Monday Injury Rounds: Week 14 - Footballguys

Analysis on aggravated injuries to A.J. Green and Greg Olsen. Reviewing the latest news on Melvin Gordon 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

James Conner | Right high ankle sprain | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 14

Conner left Sunday night's game late in the fourth quarter with what television angles strongly suggest is a high ankle sprain. The injury did not appear particularly violent but Conner struggled off the field and was taken for x-rays. That raises the possibility of a lower leg or foot fracture. Most likely, x-rays will be negative and Conner will have an MRI to better define the injury on Monday.

Recovery from high ankle sprains can be variable. Some running backs and wide receivers return within 7-10 days from low grade injuries, others need 3-4 weeks with higher grade sprains. The Steelers will have a much better idea of Conner's Week 14 availability by Tuesday after the severity of the coming stiffness and swelling is known. Consider Conner a game-time decision until he proves he can cut at game speed without difficulty.

Monday Update: After the game, Mike Tomlin told reporters Conner suffered a leg contusion and then followed up with more reassurance on Monday. Ian Rapoport tweeted that his "understanding is the injury is not to Conner's ankle and not considered major at all." It's still difficult to dismiss video that is consistent with a high ankle sprain. If Conner did indeed only suffer a contusion and there is no significant swelling or stiffness through Tuesday, Conner may have escaped with minimal damage and be able to practice mid week.

A.J. Green | Aggravated right plantar plate strain | Week-to-Week | out Week 14 > likely out for season

Green tried to play through a foot injury that required additional imaging, a specialist evaluation to rule out surgery, and a month of rehabilitation. After a reassuring full week of practice, Green was cleared to return. Unfortunately, Green only made it through a quarter of play before aggravating his injury. Visibly frustrated, Green was carted off the field and did not return.

Surgery was a consideration previously and likely will be again as aggravated injuries are often worse than the initial injury. Even if Green chooses rehab again, he'll likely need another 3-4 weeks of recovery. With the Bengals rapidly falling out of playoff contention, it won't be a surprise to see Green moved to injured reserve this week.

Monday Update: Multiple reports on Monday night have Green strongly considering surgery. He'll visit w/ Dr. Robert Anderson on Tuesday. Expect to hear confirmation of surgery soon. The recovery timetable will likely be reported at 3-4 months but expect Green to be limited through OTAs next year. He should return at full strength for training camp.

Greg Olsen | Plantar fascia tear | Awaiting Information | Out Week 14

Olsen valiantly tried to play through a foot injury all season but a Week 13 aggravation will likely end his season. It was assumed Olsen was dealing with another injury to the bone he's had surgically fixated twice in the past 12 months. But Olsen told reporters after the game, he'd been trying to play through a "plantar" issue all season. He described this injury as a compensatory issue related to his prior injury. He said he felt a pop during the game and knew his foot had finally succumbed to the stress of continued play.

When Olsen described the injury, it sounded like a plantar plate injury -- a strain of the ligaments between the foot and toes similar to what A.J. Green has been trying to play through. Multiple reports later clarified the injury as a torn plantar fascia. That's a painful injury that rarely requires more than rehab. And some players notice that after the pain of the initial rupture fades they actually feel better than when the fascia was only partially strained. However, it sounds like Olsen recognizes his foot isn't healthy enough to aggressively rehab and seems resigned that his latest setback is a season-ending situation.

With the Panthers fighting for a playoff berth, it's possible Olsen will again try to rehab in the hopes of a return in late December or early January. But his Sunday comments suggest injured reserve is the more likely outcome.

Others of note:

***Matt Breida may have zombie blood. Week after week, he aggravates his ankle sprain. Week after week, he returns to play and often plays effectively. After a return to a full Friday practice, Breida wasn't listed on the Niners' game status report this week -- but then aggravated his sprain during pregame warmups and saw very limited duty until backup Jeff Wilson suffered a foot injury. Expect him to again be limited but return to action next week.

Monday Update: Breida is finally choosing to rest. Kyle Shanahan told reporters Breida would not play in Week 14.

***Chris Carson dislocated his index finger. He left the game for an X-ray but Pete Carroll felt Carson was likely to play in Week 14. That should indicate Carson does not have a fracture and, unless there are unexpected issues with ball security, he should be able to return next week.

***Gus Edwards was on last week's injury report with an ankle injury. After a full Friday practice, it looked like his missed Wednesday practice was more maintenance-related than a sign of a worrisome injury. Edwards limped off the field late in the fourth quarter but no replays were shown and there were no clear views of his injury on the broadcast angle. John Harbaugh did not discuss Edwards in the post-game press conference. I'll update with any Monday news.

***Monday Update: Christian Kirk is headed to injured reserve with a broken foot. Most commonly, these injuries are fifth metatarsal fractures requiring surgery and 8-12 weeks of rehab. They're also extremely prone to re-injury and revision surgery. The full offseason of rehab and recovery will be helpful. Expect Kirk to be ready well in advance of training camp.

***Monday Update: Colt McCoy left Monday night's game with a leg injury. X-rays showed a fractured fibula, ending McCoy's season.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***The Broncos have lost Chris Harris Jr to a broken fibula. There's an outside chance he can return if Denver makes the playoffs but he'll likely be placed on injured reserve before the end of the season.

***Arizona guard Mike Iupati has an MCL sprain and is being evaluated for additional injuries. The Cardinals have announced Iupati will go on injured reserve, joining fellow starting guard Justin Pugh.


Follow-up Appointments

Melvin Gordon III | Right MCL sprain | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 14

Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that Gordon's return "won't be long now." Last week's MRI revealed a Grade 2 sprain. As noted last week, there's a wide range of expectations for mid-grade injuries. The Chargers believe Gordon's injury is a week-to-week situation. That's a great sign but not necessarily indisputable evidence Gordon will play this week. With a critical divisional matchup on the road in Kansas City on Thursday night in Week 15, Gordon will have to be fully recovered sometime this week for the Chargers to risk any minor aggravation or conditioning issue that prevents him from returning in a short week in the arguably more important game next week.

If that sentence is too convoluted to follow, here's the upshot on Schefter's Sunday report: Gordon does not have a 4-6 week recovery timeline and the vagaries of the Chargers' schedule point to a Week 15 return.

Watch for Gordon to return to limited practices this week. If he's somehow cleared for a full practice by the end of the week, there's an outside chance the Chargers could activate him in some role in Week 14. If he's not practicing, Gordon's Week 15 return then becomes questionable as well.

Kerryon Johnson | Left knee sprain | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 14

Johnson had little chance of playing on the short Thanksgiving Day week but was tentatively expected to practice and play in Week 14. Instead, Johnson did not practice at all this week and was declared out on Friday. The specifics of Johnson's knee sprain remain unknown and there were no updates on his status from the team or local media this week. If we don't get more from Matt Patricia on Monday, Johnson's Wednesday practice participation is key. If he's not limited or better, he will have very little chance of playing this week and his recovery timetable becomes even more nebulous.

Joe Flacco | Hip injury | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 14

Flacco returned to practice this week but was not fully cleared to return to game action. John Harbaugh told reporters Flacco would continue to increase his practice participation this week but wouldn't say whether Flacco might be ready to play. He also told reporters he would not discuss his starting quarterback during the week. It's likely that Flacco will not be fully recovered this week -- surgery was considered recently and he's yet to return to full practices -- and Jackson has been playing well. The odds are strong that Jackson will continue to start.

Others of note:

***Mitchell Trubisky continues to improve in rehab. He's now been cleared to throw while the team monitors his strength and range of motion. Barring an unexpected setback, Trubisky should be back next week.

***Sam Darnold is close to returning but the Jets want him full strength before playing. While nearly there last week, the team did not clear Darnold to practice fully. If Darnold is back to a full practice at any point this week, he'll play in Week 14.

***Sammy Watkins did not play in Week 10 with a foot injury that was not expected to be severe. He returned in Week 11 but managed just five snaps then did not practice last week after the Chiefs' Week 12 bye. The delay in his return is suspicious for an aggravation of his prior foot injury. Given Watkins' history of a revised Jones' fracture surgery, there's reason for concern about a longer absence. I'll update if Andy Reid addresses Watkins' status on Monday.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***Tyron Smith missed last Thursday's game with a stinger. It's unrelated to the disc herniation that has plagued him for multiple years and the Cowboys expect him to practice and play this week.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Mitchell Trubisky Chi Right shoulder injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Probable Week 14
Joe Flacco Bal Hip injury Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 13+ Return Questionable Week 14
Sam Darnold NYJ Right foot sprain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 14 Return Probable Week 14
Colt McCoy Was Right fibula fracture Week 13 Awaiting Information Out for Season Out for Season
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Pit
Right ankle contusion
Week 13
Day-to-Day Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
LAC
Right MCL sprain
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Doubtful Week 14
Det
Left knee sprain
Week 11
Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Sea
Finger dislocation
Week 13
Day-to-Day Week 14 Return Probable Week 14
SF
Aggravated high ankle sprain
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Out Week 14
Bal
Ankle injury
Week 13
Awaiting Information Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
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 Out for Season Out Week 14
KC
Foot injury
Week 9
Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Hou
Hamstring strain aggravation
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Ari
Foot fracture
Week 13
Injured reserve IR | 2019 return Out for season
SF
Knee injury
Chronic
Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
TB
Thumb injury
Week 10
Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Mia
Right knee injury
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 14
Dal
Groin strain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 14
Oak
PCL sprain
Week 10
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 14
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
NYG
Hamstring strain
Week 12
Week-to-Week
Week 14+ Return
Questionable Week 14
Car
Plantar fascia tear
Week 13
Awaiting Information
Week 16+ Return
Out Week 14
Dal
Wrist fracture fixation
Week 11
Week-to-Week
Week 14++ Return
Doubtful Week 14
Mo Alie-Cox
Ind
Calf strain
Week 12
Week-to-Week
Week 14+ Return
Questionable Week 14
Det
Shoulder injury
Week 12
Week-to-Week
Week-to-Week
Questionable Week 14
Offensive Linemen Injured | On the Active Roster
Tackles
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Tyron Smith Dal Neck injury Week 12 Day-to-Day Week 14 Return Probable Week 14
Terron Armstead NO Right pectoral strain Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Bryan Bulaga GB Knee injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee injury Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Cordy Glenn Cin Back injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
James Hurst Bal Back injury Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Demar Dotson TB Knee / hamstring injuries Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Trai Turner Car Neck injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
D.J. Fluker Sea Hamstring strain Week 13 Awaiting Information Week 14++ Return Doubtful Week 14
Byron Bell GB Knee injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
Mike Iupati Ari MCL sprain Week 13 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for Season
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
John Miller Buf Oblique strain Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Zach Fulton Hou Hand injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ryan Kelly Ind Left MCL sprain Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Travis Swanson Mia Ankle injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Russell Bodine Buf Fibula fracture fixation Week 13 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out Week 14
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
David Irving Dal High ankle sprain Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 14 Return Probable Week 14
Larry Ogunjobi Cle Biceps injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Doubtful Week 14
Derek Wolfe Den Rib injury Week 13 Day-to-Day Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring strain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 14 Return Probable Week 14
Jordan Hicks Phi Calf injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 14++ Return Doubtful Week 14
Vontaze Burfict Cin Concussion Week 13 Awaiting Information Week 15+ Return Doubtful Week 14
K.J. Wright Sea Chronic knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Brandon Marshall Den Knee injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Devon Kennard Det Hip injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
Deone Bucannon Ari Chest injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Eric Berry KC Heel injury Early preseason Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Justin Evans TB Toe injury aggravation Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Doubtful Week 14
Kentrell Brice GB Ankle sprain / Concussion Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Tony Jefferson Bal Ankle injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 14
Mike Mitchell Ind Calf injury Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
Xavier Rhodes Min Right hamstring strain Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14 Return Probable Week 14
Trae Waynes Min Concussion Week 13 Awaiting Information Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Chris Harris Jr Den Fibula fracture Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 17+ Return Out Week 14
Denzel Ward Cle Concussion Week 13 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 14
Kevin King GB Hamstring strain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Left foot injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Carlton Davis TB Knee injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
Brent Grimes TB Knee injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 14+ Return Questionable Week 14
M.J. Stewart TB Foot injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 14
Jalen Mills Phi Foot injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 14
Avonte Maddox Phi Knee / ankle injuries Week 11 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 14
Kickers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes

Injured Players Not on Active Roster

Notable Quarterbacks on PUP or NFI or IR
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Cin
Right thumb ligament repair
Late November 2018
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
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
NYJ
Neck injury
Week 7
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
Bal
Foot injury
Week 12
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
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
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
Det
Right knee contusion
Week 10
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
Ind
Kidney injury
Late November
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
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
Rib fractures / lung contusion
Week 12
Inseason IR
IR | 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
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
Andrew Norwell Jac Ankle injury Week 12 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder injury Week 10 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
Mike Daniels GB Foot injury Week 11 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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
Josh Bynes Ari Thumb injury Week 12 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 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin strain Week 5 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Marcus Maye NYJ Thumb / shoulder injuries Week 11 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Jimmie Ward SF Forearm fracture Late November 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
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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