NFL Week 6 injury updates

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Oct 15, 2021

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Soon after 5 months of NFL motion, there have been a lot of surprises across the league this period.

Some groups have exceeded anticipations out of the gate, when other people have stumbled and left them selves with work to do transferring ahead. There have been interesting game titles, breakout performances and — unfortunately — accidents.

Moving into Week 6, some teams have gained tricky information pertaining to some large-profile players on their rosters. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be out for a substantial quantity of time after acquiring surgical treatment on the middle finger of his suitable hand, which he hurt in the course of a loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 7. The Kansas City Chiefs also received lousy news when operating back again Clyde Edwards-Helaire landed on injured reserve because of a knee sprain. The Pittsburgh Steelers endured a massive offensive loss as well in JuJu Smith-Schuster, who underwent surgical procedure for a dislocated shoulder and is out for at least 4 months. Injuries are costing many players precious time this period.

Our NFL workforce reporters are back again for another 7 days of harm updates for their respective teams. They have all the newest on top hurt players and their means to accommodate up this weekend.

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Damage: Hamstring

Watkins, who has struggled with longevity throughout his career, could pass up many months after injuring a hamstring on Monday night time. Rashod Bateman, the No. 27 general choose in this year’s draft, is predicted to exchange Watkins and enjoy his first NFL video game soon after currently being sidelined the 1st five contests with a groin injury. Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Bateman will never be “thrown into the fire for each participate in,” so anticipations need to be tempered. — Jamison Hensley

Injury: Hamstring

McCaffrey will miss out on his 3rd straight start out, leaving the managing activity in the palms of rookie Chuba Hubbard yet again. The great information for Carolina is left deal with Cameron Erving returns from a neck personal injury. That ought to assistance solidify a line that has authorized 8 sacks in the earlier two games. — David Newton

Damage: Ankle

The Bengals stated Mixon as questionable for Sunday’s game at Detroit. Nevertheless, Bengals coach Zac Taylor reported Mixon is expected to perform and should not be on any limitations following sporadic usage in 7 days 5 from the Environmentally friendly Bay Packers. Rookie Chris Evans will be Mixon’s backup following Samaje Perine went on the illness reserve list before this 7 days. This could be a possibility to see if Evans can make the offense far more dynamic. — Ben Little one

Harm: Calf

The NFL’s second-major rusher has been ruled out with a calf injuries. In his put, Kareem Hunt will get the commence. Chubb is averaging 5.8 yards for every carry, but Hunt is averaging 5.4 at the rear of him and figures to get a heavy workload with each of Cleveland’s starting tackles and vital pass protectors (Jack Conklin, Jedrick Wills) ailing. — Jake Trotter

Personal injury: Neck

Smith was minimal throughout Friday’s stroll-via, but the expectation is he will play Sunday. Although the mother nature of the harm is believed to be distinctive from the concern that needed surgical treatment last 12 months, there has to be some concern considering that he has dealt with a neck issue for a quantity of many years. Even so, Smith is critical contemplating the offense’s success, especially this 7 days from the New England Patriots’ pass hurry. — Todd Archer

Personal injury: Knee

Soon after a quiet a few weeks, the Professional Bowl limited conclude is nevertheless hoping to locate a groove and carries on to force by a knee damage. He failed to observe on Wednesday and was restricted for the relaxation of the week, but Lions coach Dan Campbell explained they have to get him likely if he plays. “That is the bottom line since he can support us win,” Campbell claimed. “That is going to be a focal level for us.” He is shown as questionable. — Eric Woodyard

Injury: Hip/health issues

Williams is mentioned as questionable to enjoy this 7 days just after getting restricted in two techniques and missing Thursday’s session. Campbell stated Williams will possible be all set to go, though. “He is better,” Campbell mentioned in the course of Friday’s practice. “He’s in this article, and he feels much better and he’s heading to practice now, so it should really be fantastic.”

Damage: Groin

This is just not anything at all new Swift has been on the harm report all year for the very same groin personal injury, which commenced bothering him through coaching camp. It does not appear to be anything at all serious the Lions are checking the situation to make guaranteed it will not get any even worse. He is mentioned as questionable.

Injury: Shoulder

It’s not just that King is out with a shoulder injuries this week — the Packers had been already with no All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander, who went on wounded reserve final 7 days because of a shoulder difficulty. King and Alexander were being the Packers’ opening-working day beginning cornerbacks. It now suggests rookie first-rounder Eric Stokes is the only one particular of their best three corners obtainable. The Bears have the fewest passing yards and next-fewest makes an attempt in the NFL so far, but possibly this is the week they let quarterback Justin Fields take some more photographs by means of the air. — Rob Demovsky

Injury: Quad

Hill practiced only on Friday this week, and the Chiefs mentioned him as questionable for Sunday’s activity at Washington on their final personal injury report of the week. But mentor Andy Reid seemed optimistic his star receiver would play, expressing of him at practice on Friday, “He was bouncing all-around out there quite fantastic.” — Adam Teicher

Personal injury: Hip

Hankins went down late in the Raiders’ loss to Chicago and did not apply this 7 days. He’s the team’s principal operate-stuffer up the center, and if he is not able to engage in — he was detailed as doubtful — it would be his 1st skipped activity because joining the Raiders in 2018. Count on Darius Philon to fill in, then, while he is much more of a go-rush professional with two sacks thus significantly. — Paul Gutierrez

Injury: Knee

Williams slipped and wounded a knee this 7 days, and it has swelled up. Even so, the workforce is using each individual precaution and he is listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Ravens. — Shelley Smith

Harm: Chest

Tranquil suffered a chest injuries vs. the Browns and did not return. The ailment is major sufficient that he is listed as out for the Chargers’ game this weekend. With Kenneth Murray Jr. on IR, the Chargers’ linebacker room is only obtaining more compact now that Tranquill is out.

Injury: Knee

Donald has had knee swelling because colliding with an additional player in the Rams’ 7 days 5 acquire about the Seattle Seahawks. He did not exercise Wednesday and was mentioned as a confined participant both Thursday and Friday. But the star defensive lineman is envisioned to perform Sunday in opposition to the New York Giants. “We should be great to go,” coach Sean McVay claimed about injuries prior to Friday’s observe. It is trending in that direction, as Donald was a total participant in observe, irrespective of McVay expressing he would be a confined participant right before they took the field. — Lindsey Thiry

Injuries: Ankle

Cook dinner practiced in total Thursday for the very first time considering that injuring an ankle in Week 2, and backup RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) is also off the final injury report. — Courtney Cronin

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Injuries: Foot

Thielen skipped a number of techniques this 7 days for the reason that of a foot harm. On the other hand, the Vikings have not offered him an injury designation heading into their matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

Personal injury: Ankle

Jefferson, considerably like Thielen, didn’t apply most of the week due to the fact of an ankle injuries. In spite of that, he is not going to have an personal injury designation heading into Sunday, a sign that he should be prepared to go by then.

Damage: Ribs

Harris was knocked out of the fourth quarter of Sunday’s gain around the Houston Texans simply because of an damage to his ribs, and then he didn’t follow in Wednesday’s total-pads session. He was capable to take part on a confined foundation Thursday and Friday, even though. At the the very least, the Patriots will possible take into account lowering Harris’ workload. On the reverse finish, it can be feasible he’s not obtainable at all, which would turn things about to rookie Rhamondre Stevenson, second-calendar year player J.J. Taylor and veteran Brandon Bolden. — Mike Reiss

Injury: Finger

Just after acquiring surgical procedures on his correct center finger and remaining despatched to wounded reserve, Wilson is officially out for the following 3 months, which include Sunday’s sport against the Steelers. — Brady Henderson

Injury: Neck

The Seahawks No. 1 jogging back in Chris Carson has been dominated out for the next straight 7 days with a neck damage. Anticipate Alex Collins to start all over again, with the Seahawks mixing in DeeJay Dallas and maybe Travis Homer as adjust-of-pace possibilities versus Pittsburgh. Carson may be headed to IR, mentor Pete Carroll reported Friday. Rashaad Penny is anticipated to return off IR upcoming 7 days.

Personal injury: Hamstring

McLaurin arrived at the facility Friday complaining about hamstring tightness, so he did not exercise, doing work on the side with trainers and the toughness and conditioning coaches instead. But mentor Ron Rivera explained they sat him out of an “abundance of caution.” Rivera likened it to how they’ve taken care of running again Antonio Gibson and his shin injuries, restricting him throughout the week to have him all set for Sunday. — John Keim