A Look at the Worst Injuries From Week 7 in the NFL
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 27, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
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Tuesday mornings mean my weekly injury report around here, folks. If you spent any time at all watching football this weekend, you probably already know who’s leading Week 7’s top ten. Without further ado.
1. Houston Texans RB Arian Foster suffered an Achilles tendon tear late in the fourth quarter of the team’s loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Foster will miss the remainder of the season, which is a blow to an offense that has struggled this year. Back-up RB Alfred Blue should handle some snaps, but the team is also set to meet with Pierre Thomas this week.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson exited Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins with a knee injury in the second quarter. Jackson did not return and the team has yet to announce the exact nature of his injury. Post-game, though, Jackson indicated that he was not overly concerned about his condition.
3. Indianapolis Colts rookie WR Phillip Dorsett took a nasty fall during Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, ultimately breaking his ankle. Dorsett, who has had a solid rookie season thus far, is expected to miss four to six weeks. I saw the injury firsthand and Dorsett is lucky to be missing just a month or so.
4. Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown left Sunday’s blowout loss to the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. Back-up Johnny Manziel took over. McCown had an MRI on Monday and is officially considered day-to-day. I don’t look for him to start in Week 8, however.
5. Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle sustained an oblique muscle injury during Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants. Randle dealt with a similar issue during the preseason and will likely miss a week or two. In the interim, expect Darren McFadden and Christine Michael to take over the workload.
6. Philadelphia Eagles LT Jason Peters crumpled to the field during the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers and didn’t get up for several minutes. Peters was eventually carted off the field with an apparent lower back injury. While the team hasn’t offered any concrete information, Peters does plan to play in the team’s next game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 8.
7. New York Jets C Nick Mangold suffered an apparent neck injury when he collided with New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins in the final minute of Sunday’s loss. Mangold has already undergone an x-ray and was seen wearing a neck brace following the game. There has been no official word on Mangold’s status for Week 8, but the Pro-Bowler has missed only three games in nine years.
8. Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan broke his hand during Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kerrigan had surgery yesterday and is not expected to miss a game with the injury. This is good news for a team that is hoping to make a playoff push during the second half of the season.
9. Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who took seven sacks in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand during the third quarter. Stafford underwent an x-ray following the game and the results were negative. It appears unlikely that the problem will affect his ability to take the field.
10. New York Jets S Calvin Pryor exited Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots with an ankle injury. There has been no update on Pryor’s status for Week 8.