The week is almost over and there were some major injuries this week of football in the NFL. Several good players were banged up badly and will miss some serious time.
Spencer Ware – Chiefs – RB
Ware suffered a concussion Sunday and did not return to the game.
Alex Smith – Chiefs – QB
Smith took a big hit from Colts LB Edwin Jackson on the Chiefs’ opening drive of the game. When he came back he suffered another huge blow, that kept him out the game.
Tyrann Mathieu – Cardinals – DB
Mathieu banged up his shoulder and will miss 3-5 weeks according to multiple reports.
Jared Veldheer – Cardinals – OT
Veldheer will likely miss the remainder of the season as he requires surgery for torn tricep.
Morris Claiborne and Barry Church – Cowboys – Secondary
The Cowboys lost both Church and Claiborne on Sunday night with injuries. Church will miss 3-5 weeks and Claiborne will require surgery on a sports hernia and could miss the rest of the year.
Jacquizz Rodgers – Buccaneers – RB
Rodgers limped off the field late in the fourth quarter of the Buccaneers’ close game against the Raiders. He was seen today in a walking boot.
Jatavis Brown – Chargers – LB
One of the league’s top rookies, Brown suffered a right knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Tyrell Williams – Chargers – WR and Hunter Henry – Chargers TE
Both left the game with injuries. Hunter Henry had wrap on leg, Tyrell Williams could barely walk
Jacob Tamme – Falcons – TE
Tamme landed hard on his shoulder in the first quarter and walked gingerly off the field while holding his right arm
Vontae Davis – Colts – DB
Davis left the Chiefs game with a concussion and did not return.
Will Fuller – Texans – WR
Fuller left the Texans’ game against the Lions because of a leg injury in the second half
Lorenzo Alexander – Bills – LB
The sack leader of the NFL suffered a hamstring injury but is optimistic he can return Monday Night against the Seahawks.
Ryan Kalil – Panthers – OC
Panthers’ Pro Bowl center left Sunday’s game because of a shoulder injury.
Sean Smith – Raiders – DB
Smith suffered a shoulder injury on the second play of the Raiders’ game against the Buccaneers
Desean Jackson – Redskins – WR
Jackson left the Redskins’ game in London to be evaluated for a concussion. The team swears he did not suffer a concussion but he did not return to the game.