NFL Injuries: Week 2 of the NFL was exciting, surprising and unpredictable. But it came at a cost with a staggering 10 players being injured. Here’s a list of the NFL injuries for week 2
NFL has been trying to make football safer for years new, with new rules being added almost every year. But that still doesn’t reduce the risk of players being injured during in-game moments. It’s a brutal and energetic game, it’ll never be totally safe.
Various NFL superstars were injured today, being ruled out for weeks, having season and even career-ending injuries. Here’s a look at the players injured:
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1. Nick Bosa, 49ers – Knee injury
Part of the next generation pass rushers, Nick Bosa was carted off the field after a devastating knee injury. It is unclear whether it is an ACL tear or not, but Bosa is likely out for the entire season. This is a huge blow for the San Fransico 49ers’ defensive line. George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Richard Sherman have been ruled out for a few weeks as well recently. The 49ers have practically lost their biggest players on the team.
2. Drew Lock, Broncos – Shoulder injury
Young quarterback Drew Lock was hit hard while scrambling to keep the play alive. He has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint. He could be out for more than 6 weeks. Jeff Driskel, the sixth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech in 2016 is the backup quarterback. He will carry an immense amount of pressure on his shoulders, especially against his first game as a starter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
3. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers – Ankle sprain
Garoppolo was pulled out of the game due to an ankle injury. He will be missing at least 4 weeks, but should be back for the much-awaited Seahawks vs 49ers rivalry. Nick Mullens was the backup quarterback, who still led the 49ers to their first win.
4. Saquon Barkley, Giants – Knee injury
Star running back Saquon Barkley is believed to have torn his ACL vs the Bears. Barkley will mostly be out for the entire season. The Giants will most probably sign a running back, Devonta Freeman is still a free agent. The Giants definitely need help on offense, especially quarterback Daniel Jones struggling.
5. Anthony Barr, Vikings – Shoulder injury
It is still unclear how significant Barr’s injury was. However, he will most likely be missing more than 2 weeks, possibly even half the season. Vikings, now 0-2 will be lacking much-needed leaders and playmakers on defense.
6. Cam Akers, Rams – Rib injury
The Ram’s second-round pick Cam Akers suffered a rib injury and was ruled out of the game. The starting running back could be out for multiple weeks. Ram’s offense will need to address their lack of depth at the running back position in order to create a well-balanced attack.
7. Solomon Thomas, 49ers – Knee injury
Kyle Shanahan fears that the defensive tackle ” most likely ” tore his ACL. The 49ers defensive line has taken a huge blow with both Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas injured. Both will most likely be out for weeks, and possibly the entire season as well.
8. Sterling Shepard, Giants – Toe injury
Giants wide receiver suffered a toe ailment against the Bears. He could be out for a long time, but if it isn’t too major he should be back after missing just a week or two. Another huge loss for the Giants after running back Saquon Barkley was injured. The Giants’ offense will need a serious look at as they’re in trouble after losing 2 key players.
9. Bruce Irvin – ACL tear
The Seahawks had reunited with Bruce Irvin, signing him to a 1 year $5.5 million. He was supposed to be the Seahawks’ leading-edge rusher after racking up 8 sacks in 2019. However, he tore his ACL in week 2 and will be out for the rest of the season. Big loss for the Seahawks.
10. Malik Hooker, Colts – Knee injury
Colts starting safety Malik Hooker was ruled out against the Vikings after an Achilles injury. The medical staff fears he might have torn his Achilles and will be ruled out for almost the entire season. Colts might be exploring the option of signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or even Earl Thomas. Both these free agents have a lot of potential and could provide an immediate upgrade to the secondary.
11. Marquise Blair, Seahawks – ACL tear
Another big loss for the Seattle Seahawks. Even though the Seahawks have Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams, Blair was a solid rotational option. Blair also played slot-corner. The Seahawks will be depending on Ugo Amadi, who the fans are most excited to watch for.
12. Tavon Young, Ravens – Knee injury
Cornerback Tavon Young has suffered another season-ending injury, the third of his five-year career. Young, now dealing with a knee injury provided instant depth behind star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey. The Ravens might release him at the end of the season as he’s been constantly injured in his past few years.