Injury News

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.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Very minor," Rapoport adds. Gordon was limited in practice last Thursday and Friday -- then missed a chunk of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He played just 45% of the offensive snaps but still tallied 79 yards and a score on 17 carries. We'll monitor Gordon's status throughout the week.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones is dealing with a lower-back injury. Quinn said Jones will be limited in practice this week but expressed no concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Bills, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure. We'll keep an eye on the situation. Jones played a season-high 85.3% of Atlanta's offensive snaps and tallied a 7-91 line on 12 targets in the win over the Lions.

Philly.com reports that Eagles RB Darren Sproles will have surgery Monday to repair a fractured right wrist suffered in Sunday's win over the Giants. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Sproles also suffered an ACL tear on the same play. The veteran RB will reportedly head for an MRI on the knee after his wrist surgery to confirm the diagnosis. We'll keep an eye out for updates.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon left Sunday's loss to the Eagles with an ankle sprain. He hurt the ankle in the 1st half but played on it for a while before limping off and missing the rest of the day. The team did not know the severity of Vernon's injury after the game. We should find out more this week.

Rams S Lamarcus Joyner will be day-to-day as the team begins practice for Week 4, HC Sean McVay said Friday. Joyner suffered a hamstring strain in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's win over the Niners. McVay's update suggests it's just a Grade 1 strain, but we'll keep an eye on the situation.

Rams WR Tavon Austin sustained a concussion in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's win over the 49ers. It's the 1st concussion of his career. We'll track his progress through the protocol.

Rams WR Sammy Watkins left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game against the 49ers and was diagnosed with a concussion, HC Sean McVay said after the win. It's the 1st concussion of his NFL career, and he'll have 10 days to get cleared ahead of next weekend's game against the Cowboys. We'll track his progress through the protocol.

The Panthers have placed TE Greg Olsen on IR. He underwent surgery on his broken foot on Tuesday. He's eligible to be activated from IR after 8 weeks, so his earliest possible return is Week 11.

The Lions lost MLB Jarrad Davis to a concussion Monday night against the Giants. He'll now have a short week before Sunday's matchup with the Falcons back home. We'd bet on Davis missing at least 1 game.

The 49ers will miss S Eric Reid for at least the Week 3 matchup with the Rams, according to CSN Bay Area. HC Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Reid suffered a left knee sprain and will miss at least 1 game.

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson fractured the ring finger on his right hand on the 1st drive of Sunday's game against the 49ers. The bone punctured through the skin. Richardson got it stitched up in the locker room and returned shortly thereafter. He finished with 2 catches for 19 yards and the game-winning TD. Richardson played just 48% of Seattle's offensive snaps, which was likely due at least in part to the injury. Considering he returned to this game, Richardson figures to play against the Titans this weekend. But the finger will make him a risky fantasy bet.

Falcons OLB Vic Beasley is expected to miss at least a month after suffering a slight tear to his right hamstring Sunday night, according to multiple reports. HC Dan Quinn refused to put a timeline on Beasley's return Monday, referring to the injury as a "strain." That, of course, is the same thing as a "slight tear." We'll see how Beasley's recovery goes. Fantasy football owners should expect him to miss the next 4 weeks.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that RB Rob Kelley is dealing with a rib cartilage injury. That's much better than a fracture. Gruden labeled Kelley "day-to-day." It sounds like he has a shot to play against the Raiders on Sunday night.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed is considered "day-to-day" with a chest contusion, HC Jay Gruden said Monday. It was originally reported as a chest injury, then a shoulder and now a chest again. Either way, it sounds like a relatively minor injury. We'll keep an eye on Reed's practice participation this week.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his knee, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. He'll get an injection this week, and the team will monitor his progress from there. This shouldn't be a long-term concern, but Bradford doesn't sound like a lock to play Week 3.

Browns WR Corey Coleman is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with his broken hand, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. No surprise there after Coleman missed 6 games with a broken hand last year. This is the same hand (right) and requires surgery. Rapoport calls Coleman a "prime candidate" for IR-designated-to-return, which would cost him 8 weeks.

The 49ers lost S Eric Reid to a left knee injury in Sunday's loss at the Seahawks. Reid initially hurt the knee in the 1st half but re-entered the game twice before ultimately shutting it down. We should get more further details from the team on the specific ailment.