Monday Injury Rounds: Week 8

Early analysis and expectations on Patrick Mahomes, Adam Thielen, Matt Ryan. Follow up discussion on Alvin Kamara, Drew Brees, David Johnson, Davante Adams, Cam Newton, A.J. Green. Availability projections on injured players at every position.

Inseason injury coverage

Footballguys will again provide comprehensive injury coverage during the regular season.

My writing and podcast schedule will include:

Monday Injury Rounds > Published as soon as complete Sunday night and updated through Tuesday morning, this feature will review all the major injuries from the weekend's games, provide follow up analysis on injured players who have yet to return to play, and project when every injured player will return.

Waiver Wire Podcast > Tuesday morning release reviewing all injuries at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom heading into your weekly waiver run.

Midweek Injury Expectations > Published late Wednesday night after the first weekly practice participation report and updated through Thursday's practice report, this feature will detail the current practice participation of every listed player and project the likelihood each player will play in the coming week.

Thursday Live Audible podcast > Joining Cecil Lammey, Sigmund Bloom, and Matt Waldman at 900 ET every Thursday night for a comprehensive Q&A updating all player injuries.

Gameday Injury Expectations > Published Saturday, this feature will review the practice status of every injured player, provide analysis on player/coach/beat writer comments throughout the week, and discuss how likely and how effective each injured player will be on Sunday.

Sunday Live Gameday podcast > Joining Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman at 1000 ET every Sunday morning to discuss and interpret the week's practice participation reports and breaking weekend injury news.


Injury Rounds

Patrick Mahomes II | Right patella dislocation | Week 7 | 3-6 Weeks | Week 11+ Return | Out Week 8

Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap last Thursday night. The kneecap was returned to its position on the field and x-rays were negative. The good news continued through the weekend, as a follow-up MRI study reportedly showed minimal damage to the supporting ligaments of the kneecap.

The reassuring MRI finding is critical. It allows Mahomes a chance to rehab and delay any possible surgical repair until after the season. Pain, swelling, and stiffness may limit Mahomes rehab but reports on Sunday morning suggest the Chiefs and Mahomes now see his recovery as week to week.

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