Monday Injury Rounds: Week 8 - Footballguys

Early thoughts on Sony Michel. Updates on Melvin Gordon, Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Rob Gronkowski, 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.


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.

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.

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.

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INJURY ROUNDS

Melvin Gordon III | hamstring strain | Week 7 | Day-to-Day | Bye Week 8 | Week 9 Return

Gordon suffered a hamstring strain during practice last Friday. Initially, it didn't seem concerning. The Chargers chose not to include him on their game status report, suggesting they had no concern about his availability. Unfortunately, Gordon's hamstring strain tightened up on him while flying to London and didn't improve enough overnight to allow him to play. The Chargers have a Week 8 bye, giving Gordon another two weeks to rehab. I'll update with news on Monday but it's reasonable to expect Gordon to return in Week 9.

Rob Gronkowski | Back spasm / Ankle sprain | Week 6 | Day-to-Day | Probable Week 8

Gronkowski was a late downgrade after back spasms kept him from being able to board the team's flight to Chicago on Saturday. There is always reason for concern when Gronkowski's name is connected to a back issue after his multiple microdiscectomy surgeries but Ian Rapoport reported Gronkowski's back only "locked up" on him. The injury is not expected to keep Gronkowski out this Monday night in Buffalo.

Sony Michel | Left knee injury | Week 7 | Awaiting Information | Doubtful Week 8

Michel was in significant pain and needed help off the field after an awkward tackle stressed his left knee. Television replays did not show a clear injury mechanism, unfortunately. Dr. David Chao was unwilling to conclude anything on his review of the video but did not see anything suggestive of a torn ACL or season-ending injury. However, I'm not sure a season-ending injury can be ruled out yet. Michel's difficulty getting off the field and reported history of degenerative disease to the same knee raise questions of significant bone bruises or meniscus injuries that could require long periods of recovery.

Michel will have an MRI on Monday. I'll update his condition after results are reported. Even the best-case scenarios likely have him doubtful for New England's Monday night game in Buffalo this week.

Monday Update: Michel's MRI reported "revealed no structural damage" and "doesn't appear to be season ending." As of now, his timetable remains unclear. There was speculation earlier on Monday that Michel may have suffered an MCL sprain. If that proves accurate, Michel could miss 1-2 weeks or more depending on his recovery. It's unlikely he'll play this week but there's reason to be optimistic about a relatively quick return.

Marshawn Lynch | Groin strain | Week 6? | 4+ Weeks | Out Week 8

Lynch had an MRI for a groin strain early last week. Soon after, Ian Rapoport reported Lynch could miss over a month. No additional details have been reported and it's unclear what type of groin injury Lynch has. Some torn groin muscles do not require repair but need 3-4 weeks to heal enough to play. In those cases, injured reserve is not a consideration -- which Ian Rapoport also raised as a possibility for Lynch last week. Other groin strains are actually core abdominal muscle injuries, a.k.a. sports hernias, and usually require surgery and a 4-6+ week recovery.

Lynch was listed on the injury report with an abdomen condition in Week 4 and a hip condition in Week 5. That's suspicious for a core abdominal issue. While there's been no report of surgery, something doesn't add up here. Nebulous and changing injury listings followed by reports of a groin strain significant enough to possibly require injured reserve suggest there's another pessimistic report to come.

Monday Update: The Raiders will move Lynch to injured reserve this week. Ian Rapoport tweeted that Lynch's injury "is more core muscle than groin" and that Lynch was seen in Philadelphia this weekend. Unfortunately, that confirms the suspicions above -- expect to hear Lynch has had surgery to repair a core abdominal muscle soon. Recovery is most commonly in the 4-6 week range but Lynch's soonest return is now Week 16. His season may be over.

Others of note:

***Keke Coutee aggravated his hamstring strain and will not play Thursday night. Monday Update: An MRI did not show evidence of a significant strain and Coutee may only miss Thursday night's game.

***The Dolphins will likely be without Albert Wilson on Thursday night. He suffered a hip injury that is expected to keep him out multiple weeks. Kenny Stills hurt his right shoulder but has a chance to play. Monday Update: Wilson has a hip labrum injury that will likely require surgery and end his season. Stills also strained a groin muscle. Both receivers have already been ruled out of Thursday night's game.

***Josh Rosen suffered a toe sprain late in a blowout loss but is expected to be available this week.

***Royce Freeman has a high ankle sprain. Initial reports had him missing time but follow up reports suggest he could play this week. The extra days after last week's Thursday night game will help but he's still likely questionable at best.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***New Orleans will be rehabbing their top three guards this week. Andrus Peat suffered a concussion in practice last week. Larry Warford was unable to play through a back injury. And Josh LeRibeus couldn't finish the game Sunday after a painful ankle injury.

***Arizona's guard depth chart is also concerning. Their three top guards -- Mike Iupati (back), Justin Pugh (hand), and Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring) -- are all considered day-to-day.

***Minnesota guard Tom Compton has an MCL sprain and could miss time. Hopefully, an MRI on Monday will not show any additional damage.

***The Buccaneers are expected to confirm a torn ACL for linebacker Kwon Alexander on Monday.


Follow-up Appointments

Leonard Fournette | Aggravated right hamstring strain | Week-to-Week | Out Week 8

Adam Schefter finally reported what's seemed inevitable for weeks now: Fournette will likely not return until after Jacksonville's Week 9 bye. Yet to practice three weeks after aggravating his early-season hamstring strain, the Jaguars have -- as expected -- shown no interest in rushing Fournette's recovery. To ensure they aren't tempted to return Fournette too soon, the Jaguars traded for Carlos Hyde this week. Hyde will allow the team to limit T.J. Yeldon's workload.

Week 10 is not a foregone conclusion, however. Schefter reported Jaguars would not place Fournette on injured reserve. But that doesn't mean he's close to returning. Moving Fournette to injured reserve now would mean he could not return until Week 17. That's obviously an unnecessary precaution. Fournette needs to return to practice this week or early during the bye week and begin his reconditioning process. If Fournette is not fully practicing as Week 10 approaches, he could miss more time coming out of the bye.

Dalvin Cook | Left hamstring strain | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 8

Cook was reportedly close to playing in Week 6 despite a clear lack of confidence in his health during practice. The Vikings ultimately deemed him not ready and did not activate him. This week, a full Wednesday practice sparked further optimism. Unfortunately, Cook did not practice the rest of the week, did not speak with reporters at all, and was ruled out on Friday. The practice line is highly suspicious for another setback in his recovery and puts Week 8 -- and possibly beyond -- in doubt.

The Vikings play New Orleans at home on Sunday night this week. They follow with three divisional games spread around a Week 10 bye. If there was any kind of aggravation on Wednesday last week, don't expect to see Cook until after that Week 10 bye.

Ryan Tannehill | Right shoulder Injury | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 8

Adam Gase would not discuss specifics about Tannehill's injury last week, citing federal privacy laws that do not apply to NFL coaches and players. Gase would only tell reporters surgery wasn't being considered to address Tannehill's worsening shoulder symptoms. On Sunday morning, Ian Rapoport called Tannehill's condition a "labral issue" and reported the Dolphins were in "wait-and-see mode."

Gase said Tannehill "just couldn't throw" last week. Rapoport said Tannehill's "complex shoulder issues limit his range of motion" and reported Tannehill didn't throw at all last week. Though there are many types of labral issues, none is a good thing for a throwing athlete. There's currently no timetable for Tannehill's return. He won't play on Thursday night this week and his recovery could easily stretch into November.

Others of note:

***Cooper Kupp returned to play in Week 6 after suffering an MCL sprain but could not practice or play last week. He has a chance to return this week.

***The Jets have designated Eli McGuire to return from injured reserve. He can return to the active roster in Week 9.

***After some optimism for D'Onta Foreman's return, the Texans did not activate him in time to play this week and it's unclear where his recovery currently stands.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***Joey Bosa has been running well. He is expected to return to individual drills over the Chargers' Week 8 bye. If no setbacks, he will likely return in Week 9.


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 8
Derek Carr Oak Left shoulder injury Week 6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 8
Ryan Tannehill Mia Right shoulder injury Week 3 Week-to-Week Week 9+ Return Doubtful Week 8
Josh Rosen Ari Left toe sprain Week 7 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 8
Josh Allen Buf Right UCL sprain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 10+ Return Out Week 8
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
LAC
Hamstring strain
Week 7
Week-to-Week
Week 9 Return
Bye Week 8
Jac
Aggravated right hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week
Week 10 Return
Out Week 8
Min
Left hamstring strain
Week 3
Week-to-Week
Week 8+ Return
Doubtful Week 8
NE
Left knee injury
Week 7
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Doubtful Week 8
Oak
Groin strain
Week 6?
Injured reserve (exp)
IR | Eligible Week 16
Questionable to return late season
Buf
Concussion
Week 7
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 8
NYJ
Neck injury
Week 7
Awaiting Information
Awaiting Information
Questionable Week 8
Den
High ankle sprain
Week 7
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 8
Cin
Left MCL sprain
Week 4
Week-to-Week
Week 8+ Return
Questionable Week 8
SF
Left high ankle sprain aggravation
Week 7
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Doubtful Week 8
Was
Rib / Knee injuries
Week 5
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 8
Det
Knee injury
Week 6
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 8
Phi
Hamstring strain
Week 1
Week-to-Week
Week 10+ Return
Doubtful Week 8
Ind
Right shoulder injury
Week 6
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 8
NYJ
Foot fracture fixation
Late July 2018
Designated to Return
Week 9 Return
Week 9 Return
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
LAR
Left MCL sprain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Questionable Week 8
GB
Hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week 8 Return Questionable Week 8
Dal
Concussion
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Bye Week 8
GB
Hamstring strain
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week 8 Return Questionable Week 8
NYJ
Right high ankle sprain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week 10+ Return Doubtful Week 8
Hou
Hamstring strain aggravation
Week 7
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Out Week 8
Mia
Right shoulder injury
Week 7
Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Out Week 8
Mia
Right hip injury
Week 7
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Out Week 8
Was
Knee injury
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Was
Knee injury
Week 5
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Ind
Left high ankle sprain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Dal
Groin strain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Bye Week 8
Cin
Groin strain aggravation
Week 7
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Cle
MCL sprain
Week 5
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
SF
Left knee injury
Week 4
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Den
Right MCL sprain
Week 7
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
NE
Back / ankle injuries
Week 6
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Probable Week 8
Ind
Hip injury
Week 2
Week-to-Week
Week 8+ Return
Questionable Week 8
Cin
Right foot fracture
Week 5
Week-to-Week
Week 10+ Return
Out Week 8
Hou
Illness
Week 6
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Probable Week 8
Ind
Knee injury
Week 6
Awaiting Information
Awaiting Information
Questionable Week 8
Sea
Back injury
Week 5
Day-to-Day
Day-to-Day
Probable Week 8
Dal
Right knee injury
Week 7
Awaiting Information
Awaiting Information
Bye Week 8
Mia
Knee injury
Week 3
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 8
Offensive Linemen Injured | On the Active Roster
Tackles
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Riley Reiff Min Foot injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Marcus Cannon NE Concussion Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Jared Veldheer Den Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Questionable Week 8
Andrus Peat NO Concussion Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Larry Warford NO Back injury Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Josh LeRibeus NO Left ankle injury Week 7 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 8
Tom Compton Min Right MCL sprain (? ACL) Week 7 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 8
Alex Lewis Bal Neck injury Week 6 Day-to-Day Week 7+ Return Questionable Week 8
Mike Iupati Ari Back injury Week 6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 8
Justin Pugh Ari Hand injury Week 6 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 8
Jeremy Vujnovich Ari Hamstring strain Week 7 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 8
Quinton Spain Ten Shoulder injury Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Bye Week 8
Zach Fulton Hou Ankle injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Mitch Morse KC Concussion Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Billy Price Cin Foot injury Week 2 Week-to-Week Week 10+ Return Out Week 8
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Joey Bosa LAC Left foot contusion PS Week 1 Week-to-Week Week 9 Return Bye Week 8
Everson Griffen Min Behavioral health Week 2 Indefinite Indefinite Out Week 8
Justin Houston KC Hamstring strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Questionable Week 8
Ezekiel Ansah Det Shoulder injury Week 1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Derrick Morgan Ten Shoulder injury Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Bye Week 8
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Gerald McCoy TB Calf strain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Linval Joseph Min Knee / shoulder injuries Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Denico Autry Ind Hamstring strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Haloti Ngata Phi Calf injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Joe Schobert Cle Hamstring strain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Reuben Foster SF Shoulder injury aggravation Week 7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Kwon Alexander TB Left ACL tear Week 7 Inseason IR (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for Season
Jack Cichy TB ACL tear Week 7 Inseason IR (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for Season
Vontaze Burfict Cin Left hip injury Week 7 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 8
K.J. Wright Sea Arthroscopic knee surgery PS Week 4 Week-to-Week Week 9+ Return Bye Week 8
Anthony Barr Min Hamstring strain Week 7 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 8
Nick Vigil Cin Left MCL sprain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 10+ Return Out Week 8
Kyzir White LAC Knee injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Bye Week 8
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 8
Clayton Geathers Ind Concussion / Neck injury Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Marcus Maye NYJ Thumb fracture Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 8+ Return Questionable Week 8
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Kenny Vaccaro Ten Right elbow dislocation Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Bye Week 8
Darian Stewart Den Stinger Week 7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Tre Boston Ari Elbow injury Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Morgan Burnett Pit Groin strain Week 2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Corey Graham Phi Hamstring strain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Karl Joseph Oak Hamstring strain Week 3 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 8
Sua Cravens Den Knee inflammation PS Week 4 Designated to Return Week 9 Return Week 9 Return
Xavier Rhodes Min Left ankle sprain Week 7 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Richard Sherman SF Calf strain aggravation Week 7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Jimmie Ward SF Hamstring strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Marlon Humphrey Bal Hamstring strain Week 7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Darqueze Dennard Cin Sternoclavicular sprain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 10+ return Out Week 8
Trumaine Johnson NYJ Quad strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Sidney Jones Phi Ankle injury Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
E.J. Gaines Cle Concussion Week 6 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Aaron Colvin Hou Ankle injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Out Week 8
Adam Jones Den Thigh strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
Buster Skrine NYJ Concussion Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
D.J. Hayden Jac Toe injury Week 4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 8
Tre Herndon Jac Hamstring strain Week 7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 8
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 9+ Return Bye Week 8
Adam Vinatieri Ind Groin strain Week 5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 8
Caleb Sturgis LAC Quad strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week 9+ Return Bye Week 8

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
Atl
Core abdominal muscle repair
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 16
Probable to return late season
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
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
NO
Knee injury
Chronic
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 15 Questionable to return late season
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
NYG
Hamstring strain
Week 6
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 16
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
Jac
Left MCL sprain
Week 6
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 16
Questionable 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
Ronald Leary Den Achilles tear Week 6 Inseason IR (exp) IR | 2019 return 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
Mike Hughes Min Left ACL tear Week 6 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Vernon Hargreaves III 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
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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