Monday Injury Rounds: Week 8

Analysis on Week 7 injuries to Odell Beckham, Deebo Samuel, and others. Follow up on Michael Thomas, Dalvin Cook, and Joe Mixon. Return expectations on Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb, Dallas Goedert, and others.

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

Aaron Jones | Calf strain | Day-to-Day | Probable Week 8

Jones suffered a calf strain in practice last week and did not recover in time to play. Though allowed to travel to a road game in Houston, the usually-conservative Green Bay medical staff chose to be cautious. Jones can be considered day-to-day and he'll have a strong chance to return this week if he's able to return to practice.

Odell Beckham Jr | Left knee injury | Injured reserve (expected) | Season-ending injury

Beckham reportedly suffered a significant left knee injury while trying to make a play on a defender after a first-quarter interception.

Whenever there are suspicions of a "significant" knee injury, speculation naturally trends toward concern for an ACL injury. Video does not show the usual mechanism for an ACL tear in Beckham's case, however. Generally, a player's foot is rotated outward when an ACL occurs -- Beckham's is rotated inward. And players often collapse with the knee buckling inward, which didn't happen here either.

An ACL tear is possible but there's also concern for a patellar tendon tear here.

The Browns plan an MRI on Monday and are reportedly "hoping to dodge a bullet." I'll update with more on Monday.

Monday Update: Beckham texted a reporter that he tore his ACL. His season is officially over.

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