Injury Updates: Thielen, Moreau, Andrews, Guice, Chark

Here are the latest injury updates from around the league as you enjoy Sunday Night Football:

  • Adam Thielen missed another game with his hamstring issue Sunday, but he should be back out there soon. “All parties are optimistic” that the Vikings will have their star receiver when they play a pivotal Week 15 game against the Chargers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). Thielen has only played eight games this season, and in two of those he played only a handful of snaps.
  • The Raiders have been pretty banged up recently, and they took another blow during their crucial loss to the Titans. Tight end Foster Moreau went down with a knee injury, and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said after the game he could be done for the season. Moreau doesn’t play a huge role as a pass-catcher, but he has had a couple of big games and has been playing around half of the team’s offensive snaps.
  • Ravens fans were left holding their breath when breakout tight end Mark Andrews left their victory over the Bills and didn’t return, but fortunately it doesn’t appear to be anything too serious. Andrews suffered a contusion between his knee and thigh a source told Adam Schefter of, and the “indication is it’s nothing major” (Twitter link). That’s good news, but Baltimore does have a short week with a Thursday Night Football game against the Jets waiting. It wouldn’t be surprising if Andrews misses that one, but it doesn’t sound like it’ll be a longterm absence.
  • Derrius Guice has had brutal injury luck so far in his young NFL career, so it was terrible to see the Redskins running back go down with another knee issue during their loss to the Packers. Fortunately it seems like he might’ve dodged a bullet, as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network tweets that the initial diagnosis is an MCL sprain. It seems like Guice could miss some time and potentially the rest of the season, but fortunately it doesn’t appear to be anything long-term. Guice missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL that resulted in multiple infections, and then missed the first eight games of this season with a knee injury.
  • The Jaguars have been getting embarrassed weekly recently, and now things are getting even worse. On the heels of their 45-10 blowout loss to the Chargers, it looks like they could be without top receiver D.J. Chark moving forward. Chark left the game with an ankle injury, and his “left foot was in a protective boot and he left the locker room using a scooter” after the game, tweets Michael DiRocco of Chark has been having a breakout year and has 881 yards with eight touchdowns, and it now seems like his sophomore campaign could be over.

We’ll have more on all the other big injuries suffered today as soon as there are additional details to pass along.

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8 comments on “Injury Updates: Thielen, Moreau, Andrews, Guice, Chark

    • crosseyedlemon

      Anyone who has ever had a serious hamstring pull knows that a week of rest is far from adequate.

  1. Jags deserve to get blown out. Benching Foles was a foolish idea. You’re paying him a ton of money and he’s better than Minshew. The defense and coaching are the problem, not Foles. Marrone is clueless.

  2. Wade Herbers

    Why rush Theilen for the Chargers? If we cant beat them without him we don’t deserve a playoff shot, Make dang well sure he’s healthy for the Packers and Chicago!

    • crosseyedlemon

      Hamstring injuries are among the easiest to re-aggravate. Theilen is done being effective for this season so the Vikes better have an alternate plan ready for the Packers and Bears.

      • sanfranb27

        If the Vikings don’t have enough talent (without Theilen) to beat the Packers and Bears (when the Redskins had a shot to beat them both with that crap roster) than the Vikings don’t deserve to go to the playoffs. But being that their QB is a heartless former Redskin, they probably won’t make it there anyways.

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