Top Ten Worst 2015 NFL Week 10 Injuries
A Look at the Worst Injuries From Week 10 in the NFL
2015 NFL Season
It was a doozy of a week from an injury perspective. Some big names, including, perhaps, one of the biggest of all time, found themselves sidelined. At this point in the season, injuries can have major playoff implications, so without further ado, here’s your top ten worst injuries from Week 10 in the NFL.
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1. Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning was taken out of Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after throwing four picks and clocking a 25% completion rate. It later emerged that Manning is suffering from a torn plantar fascia and could be limited in the coming weeks. Brock Osweiler has already been named as the team’s Week 11 starter.
2. The New England Patriots, who are already dealing with Dion Lewis missing the remainder of the year, lost WR Julian Edelman to a broken foot during Sunday’s narrow win over the New York Giants. Edelman is expected to miss the rest of the regular season, but could potentially return for the postseason. He’s been the team’s most targeted receiver this year, so it will be interesting to see who steps-up to fill his cleats.
3. Just when it looked like the Philadelphia Eagles might have found their edge, QB Sam Bradford was lost to a shoulder injury during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. Bradford is suffering from a Grade II AC joint sprain and will likely miss Week 11 at a minimum. At least it’s not his knee again. Always a bright side, right?
4. The Philadelphia Eagles also lost RB Ryan Mathews during Sunday’s contest. Mathews suffered a concussion in the third quarter and will have to pass the league’s standard concussion protocol prior to returning to the field. He’s officially listed as day-to-day at this point.
5. Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders wasn’t 100% heading into Sunday’s game, then managed to clock not a single catch and sustained a concussion. At this juncture, Sanders is listed as day-to-day while he attempts to complete the concussion protocol prior to next week’s contest against the Chicago Bears.
6. Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter was lost for the remainder of the 2015 season during Sunday’s loss to the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Hunter suffered a fractured ankle during a collision involving Dexter McCluster.
7. New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis left Sunday’s blowout loss to the Washington Redskins (I’m not even going to comment on how this is the same team who put-up 54 points a mere two weeks ago) with an MCL injury. The severity of the issue is not currently known, but Lewis was seen wearing a knee brace on the sideline following the incident that led to the injury.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce sustained an Achilles injury during pre-game warm-ups on Sunday. Fortunately, RB TJ Yeldon has been handling most of the team’s carries, but losing Pierce could still lead to problems if Yeldon were to go down. The battle for the division title is still very much alive in the dismal AFC South, so it’s important for the Jags to have everyone as healthy as possible.
9. The New York Giants lost a heartbreaker and their starting C Weston Richburg on Sunday. Richburg exited the game with an ankle injury and did not return. He was spotted wearing a boot on his left foot following the contest and his current status has not been announced. Dallas Reynolds will handle Richburg’s duties in his absence.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers third-string QB Landry Jones exited Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury, forcing an injured Big Ben Roethlisberger into the game. Roethlisberger managed to set an NFL record for passing yards in a relief appearance, solidifying his place as one of this era’s great gunslingers. Jones’s status is not known, but it is presumed that he’ll take a backseat to Roethlisberger in Week 11.