Week 5 Accidents: Russell Wilson, Juju Smith-Schuster Amongst Main Accidents

The NFL retained final season’s relaxed injured reserve guidelines for 2021, which means that any participant who’s positioned on injured reserve after the ultimate roster cutdown day is eligible to return to observe after lacking three weeks. Because of this, we are going to proceed to differentiate between gamers who might be positioned on injured reserve (IR) and gamers who will possible miss your entire the rest of the season (Season).

Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson—Hand (IR)

Russell Wilson suffered “an exterior tendon rupture and a comminuted fracture-dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint” on his throwing hand, which in layman’s phrases means a fractured and dislocated finger with extra injury that required surgical restore. He’s more likely to miss at the very least a month with the damage, the primary missed video games of his profession, however he ought to return to play in early November. Former Jets starter Geno Smith changed Wilson in opposition to the Rams and might be first in line to start out throughout his absence.

Cardinals Tight Finish Maxx Williams—Knee (Season)

Although the precise damage was not specified, the Cardinals reportedly consider that Maxx Williams suffered a significant, season-ending knee damage in opposition to the 49ers. Williams’ knee buckled as he was tackled following a cross reception and he was carted off. It seems possible that he would require knee surgical procedure, and that his season is over.

Heart Rodney Hudson left the sport with a rib damage, and linebacker Zeke Turner injured his shoulder.

Steelers Receiver Juju Smith-Schuster—Shoulder (Season)

Steelers receiver Juju Smith-Schuster dislocated his shoulder in opposition to the Broncos. Following surgical procedure on the damage final evening, he’ll miss the remainder of the season.

Linebacker Devin Bush injured his groin. That is unlikely to be something main: a slender majority of groin accidents to linebackers don’t trigger missed time, and 75% of gamers that suffer them return inside two weeks.

Lions Receiver Quintez Cephus—Collarbone (IR/Season)

Quintez Cephus fractured his collarbone in opposition to the Vikings, which can rule him out for at the very least eight weeks and will finish his season. A 2020 fifth-round decide, Cephus was the group’s main huge receiver (albeit third-leading receiver) with 204 yards on 22 targets. Although we don’t have sufficient information to distinguish by place, round 85% of all collarbone fractures end in at the very least an eight-week absence, and round 60% are season-ending. Nevertheless, Cephus needs to be advantageous properly in time for the start of the group’s offseason program.

Cornerback Corey Ballentine injured his hamstring. Round 65% of hamstring accidents to defensive backs trigger at the very least a one-game absence, however 75% of gamers that suffer them return inside three weeks.

Chargers Guard Oday Aboushi—Knee (Season)

Studies counsel that Oday Aboushi tore his ACL in opposition to the Browns, with MRI scans scheduled for in the present day to verify the analysis and test for added injury. The damage would require surgical restore, which can finish his season. Now that we’re in October, the prospect of ACL restoration affecting the start of subsequent season begins to extend. Aboushi is more likely to miss at the very least a number of the offseason program, however he has a powerful probability to be obtainable for opening day 2022.

Bengals Linebacker Jordan Evans—Knee (Season)

Jordan Evans tore his ACL in opposition to the Packers and can miss the remainder of the season. As with Oday Aboushi, Evans is more likely to miss at the very least a number of the offseason program, however he has a superb probability to be wholesome in time for opening day.

Quarterback Joe Burrow was taken to hospital with a possible throat contusion, however he has been launched and isn’t anticipated to overlook time.

Bears Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu—Pectoral

Jeremiah Attaochu injured his pectoral in opposition to the Raiders, which is nearly all the time dire information for a linebacker. Round 80% of such accidents to linebackers trigger them to overlook the remainder of the season. Although the group has not but introduced something concerning the damage, it is rather possible that Attaochu might be positioned on injured reserve and miss the remainder of the yr.

Fellow linebacker and particular teamer Caleb Johnson left the sport with a knee damage, as did sort out Germain Ifedi.

Chiefs halfback Clyde Edwards-Helaire—Knee

Clyde Edwards-Helaire sprained his MCL in opposition to the Payments and is more likely to miss a number of weeks. 75% of halfbacks with MCL accidents miss at the very least two video games, although solely 40% miss greater than three video games. Relying on severity, that will make Edwards-Helaire a candidate for a short keep on injured reserve.

Offensive lineman Joe Thuney fractured his hand. Relying on the severity of the fracture, this will not be as dangerous because it sounds: some offensive linemen are capable of play via hand fractures with a splint or different assist system. Most hand fractures do trigger at the very least a one-game absence, however slightly below 50% of gamers that suffer them return inside two weeks.

Receiver Tyreek Hill suffered a minor knee damage, however Hill is just not anticipated to overlook any video games. Tight finish Travis Kelce suffered a stinger, which might not normally end in missed time.

Buccaneers Linebacker Lavonte David—Ankle (IR?)

Buccaneers linebacker and long-time FO favourite Lavonte David suffered a high-ankle sprain in opposition to the Dolphins. Round 70% of high-ankle sprains to linebackers end in at the very least a four-game absence, making David a powerful candidate to be positioned on injured reserve. Almost all linebackers return inside eight weeks, nevertheless, so David needs to be advantageous properly in time for the postseason, assuming the Buccaneers make it.

Quarterback Tom Brady harm the thumb on his throwing hand in the identical recreation, however the present expectation is that Brady might be advantageous to play on Thursday evening in opposition to the Eagles.


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

  • Giants quarterback Daniel Jones
  • Saints quarterback Taysom Hill

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

Different Accidents

Broncos cornerback Mike Ford is more likely to miss at the very least a few weeks with the knee damage he suffered in opposition to the Steelers, in keeping with head coach Vic Fangio.

Browns cornerback Denzel Ward injured his neck in opposition to the Chargers. Security M.J. Stewart injured his hamstring, making him more likely to miss at the very least one recreation. Fellow defensive again Grasping Williams injured his shoulder. All three can have MRI scans in the present day, as will offensive lineman Jack Conklin.

Dolphins tight finish Adam Shaheen is taken into account day-to-day after leaving yesterday’s recreation with a knee damage.

Soccer Workforce receiver Curtis Samuel was restricted in opposition to the Saints to keep away from aggravating his groin damage. Deal with Sam Cosmi left the sport quickly however was capable of return. Cornerback Darryl Roberts injured his quad, however most quad accidents to defensive backs don’t end in missed video games.

Giants halfback Saquon Barkley injured his ankle in opposition to the Cowboys and didn’t return. Early experiences counsel that the damage was a low-ankle sprain, and that Barkley is taken into account week-to-week. Assuming he isn’t positioned on injured reserve, he’s more likely to miss Week 6 and be thought of questionable in the beginning of Week 7. Follow participation experiences will inform us extra about how possible he’s to play that weekend. Receiver Kenny Golladay suffered what has been termed a hyperextended knee, with MRI assessments scheduled in the present day to find out the damage’s severity. Cornerback Rodarius Williams additionally injured his knee, however no additional data is but public.

Jaguars heart Brandon Linder will miss roughly a month with a high-ankle sprain and MCL damage. The group is more likely to place him on injured reserve whereas he recovers. Linebacker Myles Jack injured his indirect, however he could possibly play in opposition to the Dolphins in London in Week 6.

Packers cornerback Kevin King injured his shoulder in opposition to the Bengals, however no additional information is but obtainable.

Patriots halfback Damien Harris injured his ribs in opposition to the Texans, however he was medically cleared in the present day and is unlikely to overlook time.

Saints receiver Deonte Harris injured his hamstring in opposition to the Soccer Workforce. Round half of hamstring accidents to receivers trigger at the very least a one-game absence, however most gamers that suffer them return inside three weeks.

Texans offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil tore the UCL in his thumb, an damage which would require surgical restore. Nevertheless, the group hopes that Tunsil will have the ability to play via the damage till the top of the season, then have the surgical procedure. On condition that the damage was so dangerous that Tunsil couldn’t punch successfully on blocks in opposition to the Patriots, that is unlikely to go very properly.

Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans injured his quad in opposition to the Jaguars, however most quad accidents don’t end in missed time. Guard Rodger Saffold is enjoying via an current shoulder damage, however that has triggered him to overlook snaps over the previous few weeks. Linebacker Monty Rice injured his groin, which normally means a 50/50 probability to play the next week however not more than a two-game absence.


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