Week 3 Injuries
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, New England Patriots (Shoulder): The Patriots were RED HOT against the Dolphins early and then worst-case-scenario if you’re a Pats fan. Jimmy Garoppolo is hit and comes up holding his throwing shoulder. The Patriots are still holding out hope that Garoppolo can play this week and are calling him day-to-day. All signs point to Rookie Jacoby Brissett to be under center in week three on a short week against a tough Houston Texans Defense. The Hoodie has his work cut out for him this week.
Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers (Knee): ACL maybe an acronym for All Chargers Ligament this year. First Keenan Allen and now Danny Woodhead, Brutal. Woodhead is a PPR darling and daily fantasy gem. The Chargers got a much needed lift from Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin last week against the Jaguars with Allen down. Now they need Melvin Gordon to really step up in the wake of their latest big injury loss.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings(Knee): Hearing that lots of people around the Vikings camp do not think the AP injury is as bad as it looked on Sunday. That’s good because it looked really bad. Peterson was helped off the field and was unable to put weight on the leg. We were later told by Head Coach Mike Zimmer that Peterson had a torn meniscus and that he would not rule Peterson out for Sunday against the Panthers. Listen I know AP is tough and he was a medical marvel the season he came back from a torn ACL, but he is now on the bad side of 30 and was averaging an NFL low 1.9 yards per carry before the injury. I’m passing on a gimpy AP against the Panthers, but I’m buying Sophomore sensation Stephon Diggs against those Rookie Panther corners.
Josh McCown, QB, Cleveland Browns (Shoulder): What a dumpster fire the QB position for the Browns has been since… well… ok listen I can’t name a good QB that has ever played for these Browns. I’m sure that someone in their front office is calling Tim Couch right now to see if he has been working out. In this week’s edition of “as the QB position turns” in Brown land Josh McCown hurt his shoulder. The Browns have already announced Rookie Cody Kessler will start against Miami this week. The Browns may have more starting QBs this season than wins. It’s going to be a long long year in Cleveland.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers (Ankle/Hamstring): Stewart was reasonably healthy all last season, but he has seen the injury bug pop back up again this year with a bum ankle keeping him limited last week. This week against the 49ers Stewart tweaked his hamstring in a blowout win. We do not know the severity of the injury, but we do know he will be out for this weeks game with the Vikings. Look for Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne to split the load in Stewarts absence.
Here are other notable injuries we are monitoring throughout the week. Their status will become clearer as the weekend approaches and No Huddle will send out a complete updated report as this week’s practices come to a close this weekend.
Notable Injuries to Watch For Week 3
- Julio Jones WR Atlanta Falcons (Ankle/ Strained Calf)
- Doug Martin RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Hamstring)
- Thomas Rawls RB Seattle Seahawks (Leg Contusion)
- Donte Moncrief WR Indianapolis Colts (Head/Neck/Shoulder)
- Arian Foster RB Miami Dolphins (Groin)
- Doug Baldwin WR Seattle Seahawks (Knee)
- Tyler Lockett WR Seattle Seahawks (Sprained Knee)
- Brandon Marshall WR New York Jets (MCL Sprain)
- Ameer Abdullah RB Detroit Lions (Foot)
- Rob Gronkowski TE New England Patriots (Hamstring)
- Sammy Watkins WR Buffalo Bills (Foot)
- Demaryius Thomas WR Denver Broncos (Hip)
- Jamaal Charles RB Kansas City Chiefs (Knee)
- Chris Ivory RB Jacksonville Jaguars (Illness)
- Marcus Wheaton WR Pittsburgh Steelers (Shoulder)
- Tyler Eifert TE Cincinnati Bengals (Shoulder)
- Jay Cutler QB Chicago Bears (Hand)
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