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Top Ten Worst 2015 NFL Week 3 Injuries

A Look at the Worst Injuries From Week 3 in the NFL
Date & Time Tuesday September 29, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)
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Just like that, it’s time for our third injury report Tuesday of the regular season. You can all probably guess who will take the number one spot on today’s top ten, so without further ado, let’s get started. 


1. In the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger took the kind of hit to the knees that makes you catch your breath. Fortunately, things could have been worse. Roethlisberger is suffering from a bone bruise and a sprained MCL, but nothing is torn. He should return in approximately six weeks, which is far from ideal, but better than returning next year. 


2. Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (who has yet to score a TD this year) left Sunday’s shutout of the Chicago Bears at halftime with a hamstring injury after gaining just 14 yards. Lynch was already dealing with a calf issue and an apparent back issue prior to Week 3’s match-up. Head coach Pete Carroll says Lynch’s exit is nothing to be alarmed by. Beast Mode is currently listed as questionable for Week 4. 


3. Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s divisional win over the New Orleans Saints. Johnson is expected to miss several weeks as he recovers, but the team has offered little additional information. 


4. During the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes sustained a head injury after colliding with his teammate Andrew Sendejo. The situation was tense for a few moments, and though Rhodes didn’t return to action, it appears that he’ll be cleared to play for Week 4 if he can pass the standard concussion protocol. 


5. New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis exited Sunday’s surprising loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with an injured hamstring. Revis was listed as questionable prior to Week 3’s game with a groin issue. There’s been no word on his status for Week 4. 


6. During the same contest that left Revis injured, Philadelphia Eagles RG Andrew Gardner suffered an apparent Lisfranc injury and is likely out for the season, though an official announcement has yet to be made. Gardner was seen leaving the stadium using crutches and wearing a walking cast. 


7. Chicago Bears DT Will Sutton exited Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks with an apparent biceps injury. The club has offered no additional information regarding Sutton’s status, but losing any starters for any length of time would be nearly impossible to overcome for a team that is already struggling badly. 


8. Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden sustained a rib injury during the first play of Sunday’s home loss to the Oakland Raiders. Haden has already undergone x-rays, which came back negative. An MRI was scheduled, but the results from that test have not yet been released. Haden’s status for Week 4 is currently unknown. 


9. In the midst of Sunday’s blowout win over their division rival San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals LB Alex Okafor suffered a dislocated finger. Okafor is currently listed as probable for Week 4, so this doesn’t appear to be a major hindrance. 


10. During Monday night’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Green Bay Packers found themselves dealing with several injuries. Perhaps the worst was the knee injury sustained by TE Andrew Quarless. Quarless was taken to the locker room and officially ruled out at the half. The extent of the issue is not yet known. 

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