Good Information for Aaron Jones, Baker Mayfield

NFL Week 10 – The NFL retained final season’s relaxed injured reserve guidelines for 2021, that means that any participant who’s positioned on injured reserve after the ultimate roster cutdown day is eligible to return to follow after lacking three weeks. Consequently, we are going to proceed to tell apart between gamers who shall be positioned on injured reserve (IR) and gamers who will seemingly miss your entire the rest of the season (Season).

Packers Halfback Aaron Jones—Knee
Packers Edge Rusher Whitney Mercilus—Bicep (Season?)

Most retailers are reporting that the knee damage which compelled Aaron Jones out of Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Seahawks is an MCL sprain, which normally means at the very least a three-week absence for a halfback. Ian Rapoport offered a extra optimistic viewpoint on Twitter after the participant’s MRI revealed a light (i.e., low-grade) MCL sprain, however that’s most likely stays a contact optimistic: 90% of MCL accidents to halfbacks trigger an absence of at the very least two video games, so a one-game absence could be very unlikely, and 75% of gamers who are suffering them miss at the very least three video games. Happily, the Packers have their bye in Week 13, so Jones has a really robust likelihood to return in Week 14 in opposition to the Bears. Till then, AJ Dillon would be the main ballcarrier.

Edge rusher Whitney Mercilus injured his biceps, which is nearly all the time horrible information. Over 90% of biceps tears are season-ending accidents, no matter place. Mercilus is a latest acquisition after his launch from the Texans, and he recorded his first sack in a Packers uniform in opposition to the Seahawks, however he’s most likely now achieved for the 12 months.

Linebacker Rashan Gary injured his elbow, however reviews counsel that the damage was a hyperextension with no important damage to both the bone or ligaments.

Soccer Workforce Defensive Finish Chase Younger—Knee (Season)

Early reviews point out that the Washington Soccer Workforce “fears” star defensive finish Chase Younger tore his ACL in opposition to the Chiefs. This worry is normally well-founded; the Lachman take a look at used for on-field ACL prognosis is among the most correct diagnostic procedures in skilled sport. It’s nearly (however not completely) exceptional for an ACL tear to be misdiagnosed, and MRI scans are normally scheduled to examine for extra injury quite than to verify the prognosis. Even with out these outcomes, it is vitally seemingly that Younger’s sophomore skilled season is over. This late within the 12 months, he faces a race to be wholesome in time for the beginning of subsequent season, and he’s nearly sure to overlook a good portion of the group’s offseason program. Younger had a comparatively meager 1.5 sacks this season after a 7.5-sack rookie marketing campaign, however he remained a key participant on Washington’s entrance: Younger had performed at the very least 74% of defensive snaps in each sport previous to Sunday’s damage.

Tight finish Ricky Seals-Jones injured his hip and in addition left the sport early. Solely 25% of hip accidents to tight ends trigger missed time, and a lot of the gamers who miss time return after one or two video games.

Raiders Fullback Alec Ingold—Knee (Season)

Alec Ingold additionally tore his ACL on Sunday, and he may also miss the remainder of the season. Ingold is among the few remaining devoted fullbacks and a Raiders group captain. As with Younger, he has an opportunity to return in time for opening day 2022, however he’s prone to miss a portion of the group’s offseason program whereas he rehabilitates his damage.


The next gamers left their respective video games with concussion signs and enter the league protocol:

  • Browns receiver Anthony Schwartz
  • Browns cornerback A.J. Inexperienced
  • Eagles tight finish Dallas Goedert
  • Lions security Tracy Walker

Based mostly on our present knowledge, a rising majority of gamers now miss at the very least one sport following a identified concussion, however round 80% return inside two weeks.

Different Accidents

Broncos linebacker Baron Browning left Sunday’s sport with a again damage and security P.J. Locke injured his leg. No additional replace is but out there for both participant.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield left Sunday’s sport with a knee damage, however head coach Kevin Stefanski said after the sport that the damage was a contusion (successfully a nasty bruise) and Mayfield might have returned in opposition to the Patriots had the rating not been so lopsided. He expects to have Mayfield out there in opposition to the Lions in Week 11. Defensive again Troy Hill was taken to hospital as a precaution after injuring his neck and didn’t fly again to Cleveland with the group final evening. Nonetheless, he was discharged after being identified with a neck sprain and has been cleared to fly again at present. Solely round 30% of neck accidents trigger missed time, and solely probably the most worrisome trigger absences of greater than two video games; Hill seems to have prevented something that extreme, so he ought to be again on the sphere by the beginning of December.

Buccaneers defensive deal with Vita Vea suffered a really minor MCL sprain and bone bruise in opposition to Washington, however he might be able to play by means of the damage with a knee brace. Even when he can not, any absence is prone to be comparatively transient, definitely by the requirements of MCL accidents.

Cardinals backup quarterback Colt McCoy, who has began the previous two video games within the absence of Kyler Murray, injured his pectoral in opposition to the Panthers and didn’t return. Normally, pectoral accidents in our database are horrible information, as over half are season-ending and 75% trigger a multiple-game absence. Nonetheless, most pectoral accidents are strains and tears attributable to blocking and tackling; McCoy’s seems to be some type of contusion or delicate pressure, which is prone to be significantly much less extreme. Such accidents are so uncommon for quarterbacks that we do not need sufficient knowledge to mission restoration instances particular to that place. The group hopes to have Kyler Murray again for Week 11, so McCoy might not have began anyway; if neither can play, former Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback and Gray Cup winner Chris Streveler is subsequent in line.

Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward left Sunday evening’s sport with a abdomen sickness, however he’s not anticipated to overlook additional time.

Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb suffered an arm contusion in opposition to the Falcons, however his absence from a lot of the second half was seemingly as a lot a results of the rating because the damage itself. He ought to be nice for Week 11 and past.

Falcons security Jaylinn Hawkins and tight finish Hayden Hurst each left Sunday’s sport with accidents, however no additional information is offered for both participant.

Jets cornerback Brandin Echols left Sunday’s sport with a thigh damage. Most thigh accidents to cornerbacks don’t trigger missed time, and round 80% of gamers who are suffering them are again inside two weeks.

Lions offensive lineman Matt Nelson injured his ankle and edge rusher Trey Flowers injured his knee, however no additional particulars can be found for both participant. Defensive again Jerry Jacobs injured his groin; round half of groin accidents to defensive backs trigger at the very least one missed sport, however solely 25% trigger an absence of greater than two weeks.

Saints halfback Ty Montgomery dislocated his pinky finger in opposition to the Titans and left the sport early. Most fracture/dislocations of fingers don’t trigger missed video games, even the kind of open wound dislocation that Montgomery suffered.

Seahawks deal with Duane Brown strained his groin in opposition to the Packers. Slightly below half of groin accidents to offensive linemen trigger at the very least a one-game absence, however just one in 4 causes an absence of greater than that.

Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt is taken into account week-to-week with unspecified hip and knee accidents, with reviews suggesting that he’ll miss a while. MRI scans confirmed no important damage, so it could merely be a case of ache tolerance and workload for the group’s star pass-rusher. Joe Haden damage his foot however is taken into account day-to-day. Guard Kevin Dotson suffered a high-ankle sprain. Round 85% of high-ankle sprains to offensive linemen trigger at the very least one missed sport, and round 50% trigger a multiple-game absence. Fellow guard Trai Turner additionally injured his ankle in opposition to the Lions, however his precise damage has not but been disclosed.

Titans edge rusher Bud Dupree left Tennessee’s victory over the Saints with an belly damage, however solely round one in 4 belly accidents to linebackers trigger even a one-game absence.


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