Monday Injury Rounds: Week 7 - Footballguys

Early thoughts on Ryan Tannehill and Cooper Kupp. Updates on Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, T.Y. Hilton, Deshaun Watson, and many others. Detailed table reviewing injuries at every position.

NOTE: During the regular season, 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.


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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.

Midweek Injury Expectations: Posted Wednesday night. 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

Ryan Tannehill | Right shoulder sprain | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 7

Tannehill was driven into the turf onto his right shoulder after a throw against Oakland in Week 3. He has been on-and-off the injury report since over the past three weeks and showed some hesitancy driving throws downfield at times. But he didn't miss practice or any game snaps until this Friday, when the Dolphins held him out of team drills. It's not clear what Tannehill's injury may be -- there's debate among the local media about whether he's dealing with an AC sprain or another type of shoulder injury -- but it is clear he doesn't feel comfortable throwing.

Adam Gase refused to answer questions after Sunday's game, citing health privacy laws that do not apply to NFL players under contract. Hopefully, the extra few days of rest and rehab will prove successful. If Tannehill is dealing with something more ominous than an AC sprain, though, he may struggle to maintain strength and accuracy in the coming weeks and months. I'll update as more details are reported.

Monday Update: Adam Gase would not discuss injury details during his Monday press conference but did suggest Tannehill's injury may have occurred on a sack/strip/fumble that occurred in the team's Week 5 loss to Cincinnati. On that play, Tannehill had his throwing arm motion stopped abruptly when Carlos Dunlap grabbed his hand/forearm. That mechanism is not consistent with an AC sprain and puts many other possibilities on the table, including other ligament sprains, rotator cuff injuries, labral issues. Gase said Tannehill was day-to-day but required continual evaluation to reassess his comfort level while throwing.

Cooper Kupp | Left knee sprain | Day-to-Day | Questionable Week 7

A horse collar tackle often doubles a player's torso back over their lower body and commonly results in injury mechanisms that can result in MCL knee sprains and high ankle sprain / fracture / dislocations. Kupp had a similar mechanism but may have had his foot slip forward just before the force was transmitted through his lower leg. Though carted off and reported questionable with a knee injury, Kupp returned to play in the second half.

Monday's evaluation will be critical. Swelling and stiffness are often worse in the hours following the injury. Expect Kupp to have his knee -- and possibly his ankle -- imaged tomorrow. Hopefully, he'll recover quickly through some limited practice time and be ready for Week 7.

Monday Update: Adam Schefter is now reporting Kupp suffered an MCL sprain. Per his source, the Rams are worried he "could miss some time, but not sure yet."

Khalil Mack | Right ankle sprain | Day-to-Day | Probable Week 7

Mack injured his right ankle in the first quarter but finished the game after an examination. His injury mechanism was not violent but this isn't a low ankle sprain. Mack either has a low-grade high ankle sprain or a deltoid ligament sprain. His availability this week will depend on how quickly the stiffness and swelling he's undoubtedly experiencing on Monday resolves. Expect limited practice and possibly a questionable tag by week's end but I'm tentatively expecting Mack to play in Week 7.

Calvin Ridley | Left ankle contusion | Day-to-Day | Questionable Week 7

Ridley left yesterday's game with an ankle injury. Video replay was limited but suspicious for a high ankle sprain and Ridley was unable to return. Ridley will be re-examined on Monday and likely undergo an MRI to better define his injury. Though the mechanism was not violent, even low-grade high ankle sprains can limit players for a week or two. I'll update with imaging results and any reported return-to-play expectations on Monday.

Monday Update: Ridley's MRI apparently revealed a bone bruise and Dan Quinn told reporters the Falcons were hopeful Ridley would be able to play Monday night.

Josh Allen | Right elbow contusion | Week-to-Week | questionable Week 7

Allen was hit on the outside of his right elbow. Bruises around the elbow can cause enough pain to change throwing motion and put the shoulder at risk. The Bills chose to protect their rookie quarterback rather than return him to the game. The location of Allen's injury is different than Marcus Mariota's earlier in the year. Pain and swelling limiting Allen's range of motion are more likely factors than weakness and grip strength. However, if Allen isn't practicing on Wednesday or there are reports of nerve-related symptoms, the outlook won't be as promising.

Monday Update: Allen is considered "week-to-week" -- a sign he may be dealing with more than a simple contusion.

Monday Update: New video has surfaced of a sideline exam performed on Allen. The test performed specifically stresses the UCL -- the ligament on the inside of the elbow commonly repaired in Tommy John surgery -- and it looks to be a clearly positive test. While I saw what looked to be mostly a contusion mechanism, it's more likely Allen's elbow was hyperextended. If Allen has a UCL sprain, the degree may determine the treatment plan. Lower grade injuries are now sometimes -- even in MLB pitchers -- treated with rest and rehab rather than surgery. Either way, this is looking like a multiple-week absence for Allen.

Monday Update: Unfortunately, there are now reports confirming an UCL sprain for Allen. He'll have a second opinion by Dr. James Andrews this week but hopefully will be able to rehab rather than have season-ending surgery. The Bills will not rush this recovery. It's difficult to set a recovery timetable but expect multiple weeks of rest.

Others of note:

***Devonta Freeman suffered a foot contusion and groin strain in Week 5 and did not practice last week. Neither condition is related to his recent knee injuries. Dan Quinn has already ruled Freeman out for Week 7.

***Baker Mayfield (ankle) and Derek Carr (shoulder) will be evaluated further on Monday. Neither injury is expected to be serious. Carr will have two weeks to recover through Oakland's Week 7 bye.

***Video review: Niles Paul likely suffered a low-mid grade MCL sprain. Ryan Grant and Quincy Enunwa likely suffered high ankle sprains. All three will have difficulty practicing and playing this week.

Monday Update: Reports today confirmed an MCL sprain for Paul. He's likely to miss at least one week. Reports also confirmed a high-ankle sprain for Enunwa. Ian Rapoport tweeted Enunwa is likely to miss 3-4 weeks. The Colts did not update Ryan Grant's condition.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***Philadelphia tackle Jason Peters has a torn biceps tendon. It's not a season-ending injury but Peters will have to manage pain and swelling to return. If he recovers quickly, Peters could be available this week. More likely, the Eagles will give Peters some time to rehab and return him when they face Dallas after the Week 9 bye.

***Los Angeles guard Rodger Saffold had his right knee rolled up. Though the mechanism of injury was obscured on the television broadcast, Saffold likely has an MCL sprain. Expect Saffold to have an MRI. He'll be limited in practice but could return to play this week if his injury is low grade.

***Baltimore guard Alex Lewis was taken to the hospital with a neck injury. Initial reports reassured against vertebral fracture but Lewis will need additional imaging to evaluate for ligament injuries. He's doubtful this week.

***Denver guard Ronald Leary likely suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will require season-ending surgery.

***Cleveland inside linebacker Joe Schobert may have a multiple-week hamstring strain.

***The Bengals rarely move players through the concussion return-to-play protocol quickly, particularly when they have a history of head injury. Consider safety Shawn Williams doubtful this week.


Follow-up Appointments

Leonard Fournette | Aggravated right hamstring strain | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 7

Last week, I argued that another missed week of practice would make it difficult for Fournette to return before Jacksonville's Week 9 bye. The Jaguars will not allow Fournette to return before full recovery, which means he'll likely need more than one week of practice time and at least one week of full practice before returning. It's possible Fournette will start that process this week and recover well enough to join the team in London in Week 8. However, it's much more likely Fournette stays home and rests through the bye week. Don't expect to see him before Week 10.

Dalvin Cook | Left hamstring strain | Day-to-Day | Questionable Week 7

Cook returned to practice last week but showed little confidence in his recovery from an early-season hamstring strain. After following a full Thursday practice with a limited workout on Friday, Cook had reportedly shown enough to persuade the Vikings he could be helpful in a limited role. Returning Cook before he proved himself recovered would have put him at significant risk of another aggravation and an even longer term absence. After a less-than-convincing pregame warmup, Cook was declared inactive.

It's an easy argument that continuing to rest Cook was the best decision. Assuming Cook didn't suffer an aggravation in warmups, he should be closer to returning in Week 7.

Others of note:

***So far, so good for Greg Olsen, who felt good enough to play all but one offensive snap on Sunday. Olsen saw seven targets and caught four passes and did not show any ill effects. While a great first game back, I still consider Olsen snap-to-snap and game-to-game.

***Deshaun Watson played through a painful chest wall contusion on Sunday. While the Texans limited the playbook and the number of designed runs, they weren't able to fully protect Watson from getting hit. The Bills sacked Watson seven times and hit him five more on just 25 pass attempts. The next three matchups aren't favorable either. Houston goes on the road to face an angry Jacksonville team this week, then has a short turnaround against Miami on Thursday night, then travels to the thin air in Denver before finally reaching their Week 10 bye.

***T.Y. Hilton has yet to practice after a Week 4 hamstring strain. Still considered week to week, Hilton needs to have a strong Wednesday practice to have any chance at returning in Week 7.

***Tyler Kroft was seen on a scooter early in the week, unable to bear weight on what has since been reported to be a fractured foot. On Sunday, it was reported Kroft will seek additional opinions this week and may need surgery. He's trending toward the injured reserve list unfortunately.

Monday Update: D'Onta Freeman will not be activated off the PUP list this week, which means he will not be ready to return when first eligible. It's not yet clear whether the Texans are being cautious or if Foreman suffered a setback in the past two weeks.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***A host of offensive line talent continues to recover but should be close to returning. Los Angeles tackle Joe Barksdale (knee), Denver tackle Jared Veldheer (knee), Oakland guard Kelechi Osemele (knee), and Washington guard Shaun Lauvao (calf) were all able to practice in limited capacity last week and could be back soon. Minnesota tackle Riley Reiff (foot) and Cincinnati center Billy Price (foot) may be further away.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Deshaun Watson Hou Chest contusion Week 5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 7
Baker Mayfield Cle Left ankle sprain Week 6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 7
Derek Carr Oak Left shoulder injury Week 6 MRI pending Day-to-Day Bye Week 7
Ryan Tannehill Mia Right shoulder injury Week 3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Josh Allen Buf Right UCL sprain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 8++ Return Out Week 7
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Jac
Aggravated right hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week
Week 8++ Return
Doubtful Week 7
Min
Left hamstring strain
Week 3
Day-to-Day
Week 7+ Return
Questionable Week 7
Atl
Foot contusion / Groin strain
Week 5
Week-to-Week
Week 8+ Return
Out Week 7
Det
Right ankle sprain
Week 5
Day-to-Day
Week 7 Return
Probable Week 7
Cin
Left MCL sprain
Week 4
Week-to-Week
Week 8+ Return
Doubtful Week 7
SF
Left high ankle sprain
Week 5
Week-to-Week
Week 7 Return
MNF Week 6
Was
Rib / Knee injuries
Week 5
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Questionable Week 7
Phi
Hamstring strain
Week 1
Week-to-Week
Week 8++ Return
Doubtful Week 7
Ind
Right shoulder injury
Week 6
Awaiting Information
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 7
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ind
Left hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 7
LAR
Left MCL sprain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 7
GB
Hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week 8 Return Bye Week 7
Oak
Concussion
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Bye Week 7
Atl
Left ankle contusion
Week 6
Day-to-Day Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
NE
Left shoulder injury
Week 6
Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 7
SF
Shoulder injury
Week 5
Day-to-Day Day-to-Day MNF Week 6
GB
Hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week 8 Return Bye Week 7
NYJ
Right high ankle sprain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week 10+ Return Questionable Week 7
Atl
Hip injury
Week 6
Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 7
Was
Knee injury
Week 5
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
NO
Knee injury
Chronic
Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 7
Ind
Left high ankle sprain
Week 6
Awaiting Information Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Cin
Groin strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
NYJ
Groin strain
Week 6
Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Dal
Groin strain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
NYG
Hamstring strain
Week 6
Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Cle
MCL sprain
Week 5
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
SF
Left knee injury
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Out Week 7
LAC
Aggravated foot injury
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Out Week 7
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
NYG
Right MCL sprain
Week 3
Week-to-Week
Week 7+ Return
Doubtful Week 7
Ind
Hip injury
Week 2
Week-to-Week
Week 7+ Return
Doubtful Week 7
Cin
Right foot fracture
Week 5
Week-to-Week
Week 8++ Return
Out Week 7
NYG
Foot injury
Week 5
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Questionable Week 7
Sea
Back injury
Week 5
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Bye Week 7
Jac
Left MCL sprain
Week 6
Week-to-Week
Week 8+ Return
Doubtful Week 7
Mia
Knee injury
Week 3
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 7
Offensive Linemen Injured | On the Active Roster
Tackles
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Jason Peters Phi Biceps strain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Doubtful Week 7
Joe Barksdale LAC Knee injury Week 1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Riley Reiff Min Foot injury Week 5 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Jared Veldheer Den Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Bye Week 7
Rodger Saffold LAR Right knee injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 7
Alex Lewis Bal Neck injury Week 6 Day-to-Day Week 7+ Return Doubtful Week 7
Mike Iupati Ari Back injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
T.J. Lang Det Concussion Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Ronald Leary Den Achilles tear Week 6 Inseason IR (exp) IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Shaun Lauvao Was Calf injury Week 1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Vlad Ducasse Buf Left knee injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Josh Garnett SF Toe dislocation Week 1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week MNF Week 6
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Mitch Morse KC Concussion Week 6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 7
Billy Price Cin Foot injury Week 2 2+ Weeks Week 8++ Return Out Week 7
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Khalil Mack Chi Right ankle injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Day-to-Day Questionable Week 7
Joey Bosa LAC Left foot sprain PS Week 1 Week-to-Week Week 8++ Return Out Week 7
Demarcus Lawrence Dal Left shoulder labrum tear Chronic Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 7
Everson Griffen Min Behavioral health Week 2 Indefinite Indefinite Out Week 7
Justin Houston KC Hamstring strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 7
Ezekiel Ansah Det Shoulder injury Week 1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Cameron Wake Mia Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Derrick Morgan Ten Shoulder injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Calais Campbell Jac Rib injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Grady Jarrett Atl Ankle injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 6
Gerald McCoy TB Calf strain Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Denico Autry Ind Hamstring strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Margus Hunt Ind Knee injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Malcom Brown NE Knee injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Haloti Ngata Phi Calf injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Bennie Logan Ten Elbow injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Malik Jackson Jac Hamstring strain Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Sean Lee Dal Right and left hamstring strain Week 3 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Out Week 7
Nick Vigil Cin Left MCL sprain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Out Week 7
Joe Schobert Cle Hamstring strain Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
K.J. Wright Sea Arthroscopic knee surgery PS Week 4 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Bye Week 8
Kyzir White LAC Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Jatavis Brown LAC Knee injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Wesley Woodyard Ten Shoulder injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Eric Berry KC Heel injury Early preseason Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
Shawn Williams Cin Concussion Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
Clayton Geathers Ind Concussion / Neck injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
Marcus Maye NYJ Thumb fracture Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Doubtful Week 7
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Kenny Vaccaro Ten Right elbow dislocation Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Tavon Wilson Det Back injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Morgan Burnett Pit Groin strain Week 2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Bye Week 7
Karl Joseph Oak Hamstring strain Week 3 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 7
Prince Amukamara Chi Hamstring strain aggravation Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 7
Bobby McCain Mia Left knee injury Week 4 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 7
Darqueze Dennard Cin Shoulder injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Trumaine Johnson NYJ Quad strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Sidney Jones Phi Ankle injury Week 6 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 7
Aaron Colvin Hou Ankle injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Out Week 7
Adam Jones Den Thigh strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 7
Mike Hughes Min Left ACL tear Week 6 Inseason IR (exp) IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Buster Skrine NYJ Concussion Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 6
D.J. Hayden Jac Toe injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 6
Kickers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Matt Bryant Atl Right hamstring strain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 8++ Return Out Week 7
Greg Zuerlein LAR Groin strain Week 2 Week-to-Week Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 7
Caleb Sturgis LAC Quad strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 7

Injured Players Not on Active Roster

Notable Quarterbacks on PUP or NFI or IR
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
SF
Left ACL reconstruction
Early October 2018
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Notable Running Backs on PUP or NFI or IR
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Hou
Left Achilles repair
Late November 2017
Reserve / PUP
PUP | Eligible Week 7
Probable to return midseason
NE
Neck injury / ? Concussion
Week 3
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 13
Questionable to return late season
NYG
Foot injury
Week 3
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 13
Doubtful to return late season
Phi
Left ACL tear
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
NE
Right ACL / MCL sprain Early September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Jac
Left Lisfranc injury
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Bal
Knee injury Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 11 Questionable to return midseason
NYJ
Foot fracture fixation
Late July 2018
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 9
Probable to return midseason
SF
Right ACL reconstruction Early September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Was
Left ACL reconstruction
Mid-August 2018
Injured reserve
2019 return
Det
Back injury
Mid-August 2018
Injured reserve
2019 return
Oak
Knee surgery (likely meniscus repair)
Early September 2018
Injured reserve
2019 return
Notable Wide Receivers on PUP or NFI or IR
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Hou
Hamstring strain
Week 2
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 13 Questionable to return late season
Dal
Foot injury
Week 5
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 14
GB
Sternoclavicular sprain
PS Week 2
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10 Probable to return midseason
Phi
Core abdominal strain
Week 1
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10 Probable to return midseason
Phi
Right fibula fracture w/ high ankle sprain
Mid-September 2018
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Jac
Multiple ligament left knee injury
Late August 2018
Injured reserve 2019 return
Ind
ACL tear
Mid-August 2018
Injured reserve 2019 return
Dal
Shoulder labrum repair
Early August 2018
Injured reserve 2019 return
Notable Tight Ends on PUP or NFI or IR
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
LAC
Right ACL reconstruction
Late May 2018
Reserve / PUP
PUP | Eligible Week 7
Questionable to return late season
Jac
Core abdominal muscle repair
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 15
Probable to return late season
Ten
Right ankle fracture / dislocation
Early September 2018
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Cin
Right ankle fracture
Week 4
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Sea
Right patellar tendon tear
Week 4
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Chi
Right foot/ankle sprain
PS Week 2
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 10 Probable to return midseason
Sea
Groin strain
Early preseason
Reserve / NFI
NFI | Eligible Week 7
Probable to return midseason
Den
Left ACL tear
Late September 2018
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Notable Offensive Linemen on PUP or NFI or IR
Tackles
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Matt Kalil Car Arthroscopic knee surgery PS Week 3 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10 Probable to return midseason
Daryl Williams Car Right MCL sprain Aggravated Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 11 Doubtful to return midseason
Donald Penn Oak Groin strain Week 4 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 14 Probable to return late season
Cam Robinson Jac Left ACL tear Mid-September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Josh Wells Jac Groin strain Week 5 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 15
Seantrel Henderson Hou Left ankle fracture w/ high ankle sprain Early September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
J'Marcus Webb Ind Hamstring strain Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10
Joe Haeg Ind Ankle injury Week 3 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 13
Isaiah Wynn NE Left Achilles reconstruction Late August 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Andy Levitre Atl Triceps tear Mid-September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Nick Easton Min Cervical discectomy Early August 2018 Injured reserve IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Josh Sitton Mia Shoulder injury Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif KC Fibula fracture Week 5 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 15 Probable to return late season
Matt Slauson Ind Multiple vertebral fractures Week 5 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 15 2019 return
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Travis Frederick Dal Guillain-Barre Syndrome Preseason Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 14 Doubtful to return late season
Daniel Kilgore Mia Left triceps tear Week 4 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
Jon Halapio NYG Right ankle fracture Mid-September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return 2019 return
A.Q. Shipley Ari Right ACL reconstruction Early August 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return
Notable Defensive Players on PUP or NFI or IR
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
None
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Eddie Vanderdoes Oak ACL reconstruction Early January 2018 Reserve / PUP PUP | Eligible Week 7
Tyquan Lewis Ind Foot injury Preseason Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 9
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Left ankle fracture / dislocation Week 3 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
William Hayes Mia ACL tear Week 3 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Ahtyba Rubin Oak Bicep tendon repair Early August 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Deion Jones Atl Fractured foot Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 11 Probable to return late season
Brock Coyle SF Thoracic compression fracture Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10 Questionable to return late season
Kendell Beckwith TB Ankle fracture Mid-April 2018 Reserve / NFI NFI | Eligible Week 7
Jake Ryan GB ACL reconstruction Late July 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Da'Norris Searcy Ten Concussion Week 2 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 12 Questionable to return late season
Keanu Neal Atl Left ACL reconstruction Early September 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Kevin Johnson Hou Concussion Week 1 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 10 Questionable to return late season
Patrick Robinson NO High ankle sprain Week 3 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Ricardo Allen Atl Left Achilles tear Week 3 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Aqib Talib LAR High ankle sprain Week 3 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 13 Doubtful to return late season
Terrance Mitchell Cle Forearm fracture Week 4 Inseason IR IR | Week 13+ Return Questionable to return late season
Earl Thomas Mia Left leg fracture Week 4 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Davon House GB Shoulder surgery Week 3 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Rodney McLeod Phi MCL repair Week 3 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Vernon Hargreaves III TB Shoulder labrum repair Week 1 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Chris Conte TB PCL sprain Week 3 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 13 Questionable to return late season
Sua Cravens Den Knee inflammation PS Week 4 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 9
Jason Verrett LAC Achilles reconstruction Late July 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return
Johnathan Cyprien Ten ACL reconstruction Early August 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return

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