Week 8: Injuries to Monitor for all 32 teams

by Brady

Last update: 10/24/18 at 3:30pm.

Welcome to week 8. This is a list of impactful injuries for all 32 teams. Here’s a quick breakdown of how I determine who to list:
-The player must be either a starter or part of a rotation
-The player must either miss the previous week or be injured during the previous weeks game and show up on the injury report. Or, if a player was injured mid week, I’ll include them as well.

The biggest example of players I won’t bother listing are guys that are limited in practice, but are still playing each week. For example, a player tweaks their hamstring week 3 and has to leave the game. Going into week 4, they are limited in practice. I would for sure list the player, since they missed the previous game. In week 4, they end up playing every snap. Week 5 roles around and they are still limited.  I’m not going to bother listing that player anymore – they’re clearly being limited in practice for precautionary reasons only. They are going to play, so adding them to the list is just noise.

I’m also grouping players together by position. You’ll see them listed as QB, WR, TE, RB, OL, DL, LB, CB, S, K/P. The idea is to make it easier to see if a number of players from the same group are injured.

Links are included for each team that will let you see their injury reports.

Arizona Cardinals: 
-LG Mike Iupati (back) was injured week 6 and did not return. He did not practice all week and was INACTIVE week 7.
-LG Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring) was injured week 6 and did not return.  Vujnovich was replacing Iupati. He did not practice all week and was INACTIVE week 7.
-RG Justin Pugh (hand) was INACTIVE week 7.
-S Tre Boston (shoulder/ribs) was INACTIVE week 7.

Atlanta Falcons: (week 8 bye)
-G Andy Levitre aggravated his existing elbow injury during his week 2 game and did not return. He is heading to IR.
-RG Brandon Fusco (ankle) is out for the season, effective 10/23.
-LB Deion Jones (foot) was placed on IR.
-S Keanu Neal tore his ACL in the opener.
-S Ricardo Allen tore his Achilles and was placed on season ending IR.
-K Matt Bryant (hamstring) was injured week 6 on his last field goal. He is likely to miss time.

Baltimore Ravens:
-RB Kenneth Dixon has been placed on IR after injuring his knee week 1.
-LG Alex Lewis (back) was injured week 6 and did not return. He did not practice all week and was INACTIVE week 7. He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-G/C Bradley Bozeman (calf) did not practice on Wednesday (10/24). Bozeman is Lewis’s backup.
-RT James Hurst (back) was INACTIVE week 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh) was INACTIVE week 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-CB Jimmy Smith (groin) did not practice on Wednesday (10/24). He was not previously on the injury report, so I’m monitoring it for now.

Buffalo Bills:
-QB Josh Allen (elbow) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7. Derek Anderson will start week 8.
-RB Shady McCoy (concussion) was injured week 7 and did not return.
-DE Trent Murphy (knee) was injured week 7 and did not return.
-LG Vladimir Ducasse (knee) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7.

Carolina Panthers:
-WR Torrey Smith (knee) was injured week 7. He should be ok, but we will monitor. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-RT Daryl Williams (knee) has been placed on IR.
-DE Mario Addison (back) was injured week 7 and did not return. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).

Chicago Bears:
-DE Khalil Mack (ankle) did not practice Wednesday (10/17) and Thursday (10/18). He returned to practice Friday (10/19), but was limited. He played week 7, but didn’t seem like himself. I’ll keep him here for now. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-LB Sam Acho (pectoral) was injured during his week 4 game and is on season ending IR.

Cincinnati Bengals:
-WR John Ross (groin) was injured week 7 and did not return. Ross had previously been dealing with a groin injury. It’s expected he will miss a few weeks.
-TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is out of the season.
-TE Tyler Kroft (foot) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 6 and 7.
-RB Geo Bernard (thigh) was injured during his week 4 game and will be out 2-4 weeks. He was inactive weeks 5 – 7.
-OL Billy Price (foot) was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 7.
-LB Vontaze Burfict (hip) was injured week 7 and did not return.
-LB Nick Vigil (sprained) MCL was injured week 6 and is expected to miss a month. He did not practice all week. He was INACTIVE week 7.
-CB Darqueze Dennard (Sternoclavicular) did not practice all week. He was INACTIVE week 7.

Cleveland Browns:
-WR Rashard Higgins (knee) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7. He is not expected to play week 8. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-TE David Njoku (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/24). This is the first time he’s been on the injury report, so it’s worth monitoring.
-LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-CB Terrance Mitchell broke his forearm week 4 and has been placed on IR. He has a chance to return this year.
-CB EJ Gaines (concession) was INACTIVE week 7, and is unlikely to play week 8. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-S/CB Damarious Randall (groin/ankle) did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).

Dallas Cowboys:  (week 8 bye)
-WR Terrance Williams (foot) has been placed on IR.
-C Travis Frederick (illness) has been placed on IR. He has not played this season.
-LB Sean Lee re-injured his hamstring and had to leave his week 3 game. He was INACTIVE weeks 4 – 6. He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/17), then practiced in full the rest of the week. He played 38/60 snaps week 7.
-CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle) was INACTIVE week 6. He was limited all week and played 22/60 snaps week 7.

Denver Broncos: 
-RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was injured week 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-LG Ron Leary (torn Achilles) is out for the season after a week 6 injury.
-RT Jared Veldheer (knee) was INACTIVE for weeks 5 – 7.
-LB Shane Ray (ankle/wrist) did not practice all week and was INCATIVE week 7.
-CB Adam Jones (leg) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7.

Detroit Lions: (week 6 bye)
-RB Theo Riddick (knee) was INACTIVE week 7.  He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-G T.J. Lang left week 4 with a concussion. Lang has a long history with concussions. He was INACTIVE week 5. He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/17), but practiced in full on Thursday (10/18) and Friday (10/19). He played every snap week 7.
-DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 7.

Green Bay Packers:  (week 7 bye)
-QB Aaron Rodgers is still dealing with a knee injury from week 1, but should keep playing through it.
-WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was INACTIVE weeks 4 – 6.  He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-WR Geronimo Allison left his week 4 game with a concussion. He was INACTIVE weeks 5 and 6. He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-DT Muhammad Wilkerson suffered an ankle injury during week 3 and is on IR.
-CB Davon House (shoulder) has been placed on IR.
-CB Jaire Alexander (groing) left his week 4 game and was INACTIVE weeks 5 and 6.

Houston Texans:  (week 8 TNF)
-WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) was injured week 7 and did not return. He is OUT week 8.
-RT Seantrel Henderson left his week 1 game with an ankle injury and has been placed on IR.
-RG Zach Fulton (ankle) was INACTIVE week 7. He is OUT week 8.
-CB Kevin Johnson suffered a concussion week 1. He has since been placed on IR.
-CB Aaron Colvin (ankle) is expected to miss at least six weeks. He was INACTIVE weeks 5 – 7.  He is OUT week 8.
-CB Shareece Wright (shoulder/hand/groin) was INACTIVE week 7. He is OUT week 8.

Indianapolis Colts:
-WR Ryan Grant (ankle) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7 after not practicing all week.
-TE Jack Doyle (hip) was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 7. He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-DE Denico Autry (hamstring) was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7.
-DT Jihad Ward (ankle) was injured week 7 and did not return.
-S Clayton Geathers (concussion/neck) was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7.

Jacksonville Jaguars:
-RB Leonard Fournette left his week 1 game with a hamstring injury and was INACTIVE week 2 and 3. He played week 4, but left the game after re-aggravating his hamstring. He was INACTIVE weeks 5 – 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-RB Corey Grant suffered a lisfranc injury (don’t ask me what that is) during his week 5 game and is out for the year.
-OT Cam Robinson tore his ACL in the Jags week 2 game.
-LT Josh Wells (groin) left his week 5 game and is on IR.
-Slot CB D.J. Hayden (toe) was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-Slot CB Tyler Patmon (neck strain) was injured week 7 and did not return. Patmon is Hayden’s backup. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).

Kansas City Chiefs:
-C Mitch Moore (concussion) was injured during his week 6 game and was INACTIVE week 7 after not practicing all week.
-RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif fractured his fibula during his week 5 game and did not return. HC Andy Reid said he isn’t done for the year, but he’ll miss time (likely around 8 weeks). He was INACTIVE week 7.
-C/G Jordan Devey (pectoral) was placed on IR.
-LB Justin Houston (hamstring) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7.
-S Eric Berry is till recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered week 1 of last year. He has not practiced or played this year.

Los Angeles Chargers:  (week 8 bye)
-RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) was a surprise INACTIVE week 7. He should be fine after the Chargers bye week.
-RT Joe Barksdale suffered a knee injury week 1. He was INACTIVE weeks 2 – 6. He returned week 7, but only played 12 snaps.
-DE Joey Bosa was INACTIVE every week with a foot injury. He is out “indefinitely.” The latest (9/26) is he will be out at least 8 weeks. He has not practiced this week (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday).
-LB Kyzir White (knee) is was INACTIVE weeks 5 – 7.
-LB Jatavis Brown (groin) was INACTIVE week 6. He returned week 7 to play 37 snaps.

Los Angeles Rams:
(this is the one team in the league that doesn’t update their fucking injury reports on their team sites)
-WR Cooper Kupp (knee) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7. Early reports are he will not play week 8.
-CB Aqib Talib suffered a high ankle sprain during week 3 and was then placed on IR. He should be back in Decemberish.
-CB Troy Hill (concussion) was injured week 7 and did not return. Hill was filling in for Talib.
-K Greg “the Leg” Zuerlein (groin) was injured week 2 and was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 7.

Miami Dolphins: (week 8 TNF)
-QB Ryan Tannehill (hip) was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7. He is OUT week 8.
-WR Albert Wilson (hip) was injured week 7. He was placed on IR on 10/24.
-WR Kenny Stills (groin strain) was injured week 7 and did not return. He has been ruled OUT for week 8.
-WR DaVante Parker (quad) was inactive weeks 4 and 5. He played 5 snaps week 6 and practiced in full all week, but then was INACTIVE week 7. He will return week 8.
-C Daniel Kilgore tore his tricpes during his week 4 game and is done for the year.
-LG Josh Sitton (shoulder) is done for the season.
-DE William Hayes suffered a knee injury during his week 3 game and is on IR.
-DE Jonathan Woodard (concussion) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7 after not practicing all week.  He is expected to return week 8.
-DE Charles Harris (knee) was INACTIVE week 6 and 7. He is OUT week 8.

Minnesota Vikings:
-RB Dalvin Cook injured his hamstring week 2 and did not return. He was OUT week 3 and played on a limited basis for week 4. He was INACTIVE weeks 5 – 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24). He is unlikely to play week 8.
-LT Riley Reiff (foot) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7.
-LG Tom Compton (knee) was injured week 7 and did not return.
-DE Everson Griffen (personal) was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 7. He returned to practice this week.
-DT Linval Joseph (ankle/knee/shoulder) was INACTIVE week 7.
-LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) was injured week 7 and did not return.
-CB Xavier Rhodes (anke) was injured week 7 and did not return. PFT reported that he says he feels, “great,” but is walking with a limp. So he isn’t feeling great. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-CB Mike Hughes (torn ACL) is out for the year.
-S Andrew Sendejo (groin) was INACTIVE week 6 and was INACTIVE week 7 after not practicing all week.

New England Patriots:
-TE Rob Gronkowski (back) was INACTIVE week 7. Early reports are he “has a chance to play” week 8. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-RB Sony Michel (knee) was injured week 7 and did not return. MRI revealed no structural damage. He is week to week. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-RB Jeremy Hill tore his ACL last week and is out for the season.
-RB Rex Burkhead hurt his neck during his week 3 game and did not return. He was dealing with concussion issues earlier in the year. He has been placed on IR.
-RT Marcus Cannon (concussion) was injured week 6. He was INACTIVE week 7.
-LB Ja’Whaun Bentle was placed on IR.

New Orleans Saints:
-WR Ted Ginn (knee) is on IR.
-LG Andrus Peat (head) was INACTIVE week 7.
-DT Taylor Stallworth (ankle) was INACTIVE week 7.
-CB Patrick Robinson injured his ankle during his week 3 game and will be on IR.

New York Giants:
-C Jon Halapio fractured his fibula and ankle against the Cowboys in week 2. He has been placed on IR.
-RG Patrick Omameh (knee) was INACTIVE week 7.

New York Jets:
-WR Quincy Enunwa (high ankle sprain) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7.  He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-WR Robby Anderson (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday (10/24). He also didn’t practice to start last week and played on 62 of 71 snaps. It’s likely nothing.
-RB Bilal Powell (neck) has been placed on IR. He is out for the season.
-CB Trumaine Johnson (quad) was INACTIVE weeks 5 – 7.
-CB Buster Skrine (head) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7.
-S Marcus Maye (broken thumb) was INACTIVE week 7. He will be out at least two more weeks.
-S Doug Middleton (pectoral) was injured week 7 and is on IR. Middleton was Maye’s backup.

Oakland Raiders: (week 7 bye)
-WR Seth Roberts (concussion) was injured week 6 and did not return.
-G Kelechi Osemele (knee) was INACTIVE weeks 5 and 6.
-LG Jon Feliciano (ribs) was injured week 6 and did not return.
-DE Frostee Rucker (groin) left his week 5 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 6.
-DI Justin Ellis (foot) was added to IR.
-K Mike Nugent went on IR.

Philadelphia Eagles:
-RB Jay Ajayi (torn ACL) is out for the season.
-RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) was INACTIVE weeks 2 – 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-WR Mike Wallace suffered a lower leg fracture during the week 2 game and has been placed on IR.
-DE Derek Barnett (shoulder) is out for the season (effective 10/23).
-DT Haloti Ngata (calf) was INACTIVE week 5 – 7. He is currently not on the injury report (as of Wednesday). Last week, he was limited all week and was listed as QUESTIONABLE. He seems to be on track to return week 8.
-Slot CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) was injured week 6. He was INACTIVE week 7 and did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-S Corey Graham (hamstring) was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-S Rodney McLeod tore his MCL week 3 and is out for the year.

Pittsburgh Steelers: (week 7 bye)
-RB Le’Veon Bell remains absent with a case of the bad agent.
-RT Marcus Gilbert (knee) did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-S Morgan Burnett (groin) was INACTIVE weeks 5 and 6. He was limited in practice on Wednesday (10/24).

San Francisco 49ers:
-QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL. He’s out for the season.
-WR Pierre Garcon (knee) is unlikely to play week 8.
-RB Matt Breida (shoulder/ankle) suffered an ankle injury week 5. He’s played every game since, but he keeps needing to leave games early. He left week 7 due to a low grade ankle sprain.
-CB Jimmie Ward (hamstring) was INACTIVE week 5, played week 6, and was back to INACTIVE week 7.
-CB Richard Sherman (calf) was INACTIVE week 7. He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-FS Adrian Colbert (undisclosed) was carted off the field week 7.

Seattle Seahawks: (week 7 bye)
-TE Will Dissly (knee) is out for the season after injuring it week 4.
-DE Rasheem Green (ankle) was INACTIVE weeks 4 -6.
-LB KJ Wright (knee) is INACTIVE for weeks 2 – 6.
-S Earl Thomas (leg) is out for the season after injuring it week 4.

Tamap Bay Buccaneers:
-DT Gerald McCoy (calf) was injured week 6 and did not return. He was INACTIVE week 7.
-LB Kwon Alexander (torn ACL) is out for the year.
-CB Vernon Hargreaves was placed on season ending IR (shoulder).
-S Chris Conte (knee) has been placed on IR.

Tennessee Titans:  (week 8 bye)
-TE Delanie Walker was placed on IR with a dislocated ankle (I don’t get how that’s possible. Best of luck, Delanie).
-RG Josh Kline (undisclosed) was injured week 7 on the Titans last drive of the game.
-LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder) was injured week 6 and did not return. He did not practice all week and was INACTIVE week 7.
-LB Wesley Woodyard injured his shoulder week 4. He was INACTIVE weeks 5 and 6. He returned week 7 to play 41 snaps.
-LB Will Compton (hamstring) was INACTIVE weeks 6 and 7.
-S Kenny Vaccaro injured his elbow week 4. He was INACTIVE weeks 5 – 7.

Washington Redskins:
-WR Jamison Crowder was INACTIVE week 7.  He did not practice on Wednesday (10/24).
-RB Rob Kelley has been placed on IR
-LG Shawn Lauvao (calf) was INACTIVE weeks 3 – 6. He returned week 7 to play every snap.
-LB Preston Smith (ankle) was injured week 7, but was able to return.
-Slot CB Fabian Moreau (ankle) was injured week 7 and did not return. He is expected to be fine, but we will monitor.

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