Injury Updates: Colts, McCaffrey, Broncos, 49ers

It’s been a tough day for the NFL, with a slew of high profile players going down with serious injuries. We’ve brought you all the season-ending ones already, and now we’ve got some updates on some hopefully less long-term but still significant injuries. Colts receiver Parris Campbell had to be carted off with a knee injury, but fortunately Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweets that he did not tear his ACL.

Campbell’s 2019 rookie season was plagued by injuries as he dealt with a sports hernia, a broken hand, and a broken foot, so this was especially tough to see. He was supposed to play a big role in this Colts offense, and showed a nice connection with new quarterback Philip Rivers in Week 1. The Ohio State product and former second-round pick will have an MRI on Monday, and it seems like an MCL injury could be likely.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • Panthers superstar Christian McCaffrey sprained his ankle and will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity, Rapoport tweets. Fortunately, Rapsheet reports that the “initial hope” is it’s not too serious. Needless to say, it would be a massive loss for Carolina’s offense if he’s forced to miss any time.
  • We heard earlier today that Drew Lock would miss multiple games with an AC joint injury in his throwing shoulder. While he agrees with the prognosis of multiple weeks missed, multiple sources told Mike Klis of Denver 9 News that the injury is not in fact to the AC joint (Twitter link). The bad news is that Klis also reports there is “concern” within the organization about Courtland Sutton‘s knee, but that nothing more will be known until tomorrow morning. The Broncos have been besieged by injuries, and can’t seem to catch a break in that regard.
  • The Falcons blew a huge lead late for an absolutely gutting loss to the Cowboys, and the bad news doesn’t end there. The team fears starting right tackle Kaleb McGary has sprained his MCL, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The MRI Monday will confirm how long he’ll be out, but this sounds like a multi-week absence. McGary has started every game since the team drafted him in the first-round last year, and this is the last thing this 0-2 Atlanta team needed.
  • Nick Bosa is done for the year with a torn ACL, and two other 49ers players are dealing with knee injuries. Running back Raheem Mostert is believed to have a mild MCL sprain and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas is believed to have a “serious” knee injury, according to tweets from Schefter. It sounds like both are going to miss time, although Mostert’s shouldn’t be too long-term and Schefter notes that Thomas’ didn’t have the initial grim clarity of Bosa’s, which could be a good sign. San Francisco has been another team bit hard by the injury bug.
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  1. arthur blank_for owner

    a sprained MCL for McGary would actually be positive news..it sure looked like an ACL….Quinn job security? ehh not looking so hot right now…

  2. Ak185

    This week really highlighted the importance of OTAs and the preseason in conditioning players. I expected a lot more injuries, but this many (and so many season-enders) is surreal. There are always injuries and rust the first few games of the season, but this otherworldly.

  3. itslonelyatthetrop

    The playing surface at MetLife may have had something to do with the 49ers injuries, too.

    • rocky7

      If the 49’ers are saying that, it would sound a bit convenient and like sour grapes…they won after all….and especially for a team that used to ask opponents to play at Candlestick in the day which was otherwise known as a swampy excuse for a field and the worst playing surface in the NFL.
      How many Jets players went down with injuries due to “the field”?

      • claude raymond

        Known? No baseball after 1999. Field was fine after that and never considered swampy before that. To be be swampy requires a lot of precipitation.

        Known?

      • cjb1125

        5. 5 Jets went down with lower body injuries due to the field. They’re just not as impactful as the niners who lost a lot of their big name/important players.

  4. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Sad to hear the injuries. Can’t help but think things would be different were there a preseason. Hopefully everyone will now respect the necessity of preseason games.

    • Oooof

      Treating this week as hard evidence that preseason games are a necessity to prevent injuries is unreasonable. The two most serious of these injuries were to players who didn’t even play in the preseason before last season.

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