NFL Week 6 Injury Report

This is going to be a new weekly series here on the site, where I keep track of all the injury news from the day’s NFL action. Injuries are such a huge factor in football, and it’s important to keep track of them all because they really do make such a difference.

Oftentimes we find ourselves wondering, “Wow, [x team] sucks now. What happened?” A lot of the time, it’s injuries. Now of course sometimes teams just have bad games, or get figured out or what have you. But when a team suddenly starts looking noticeably worse, the culprit is usually injuries.

In a league with 53-man rosters and 32 teams, that’s 1,696 total active players each week, and given the violent nature of football, a decent amount of them are going to get banged up each and every week.

Seeing the sheer number of injuries that happen each week really drive home the point that football is a game of attrition, and that dealing with injuries is one of the most important aspects of the game.

  • Bucs
    • QB Tom Brady had a thumb injury coming into the Thursday night game against Philly but played through it.
    • CB Richard Sherman injured his hamstring and left the game. He’s expected to miss a few weeks. Tampa’s secondary is already extremely banged-up with both Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting on IR, plus Antoine Winfield missing the game.
    • WR Antonio Brown appeared to injure his foot in the game but was able to keep playing.
  • Eagles
    • S Anthony Harris injured his hand but returned to the game.
  • Jaguars
    • G Ben Bartch left with a concussion.
  • Dolphins
    • LB Jerome Baker, head, left but returned.
  • Packers
    • C Josh Myers, knee, left early and didn’t return. LaFleur said “not season-ending.”
    • LB Jaylon Smith, oblique, left and didn’t return.
    • S Darnell Savage, concussion, left and didn’t return and is now in the protocol.
    • LB Preston Smith, oblique,
  • Bears
    • DB Deon Bush, quad, left game late and didn’t return.
    • DT Akeim Hicks, groin.
    • WR Jakeem Grant left with an ankle injury.
  • Bengals
    • OL Jackson Carman, undisclosed illness, started the game but left and didn’t return. That’s an odd situation. He must’ve been sick before the game and tried to tough it out, but just couldn’t.
  • Lions
    • LB Derrick Barnes injured left shoulder, left the game but came back in.
    • DL Nick Williams left with an ankle injury
  • Colts
    • WR TY Hilton injured his quad in the game and wouldn’t return.
    • WR Parris Campbell hurt his foot early and was ruled out for the game.
    • CB Rock Ya-Sin ruled out for the game with an ankle injury.
  • Texans
    • WR Chris Conley, neck, left but returned.
    • DB Terrance Brooks, chest, left early and was ruled out.
    • OT Laremy Tunsil has gone to IR with a thumb injury.
  • Rams
    • TE Johnny Mundt, knee. Left and didn’t return. McVay says “it doesn’t look good.”
    • RB Jake Funk, hamstring, left early.
    • WR Van Jefferson was evaluated for a concussion but was allowed to get back in the game.
  • Giants
    • WR Kadarius Toney, who was dealing with an ankle injury all week, played the game but reinjured the ankle in the first quarter and left for the game. He was ruled out almost immediately. He was off to a hot start in the game, too. Hopefully he can make it back soon because he’s one of the most dynamic playmakers in this rookie class.
    • LT Andrew Thomas, ankle, left and was ruled out.
    • WR CJ Board, looked like he broke his wrist or his arm and was out for the game.
    • DT Danny Shelton, pec, left the game late.
    • RT Nate Solder hurt his finger left but returned.
  • Chiefs
    • WR Tyreek Hill hurt his quad in the second quarter, but after sitting out a bit returned.
    • TE Jody Fortson is out for the season with a torn Achilles.
    • S Tyrann Mathieu broke his thumb in the game.
    • TE Travis Kelce
    • OG Joe Thuney played the entire Eagles game last week with a broken hand and played through the injury against Washington.
    • LB Anthony Hitchens suffered a hyperextended elbow and was ruled out for the game.
  • Washington
    • RB Antonio Gibson injured his calf, left the game. He was already dealing with a shin injury, which David Chao suspects is a stress fracture of the tibia. Chao says this is an injury that doesn’t get better in-season, you can only hope to “manage it and hope it doesn’t get worse.”
  • Vikings
    • CB Patrick Peterson injured his hamstring late in the game. Left and didn’t come back. Team said it was cramping, however.
    • OT Rashod Hill hurt his knee but returned to the game.
  • Panthers
    • WR Terrace Marshall got a concussion early, was ruled out, and is now in the protocol.
    • WR Brandon Zylstra, hamstring, left but returned.
  • Ravens
    • RB Latavius Murray, ankle, left the game
    • LB Patrick Queen, thigh, left early but returned.
  • Chargers
    • WR Mike Williams was dealing with a knee injury coming into the game and played through it.
  • Cardinals:
    • DL Rashard Lawrence hurt his calf in the second half and left the game for good.
    • TE Darrell Daniels, hamstring, left the game.
  • Browns: A lot of detrimental injuries. They’re already missing Nick Chubb.
    • RB Kareem Hunt: Went down in the 4th quarter with what’s being called a calf injury. It looked like it might have been an Achilles, so hopefully a dodged bullet there for Cleveland.
    • QB Baker Mayfield: Looked to reinjure his left shoulder in the third quarter. Came back into the game but definitely did some additional damage to that already injured left shoulder. After the game he said it was a dislocated shoulder, and was wearing a sling at his press conference.
    • LB Jeremiah Owuso-Koramoah, right ankle, left the game in the 4th and will have an MRI.
    • WR Odell Beckham, shoulder. Left the game but came back in. Apparently an AC Joint sprain.
  • Raiders
    • LB Nick Kwiatkosi hurt his foot and didn’t return.
  • Broncos
    • LB Alexander Johnson will be out for some time with a pectoral injury, unclear how severe. They’ve already had to place LB Josey Jewell on season-ending IR due to a torn pec earlier in the season.
    • LB Baron Browning left with a concussion.
    • LB Andre Mintze, hamstring, left the game and didn’t return.
  • Cowboys
    • OT Tyron Smith, ankle, left the game but returned.
    • QB Dak Prescott, right calf strain. It’s not expected to be serious, but he’s the Franchise so of course you have to be worried. A lot of calf injuries this week, huh?
    • CB Maurice Canady, concussion, will go to the protocol.
  • Patriots
    • DB Jonathan Jones, ribs, left the game.
    • DL Christian Barmore, shoulder, left the game.
    • LB Chase Winovich, hamstring.
    • LB JaWhuan Bentley, ribs.
    • S Adrian Phillips, foot, left the game.
  • Seahawks
    • DE Darrell Taylor had a scary situation and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher, but apparently it was all precautionary. Thankfully the CT scans came back “clear” according to Pete Carroll and he avoided a serious injury.
    • LG Damien Lewis left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return.
    • OT Brandon Shell left the game, but returned.
  • Steelers
    • DT Isaiah Buggs left the game in the 3rd quarter with a groin strain. Buggs was already the second-string nose tackle for the Steelers, so they’re down to their third-stringer.
    • WR Chase Claypool strained his hamstring, at one point going to the locker room, but returned.
  • Bills
    • TE Dawson Knox hurt his hand and was ruled out of the game.
  • Titans
    • RB Jeremy McNichols left in the first quarter with an ankle,
    • CB Caleb Farley, knee, left the game in the first half and was ruled out.
    • LT Taylor Lewan went down with a scary injury in the second quarter. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened, but after they came back from a commercial break, he was being taken off in a stretcher. He did give the thumbs up on the way out, however, which was a good sign. Later in the broadcast Lisa Salters reported that he had full movement of his extremities and was being evaluated for a concussion.
    • WR Cameron Batson went down with looked like a knee injury on a kick return late in the first half.
    • WR Julio Jones left the game and did not return with a hamstring injury in the second half.
    • DB Chris Jackson, foot, left the game and was ruled out later.

I will update this page after the Monday Night Game.

I tried to get everything I could. I scoured Twitter and looked at the feeds of these teams’ individual beat reporters, as well as an injury reporting bot account that aggregates everything in one place.

I’m sure there are a few injuries I’m missing here but I tried to get as much as possible and put it all in one place, since, as I am now learning, it’s really not something that’s all in one place.

As I start doing this regularly, I’ll begin to do more with this data like tally up total injuries per team over the course of the season, count the number of concussions per week, compare the prevalence between soft tissue injuries and bone/joint injuries, etc.

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