Texans DE J.J. Watt suffered a left knee injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. The team ruled him out before the end of the quarter. We'll await an official diagnosis, but the situation certainly doesn't look good.
Panthers S Kurt Coleman could miss as much as a month, according to the team, after spraining the MCL in his left knee in Sunday's win over the Patriots. Coleman left in the 2nd quarter, replaced by rookie Demetrious Cox.
Colts TE Jack Doyle is in the concussion protocol, HC Chuck Pagano said Monday. Doyle exited Sunday night's game to get checked for a concussion but was cleared and allowed to return. He must have experienced symptoms after the game or on Monday. Regardless, he's now iffy for this weekend's game against the 49ers.
Raiders QB Derek Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back and will miss the next 2-4 weeks, according to HC Jack Del Rio. The long end of that window would return Carr for Week 9, a week before Oakland's bye. Tony Romo and Cam Newton each suffered transverse process fractures back in 2014 and missed just 1 game apiece.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been placed on IR. According to insider Danny O'Neil, he's been diagnosed with a fracture in his lower leg and a high-ankle sprain. It's possible Seattle designates him to return in 8+ weeks, but the more likely scenario is that Carson's rookie season is over.
Vikings HC Mike Zimmer confirmed on Monday that RB Dalvin Cook has a torn ACL. It sounds like that was the only damage, which is relatively good news. Cook is done for the 2017 season, but the timing of the injury gives him a good chance to be back to 100% for the start of the 2018 campaign. Of course, durability will continue to be a concern. He has 3 shoulder surgeries and a hamstring injury in his past.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills believe OLB Ramon Humber fractured his right hand in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Rapoport reports that Humber "will miss time," though how much isn't yet clear. Defensive players regularly return shortly after such injuries -- even those that require surgery -- sporting a padded "club" on the injured hand. Buffalo plays Cincinnati in Week 5 and then gets a Week 6 bye.
Bills WR Jordan Matthews needs thumb surgery and is expected to miss "at least" a month, according to insider Sal Capaccio. It's believed Matthews broke the thumb in Sunday's win over the Falcons, although that hasn't been confirmed by the team.
The Seahawks have ruled DE Cliff Avril out for the rest of the Sunday night game against the Colts because of a neck injury. We'll see about a specific diagnosis this week.
Giants DT Damon Harrison is questionable to return against the Buccaneers after suffering a bruised right knee.
Raiders CB David Amerson suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Broncos. He has been ruled out and will need to complete the league protocol before returning to full action.
Giants DE Olivier Vernon left in the 2nd quarter Sunday against the Buccaneers after aggravating the left ankle injury that knocked him out of the Week 3 loss to the Eagles. He's questionable to return against Tampa Bay.
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree suffered a bruised lung in last Sunday night's loss to the Redskins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It'd previously been called only a chest injury. Crabtree was downgraded to doubtful for Week 4 on Saturday night, and Rapoport confirms that he won't play vs. Denver today. It's certainly possible he misses more time beyond that. We'll keep an eye on his status throughout the coming week.
Browns OLB Jamie Collins will miss his 2nd straight game following a Week 2 concussion. He has yet to return for even a limited practice. We'll see about his progression through the league protocol for Week 5.
Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson has a Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. Wilkerson said this week that he might have to deal with the issue all season. He suffered the same injury to his right shoulder as a rookie back in 2011.
Jets RB Matt Forte confirmed that he's dealing with turf toe on his left foot. That's been the thought since we learned x-rays ruled out a broken bone. Forte also revealed that he had the same issue as a rookie back in 2008. That injury didn't cost him any games. This one is expected to. Turf toe has a tendency to linger -- and it's a bigger concern for a 31-year-old RB whose body has already shown signs of breaking down.
Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise is not expected to play against the Colts on Sunday night and is considered "week-to-week" with an ankle injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We don't have any other details on the injury right now. Rapoport says Prosise "had tests" on the ankle earlier this week. Regardless, it's another ailment for a guy who's compiling a lengthy injury history. It's worth noting that Prosise suffered a high-ankle sprain in his final college season in 2015, although it's unclear if this is at all related.
The Bears lost S Quintin Demps to a fractured left forearm in Sunday's win over the Steelers. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports that Demps is out "indefinitely" and that HC John Fox said he doesn't know yet whether the safety will head to IR.
After a day of differing reports, it appears that Buccaneers OLB Lavonte David's ankle sprain isn't as bad as initially thought. ESPN's Jenna Laine reported Monday that David suffered a medial sprain to his left ankle in the Week 3 loss to Minnesota and is "week-to-week." HC Dirk Koetter backed that up by saying the injury is "not as bad as it looked or as bad as initially reported." David will reportedly wear a walking boot for the next few days and appears likely to miss at least 1 game. We'll keep an eye on his status beyond that.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with his back injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Eifert doesn't need back surgery "at this time," Schefter adds. It's still unclear if this is related to the back issue that cost him the final 2 games of last season. Either way, multiple back problems in a span of less than a year is a major concern.
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