Week 1 Injury update

Week 1 Injury update

Here are the most significant NFL players who got banged up in Week 1:

Thursday

Eric Berry, S, Kansas City Chiefs: Berry ruptured his Achilles tendon in the Chiefs’ win over the Patriots and has been placed on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season.

Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: Amendola left the game and the Patriots’ sideline during the second half and is assumed to be in the concussion protocol. As with any concussion, his return timeline is unclear.

Dont’a Hightower, LB, New England Patriots: Hightower suffered a knee injury during the loss to the Chiefs, but the issue is reportedly just a mild MCL strain.

Sunday

David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Johnson hauled in a 24-yard completion but injured his wrist on the play. He fumbled on Arizona’s next drive and then left the game, and did not return. He had 28 yards on 11 rushes, as well as 68 yards on six receptions. Backup Kerwynn Williams finished with 10 yards on five carries. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that an MRI on Monday will determine whether Johnson will miss “a few weeks” or “half the season or more.”

Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Woodhead suffered a hamstring injury, and did not return. Woodhead had four yards on one carry, and 33 yards on three receptions in the game. Woodhead missed the last two preseason games with a hamstring injury. His season ended last year with a torn ACL. “We’ll see,” Woodhead said of the injury following the game. “It’s one of those things … we’ll wait until we get back.” The injury leaves the Ravens with two healthy running backs: Terrance West and Javorius Allen.

Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Robinson left the game after suffering a left knee injury on the third play. Robinson caught a 17-yard pass from Blake Bortles on third-and-2 to convert the first down, but he was unable to walk to the sideline and was immediately attended to by Jaguars medical staff. Robinson eventually walked off the field and was taken to locker room to undergo further tests. He was subsequently ruled out. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jags fear Robinson tore his ACL.

Stephon Tuitt, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers fear Tuitt suffered a torn biceps Sunday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. If an MRI that is scheduled Monday confirms the biceps is torn, Tuitt will miss the season. Tuitt has 108 tackles and 11.5 sacks in three seasons and added a tackle in Sunday’s win over the Browns.

Ronald Darby, CB, Philadelphia Eagles: Darby went down with an ankle injury and was carted off the field before being downgraded to out for the game. Following the contest, it was revealed that Darby has a dislocated ankle, but further tests will be conducted on Monday. The Eagles were very thin at the corner position prior to trading for Darby, and they might be back to where they started, depending on the severity of the injury.

Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears: White sustained a shoulder/collarbone injury and was ruled out of the game. White finished the game with 6 yards on two catches (four targets). It was the fifth game of his career after being drafted seventh overall in 2015. According to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson, the team fears that White broke his collarbone and will need season-ending surgery.

Reuben Foster, LB, San Francisco 49ers: On a second-down draw play by Carolina with 3:33 left in the opening quarter, Foster moved toward Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, but his foot appeared to catch as he lunged forward. Foster immediately grabbed for his lower-right leg as medical personnel rushed to him. Soon after, a cart came on the field to take Foster to the locker room as Niners fans chanted his name. Foster’s injury was announced as a leg issue, then changed to an ankle injury, and he was downgraded to out. Ray-Ray Armstrong replaced him with the starting defense. The initial X-rays were negative, and while more tests will be conducted, Foster said after the game that he’ll be back “very, very, very soon.”

Orlando Scandrick, CB, Dallas Cowboys: Scandrick sustained a left-hand injury during the first half against the Giants and was declared out. Anthony Brown took over as the nickel cornerback, with Chidobe Awuzie moving outside. Following the game, it was revealed that Scandrick has a broken left hand, but coach Jason Garrett said the team is optimistic Scandrick can return “sooner rather than later.”

Brian Cushing, LB, Houston Texans: Cushing sustained a concussion and was ruled out.

D.J. Humphries, OT, Arizona Cardinals: Humphries suffered a knee injury and was downgraded to out.

Michael Johnson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals: Johnson sustained a stinger injury and was downgraded to out with a concussion diagnosis. He was replaced in the lineup by rookie Jordan Willis.

Trey Hopkins, OG, Cincinnati Bengals: Hopkins was knocked out of the game with a left-knee injury.

Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans: Griffin suffered a concussion and was ruled out.

C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans: Like fellow Texans TE Griffin, Fiedorowicz was knocked out of the game with a concussion.

Kasey Redfern, P, Detroit Lions: Redfern was carted off following a botched punt run and was subsequently ruled out for the game. After the game, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell called it a “significant” injury.

 

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