Injury News

Steelers RB James Conner has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. "It appears to be minor - days," Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said. Assuming that proves true, Conner still looks like the favorite for a handcuff spot behind Le'Veon Bell in fantasy football drafts.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard has been diagnosed with a low-ankle sprain, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. That's excellent news after what looked like a potential season-ending injury just a few hours ago. Consider Shepard week-to-week for now, but we'd bet on him being ready for the start of the regular season.

Texans WR Will Fuller is undergoing surgery on his broken collarbone and is expected to miss 2-3 months, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. That's significantly longer than the 7.2 weeks WRs have missed with this injury on average. McClain's timetable would put Fuller back on the field sometime between Weeks 5 and 9.

The Dolphins got S Reshad Jones back from a calf injury Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Jones started training camp on the non-football injury list after straining the calf while working out away from the team. Dolphins HC Adam Gase said they were being cautious with the issue, so the fact that Jones is already returning to the field suggests the team isn't worried about setbacks. We'll see how the rest of camp and the preseason goes for the safety, who's also coming back from the rotator cuff tear that ended his 2016 in October.

Giants HC Ben McAdoo called WR Sterling Shepard's injury a "rolled ankle." We should get further details soon, but Shepard evidently escaped without a serious injury. He entered training camp with a relatively clean injury history.

NJ.com's Matt Lombardo reports that Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is dealing with a minor shoulder injury. Jeffery went down in Monday's practice and then sat out Tuesday and Wednesday. "I'm alright," he reportedly said after missing Tuesday's session. It's certainly way too early to panic, but we'll see how long it takes Jeffery to return. It was lower-body issues, of course, that got in his way near the end of his Bears tenure.

Texans WR Will Fuller broke his collarbone in practice on Wednesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He's considered to be out "indefinitely." Our data shows that WRs miss an average of 7.2 weeks with a broken collarbone. That timeline would keep Fuller out through Week 2.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi sustained a concussion in Monday's practice, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, and will miss "at least" a week. It's the 1st known concussion for Ajayi. He should be cleared in plenty of time for the start of the regular season, which is still more than 5 weeks away. But we'll keep an eye on him -- and file this away if he suffers another concussion at some point.

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) avoided the PUP list and was on the field for the start of training camp over the weekend. “He got his work done," HC Pete Carroll said. "He looks good. I’m really happy that he made it through all of the work to get to this point and he is ready to go, so we take it one day at a time, but really good first impression coming back for our first camp with him." Lacy was limited all spring after last October's ankle surgery, and Seattle figures to ease him in early on in camp. He's on track to be a full-go come Week 1, but our model still shows him as an elevated injury risk.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden revealed on Tuesday that TE Jordan Reed is visiting a specialist to check on his sprained big toe. Gruden labeled Reed "day-to-day," but we're officially worried. Sending Reed to a specialist is a sign that the team is a least a bit concerned about his status. And toe injuries have a tendency to linger anyway. Reed, of course, was already 1 of the biggest injury risks in fantasy football. Our model gives him a 79.5% chance of injury this season.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore will miss all of the 2017 season following knee (MCL) surgery. No stranger to injuries, Gillmore also rehabbed a pair of shoulder surgeries this spring/summer. The 25-year-old has appeared in just 17 games over the past 2 seasons.

Rams RB Lance Dunbar is "out indefinitely" with a knee injury, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. We don't have any other details at this point. Dunbar has a history of knee trouble, tearing his left ACL and patellar tendon back in 2015 and missing 3 games with a knee injury last year.

Dolphins S Reshad Jones has opened training camp on the non-football injury list because of a calf issue, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. HC Adam Gase revealed the injury Monday, 5 days after the team deactivated him. Miami can reactivate Jones at any point, and the issue reportedly isn't believed to be serious.

Shortly after the Chargers announced that rookie WR Mike Williams will miss all of training camp, HC Anthony Lynn conceded that the back injury "could be" a season-ender. That followed Lynn telling the Los Angeles Times that he's "hopeful" Williams won't miss the season and that the rookie is doing well in rehab. The uncertainty surrounding Williams gives him much more risk than reward in 2017 fantasy football rankings.

RB Theo Riddick (wrists) sported a red non-contact jersey and was limited to individual drills as the Lions opened training camp on Sunday. He missed all of spring workouts after undergoing surgery on both wrists early in the offseason. It looks like he's on track to be ready by Week 1, but we'll keep an eye on his progress. Riddick actually enters 2017 as a low injury risk.

Lions TE Eric Ebron suffered a hamstring injury during the team's 1st training-camp practice on Sunday. "He got a little bit of a tweak but we’ll see, see how bad it is," HC Jim Caldwell said afterward. We'll see how long this keeps Ebron sidelined, but it's obviously not a good start for a guy who's had trouble staying healthy. He's missed 8 games through 3 NFL seasons with ankle, knee and hamstring injuries. Our model gives him a 78.4% chance of missing time this year -- 2nd highest among TEs.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) was placed on the active PUP list to open training camp. HC Pete Carroll doesn't expect him to be there for long. Lockett's recovery from last December's broken leg has seemingly gone smoothly, and he was able to put in some limited work this spring. We're expecting him to be available for the start of the regular season, but he might not begin any higher than 3rd on the WR depth chart. Our models have Lockett with a 34.7% chance of missing time this year.

The Chargers announced that WR Mike Williams (back) will not practice in training camp. The team is still hoping that he can avoid surgery on his herniated disc. He's rehabbing now, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and has resumed running. "They just don't want any setbacks," Rapoport adds. "No rush." Williams is falling further and further behind, though, and certainly seems like a candidate for the reserve PUP list -- which would cost him the first 6 weeks of the regular season.

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore is set to undergo surgery on his meniscus on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. As we saw with RB Kenneth Dixon, Gillmore's timetable for return will depend on whether the meniscus is trimmed or fully repaired. He could be out anywhere from 4 weeks to the entire season. Stay tuned for updates.

Redskins RB Keith Marshall tore the patella tendon in his right knee on Saturday, according to ESPN's John Keim. That's a brutal injury that could threaten Marshall's career. He already had a lengthy injury history, including a torn ACL in 2013 and an elbow injury that cost him his entire rookie campaign.