Monday Injury Rounds: Week 16 - Footballguys

Early projections on the availability of Odell Beckham, James Conner, Melvin Gordon, and Keenan Allen. Notes on Carson Wentz and Derrius Guice. Detailing 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

Carson WEntz | Vertebral fracture | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 16

There was much controversy surrounding Wentz's back injury last week. In the end, the answer is relatively straightforward. Wentz has a fracture in a vertebrae in his lower back. It likely started as a stress injury and progressed to a fracture after last week's game. This type of fracture is more significant than the vertebral process fractures that we've seen hold Derek Carr and Cam Newton out for a week or two. But it's not career-threatening. In fact, it's an extremely common condition in offensive lineman. One study estimated around 50% of NFL offensive lineman have a similar chronic change in their spine. While not every injury of this type heals with rest, the vast majority are expected to improve with core strengthening and rehab.

The Eagles haven't placed Wentz on injured reserve but it's highly unlikely they'll allow him to risk further injury this season. These injuries usually require a minimum of six weeks to heal. And there are reports Wentz may have had a similar injury in college. Again, that's common and should not be seen as a sign of trouble or complicate his current recovery process. But it's likely we've seen Wentz play his last down in 2018.

Keenan Allen | Right hip pointer | Day-to-Day | Questionable Week 16

Allen fell hard on his right hip during the first half on Thursday night and was unable to finish the game. He suffered a hip pointer, which is a bruise to the top of the pelvic bone. There's not much tissue there but the combination of bruising, muscle spasm, and pain often make these injuries difficult to manage and play through. Allen has the benefit of an extra two days of recovery -- the Chargers play on Saturday this week -- and will have a good chance to play without much limitation this week. Expect the Chargers to limit his practice participation until later in the week.

Aaron Jones | Right MCL sprain | WEek-to-Week | Doubtful Week 16

There have been many MCL injuries this season at every position. That's not unusual. Ball carriers often get hit on the outside of the knee. Offensive linemen get rolled up on the outside of the knee. That stresses the inside of the knee where the MCL lives. Most MCL injuries are low- or mid-grade injuries with a recovery expectation somewhere between one and four weeks. Return depends on the stability of the knee when examined and when the player no longer feels the knee is loose when cutting at speed. Jones has had this injury before and required multiple weeks of recovery. It's unlikely he'll be able to play in Week 16. The Packers are not in playoff contention. If the medical staff believes Jones will need more than one week to recover after Monday's MRI, he'll likely be moved to injured reserve.

Others of note:

Monday Update ***Todd Gurley missed parts of Monday night's game with knee pain. The Rams have not provided specifics on Gurley's injury. Ian Rapoport reported that Gurley is "on track to play this week."

Monday Update ***Aaron Rodgers suffered a groin injury in the second half and was limited at times. Rodgers will undoubtedly try to play through his injury but there are hints among the media that the Packers could shut him down.

***Frank Gore left in pain after a tackler landed on his feet. Ian Rapoport reported x-rays did not show a broken bone. Video replay was limited at the moment of injury but is suspicious for a midfoot sprain, specifically a Lisfranc injury. Expect Gore to have an MRI on Monday to better define his injury and future availability.

Monday Update: Gore will attempt to rehab his midfoot sprain in the coming weeks and hopes to avoid offseason surgery. His season is over.

***Matt Breida aggravated his high ankle sprain yet again late in the fourth quarter on Sunday and was not available during the Niners' game winning drive in overtime. Breida continues to play through the sprain but the Niners shut him down in Week 14 and could do the same in Week 16.

***Lamar Miller suffered a sprain to the inside of his right ankle on Saturday night. While not consistent with a high ankle sprain, Miller's injury is more significant than a rolled ankle. The Texans do not consider his injury major, giving him a reasonable chance to practice and play this week. Don't overreact to any mid-week limited practices. The Texans routinely rest veteran players during the week with any nagging injury concern.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***Eddie Jackson suffered a high ankle sprain after catching his foot in the turf after an interception. It was a non-contact and less violent injury than some high ankle sprains but Jackson may have difficulty recovering to play this week.

***Kendall Fuller tried to play through a wrist fracture but chose surgery after last Thursday night's game. The injury is suspicious for a scaphoid fracture, which can be tricky to heal. The Chiefs have not moved Fuller to injured reserve but could do so early this week. He'll need multiple weeks to recover.


Follow-up Appointments

James Conner | Right high ankle sprain | Day-to-Day | Questionable Week 16

Conner made enough progress last week for the Steelers to put him through a limited Friday practice and see if his ankle fared well enough to play against the Patriots. But every indication leading up to Friday's practice suggested Conner's high ankle sprain was a mid-grade injury and much closer to a 3-4 week injury than a 1-2 week injury. That proved to be the case. The Steelers kept Conner sidelined.

We're now into Conner's third week of rehab and he has a much better chance to play this week than last. As with last week, the Pittsburgh practice reports will accurately guide us. If Conner isn't practicing on Wednesday, you should worry about a setback in his recovery. If he's not practicing on Thursday, there's definite concern. Conversely, if Conner is nearing full strength, we'll see him take most of the week's practice reps.

I'll update with any news on Conner after Pittsburgh's Monday press conference.

Melvin Gordon III | Right MCL sprain | Week-to-Week | Probable Week 16

Gordon had an outside chance of playing last Thursday night. But he was unable to do more than limited individual work by early in the week. That likely meant there was just enough concern about the stability of his knee and overall conditioning that the Chargers elected to remain cautious. As long as there were no unexpected setbacks while the Chargers tested Gordon's fitness last week, he'll likely return to practice this week and play. If he's fully practicing by the end of the week, you can expect him to be capable of returning to his pre-injury workload immediately.

Odell Beckham Jr | Quad contusion | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 16

Beckham missed his second consecutive game with a quad bruise. Recovery from these injuries can be tough to predict. Blood within the muscle may resorb slowly and lead to muscle spasm and sometimes infection. It was concerning when Beckham sought a second opinion rather than practice last Thursday. And it's worrisome that he missed Friday's practice. That doesn't rule Beckham out for Week 16. But his inability to return to practice nearly ten days after aggravating the injury is concerning. Look for more reassuring statements from Beckham by midweek and a quick return to practice. Any other developments would push him closer to doubtful than questionable.

Austin Ekeler | Concussion / Recurrent stinger | Week-to-Week | Doubtful Week 16

Ekeler's injury evolved last week and it was eventually confirmed he had suffered a concussion as well as an aggravated and recurrent stinger injury. There's been no update on Ekeler's progress through the return to play protocol but many players recover within 14 days. The prolonged nerve symptoms are likely the bigger concern for Week 16. If a player has weakness, numbness, or range of motion limitations lasting longer than a few minutes, it often takes the injured nerve multiple weeks to heal. While we've seen players miss one week and return, most take closer to 3-4 weeks to recover. Ekeler's Wednesday practice participation -- and what body parts the Chargers include on the report -- will define his Week 16 availability.

Derrius Guice | Left ACL reconstruction / Post-surgical infection | Mid-August 2018

Guice reportedly needed three additional procedures to address a post-surgical infection after his August ACL reconstruction. The additional surgeries included flushes to treat infected tissue and necessitated a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics. Guice also had his knee drained multiple times. While the infection reportedly cleared and there are no reports the integrity of his ACL graft was affected, Guice's rehab was delayed and he could be at risk of degenerative changes and scar tissue due to the infection. Barring any additional setbacks, there's a good chance Guice can complete his rehab in time for the 2019 regular season. However, watch carefully for additional reports about limitations. His level of play should be examined carefully after he returns. He may not be the same player he was before the injury and complications.

Others of note:

***Spencer Ware did not play last week and the nature and severity of both his shoulder and hamstring injuries are still unknown. I'll update with any news from Andy Reid's Monday press conference. Monday Update: Reid told reporters Ware's primary injury is the hamstring strain. The Chiefs do not believe Ware has a significant strain -- he couldn't recover quickly enough on the short week. Reid called him day-to-day.

***The Lions have yet to comment on Kerryon Johnson. Johnson has been out since Week 11 with a knee sprain and is yet to return to practice. If Johnson isn't practicing on Wednesday, do not expect him to return this season.

***Rashaad Penny reported soreness in his knee after the Seahawks' Week 14 game. Penny had an MRI last week but Pete Carroll didn't provide any specifics on his injury, saying only that Penny would not need surgery. Carroll may say more tomorrow during his press conference. Monday Update: ***Hunter Henry was cleared to return to practice on Monday. He'll have three weeks to prove himself capable of contributing before the Chargers have to add him to the active roster. He did not look to be moving fluidly during individual workouts through the weekend and remains a long shot for a productive return this season.

Offensive line and defensive notes:

***New Orleans' guard Terron Armstead (pectoral strain) and Dallas guard Zack Martin (MCL sprain) were inactive on Sunday. Both have a chance to return in Week 16 and will be big additions to their respective offensive lines.

***Cleveland will hope to have cornerback Denzel Ward back this week. Miami could get cornerback Xavien Howard back after a Week 12 meniscectomy.

***The Packers held Kenny Clark out with an elbow injury. There was concern he could cause more damage by continuing to play. He remains week-to-week.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Aaron Rodgers GB Groin injury Week 15 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day Probable Week 16
Carson Wentz Phi Vertebral fracture Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Doubtful Week 16
Colt McCoy Was Right fibula fracture Week 13 Week-to-Week Out for Regular Season Out Week 16
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
LAR
Knee injury
Week 15
Day-to-Day Week 16 Return Probable Week 16
Pit
Right high ankle sprain
Week 13
Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
LAC
Right MCL sprain
Week 12
Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Probable Week 16
LAC
Concussion / Recurrent stinger
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Jac
Foot injury
Week 15
Day-to-Day Week 16 Return Probable Week 16
KC
Hamstring strain / Right shoulder injury
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
GB
Right MCL sprain
Week 15
Week-to-Week Week 17+ Return Doubtful Week 16
SF
Aggravated left high ankle sprain
Week 15
Awaiting Information Week 16+ Return Probable Week 16
Mia
Left foot sprain
Week 15
Awaiting Information Awaiting Information Doubtful Week 16
Det
Left knee sprain
Week 11
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Hou
Right ankle sprain
Week 15
Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Sea
Knee injury
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Buf
Hamstring strain
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Buf
Shoulder injury
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Buf
Left elbow dislocation
Week 15
Awaiting Information Out for Season Out Week 16
Atl
Knee injury / surgery
Week 15
Injured reserve (exp) Out for Season Out for Season
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 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
LAC
Right hip pointer
Week 15
Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
KC
Foot injury
Week 9
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
GB
Concussion
Week 15
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
NYJ
Ankle injury
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Hou
Hamstring strain aggravation
Week 12
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
TB
Thumb injury
Week 10
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Doubtful Week 16
Cin
Right knee injury
Week 15
Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Det
Hamstring strain
Week 14
Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Dal
Groin strain
Week 6
Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Player
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Was
Right foot injury
Week 14
Week-to-Week
Week 16+ Return
Doubtful Week 16
Dal
Wrist fracture fixation
Week 11
Week-to-Week
Week 16++ Return
Doubtful Week 16
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 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Bryan Bulaga GB Knee injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Rick Wagner Det Concussion Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Doubtful Week 16
Guards
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Zack Martin Dal Left MCL sprain aggravation Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Xavier Su'a-Filo Dal Eye contusion Week 15 Day-to-Day Week 16 Return Probable Week 16
D.J. Fluker Sea Hamstring strain Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Jordan Simmons Sea Knee injury Week 15 Week-to-Week Week 17+ Return Doubtful Week 16
Gabe Jackson Oak Elbow injury Week 14 Awaiting Information Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Kelechi Osemele Oak Toe injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Mark Glowinski Ind Ankle injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Cam Erving KC Right knee injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Isaac Seumalo Phi Pectoral strain Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Centers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Bud Dupree Pit Bone bruise unknown location Week 15 Awaiting Information Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Brian Orakpo Ten Elbow injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Kawann Short Car Calf injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
David Irving Dal High ankle sprain Week 7 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Kenny Clark GB Elbow injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Timmy Jernigan Phi Back injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Da'Shawn Hand Det Knee injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Jordan Hicks Phi Calf injury Week 11 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Vontaze Burfict Cin Concussion Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Doubtful Week 16
K.J. Wright Sea Chronic knee injury Week 10 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Mychal Kendricks Sea Knee surgery Week 14 Out for Season Out for Season Out for Season
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Date
Player/Team Says
FBG Expects
Notes
Eddie Jackson Chi Right high ankle sprain Week 15 Awaiting Information Week 16++ Return Doubtful Week 16
T.J. McDonald Mia Right ankle injury Week 15 Awaiting Information Week 16++ Return Doubtful Week 16
Bradley McDougald Sea Patellar tendinitis aggravation Chronic Day-to-Day Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Kenny Vaccaro Ten Concussion Week 15 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Ronnie Harrison Jac Knee injury Week 15 Injured reserve (exp) Out for Season Out for Season
Justin Evans TB Toe injury aggravation Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder injury Week 12 aggravation Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Mike Mitchell Ind Calf injury Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Chris Harris Jr Den Fibula fracture Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 17+ Return Out Week 16
Isaac Yiadom Den Shoulder injury Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Denzel Ward Cle Concussion Week 13 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Xavien Howard Mia Meniscectomy Week 12 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Kendall Fuller KC Right wrist fracture fixation Week 15 Awaiting Information Out for Regular Season Out Week 16
Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring strain Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Gareon Conley Oak Concussion Week 15 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16
Logan Ryan Ten Left high ankle sprain w/ fibula fracture Week 15 Injured reserve (exp) Out for Season Out for Season
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 16+ Return Doubtful Week 16
Josh Lambo Jac Groin strain Week 14 Week-to-Week Week 16+ Return Questionable Week 16

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
NYJ
Right foot injury Week 14 Inseason IR IR| 2019 return
Phi
Right knee sprain Week 14 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
LAR
Clavicle fracture Week 13 Inseason IR IR | 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
SF
Knee injury
Chronic
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
**Window to practice open pre-Week 16**
Jac
Core abdominal muscle repair
Week 5
Inseason IR
IR | Eligible Week 15
Probable 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
Ten
MCL sprain
Week 14
Inseason IR
IR | 2019 return
Det
Shoulder injury
Week 14
Inseason IR
IR | 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
Jack Conklin Ten Knee injury Week 14 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee injury Week 7 Inseason IR IR | 2019 return
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
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
Byron Bell GB Knee injury Week 14 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
Ezekiel Ansah Det Recurrent shoulder dislocation Week 14 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
Robert Nkemdiche Ari ACL reconstruction Week 14 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
Mychal Kendricks Sea Knee surgery Week 14 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 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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