Injury News

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. 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.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is "uncertain" for Sunday's game against the Packers due to back and knee issues, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Here we go again. Eifert underwent back surgery last December and reportedly dealt with knee tendonitis in late August.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen will undergo surgery on his broken right foot and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms. We'll see whether the Panthers stick Olsen on IR. If they do, he'll be out at least 8 weeks. If not, we'll take that to mean that the team expects him back in closer to 6 weeks.

Packers DE Mike Daniels suffered a hamstring injury in the 1st quarter Sunday night against the Falcons. He left the game and did not return. Daniels entered the night questionable because of a hip injury. We'll see about the severity of the hamstring ailment.

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt came out of Sunday's win over the Vikings with a groin injury. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, though, he said afterward that he's not worried about the issue but that they'll find out more over the next day or 2.