Top Ten Worst NFL Injuries (Week 3 Edition)
Check Out the Most Devastating Injuries of Week 3 in the NFL
2014 NFL Season
It’s that time again, y’all. Let’s take a look at the worst injuries of Week 3. While this week, thankfully for the players (and for fantasy owners everywhere), wasn’t quite as injury-ridden as Week 2, there are still plenty of guys down for the count after this weekend’s match-ups.
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1. Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta was carted off the field during Sunday’s match-up against the Cleveland Browns and didn’t return. Pitta has now been ruled out for the remainder of the season after having surgery for a dislocated right hip, which he’s had problems with before. This is a huge loss for Baltimore.
2. Ike Taylor, starting CB for the Pittsburgh Steelers, took a hit from one of his own teammates that resulted in a broken arm. Talk about friendly fire. Taylor is, obviously, out for the foreseeable future, which will hurt the Steelers’ D. There’s no way to sugarcoat it.
3. Even though the Steelers won big time over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night, Ike Taylor wasn’t the only casualty. LB Jarvis Jones also left the contest, citing a wrist injury. Jones, who was selected in the 1st round in 2013, is likely in need of wrist surgery, it has emerged.
4. Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall has been confirmed out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon (No. 800 thus far for the year, it seems, but who’s counting?) Hall is arguably the most important player the ‘Skins have in their secondary, so it’s a massive blow to lose him for the year.
5. Stephen Tulloch, Detroit Lions’ LB, sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday with no trouble at all. Celebrating the sack, however, Tulloch managed to injure his knee. It has since emerged that Tulloch tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
6. Philadelphia Eagles starting C, Jason Kelce, left Sunday’s match-up against the Washington Redskins and didn’t return. Kelce reportedly has a sports hernia that will require surgery, sidelining him for multiple weeks. This is just one more blow to an already beaten-up Philly offensive line. Next man up.
7. Remember last week when the San Diego Chargers lost Ryan Mathews? Now, they’re down another RB. Danny Woodhead left Sunday’s contest against the Bills and didn’t return. As it turns out, Woodhead shattered his fibula (ouch) and will miss the rest of the year. Good thing the Bolts signed Donald Brown when they did…he’s gone from No. 3 to No. 1 in short order. No pressure.
8. The Oakland Raiders are off to their usual start. Read: a bad one (at least they’ve been consistent for a decade.) Losing WR Rod Streater in Sunday’s contest against the Patriots certainly didn’t improve matters. Streater evidently fractured his foot and is expected to miss a chunk of time.
9. While Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel’s foot injury is certainly unfortunate, I’m not sure how devastating it actually is to the team, which is why he’s in today’s No. 9 spot. I’m thinking Teddy Bridgewater can’t do any worse. Cassel apparently broke several foot bones and may have a Lisfranc injury, so he’ll be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
10. Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie ends today’s list because his injury wasn’t nearly as severe as the team initially feared. It seems that Cromartie has a bone bruise and is considered day-to-day. The Cards are entering their bye week, so hopefully Cromartie will be back sooner rather than later.