Which NFL Injuries Were the Most Devastating in Week 10?
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 11, 2014, 12:00 PM (EST)|
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Happy Tuesday, guys and dolls. As usual, we’ll spend today looking at the top ten worst injuries from Week 10 in the NFL, which concluded with the Eagles’ smashing of the Panthers last night on MNF. Who knew Mark Sanchez had it in him.
1. Remember how badly the Miami Dolphins wanted to snag Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs? Yeah? Me too. Albert, the team’s LT, had been having a heck of a season, but suffered a season ending knee injury during Sunday’s loss against the Detroit Lions. Albert reportedly tore both his ACL and MCL, so he’s in for a long road to recovery.
2. Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was carted off the field during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the St. Louis Rams. There’s fear that Palmer may have torn his ACL (again…he suffered the same injury in 2006), which would be utterly devastating for the Cards, who currently have the best record in the league at 8-1.
3. Brandon Marshalle, WR for the Chicago Bears, injured his left ankle in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers. Marshall had already suffered a right ankle injury earlier this season.
4. The Buffalo Bills star wideout, Sammy Watkins, played Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs with a groin injury. While Watkins didn’t actually suffer the injury during Week 10’s match-up, it did impact his play. Now Watkins has a quick turnaround for this week’s Thursday night game, so here’s hopin’ the kid heals fast.
5. The New York Giants did not have great luck at the RB position this week. Peyton Hillis went down with a concussion during Sunday’s match-up against the Seattle Seahawks and may or may not return by next week.
6. Then, as if things couldn’t get any worse, back-up RB Michael Cox took a hit with a calf injury that was ultimately determined to be a fracture. Cox’ll be out for awhile. On the bright side of things, though, the Giants are slated to get Rashad Jennings back this week, which will hopefully make these two injuries less troublesome.
7. Kansas City Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray tore his ACL during Sunday’s exciting win over the Buffalo Bills. Gray, as if you couldn’t figure it out, will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
8. Dexter McCluster, who is currently playing RB for the Tennessee Titans, suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens that initially looked pretty scary. However, it’s emerged that McCluster merely has a bruise and is considered day-to-day. Close call.
9. In other Titans news, TE Delanie Walker left the game during the second quarter with what appeared (and appears) to be a pretty serious concussion. Walker remained on the field for several minutes following a hard hit. We’ll have to wait and see if he can pass the league’s concussion protocol in time for Week 11.
10. Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush hurt his right ankle early in Sunday’s game. Though Bush did return to the field, he had only five touches. Bush simply can’t seem to get healthy enough to actually stay active for, say, an entire season.