  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Luke Kuechly Car Concussion W6 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Kwon Alexander TB Hamstring strain W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring strain W3 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Reuben Foster SF Right high ankle sprain W1 Week-to-Week 3-4+ Weeks | W5+ Return  
Vince Williams Pit Hip injury W6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Joe Thomas GB Ankle injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
John Timu Chi High ankle sprain W5 Week-to-Week 3-4 Weeks  
Nick Kwiatkoski Chi Pectoral injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ramon Humber Buf Thumb injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Patrick Peterson Ari Quad strain W6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Morgan Burnett GB Hamstring strain W5 Week-to-Week 2-4 Weeks  
Ronald Darby Phi Subtalar dislocation W1 Week-to-Week 6-8+ Weeks | W9+ Return  
Kevin Johnson Hou MCL sprain W2 4-6 Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
Josh Norman Was Rib fracture / Pneumothorax W4 4 Weeks 3-4+ Weeks  
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin strain W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Keith Tandy TB Hip injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Glover Quin Det Concussion W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jeremy Lane Sea Groin strain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Lamarcus Joyner LAR Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Stephon Gilmore NE Concussion W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Kurt Coleman Car Knee injury W4 Week-to-Week 2-4 Weeks  
Johnathan Cyprien Ten Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week 3-4+ Weeks  

INJURED PLAYERS NOT ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Notable Quarterbacks on PUP/NFI/IR
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Ryan Tannehill Mia Left ACL reconstruction Mid August IR 2018 Return  
Chad Kelly Den Wrist surgery April 2017 NFI 2018 Return  
Notable Running Backs on PUP/NFI/IR
Running Back Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
David Johnson Ari Wrist dislocation W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 8-10+ Weeks  
Danny Woodhead Bal Hamstring strain W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 6-8+ Weeks Baltimore W10 bye
Dalvin Cook Min Left ACL tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Darren Sproles Phi Left ACL tear | Right arm fracture W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W12 | 2018 Return  
Chris Carson Sea Left high ankle sprain / fibula fracture W4 IR -Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Donnel Pumphrey Phi Hamstring strain W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Spencer Ware KC PCL / LCL sprain PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Kenneth Dixon Bal Meniscus repair Late July IR 2018 Return  
Joe Williams SF Ankle injury PS W5 IR 2018 Return  
Lance Dunbar LAR Complications Oct 2015 knee injury   PUP Eligible W7 | Awaiting information Seems unlikely to return in 2017
Notable Wide Receivers on PUP/NFI/IR
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Corey Coleman Cle Hand fracture fixation W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 6+ Weeks  
Malcolm Mitchell NE Knee injury PS IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Month-to-Month  
Kevin White Chi Left scapula fracture W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 8+ Wks  
Dede Westbrook Jac Core abdominal surgery W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 4-6 Weeks  
Odell Beckham NYG Left high ankle sprain w/ fibula fracture W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Allen Robinson Jac Left ACL tear W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 2018 Return  
Brandon Marshall NYG Left medial ankle sprain W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Chris Conley KC Left Achilles tear W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Dwayne Harris NYG Metatarsal fracture W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Julian Edelman NE ACL tear PS W4 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Cameron Meredith Chi ACL/MCL tear PS W4 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Cervical discectomy and fusion Late August 2017 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Carlos Henderson Den Left thumb ligament repair Mid-August 2017 IR 2018 Return  
Tajae Sharpe Ten Foot injury Chronic IR 2018 Return  
Notable Tight Ends on PUP/NFI/IR
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Greg Olsen Car Foot fracture fixation W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 8-12 Weeks  
C.J. Fiedorowicz Hou Concussion W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Week-to-Week  
Erik Swoope Ind Arthroscopic knee surgery PS W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week  
Rico Gathers Dal Concussion PS W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week  
Tyler Eifert Cin Back injury W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Crockett Gillmore Bal MCL reconstruction Early August IR 2018 Return  
Jake Butt Den ACL reconstruction December 2016 NFI 2018 Return  
Notable Offensive Line on PUP/NFI/IR
Offensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Taylor Decker Det Shoulder labrum repair Early June PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week  
Mike Iupati Ari Elbow surgery PS IR - Return Eligible Eligible W12 | 8+ Weeks  
Ted Larsen Mia Biceps injury PS W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Month-to-Month  
Zach Strief NO MCL sprain aggravation W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 6+ Weeks  
Jack Mewhort Ind Knee surgery W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Denzelle Good Ind Wrist ligament repair W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | Week-to-Week  
Marshal Yanda Bal Ankle fracture W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Deyshawn Bond Ind Quadriceps tendon tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Josh Garnett SF Arthroscopic knee surgery Early August IR 2018 Return  
George Fant Sea ACL tear / likely multi-ligament injury PS W3 IR 2018 Return  
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder labral tear PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Forrest Lamp LAC ACL tear Early August IR 2018 Return  
Nico Siragusa Bal Knee dislocation | ACL/MCL/PCL tear Early August IR 2018 Return  
Notable Defensive Players on PUP/NFI/IR
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
J.J. Watt Hou Right tibial plateau fracture fixation W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Whitney Mercilus Hou Pectoral tendon tear W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Markus Golden Ari ACL tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Kerry Hyder Det Left Achilles tear PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Trent Murphy Was ACL reconstruction / MCL sprain PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Derek Rivers NE ACL / LCL tear PS W3 IR  9-12 Months | 2018 Return  
Tamba Hali KC Undisclosed   IR Awaiting information  
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jared Crick Den Back injury W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 10-12 Weeks  
Haloti Ngata Det Biceps tear W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return   
Malik McDowell Sea Concussion / Facial injuries Late July NFI ? 2017 Return  
Dominique Easley LAR ACL reconstruction Early August IR 2018 Return  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jerrell Freeman Chi Concussion / Pectoral strain W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month  
Denzel Perryman LAC Ankle ligament reconstruction PS W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month Hopeful for return
Alex Anzalone NO Shoulder dislocation W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Raekwon McMillan Mia ACL reconstruction PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Edwin Jackson Ind Undisclosed   IR 2018 Return  
Tank Carder Cle ACL reconstruction PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Malcolm Smith SF Pectoral tendon tear PS W1 IR 2018 Return  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Clayton Geathers Ind Cervical discectomy / fusion Mid May PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Month-to-Month Chance for return
DeAngelo Hall Was ACL reconstruction September 2016 PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week Chance for return
Quintin Demps Chi Fractured arm W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W12 | 6-10+ Weeks  
Eric Berry KC Left Achilles tear W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | 2018 Return  
Jason Verrett LAC Knee soreness W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Sidney Jones Phi Achilles repair March 2017 NFI 2018 Return Could return after W8

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