Monday Injury Rounds: Week 13 - Footballguys

Analysis on new injuries to Melvin Gordon and Andy Dalton. Reviewing the latest news on A.J. Green and Joe Flacco. 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 | Right MCL sprain | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 13

After a concerning week of practice and a lukewarm Friday endorsement from Anthony Lynn, Gordon looked much healthier than I expected yesterday. Unfortunately, Gordon took a hard hit to his right knee on a reverse and left the game. Multiple reports indicate Gordon suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain on the play. Gordon's previous hamstring and knee injuries did not make Sunday's new injury more likely. Lynn told reporters it was Gordon's left knee that limited him in practice last week.

Gordon will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his sprain and look for other damage. There's no apparent concern for an ACL tear and Gordon's injury is not expected to be season ending. Recovery from an MCL sprain depends on two factors. First, Gordon's knee will have to be stable on examination. That means his knee must not appear loose under stress. A higher grade sprain will take longer to heal and return to its pre-injury state. Second, Gordon will have to feel that his knee is stable when he cuts at football speed. Lower grade sprains may recover quickly enough to return to play in 1-2 weeks. Higher grade sprains can take 4-6 weeks of rehab.

It's too soon to know how long Gordon will be out. Expect him to miss at least one week. If the MRI images show a higher-grade injury, Gordon may miss multiple weeks.

Monday Update: The Chargers confirmed Gordon sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain. A Grade 1 injury is more of a stretch than a discrete tear. A Grade 3 injury is a complete rupture of the ligament. Grade 2 injuries include everything in-between. The team tweeted that Gordon will be evaluated weekly. Ian Rapoport reported Gordon will be "out the next few weeks but should be back before the end of the season if all goes well." That sounds like a relatively significant mid-grade sprain. The Chargers would undoubtedly love to have Gordon back in time for their Thursday night matchup in Kansas City in Week 15. Based on these early reports, that's likely the best case scenario for his return.

Andy Dalton | Right thumb sprain | Awaiting Information | Out for Season

Dalton suffered a right thumb injury while tracking down an errant snap. Early reports are Dalton did not suffer a broken thumb and Marvin Lewis told reporters the injury "isn't a long term concern." However, Dalton will have further imaging on Monday and team website reporter Geoff Hobson tweeted Dalton will see a hand specialist. That suggests Dalton's exam may have shown some looseness in the joint between his thumb and hand. That's important as it may affect how well Dalton grips and releases the ball. Immobilization may be needed to help that ligament heal, which would likely put Dalton out next week and possibly beyond. Hopefully, further tests and exams will prove reassuring and Dalton will return sooner than later.

I'll update with more after Monday's evaluations are reported.

Monday Update: Imaging and specialist evaluations on Dalton today revealed torn ligaments as feared. The Bengals placed Dalton on injured reserve today. While it's not yet known whether Dalton will need surgery to repair the ligaments, his season is over. He should return for offseason workouts in 2019.

Evan Engram | Hamstring strain | Awaiting Information | Questionable Week 13

Engram injured his hamstring during pregame warmups. It's not clear whether Engram was hurt before inactives were reported and the Giants didn't announce the injury until after the game started. Engram didn't play and the team didn't address his condition after the game. I'll update with any news on Monday but reports that an MRI is necessary would be concerning.

Monday Update: Engram told reporters he's hopeful to play in Week 13

Others of note:

Monday Update: The Colts announced Jack Doyle will go on injured reserve after having a procedure to address a kidney injury suffered on Sunday. It's likely Doyle suffered a laceration to the kidney that continued to bleed and required further intervention. Doyle should fully recover for offseason workouts.

***Marlon Mack was diagnosed with a concussion and will have to successfully progress through the return-to-play protocol to be cleared this week.

Monday Update: Denver announced Jeff Heuerman has multiple fractured ribs and a bruised lung. He will go on injured reserve.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***The Jaguars' offensive line is again battling injury. Both starting guards -- Andrew Norwell (left with ankle injury) and A.J. Cann (ongoing hamstring concerns) -- were unable to finish Sunday's game. It's not known whether either will miss additional time. Jacksonville did designate tackle Josh Wells to return from injured reserve last week.

***Cincinnati tackle Cordy Glenn hurt his back in practice last week and did not play. Backup tackle Jake Fisher left yesterday's game with a back injury.

***Standout cornerback Donte Jackson left Carolina's game early yesterday with a quad strain and did not return.


Follow-up Appointments

A.J. Green | Right foot injury | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 13

Green was reportedly cleared to return to practice by Dr. Robert Anderson last week. He did not. That seemed unexpected to Marvin Lewis who, if he's to be believed, thought Green would play as late as his Wednesday press conference last week. There's no indication of an unreported setback. Rather, it appears Green decided on another week of cautious rehab. Josina Anderson reported Green's healing process continued but the plan for Green was "to look to next week" at home against Denver.

While Green may in fact be close to playing, we've now heard a similar refrain from reporters for two consecutive weeks. The reality is Green has yet to return to practice. Until he does, don't expect to see him on game day.

Joe Flacco | Hip injury | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 13

Flacco has yet to be cleared to practice after a Week 9 hip injury. John Harbaugh told reporters Flacco's injury was expected to require a 3-4 week recovery period -- which he's now met -- and Flacco could be cleared to return this week. If Flacco is not practicing on Wednesday, he'll be unlikely to play this week. If Flacco is practicing, the Ravens will be put to a quarterback decision. Harbaugh wouldn't budge on his decision-making process, though. He told reporters he wouldn't share any information on whether Flacco would regain his starting job.

Kerryon Johnson | Left knee sprain | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 13

Johnson was not able to recover from his knee sprain in time to play on Thanksgiving Day. Reports last week suggested Johnson would only "miss a game or two." The Lions can be a difficult team to read, with Matt Patricia rarely dishing useful injury information to the media. Practice participation will be our only guide. If Johnson isn't practicing on Wednesday or Thursday, expect him to sit another week.

Others of note:

***Marvin Jones Jr was not ready to return on Detroit's short Thanksgiving Day week. He should be closer to returning this week after suffering a bone bruise somewhere around his knee. There was at least some concern for a longer-term injury with Jones electing to see a specialist in the days after his bruise, however. If Jones is not participating in drills by Thursday, he's unlikely to play this week.

Monday Update: There was indeed concern for a longer-term injury. Matt Patricia told reporters Jones would be moved to injured reserve today. His season is over.

***Rex Burkhead was designated to return by New England and has returned to practice. He eligible to return next week and expected to be added to the active roster. Though he's reportedly back to full strength, it's not yet clear whether Burkhead will be ready to join the active game day roster.

***D'Onta Foreman was reported to be close to returning as early as Week 7 against Jacksonville. A minor setback and ongoing conditioning concerns pushed the Texans to delay starting the three-week practice period as long as possible and Foreman was not cleared to return to workouts until last week. Foreman says he's making progress. The Texans have two more weeks to decide whether to activate Foreman off the PUP list. There's no indication yet whether the Texans think Foreman can return.

***Mitchell Trubisky injured his shoulder against the Vikings in Week 11. After initial optimism, he was unable to play on Thanksgiving Day and may now be doubtful for Week 13. On Sunday morning, Adam Schefter reported Trubisky as "hopeful" to play this week but his return is not certain. Schefter further reported Trubisky would be expected to play in Week 14 at the latest.

***The Jets are likely to hold Sam Darnold out one more week. Ian Rapoport tweeted Sunday morning that Darnold could return to practice this week but the medical staff may want more than one week of practice to assess Darnold's recovery. If he practices without incident this week, Darnold should be ready to return in Week 14.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***There are reports Eric Berry could be cleared to practice as the Chiefs return from their bye week. Berry's return has been hinted multiple times this year and not come to fruition. Hopefully, we'll see Berry on the practice field this week.

***The Falcons have moved Deion Jones to their active roster but were not yet comfortable playing him on game day. Another ten days of reconditioning after last week's Thursday night game should be sufficient to get him back this week.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Andy Dalton Cin Right thumb sprain Week 12 Injured reserve IR| 2019 return Out for Season
Mitchell Trubisky Chi Right shoulder injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Joe Flacco Bal Hip injury Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Sam Darnold NYJ Right foot sprain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 14 Return Doubtful Week 13
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
LAC
Right MCL sprain
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Out Week 13
Det
Left knee sprain
Week 11
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Ind
Concussion
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Bal
Knee injury
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
TB
Hamstring strain
Week 8
Week-to-Week
Week 13+ Return
Questionable Week 13
Was
Rib / Knee injuries
Week 6/8
Week-to-Week
Week 13+ Return
Questionable Week 13
Phi
Hamstring strain aggravation
Week 9
Week-to-Week
Week 14+ Return
Out Week 13
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Cin
Right foot injury
Week 8
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Det
Right knee contusion
Week 10
Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for season
GB
Hamstring strain aggravation
Week 9
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Car
Back injury
Week 11
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
NO
Foot injury
Week 11
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
SF
Knee injury
Chronic
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
TB
Thumb injury
Week 10
Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Was
Ankle injury
Week 5
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Mia
Right knee injury
Week 12
Awaiting Information Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 13
Dal
Groin strain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Oak
PCL sprain
Week 10
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 13
Ten
Toe injury
Week 9
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ind
Kidney injury
Week 12
Injured reserve
IR | 2019 return
Out for Season
NYG
Hamstring strain
Week 12
Day-to-Day
Week 13+ Return
Questionable Week 13
Buf
Right hamstring strain
Week 9
Week-to-Week
Week 13+ Return
Questionable Week 13
Den
Rib fractures / Lung contusion
Week 12
Injured reserve (exp)
IR | 2019 Return
Out for Season
Dal
Wrist fracture fixation
Week 11
Week-to-Week
Week 14++ Return
Out Week 13
Ind
Knee injury
Week 6
Week-to-Week
Week 13+ Return
Questionable Week 13
Offensive Linemen Injured | On the Active Roster
Tackles
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Terron Armstead NO Right pectoral strain Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Out Week 13
David Bakhtiari GB Left knee injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee injury Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Cordy Glenn Cin Back injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Jake Fisher Cin Back injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
James Hurst Bal Back injury Week 7 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 13
Demar Dotson TB Knee / hamstring injuries Week 12 Awaiting Information Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Andrew Norwell Jac Ankle injury Week 12 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for season
A.J. Cann Jac Hamstring strain Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ryan Kelly Ind Left MCL sprain Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Mitch Morse KC Concussion Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Travis Swanson Mia Ankle injury Week 12 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 13
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Marcus Davenport NO Right foot injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
David Irving Dal High ankle sprain Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Taco Charlton Dal Shoulder injury Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Mike Daniels GB Foot injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 14++ Return Out Week 12
Stephon Tuitt Pit Elbow injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Marcell Dareus Jac Back injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring strain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Doubtful Week 13
Deion Jones Atl Fractured Foot Week 1 Day-to-Day Week 13+ Return Probable Week 13
Jordan Hicks Phi Calf injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Doubtful Week 13
Lavonte David TB Right MCL sprain Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 13++ Return Doubtful Week 13
K.J. Wright Sea Chronic knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Josh Bynes Ari Thumb injury Week 12 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for season
Brandon Marshall Den Knee injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Nick Vigil Cin Left MCL sprain Week 6 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Doubtful Week 13
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Budda Baker Ari Knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 13
Eric Berry KC Heel injury Early preseason Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Doubtful Week 13
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin strain Week 5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Marcus Maye NYJ Thumb / shoulder injuries Week 11 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Justin Evans TB Toe injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Jimmie Ward SF Forearm fracture Week 12 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for season
Tony Jefferson Bal Ankle injury Week 12 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 13
Xavier Rhodes Min Right hamstring strain Week 12 Awaiting Information Week 14+ Return Out Week 13
Donte Jackson Car Quad strain Week 12 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 13
Kevin King GB Hamstring strain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Shoulder injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
M.J. Stewart TB Foot injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring strain Week 11 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 13
Jalen Mills Phi Foot injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Avonte Maddox Phi Knee / ankle injuries Week 11 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 13
Kickers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Phil Dawson Ari Hip injury Week 12 aggravation Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for season

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
Was
Right tibia/fibula fixation
Late November 2018
Inseason IR
IR | 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
**Returned to practice**
Atl
Core abdominal muscle repair
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 16
Probable to return late season
Oak
Groin strain
Week 6?
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 16
Questionable to return late season
NE
Neck injury / ? Concussion
Week 3
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 13
**Designated to return**
NYJ
Neck injury
Week 7
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
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
SF
Right forearm fracture Week 9 Inseason IR IR | 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 **Designated to return**
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
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
Mia
Right hip injury
Week 7
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 17 Doubtful to return last season
NO
Knee injury
Chronic
Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 15 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 Designated to return
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
GB
Core muscle repair
Week 8
Inseason IR IR | Eligible WC Week
LAR
Left ACL reconstruction
Mid-November 2018
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Hou
Right ACL reconstruction
Week 8
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Was
AC joint reconstruction
Week 9
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Phi
Right fibula fracture w/ high ankle sprain
Mid-September 2018
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
NO
Achilles reconstruction
Week 9
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Jac
Multiple ligament left knee injury
Late August 2018
Injured reserve 2019 return
NO
Knee surgery
Week 9
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Ind
ACL tear
Mid-August 2018
Injured reserve 2019 return
Mia
Achilles surgery
Late November 2018
Injured reserve 2019 return
Oak
Left Achilles reconstruction
Late November 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
TB
Right high ankle sprain +
Week 11
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
Cin
Right ankle fracture
Week 4
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Cin
Right foot fracture fixation
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
Sea
Right patellar tendon tear
Week 4
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
2019 return
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 **Designated to return**
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 **Designated to return**
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 **Designated to return**
Isaiah Wynn NE Left Achilles reconstruction Late August 2018 Injured reserve 2019 return
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Kyle Long Chi Right foot injury Week 8 Inseason IR IR | Eligible Week 17 Questionable to return late season
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
T.J. Lang Det Neck injury Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Justin Pugh Ari Left MCL sprain Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Brandon Scherff Was Left pectoral tendon repair Week 9 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Shaun Lauvao Was Left ACL reconstruction Week 9 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Ronald Leary Den Achilles tear Week 6 Inseason IR 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
Brandon Linder Jac Right knee surgery Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Matt Paradis Den Right fibula fracture Week 9 Inseason IR (exp) IR | 2019 return
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
Derek Barnett Phi Rotator cuff repair Late October 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Nick Perry GB Knee injury Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Carl Lawson Cin Right ACL reconstruction Week 8 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
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
Corey Liuget LAC Right quad tendon repair Late November 2018 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
Kwon Alexander TB Left ACL tear Week 7 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Denzel Perryman LAC Left LCL / hamstring repair Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Kyzir White LAC Arthroscopic knee surgery Early October 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Preston Brown Cin Knee injury Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Christian Kirksey Cle Hamstring strain Week 9 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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 **Returned to practice**
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 **Designated to return**
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
Ronald Darby Phi Right ACL tear Week 10 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
E.J. Gaines Cle Concussion Week 9 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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