Monday Injury Rounds: Week 15 - Footballguys

Early projections on Melvin Gordon, James Conner, Doug Baldwin, Austin Ekeler, and Odell Beckham. 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

Odell Beckham Jr | Quad contusion | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 15

Beckham was added to the injury report last Friday with a quadriceps injury but not listed on the team's game status report. Pat Shurmur told reporters Beckham was expected to play after practice. It's not clear what occurred overnight on Friday but Beckham was ruled out on Saturday and did not travel with the Giants to Washington. After Sunday's game, Shurmur said Beckham's injury was "a thing that's been lingering" and wouldn't offer an opinion on whether the injury would limit Beckham this week or cause him to miss another game.

Beckham has not been listed on the injury report for any reason over the past six weeks and it's unclear why his status abruptly changed overnight. I'll update with any additional details from Monday's press conference.

Monday Update: Shurmur told reporters Beckham "felt a lot better" on Monday and will continue to be evaluated through the week.

Austin Ekeler | Stinger / Concussion | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 15

Ekeler left very late in the fourth quarter after a helmet-to-helmet hit during an onside kick recovery. Anthony Lynn told reporters after the game that Ekeler was dizzy. That sounds suspicious for a concussion. However, the Chargers allowed Ekeler to speak with the media after the game -- he told them he was fine -- and Adam Schefter reported late Sunday night that Ekeler is dealing with a recurrent and aggravated stinger that will require further testing.

If Ekeler has a concussion, it will be very difficult for him to gain clearance for contact before the team travels to Kansas City on Thursday night. Recurrent stingers rarely heal quickly and the concern for additional evaluation and testing also suggests the possibility of a multiple week recovery. Consider Ekeler doubtful for Thursday night unless we hear a very positive report on Monday.

Monday Update: The Chargers provided more clarity on Ekeler on Monday. He was evaluated for a concussion and cleared, which explains him discussing his condition with the media after the game. He's considered day-to-day with a stinger.

Monday Update: Ekeler told reporters Monday night he has a "bruised nerve" in his neck that's worse than what he's already previously played through this year. He says he "can't let [his] pride get in the way of it." That's clear player-speak saying he's not healthy enough to play. The Chargers may call him day-to-day but he's unlikely to play Thursday.

Monday Update: The Chargers listed Ekeler with neck and concussion injuries on their Monday injury report. The Chargers haven't ruled him out yet but Ekeler will not play this week.

Isaiah Crowell | Right foot injury | Awaiting Information | Questionable Week 15

Crowell managed only a limited Friday practice while battling a toe injury last week. The Jets announced his in-game injury as a foot injury yesterday and video replays are worrisome for a midfoot sprain. Crowell did not return to the game and the Jets have yet to address his status. Even mild midfoot sprains can require multiple weeks of rehab. Hopefully, a Monday MRI is more reassuring than the video. I'll update as additional details are reported.

Others of note:

***Tyreek Hill left yesterday's game with a wrist injury and returned to play. A heel injury later in the game sent him to the locker room. He returned to play effectively with a limp and Andy Reid did not show much concern after the game.

Monday Update: Hill told Peter King his foot injury was "bad" last night. According to Adam Schefter this afternoon, "further examination" of Hill's foot showed "nothing serious." Schefter's source says Hill is day-to-day. The Chiefs play Thursday night and -- as with Melvin Gordon III and Austin Ekeler and Spencer Ware -- the quick turnaround will likely lead to limited practices and a possible game-time decision.

***Spencer Ware "tweaked" his hamstring according to Andy Reid. The short turnaround to the Thursday night game may limit Ware's practice participation more than usual.

***LeSean McCoy strained his hamstring and did not return. McCoy has routinely played through soft tissue strains in his career despite limited practice time. Expect minimal practice and a questionable tag at best this week.

***Jordan Reed had his right foot crushed downward from behind. Adam Schefter reported Reed suffered a foot sprain and the video suggests a midfoot injury. Reed had surgeries on both big toes this offseason. This injury may not be related but has the appearance of a multiple-week absence.

Monday Update: Ian Rapoport tweeted Reed will have a precautionary MRI today. It's not believed his injury is "major" but even a short absence could end his season.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***Tennessee tackle Jack Conklin suffered a knee injury on Thursday night and is unlikely to return during the regular season.

***Ezekiel Ansah suffered another shoulder dislocation yesterday and will likely require surgery to repair his labrum. Expect the Lions to move him to injured reserve soon.


Follow-up Appointments

Melvin Gordon III | Right MCL sprain | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 15

Reports on Gordon have trended positively over the past 7-10 days. Last week, Adam Schefter reported Gordon's return wouldn't "be long now." Ian Rapoport has reported Gordon's injury was not "as serious as originally thought." These reports indicate Gordon's MCL sprain is believed to be more of a 2-3 week injury than a 3-6 week injury. And there's no doubt the Chargers would love to have Gordon available against the Chiefs this Thursday night.

Despite the optimism, it must be noted that Gordon isn't close the full strength yet. He has not practiced in two weeks and there's been no indication he was close to participating in individual drills last week. Gordon continues to recondition and multiple Sunday morning tweets showed him stutter-stepping with some lateral cutting at three-quarter speed with a brace on his right knee.

The importance of this week's game, concern for a late-game concussion to Austin Ekeler, and the possible willingness of the team to clear Gordon to play at less than full strength aside, Gordon must be comfortable playing at football speed on his knee. He's clearly not there yet. The Chargers will practice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. The Wednesday workout will be light -- at best -- with the team traveling to Kansas City. If Gordon is not cleared for individual drills on Monday after Sunday's light workout, consider him doubtful.

I'll update through the day on Monday with any guidance from the team or media reports.

James Conner | Right high ankle sprain | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 15

While there's absolutely no substitute for hearing an athlete describe his injury, examine the injured area, and see the imaging studies, a good view of the injury on video provides strong clues about the nature of an injury. That proved to be the case with Conner last week. Video replays of Conner's injury were consistent with a high ankle sprain. Mike Tomlin repeatedly said Conner had suffered only a minor bruise through Monday's press conference. Unfortunately, the Steelers later acknowledged Conner sprained ligaments and ruled him out on Tuesday last week.

In short, Conner has a high ankle sprain. As noted last week, the extent of swelling and stiffness during the first 24-48 hours after injury define the recovery timetable of the sprain. The Steelers were worried enough about Conner's injury to rule him out on Tuesday. That strongly suggests a multiple week sprain.

As of Sunday morning, reports on Conner's Week 15 availability were mixed. Ian Rapoport believes the Steelers will be "extremely cautious" and "would not be surprised if he misses" this week's game. Adam Schefter reported the Steelers think Conner has a "reasonable" chance to play this week.

Don't expect the Steelers to rule Conner out so early this week. They'll keep the Patriots in the dark on Conner's status. However, the Pittsburgh practice report is an easy read. If Conner doesn't manage a limited practice by Thursday, consider him doubtful unless there are very strongly positive Friday notes. The AFC North divisional race tightened considerably with the Steelers loss and Ravens win yesterday. But given the early Week 14 rule out, Conner is likely starting the week to the doubtful side of questionable.

Doug Baldwin | Hip / Groin injuries | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 15

Baldwin was added to the Week 14 injury report with a hip injury Pete Carroll said was related but not the same as the groin injury Baldwin played through in Week 12. Presumably, Baldwin will be inactive on Monday night after a week in which Adam Schefter tweeted Baldwin "barely made it through."

The Carroll comments are concerning. Hip and groin injuries that are similar raise suspicion for a core muscle injury, a.k.a. sports hernia. These injuries rarely heal without surgery. Though players frequently put off surgery for weeks -- and sometimes most of a season -- they may struggle with change of direction and leverage. If Baldwin is dealing with a core muscle injury, he may continue to try to play through the injury while the Seahawks remain in post-season contention.

If Baldwin has a more straightforward groin or hip strain, he may return without limitation soon.

Others of note:

***Kerryon Johnson has not returned to practice since his Week 11 knee sprain. There are still no details on his knee sprain but the three week absence obviously puts his injury closer to the 4-6 week range than originally reported. If Johnson is not practicing on Wednesday, the rest of his season is in doubt.

***Sammy Watkins has yet to return to practice since aggravating a midseason foot injury. It's possible the Chiefs chose to rest Watkins last week with the short Thursday turnaround in mind but it's hard to feel optimistic with the multiple weeks of missed practice.

***Positive thoughts for Alex Smith. Reportedly dealing with an infection severe enough to necessitate multiple additional surgeries and removal of tissue, Smith's career is in jeopardy.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***Dallas guard Zack Martin aggravated his MCL sprain yet again this week. The Cowboys expressed concern after the game but Martin continues to try to play through the injury.

***New Orleans tackle Terron Armstead was close to returning last week but spent another week on the inactive list.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ben Roethlisberger Pit Rib injury Week 14 Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
Lamar Jackson Bal Ankle injury Week 14 Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
Ryan Tannehill Mia Right ankle sprain Week 14 Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
Sam Darnold NYJ Right foot strain Week 14 Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
Joe Flacco Bal Hip injury Week 9 Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
Colt McCoy Was Right fibula fracture Week 13 Week-to-Week Out for Regular Season Out Week 15
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Pit
Right high ankle sprain / contusion
Week 13
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
LAC
Right MCL sprain
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
LAC
? Concussion
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15+ Return Doubtful Week 15
KC
Hamstring strain / Right shoulder injury
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15+ Return Probable Week 15
Det
Left knee sprain
Week 11
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
SF
Aggravated high ankle sprain
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
NYJ
Right foot injury
Week 14
Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 15
Buf
Hamstring strain
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Buf
Shoulder injury
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Phi
Right knee sprain
Week 14
Awaiting Information Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 15
Oak
Rib injury
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
LAR
Clavicle fracture
Week 13
Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out Week 15
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
NYG
Quad contusion
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
KC
Right heel injury
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
KC
Foot injury
Week 9
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Sea
Hip / groin injury
Week 13
Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 15
Den
Quad injury
Week 14
Day-to-Day Week 15 Return Probable Week 15
Hou
Hamstring strain aggravation
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
SF
Knee injury
Chronic
Injured Reserve (exp) IR | 2019 Return Out for Season
TB
Thumb injury
Week 10
Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Doubtful Week 15
Ten
Ankle injury
Week 14
Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 15
Det
Hamstring strain
Week 14
Awaiting Information Week-to-Week Questionable Week 15
Dal
Groin strain
Week 6
Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 15
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Atl
Right knee injury
Week 14
Day-to-Day
Week 15+ Return
Questionable Week 15
Was
Right foot injury
Week 14
Awaiting Information
Week 15++ Return
Doubtful Week 15
Ten
Left MCL sprain
Week 14
Out for Season
IR | 2019 return
Out Week 15
Dal
Wrist fracture fixation
Week 11
Week-to-Week
Week 15++ Return
Doubtful Week 15
Mo Alie-Cox
Ind
Calf strain
Week 12
Week-to-Week
Week 15+ Return
Questionable Week 15
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 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Bryan Bulaga GB Knee injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Jack Conklin Ten Knee injury Week 14 Out for Season Week 17+ Return Out Week 15
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee injury Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Cordy Glenn Cin Back injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Rick Wagner Det Concussion Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Zack Martin Dal Left MCL sprain aggravation Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
D.J. Fluker Sea Hamstring strain Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Doubtful Week 15
Gabe Jackson Oak Elbow injury Week 14 Awaiting Information Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Kelechi Osemele Oak Toe injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Jon Feliciano Oak Calf injury Week 14 Out for Season IR | 2019 return Out Week 15
Byron Bell GB Knee injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Lane Taylor GB Foot injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Cam Erving KC Right knee injury Week 14 Awaiting Information Week 15++ Return Questionable Week 15
Isaac Seumalo Phi Pectoral strain Week 14 Day-to-Day Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Zach Fulton Hou Hand injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ryan Kelly Ind Left MCL sprain Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Ezekiel Ansah Det Right shoulder dislocation Week 14 Awaiting Information Out for Season Out Week 15
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
David Irving Dal High ankle sprain Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Timmy Jernigan Phi Back injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Maurice Hurst Oak Ankle injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Knee injury Week 14 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 return Out for Season
Da'Shawn Hand Det Knee injury Week 14 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Questionable Week 15
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring strain Week 9 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Jordan Hicks Phi Calf injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Doubtful Week 15
Vontaze Burfict Cin Concussion Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
K.J. Wright Sea Chronic knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Brandon Marshall Den Knee injury Week 8 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Matt Milano Buf Fibula fracture Week 14 Injured reserve (exp) IR | 2019 Return Out for Season
Devon Kennard Det Hip injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Deone Bucannon Ari Chest injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Eric Berry KC Heel injury Early preseason Week-to-Week Week 15 Return Limited Week 15
Justin Evans TB Toe injury aggravation Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder injury Week 12 aggravation Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Tony Jefferson Bal Ankle injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 15
Mike Mitchell Ind Calf injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Questionable Week 15
Trae Waynes Min Concussion Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Chris Harris Jr Den Fibula fracture Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 17+ Return Out Week 15
Tramaine Brock Den Rib injuries Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Denzel Ward Cle Concussion Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Xavien Howard Mia Meniscectomy Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Out Week 15
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Left foot injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Carlton Davis TB Knee injury Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Avonte Maddox Phi Knee / ankle injuries Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 15+ Return Questionable Week 15
Kickers Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Graham Gano Car Knee injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week Doubtful Week 15
Steven Hauschka Buf Hip injury Week 14 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Questionable Week 15

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
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 | 2019 return
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
Cin
Right plantar plate repair
Early December 2018
Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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
Ari
Foot fracture fixation
Early December 2018
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
Oak
PCL sprain
Week 10
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
Car
Plantar fascia rupture
Week 13
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 **Designated to return**
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**
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee injury Week 10 Inseason IR IR | 2019 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
Mike Iupati Ari MCL sprain Week 13 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 | 2019 return
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
Russell Bodine Buf Fibula fracture fixation Week 13 Inseason IR IR | 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
Landon Collins NYG Shoulder labrum repair Early December 2018 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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
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
Kevin King GB Aggravated hamstring strain Week 13 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Mike Hughes Min Left ACL tear Week 6 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Jalen Mills Phi Foot injury Week 8 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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