Injury News

Packers S Morgan Burnett suffered a groin injury in Monday night's win over the Lions, and the team has already ruled him out for Sunday's game against the Bears. The early decision on his status doesn't bode well for Week 11, but we'll see about further details on his injury.

Niners S Jaquiski Tartt fractured his right wrist in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals and will likely miss the rest of the season. He's the 2nd 49ers safety to go down with a broken arm in as many weeks.

The 49ers on Thursday placed WR Pierre Garcon on IR with the neck injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Eagles. We have yet to see specifics on the injury. We'll see if it factors into any retirement consideration as Garcon heads toward his age-32 season in 2018.

Bears HC John Fox said TE Zach Miller dislocated his left knee in Sunday's loss at New Orleans, according to Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell. That likely ends the season for the Bears' top receiving TE. Dion Sims and rookie Adam Shaheen are the next 2 on the depth chart.

Niners S Jimmie Ward fractured his left forearm in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll see if that means the end of his season. Teammate DL Solomon Thomas also left the game with a knee injury and did not return. We're awaiting specifics on Thomas' injury.

Update: CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports that initial word says Thomas suffered an MCL sprain and is likely to miss some time.

Washington ILB Mason Foster will have surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum and likely land on IR, according to Pro Football Talk. Foster had been playing through the injury or several weeks but will now likely miss the rest of the season.

The Panthers announced Friday that MLB Luke Kuechly has cleared the league concussion protocol. They still listed him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but full practices all week and Friday's clearance point to Kuechly returning after missing last week's loss at Chicago.

Washington expects to have CB Josh Norman back in the lineup Sunday against Dallas, according to NFL Network. Norman missed the past 2 games (with a bye tucked in as well) with a fractured rib and damage to the lining of 1 of his lungs.

Browns DE Myles Garrett reported to team facilities Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms. The team has entered him into the league concussion protocol. We'll see how he progresses and whether he's officially diagnosed with a concussion.

Eagles MLB Jordan Hicks will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his left Achilles' tendon in Monday night's win over Washington, Philly.com reports. Hicks left the field on a cart after the game's 2nd play. He said afterward that he suffered the injury because he was compensating for an ankle injury that had bothered him since Week 3. This is the 2nd time in 3 years Hicks has hit IR mid-season. He tore his left pectoral muscle in 2015.

The Colts lost CB Rashaan Melvin to a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before returning to the field. That has generally meant at least 1 missed game for concussed players this year.

The New York Daily News reports that Giants MLB B.J. Goodson left the stadium Sunday with a walking boot on his left ankle and using crutches. Goodson hurt the ankle in the loss to the Seahawks, which he left early. We're awaiting specifics on the injury. The Giants get a Week 8 bye to heal up.

Colts rookie S Malik Hooker will need season-ending surgery after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. We'll see about his recovery timeline and whether it will threaten the start of his 2nd season.

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports that Colts QB Andrew Luck will likely remain out until at least December after the recent setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery. There remains the chance that Luck will miss the entire season, though the team remains hopeful it can get Luck back in the final month. Sitting 2-4 through 6 weeks, the Colts might impact his return date with their record when Luck's shoulder is ready.

Seahawks DE Cliff Avril officially went on IR Friday because of his neck injury. Avril suffered the injury when Colts QB Jacoby Brissett's heel hit him in the chin during their Oct. 1 game. Avril lost feeling in his hands that night and has reportedly sought "numerous" medical opinions since, according to multiple reports. The team has not ruled out a return after the 8-game minimum for an IR'd player, but we'll see how Avril's football future for this year and beyond.

The concussion that was then wasn't then was will keep Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly out for Sunday's game against the Bears. He hasn't returned to action since leaving last Thursday night's loss to the Eagles early. Kuechly missed 3 games with a concussion in 2015 and then the final 6 contests last year. We'll see how long this one persists.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr left Sunday's win over the Packers with a concussion. He'll need to complete the league protocol before returning to the field.

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Lions S Glover Quin entered the league's concussion protocol after leaving Sunday's loss to the Saints early. If he misses time, it would be the 1st such occasion since his 2009 rookie season. Quin has started every game since Week 14 of that year, starting with Houston and then continuing in Detroit.

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly entered the concussion protocol after leaving Thursday night's loss to the Eagles early. The situation didn't mirror the dramatic scene of 2016, when a tearful Kuechly left the field concussed before missing the final 6 weeks. This time, Kuechly took a jolt from Eagles G Brandon Brooks but never hit his head on the ground and jogged to the locker room for examination. Still, it's a concerning development for a player who lost 9 total games to concussions over the past 2 seasons. Carolina at least has 10 days off now before its next game.

Bears WR Markus Wheaton has a torn groin and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, according to insider Adam Jahns. Wheaton hasn't been able to stay healthy since arriving in Chicago, undergoing an appendectomy, breaking his finger and now suffering this groin injury.