Monday Injury Rounds: Week 12

Reviewing the Week 11 injuries, follow up on recovering players, analysis on those returning from injured reserve, and projected Week 11 availability on all injured players

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 9:00 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 10:00 ET every Sunday morning to discuss and interpret the week's practice participation reports and breaking weekend injury news.

Injury Rounds

Kyler Murray | Right AC sprain | Day-to-Day | Probable Week 12

Murray suffered a sprain of his throwing shoulder in the first half of last Thursday night's game. After looking uncomfortable heading into half time, Murray was considerably better in the second half, completing 20 of his 28 passes in the final two quarters. The Cardinals did limit his rush attempts in the second half, however, with Murray rushing only twice.

After the game, Kliff Kingsbury told reporters the team was not sure about the extent of Murray's sprain but subsequent reports suggest he's unlikely to miss time. There's been no indication of a concerning x-ray or MRI study and Murray will have an extra three days to recover. Expect him to play this week. Practice participation will help determine whether Murray will see his usual rushing workload.

Joe Burrow | Left knee injury | Season-ending injury

Burrow took a violent hit to the outside of his planted left knee. After Burrow tweeted he would "see ya next year" following the game, Ian Rapoport reported the Bengals expect Monday's imaging studies to confirm a torn ACL.

Video of the injury strongly suggests the ACL tear won't be an isolated injury. Expect Burrow to also have an MCL sprain and, likely, some injury to his meniscus. It may be a month before Burrow's surgery and the start of rehab. A smooth recovery could have Burrow ready for the start of 2021 training camp but he's unlikely to participate in any offseason workouts.

Monday Update: Burrow's MRI confirmed an ACL and MCL injury. While not specifically discussed, tweets from Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport imply Burrow also has meniscus and cartilage damage. The additional injuries complicate Burrow's rehab. It could be at least nine months before he's cleared to return.

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