Monday Injury Rounds: Week 9

Updated discussion on David Johnson, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Teddy Bridgewater and Leonard Fournette, with thoughts on new injuries to Jordan Reed, Zach Miller, 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.

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INJURY ROUNDS

Jordan Reed | Right hamstring strain | Week-to-Week

Reed grabbed his lower right hamstring after a pattern and did not return to the game. Earlier in the week, he revealed he'd been dealing with hip inflammation as he compensated for ongoing toe soreness. Unfortunately, he can now add the hamstring strain to his ever-lengthening list of injuries this year. Expect Reed to have an MRI on Monday. It's always worrisome when a player immediately reaches for the muscle strained. A multiple-week absence is possible.

***Monday Update: Jay Gruden told reporters Reed is likely to miss Week 9. Players ruled out of the following week's game less than 24 hours after a muscle strain are often out 2-4+ weeks. Prepare for a multiple week absence.

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

Fournette had the benefit of the bye week to continue recovering from a low ankle sprain. He was hopeful to play last week despite not practicing and is expected to return this week. Early week practice participation will be critical. If he is cleared to practice on Wednesday, it's a good sign he can resume his pre-injury workload this week.

***Monday Update: Fournette returned to practice on Monday and should be ready to return.

Jameis Winston | Right AC sprain / Right deltoid contusion | Day-to-Day

Late Friday night, Dirk Koetter told a Sirius XM radio host Winston had aggravated his shoulder injury last week and was also dealing with a bruise to the deltoid muscle. It's not clear whether Winston's injuries limited him on Sunday but there were more high throws than usual. The Buccaneers limited Winston from throwing until Friday again last week and can be expected to continue to do so until he's near full recovery.

Zach Miller | Left knee dislocation | Out for Season | 12+ Months

Miller was taken to the hospital after a gruesome knee dislocation. At minimum, the mechanism of injury suggests Miller tore his ACL and PCL. While those injuries would be severe enough, it's possible Miller has injuries to the ligaments on either side of his knee. And the trip to the hospital highlights the most worrisome complications of a knee dislocation -- vessel and nerve injuries.

This is a similar injury to Teddy Bridgewater and Marshon Lattimore, among others. A very difficult recovery, Miller's status will be clearer after results of his imaging studies are known. If there are vessel injuries, this is likely a career-ending injury. If there are nerve injuries, Miller faces a combination of what Bridgewater and Jaylon Smith faced -- also a career-threatening injury.

The best case scenario will involve reconstruction of multiple ligaments and a 12+ month recovery and rehab.

***Monday Update: There are multiple reports this morning Miller required emergent vascular surgery to repair an artery in his knee. Popliteal artery injury is the primary concern with a knee dislocation, even one that spontaneously reduced on the field. It's why the Vikings called 9-1-1 for Teddy Bridgewater, who thankfully did not suffer a vessel injury. Both Napoleon McCallum and Robert Edwards suffered similar career-ending injuries.

This is a limb-threatening situation for Miller. Even if the blood supply to Miller's leg recovers, this is almost certainly a career-ending injury. Surgeons must deal with the injured vessel, manage swelling around the joint, and very closely monitor Miller's pulses below the knee. Amputation, sadly, remains a possibility. Best thoughts to Miller for a full recovery.

Chris Hogan | Shoulder injury | Awaiting Information

Early speculation is that Hogan suffered an AC sprain. He left the locker room wearing a sling, which is standard for low-mid grade AC sprains. Slated to have an MRI to better define the severity of his injury, the next 24-48 hours are critical to gauge the return timetable for Hogan. Like Golden Tate, who had a similar injury, Hogan will have a bye week to rest and recover. If Hogan can avoid significant stiffness and swelling this week, he'll have a chance to play in Week 10.

DeVante Parker | Right ankle sprain | Week-to-Week | Week 9+ Return

Parker continues to struggle to return after an ankle sprain. The limited workouts leading up to last Thursday night's game were reassuring but Adam Gase told reporters Parker wasn't ready for the physical Baltimore secondary. Parker would seem to have a good chance to return after another ten days to recover -- and four weeks of rehabilitation in total -- but it's not clear whether he'll be close to full strength. This week's practice participation will be informative.

Jay Cutler | Rib injury | Day-to-Day | Week 9 Return

Cutler had little chance of recovering in time for a Thursday night game. He's already been named Miami's Week 9 starter. Barring a setback in practice, he'll play this week.

Others of Note: Emmanuel Sanders is likely to be inactive on Monday night after not practicing last week. His return in Week 9 is questionable. Joe Staley has a fractured orbital bone that will likely keep him out multiple weeks.


FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS

David Johnson | Wrist dislocation | Week-to-Week | Week 10+ Return

During an interview with plugged-in local reporter Mike Jurecki on Sirius XM radio this week, David Johnson said he had yet to start rehabbing and remained immobilized in a cast. That immobilization is critical to Johnson's recovery. Allowing the joint to heal will decrease Johnson's long term risk of arthritis and decreased range of motion.

However, rehabilitation of an upper extremity joint like the wrist isn't the same as the rehab of a multiple week leg injury or back condition. Johnson has likely remained very close to football condition despite the injury. His remaining hurdle is transitioning to a functional splint and regaining enough strength in his wrist to secure the ball and catch passes. He'll then be cleared for contact. And when that happens he'll likely be ready for his pre-injury workload shortly afterward.

Bruce Arians said Johnson's earliest return would be around Thanksgiving. That would be Week 12. Assuming Johnson's likely window in Week 12-14, he should be near full strength during the fantasy playoff weeks.

Aaron Rodgers | Left clavicle fracture | 8-12 Weeks | Week 14+ return

Rodgers told Conan O'Brien he had 13 screws placed in his collarbone, prompting speculation his injury was too severe to recover from this season. In reality, it's highly unlikely Rodgers has that many screws, nor is it more likely his recovery will last significantly longer than expected. Most clavicle fixations require 3-4 screws on either side of the injury to anchor the plate. Some clavicle injuries are complicated, with multiple fragments involved and may require additional screws. Rodgers' mechanism of injury does not suggest that type of injury.

The Packers told us Rodgers would need at least eight weeks to recover when they chose to put him on injured reserve. Rodgers' detailed comments would ordinarily be refreshing and actionable. In this case, they're best ignored. There remain two primary signposts in Rodgers' recovery. First, Rodgers needs to be pain-free with full range of motion in his shoulder to be allowed to throw. That could happen soon. Second and most importantly, Rodgers must heal enough to be cleared for contact. That wouldn't have happened for at least 6-8 weeks before the decision to place him on injured reserve. Now, eight weeks is the soonest we'll see Rodgers cleared.

In the end, the Packers' won-loss record in Week 14 will be more pertinent than the number of screws Rodgers has in his collarbone.

Teddy Bridgewater | Left knee dislocation / Multiple ligament reconstruction | Day-to-Day | Week 10+ Return
Sam Bradford | Left knee bone contusion | Week-to-Week

Bradford continues to have pain in his surgically reconstructed left knee. He's sought multiple opinions and undergone multiple orthobiologic injections into his joint -- presumably to calm inflammation due to ongoing cartilage issues -- since trying to return in Week 6. He's yet to return to practice and is arguably no closer to returning than he was in Week 6.

The news is much better for Bridgewater. His recovery from a catastrophic knee dislocation has continued to progress well and there are strong indications he'll return in Week 10. The final test for Bridgewater comes this week. If the Vikings believe his knee is ready for contact, he'll begin taking first-team reps through the bye week and be named the starter. I think that's a likely scenario.

ANDREW LUCK | RIGHT SHOULDER LABRUM REPAIR | WEEK-TO-WEEK | WEEK 14+ RETURN

Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning Luck continues to feel soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder and has begun seeking other opinions. It's a concerning development. Here's what I wrote after discussing Luck with RotoViz contributor and upper extremity specialist Dr. Jeff Budoff last week:

Noting that a posterior labrum repair can be a technically difficult surgical procedure, Budoff wondered about lingering cartilage issues, persistent laxity in the shoulder joint, or shoulder tightness that was slow to respond to rehab. All would cause soreness and inflammation in the joint. All would require more deliberate rehab. And all could make a full return to form difficult. There's no way to know for certain if Luck is dealing with one of these anatomic considerations but it seems unlikely Luck would require a joint injection for mild soreness this late in his rehab program.

More specifically, Budoff told me it can be difficult to get the shoulder joint repaired just right. A successful repair of the posterior labrum may later be complicated by looseness in the front of the shoulder that wasn't a significant issue before. That looseness can cause inflammation and soreness in the later stages of a throwing program. It's also possible to repair the labrum slightly tighter than needed with a resulting decrease in shoulder range of motion. That stiffness may be able to be worked out with further rehab but would also cause inflammation as throwing increases. And those are just two possible complications that might warrant further discussion with a specialist.

The best case scenario for Luck after his recent cortisone injection was 1-2 weeks of rest before resuming his 4-6 week throwing program. If Luck is seeking additional opinions a week after his injection, it strongly suggests there is persistent inflammation in the joint. And that again resets his recovery timetable to 6-8 weeks from today, meaning the best case scenario for his return is now in the Week 15-17 window. The worst case scenario is also now in play -- Luck's shoulder may never be what it was pre-injury -- and that's even more painful to contemplate.

That's not to say the worst case scenario is any way likely. Chris Mortensen reported late Sunday night that the Colts do not believe the latest setback is serious. We've heard the same line from the Colts since June. Hopefully, I won't be updating this discussion with more concerning news after Luck's visit with a specialist on Monday.

Delanie Walker | Right ankle contusion | Week-to-Week | Week 9+ Return

Walker was originally reported to have an ankle sprain. Mike Mularkey would later clarify the injury to be a bone bruise somewhere around the ankle. Walker's recovery in time to play this week would be more assured if his injury was a sprain. Bone contusions are fickle recoveries, particularly if the area injured is a weight-bearing surface. That's a real concern given how much difficulty Walker had coming off the field immediately after his injury. Walker has played through painful leg injuries in the past but I expect him to be limited in practice this week. I'll have an update in Wednesday's practice report notes, if not sooner.

***Monday Update: Walker did not practice on Monday but Mike Mularkey told reporters the Titans felt rest was best for Walker. We'll find out if that explanation is accurate later this week.

Charles Clay | Left MCL / meniscus injury | Week-to-Week | Week 10+ Return

Clay was in pads and stretching with the team last week but likely still has at least a week of reconditioning and recovery before being cleared for contact. Stretching in pads is a good sign but it doesn't tell us whether Clay's knee is stable enough to cut on or take contact. I think his earliest return will be Week 10.

Dede Westbrook | Core abdominal muscle repair | Week-to-Week | Week 9+ Return

Westbrook has not been officially designated to return yet but local writers expect him to return to practice and possibly Jacksonville's active roster in Week 9. Most players return from core abdominal muscle repairs in 4-6 weeks. Westbrook will have had eight weeks to recover and has told reporters he's been pleasantly surprised with how smooth his rehab has gone. Expect the Jaguars to ease him back into their offensive game plan over a couple of games.

Denzel Perryman | Ankle ligament reconstruction | Injured Reserve | Designated to Return
C.J. Fiedorowicz | Concussion | Injured Reserve | Designated to Return
Clayton Geathers | Cervical discectomy / fusion | rEMOVED FROM pup
Denzelle Good | Wrist ligament repair | Injured Reserve | Designated to Return

Week 9 is here and the first set of players are eligible to return from the PUP or injured reserve list. More will follow. None of these players have been moved to their team's active roster yet.

***Monday Update: The Ravens told reporters Danny Woodhead was close to practicing. If he starts reconditioning this week, Woodhead will have an outside chance at returning after Baltimore's Week 10 bye. Carolina beat writers are reporting the team is targeting Week 12 for Greg Olsen's return.

Others of Note: Reuben Foster practiced last week but was unable to play through a painful rib injury. Trent Williams was finally convinced to rest for at least a week but he needs surgery and remains at high risk of a recurrent patellar dislocation. Myles Garrett continues to recover from a concussion and is hopeful to return this week.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jameis Winston TB Right AC sprain / deltoid contusion W6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Joe Flacco Bal Concussion W8 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Jay Cutler Mia Cracked ribs W7 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W9 Return  
Sam Bradford Min Left knee bone bruise W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W12+ Return  
Andrew Luck Ind Right shoulder labrum repair Mid January Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W14+ Return  
Teddy Bridgewater Min Left knee dislocation / Multi-ligament repair August 2016 Activated from PUP / Practicing Week-to-Week | W10+ Return  
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  
Devonta Freeman Atl Shoulder injury W8 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Terrance West Bal Calf strain | aggravation W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
C.J. Prosise Sea Ankle sprain W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Andre Ellington Ari Quad contusion W6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Paul Perkins NYG Rib injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Emmanuel Sanders Den Right ankle sprain W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W9+ Return  
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  
Chris Hogan NE Shoulder injury W8 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Mike Wallace Bal Concussion W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Cole Beasley Dal Concussion W8 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day/td> 
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring strain W3 Week-to-Week 2-4 Weeks | W9+ Return  
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring strain W2 Week-to-Week 4-6 Weeks | W10+ Return  
Dede Westbrook Jac Core abdominal surgery W1 Designated to Return Eligible W9 | W9 Return  
Tyler Boyd Cin MCL sprain W5 Multiple Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jordan Reed Was Right hamstring strain W8 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Delanie Walker Ten Right ankle bone bruise W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Charles Clay Buf Left MCL sprain / meniscus injury W5 Multiple Weeks 4-6+ Weeks  
Zach Miller Chi Right knee dislocation W8 Out for Season 12+ Months  
C.J. Fiedorowicz Hou Concussion W1 Designated to Return Eligible W10 | Week-to-Week Returned to practice - pre W8
Niles Paul Was Concussion W8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
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
Joe Staley SF Fractured orbital bone / laceration W8 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
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  
Trent Williams Was Recurrent patellar dislocation W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Brandon Scherff Was MCL sprain W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Spencer Long Was Knee injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Shawn Lauvao Was Stinger W8 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Cam Robinson Jac Left ankle injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Greg Robinson Det Ankle injury W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Joe Barksdale SD Foot injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Larry Warford NO Abdominal strain W7 Multiple Weeks 4-6+ Weeks  
Jeff Allen Hou Knee injury W8 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Chris Clark Hou Calf injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Trent Brown SF Concussion W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Mike Remmers SF Concussion W8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Laremy Tunsil Mia Knee injury W7 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif KC Left MCL sprain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Brandon Linder Jac Illness W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Weston Richburg NYG  Concussion W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Brandon Shell NYJ Neck injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Justin Pugh NYG Back injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Nick Easton Min Calf injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Denzelle Good Ind Wrist ligament repair W2 Designated to Return Eligible W11 | Week-to-Week Returned to practice - pre W8
Luke Joeckel Sea Arthroscopic knee surgery W5 Week-to-Week 4+ Weeks  
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Myles Garrett Cle Concussion W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Olivier Vernon NYG Aggravated ankle sprain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W9+ Return  
Shane Ray Den Wrist ligament repair Late July Designated to Return / Practicing Eligible W8 Will be active in W8
John Simon Ind Brachial plexus injury W7 Week-to-Week 3-4 Weeks  
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Stephon Tuitt Pit Back injury W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Solomon Thomas SF MCL sprain W8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Reuben Foster SF Rib injury W7 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Denzel Perryman LAC Ankle ligament reconstruction PS W2 Designated to Return / Practicing Week-to-Week  
Kevin Minter Cin Right elbow injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Duke Riley Atl  Knee injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
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  
Ramon Humber Buf Thumb injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Earl Thomas Sea Hamstring strain W8 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Jason McCourty  Cle Ankle injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Morgan Burnett GB Hamstring strain W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ronald Darby Phi Subtalar dislocation W1 Week-to-Week 6-8+ Weeks | W9+ Return  
Jabrill Peppers Cle Toe injury W6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
E.J. Gaines Buf Hamstring strain W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Stephon Gilmore NE Concussion W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Bashaud Breeland Was Knee injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Karl Joseph Oak Groin injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
David Amerson Oak Foot injury W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jordan Poyer Buf MCL sprain W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Brent Grimes TB Shoulder injury / ? aggravation W7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jimmie Ward SF Forearm fracture W8 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Johnathan Cyprien Ten Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  

INJURED PLAYERS NOT ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Notable Quarterbacks on PUP/NFI/IR
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Aaron Rodgers GB Right clavicle fracture W6 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W15 | W15+ Return  
Carson Palmer Ari Left arm fracture W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | W16+ Return  
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 | W11 Return Could practice pre-W9 | W10 bye
Robert Turbin Ind Elbow dislocation W6 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W15 | 8+ Weeks  
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  
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 Targeting W12 Return
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  
Jason Peters Phi Right torn ACL / MCL W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | 2018 Return  
Joe Thomas Cle Torn triceps tendon W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | 2018 Return  
Marshal Yanda Bal Ankle fracture W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Matt Slauson LAC Torn biceps W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | 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  
Cliff Avril Sea Brachial plexus injury W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W15 | 2018 Return  
Noah Spence TB Shoulder labrum repair W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | 2018 Return  
Markus Golden Ari ACL tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Kerry Hyder Jr 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  
Arik Armstead SF Fractured hand W6 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W15 | 8 Weeks  
Haloti Ngata Det Biceps tear W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Jonathan Allen Was Lisfranc sprain W6 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W15 | 8+ Weeks  
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 Pectoral tendon tear W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month  
Dont'a Hightower NE Pectoral tendon tear W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | 2018 Return  
Mason Foster Was Shoulder labrum repair W7 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W16 | 2018 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 Activated off PUP Eligible W7 | Month-to-Month Returned to practice pre-W8
DeAngelo Hall Was ACL reconstruction September 2016 PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week  
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  
Malik Hooker Ind ACL / MCL tear W7 Out for Season 2018 Return  
Sidney Jones Phi Achilles repair March 2017 NFI 2018 Return  

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