NFL Week 2 Marred By Injuries: Saquon, McCaffrey, Bosa Among Stars to Go Down


The storyline of Week 2 was not about who won or lost, or protests or individual performances, but rather the number of injuries that occurred across the league, particularly to star players.

Saquon Barkley, Nick Bosa and Christian McCaffrey were just some of the biggest names to leave games with injuries on Sunday with plenty more key players to follow.

While injuries are a part of football and happen every week, the reaction on social media felt like this was one of the worst injury weeks in quite some time.

Here is a look at which players went down and what the latest is on each of them:

Atlanta Falcons

RT Kaleb McGary (Knee): The Falcons’ right tackle may have suffered a sprained MCL. He will undergo an MRI Monday.

DE Takk McKinley (Groin)

S Ricardo Allen (Elbow)

Baltimore Ravens

CB Tavon Young (Knee): The Ravens nickelback was listed as doubtful to return to Sunday’s game. He was seen holding his left knee.

Buffalo Bills

TE Dawson Knox (concussion).

Carolina Panthers

RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle): The Panthers running back and arguably top back in the NFL limped off the field following a 7-yard TD run and did not return. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monady but the hope is it is nothing too serious.

Denver Broncos

QB Drew Lock (shoulder): Lock left the game and had his right arm in a sling during his postgame press conference. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he has a sprained AC joint and is expected to miss anywhere from 2-6 weeks.

WR Courtland Sutton (Knee)

DE Dre'Mont Jones (Knee)

Green Bay Packers

WR Davante Adams (Hamstring): The Packers No. 1 receiver was questionable to return with a hamstring injury and was seen standing on the sideline without a helmet in the third quarter.

Houston Texans

FB Cullen Gillaspia (concussion)

Indianapolis Colts

WR Parris Campbell (Knee): Campbell was carted off the field against the Jaguars with a knee injury, but it is not believed to be an ACL tear. More tests on Monday.

S Malik Hooker (Achilles): Hooker left Sunday’s game and was questionable to return with an Achilles injury. Per Ian Rapoport, Hooker is feared to have a torn Achilles but has an MRI for Monday.

Jacksonville Jaguars

C Brandon Linder (Knee): Head coach Doug Marrone said after the game Linder’s status was uncertain and he would be evaluated on Monday. The Jags play the Dolphins on Thursday so they could very well be without their starting center.

CB D.J. Hayden (Concussion)

Kansas City Chiefs

WR Sammy Watkins (Concussion): Watkins left the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit.

RB Darrell Williams (Ankle): Questionable to return.

DE Frank Clark (Illness): Clark left the game with an illness and was questionable to return.

Los Angeles Chargers

QB Tyrod Taylor (Chest): Taylor sustained a chest injury after pregame warmups and was listed as questionable to return.

Los Angeles Rams

RB Cam Akers (ribs): The Rams running back did not return in Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

RB Malcolm Brown (Finger)

G Joe Noteboom (Calf)

Miami Dolphins

DB Byron Jones (groin): Miami’s key offseason acquisition for its secondary left Sunday’s game with a groin injury and was ruled out to return. The latest on Jones was he was seen in the locker room walking under his own power.

Minnesota Vikings

LB Anthony Barr (Shoulder): Barr did not return to the game after leaving with a shoulder injury.

RB Mike Boone (Concussion)

New York Giants

RB Saquon Barkley (Knee): Barkley is likely out for the season with what has initially been diagnosed as a torn right ACL. He will undergo an MRI on Monday for confirmation, but it doesn’t look good for the star running back.

WR Sterling Shepard (Toe): Shepard left the game in the second half with a toe injury that he tried to play through but ultimately could not. There was no official update after the game.

New York Jets

WR Breshad Perriman (Ankle): The Jets wide receiver injured his ankle while blocking on a pass play and did not return to the game.

WR Chris Hogan (Ribs): Hogan did not return after sustaining a rib injury.

C Connor McGovern (Hamstring)

CB Quincy Wilson (Concussion)

CB Arthur Maulet (Groin)

San Francisco 49ers

DE Nick Bosa (Knee): Bosa was carted off the field with what Kyle Shanahan says the team believes in a torn left ACL. Last season’s NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year would miss the rest of the season if that is the case.

QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Ankle): Shanahan said the quarterback has a high ankle sprain. Backup quarterback Nick Mullens will likely start Week 3.

DL Solomon Thomas (Knee): Thomas was carted off the field not long after Bosa left the game on Sundy. The Niners defensive lineman is dealing with a knee injury that may also be an ACL but is a little less clear than Bosa’s. He will undergo more tests on Monday.

RB Raheem Mostert (Knee): The Niners running back left the game with what the team believes is a mild MCL sprain. He will undergo more tests on Monday for a clearer picture.

Tennessee Titans

CB Jonathan Joseph (Leg): Joseph left the game in the fourth quarter and did not

Washington Football Team

OL Brandon Scherff (Knee): The veteran o-lineman had a defensive player roll up on his leg, forcing him to leave the game. He did not return.

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