Injury News

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst on his knee, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Eifert is already recovering from an October back surgery that's expected to sideline him 4-6 months. We'll be curious to see what kind of deal he lands when he hits free agency in March,

Chargers QB Philip Rivers gained clearance from an independent neurologist Friday, the final step in the league concussion protocol. That clears Rivers to play Sunday against the Bills, the team announced. Rivers reported concussion symptoms Monday

The Seahawks have placed RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) on IR. He was hobbled by a right ankle injury for most of the season and then hurt his left ankle in last Thursday night's game. Prosise has now appeared in just 11 of 32 games over his first 2 NFL seasons.

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel will miss the rest of the season with his ankle injury, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. It's a tough break for a guy who was in for a significant role down the stretch.

Update: Samuel will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle, the team announced.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee hurt the same left hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Falcons that previously cost him games this season. ESPN Dallas reports that he's likely to miss at least 2 more games this time around. That's no surprise, given the Cowboys will turn around quickly to play Thanksgiving Day after Sunday's matchup with Philadelphia. The team reportedly hopes to get Lee back against Washington in Week 13.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers has entered the NFL concussion protocol, HC Anthony Lynn announced Monday. Rivers completed Sunday's game in Jacksonville but must have experienced concussion symptoms thereafter. We'll watch his status throughout the week to see if he can get through in time for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Browns OLB Jamie Collins will miss the rest of the season after tearing the MCL in his right knee Sunday against the Lions, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The team didn't know as of Monday afternoon whether he will need surgery. Collins previously missed 2 games with a concussion this year.

Washington ILB Will Compton will miss at least a few weeks and could be headed for IR, according to the team website. That came from HC Jay Gruden, as the team announced that Compton suffered a Lisfranc foot sprain in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. That's the 2nd starter Washington has lost at the position, after Mason Foster hit IR for a shoulder injury. Martrell Spaight looks like the guy for as long as Compton's out.

Texans WR Will Fuller suffered "cracked ribs" in Sunday's loss to the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "But the damage is not extensive & he may just miss one game," Rapoport adds. These types of injuries tend to come down to pain tolerance. And a WR like Fuller doesn't take a whole lot of contact. We'll continue to monitor his status, but he obviously shouldn't be in your Week 11 fantasy plans.

Steelers CB Joe Haden is out indefinitely after fracturing his left fibula in Sunday's win over the Colts. Including the 7 upcoming games this year, Haden will have missed 21 contests over just the past 3 years once this season ends. He has not played in all 16 since his 2010 rookie campaign.

Update: Haden could miss as little as 3 weeks, according to Pro Football Talk.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett entered the league concussion protocol after Sunday's loss to the Steelers. The team announced after the game that Brissett passed 2 concussion checks during the contest but then developed concussion symptoms afterward. The Colts get their bye in Week 11, so we'll see about Brissett's status heading into Week 12.

Packers S Morgan Burnett suffered a groin injury in Monday night's win over the Lions, and the team has already ruled him out for Sunday's game against the Bears. The early decision on his status doesn't bode well for Week 11, but we'll see about further details on his injury.

Niners S Jaquiski Tartt fractured his right wrist in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals and will likely miss the rest of the season. He's the 2nd 49ers safety to go down with a broken arm in as many weeks.

The 49ers on Thursday placed WR Pierre Garcon on IR with the neck injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Eagles. We have yet to see specifics on the injury. We'll see if it factors into any retirement consideration as Garcon heads toward his age-32 season in 2018.

Bears HC John Fox said TE Zach Miller dislocated his left knee in Sunday's loss at New Orleans, according to Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell. That likely ends the season for the Bears' top receiving TE. Dion Sims and rookie Adam Shaheen are the next 2 on the depth chart.

Niners S Jimmie Ward fractured his left forearm in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll see if that means the end of his season. Teammate DL Solomon Thomas also left the game with a knee injury and did not return. We're awaiting specifics on Thomas' injury.

Update: CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports that initial word says Thomas suffered an MCL sprain and is likely to miss some time.

Washington ILB Mason Foster will have surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum and likely land on IR, according to Pro Football Talk. Foster had been playing through the injury or several weeks but will now likely miss the rest of the season.

The Panthers announced Friday that MLB Luke Kuechly has cleared the league concussion protocol. They still listed him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but full practices all week and Friday's clearance point to Kuechly returning after missing last week's loss at Chicago.

Washington expects to have CB Josh Norman back in the lineup Sunday against Dallas, according to NFL Network. Norman missed the past 2 games (with a bye tucked in as well) with a fractured rib and damage to the lining of 1 of his lungs.

Browns DE Myles Garrett reported to team facilities Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms. The team has entered him into the league concussion protocol. We'll see how he progresses and whether he's officially diagnosed with a concussion.