Injury News

Chiefs S Eric Berry suffered an Achilles' tendon injury in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's opener. It was not a promising seen as trainers and then HC Andy Reid gathered around him. We'll see about the official diagnosis, but the concern here is obviously a potential season ending rupture to the tendon.

Patriots WR Danny Amendola was knocked out of Thursday night's opener with a concussion. He was having a big one before the head injury, hauling in 6 of 7 targets for 100 yards. This is the 3rd known concussion for Amendola. We'll track his status through the protocol.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower hurt his right knee in Thursday night's opener. He left in the 3rd quarter and could be seen riding the stationary bike with a hot pack on the knee after being examined. New England deemed him questionable to return. The right knee is the same spot that kept him out of offseason workouts and on the training-camp PUP until late August.

The Patriots have placed WR Malcolm Mitchell on IR with a knee injury. We don't have any other details, but it's certainly worth noting that Mitchell tore an ACL in 2013 and required another surgery on the same knee in 2014. It's unclear if this latest issue is with the same knee.

Browns DE Myles Garrett suffered a high right ankle sprain in practice Wednesday. The team announced Thursday that he's expected to miss at least 2 weeks. We'll see if the issue keeps the rookie out longer.

Browns rookie DE Myles Garrett suffered a right ankle injury in Wednesday's practice. Mary Kay Cabot of reports that the #1 pick is likely headed for an MRI and that the team is worried he might miss multiple games. We'll see what further evaluation reveals.

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz is listed on Wednesday's injury report with a concussion. It's the 1st we've heard of it. Fiedorowicz put in a full practice, putting him on track to play against the Jaguars this weekend. But the head injury is worth filing away. He also suffered a concussion last December.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll revealed on Wednesday that RB Thomas Rawls is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. He's been sidelined for about 3 weeks now and is questionable for Sunday's opener against the Packers. Rawls shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans, and it's possible he misses multiple games.

49ers TE George Kittle aggravated the hamstring injury that bothered him throughout August, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Kittle was able to put in a limited practice on Wednesday, so he has a shot to play against the Panthers this weekend. He shouldn't be in your fantasy plans, though.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has cleared the concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Barring a setback, he'll start against the Jets on Sunday.

The Broncos on Monday ensured that OLB Shane Ray will miss at least half the season while recovering from surgery for a torn wrist ligament. They placed him on IR to make room for QB Brock Osweiler. The team could still designate Ray for return, which seems likely given that his original return timeline would have put him back on the field before midseason.

The Broncos have placed WR Carlos Henderson (thumb) on IR. He had surgery in mid-August to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He wasn't ready to contribute this year.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Niners will place rookie RB Joe Williams on IR with an ankle injury. Williams did leave Thursday night's preseason finale with the injury, but we hadn't heard about it being serious. This move might be motivated at least in part by Williams' lack of readiness to contribute this season. We'll see about the official diagnosis on the ankle.

Titans WR Tajae Sharpe will be placed on IR and miss the 2017 season, according to The Tennessean. Sharpe reportedly suffered a re-injury Thursday night to the foot he had surgically repaired in the offseason. The team will determine whether he'll need a 2nd operation. Placing him on IR before finalizing the 53-man roster makes Sharpe ineligible to be designated for return this season.

The Lions activated DE Ezekiel Ansah off the PUP list Friday. Ansah missed all of training camp and the preseason with an injury that the team has refused to specify. Ansah spent nearly all of last season dealing with the fallout from a high ankle sprain, and he has had recurring shoulder issues during his career. We'll keep an eye on his status next week, but Ansah appears on track to play in the opener.

Bengals WR John Ross is expected to be out a "couple of weeks" with the left knee injury suffered in Thursday's preseason finale, according to Geoff Hobson of the team's official site. "Not serious," Hobson adds. It's relatively good news, but durability remains a major concern for Ross. This left knee is the same one in which he tore his ACL and meniscus back in 2015.

The Bills expect QB Tyrod Taylor to return from his concussion in time to play the season opener against the Jets, GM Brandon Beane said during a radio interview Friday. Rookie Nathan Peterman would step in if Taylor has a setback.

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel injured his ankle in Thursday's preseason finale. No word yet on the severity. Samuel was already behind after missing about 2 weeks in early August with a hamstring problem.

Bengals WR John Ross was knocked out of Thursday's preseason finale with a left knee injury. He went to the locker room before eventually returning to the sidelines. That might suggest a minor injury, but we'll look for an update. It's worth noting that Ross tore his left ACL and meniscus back in 2015. That's part of a lengthy injury history that he brought with him to the NFL.

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and LCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll undergo surgery and is done for the season. Multi-ligament injuries are extremely tough and lengthy rehabs. We'll track Ware's progress, but don't consider him a lock to be ready for the start of the 2018 campaign.