Here is your injury roundup for week 1.
No devastating fantasy injuries but a lot to monitor going into week 2. Remember to check our game probability which is calculated on a week by week basis for those players who are playing with existing injuries.
The foundations of the fantasy world were nearly torn asunder twice on Sunday Night Football. Tony Romo was made into a Giants sandwich as he was hit from either side. He had to leave to make sure all his organs were still in the same place but returned for the second half and continued lighting up the Giants.
Dez Bryant topped off an awful night for him when he went down in the 4th quarter with what looked like a badly twisted ankle/foot. After taking out some frustration on the gatorade table on the sideline and showing us a little of the old Dez before he had a do over last year, he returned to the field for a 2-point conversion at the end of the quarter. Although there has been no official word on the ankle just yet we’re seeing that as a positive sign. Expect both Bryant and Romo to be limited in practice this week but hopefully available for week 2.
Roddy White played on Sunday after injuring his ankle in the preseason – but did the fantasy world a solid by letting everyone know a few hours before the game that he would be extremely limited. His ankle injury is being referred to as a high ankle sprain – which if this is the case should linger for 4-6 weeks. It’s great that his “never-missed-a-game” record is intact, however it’s more concerning from an injury aggravation point of view. Our data shows that ankle injuries reoccur 93% of the time. And that’s with players taking games off to rehab properly. Depending on the severity of the sprain White may have a troubled 2013.
Jamaal Charles left the game after taking a huge hit in which he was rolled upside down and seemed to land awkwardly on his neck. However the Chiefs staff referred to it as a thigh injury and stated after the game that he was fine. Our opinion on Charles being a risky play based on his foot “strain” has not changed and you can read more about it here.
Amendola limped off the field with a groin injury but was able to return to post a respectable day’s work. For Amendola owners be grateful he came back but keep an eye on this during the week. Amendola tends to stay broken when breaks down.
Spiller spent some time off the field after taking a hit to the head. He returned and seems fine but no official word
Reggie Bush dislocated his finger and tweaked his groin but turned back the clock to 2009 as he ran and received his way to nearly 200 all purpose yards.
LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his ACL and is done for the season.
Jacoby Jones sprained his MCL on Thursday night and is likely to miss 4-6 weeks.