Week 15 provided a lot of NFL Action, from the Bengals beating the Vikings in overtime to the Lions regaining momentum for their playoff bid and the Bills staying in the playoff hunt after dominating the Cowboys. But recent matches have also brought another series of injuries. Below you can find updates on all the notable names that will be included during Sunday’s lineup, including when and if they are scheduled to return:
Trevor Lawrence (Chairman): The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback was placed on NFL Concussion Protocol due to the hit he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars’ 23-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on “Sunday Night Football,” per head coach Doug Pederson. After the game, Pederson believed the scramble led to Lawrence being injured.
Kyler Murray (undisclosed): The Cardinals’ quarterback left the field in the third quarter against the 49ers, trailing by several scores, after appearing to suffer a lower-body injury. Rookie Clayton Tune replaced him under center but Murray returned for the next series.
Brooke Purdy (head): The 49ers’ star signal caller underwent a concussion test after taking a hard hit to the head while attempting a pass in the second quarter against the Cardinals. Sam Darnold took over under center with San Francisco leading 14-13, but Purdy returned to the field shortly thereafter, along with star running back Christian McCaffrey, who received a brief medical on the sidelines.
Will Levis (ankle): The Giants rookie shortstop struggled to stay upright against the Texans’ crowded defensive front, then left late after his leg got stuck awkwardly under a pile of players in the sack. Ryan Tannehill took over, though Levis was able to get off the field under his own power. He received medical care on the bench and did not return for the final minutes of extra time, telling reporters after the match that he was fine. On Monday morning, NFL Media reported That Levis suffered a sprained ankle, although Levis said after the match: “I’m fine. It could have been a lot worse.”
Zach Wilson (President): The Jets’ slugfest struggled to move the ball early against the Dolphins, then left for the locker room just before halftime. ESPN reported In the name of “drought”. He did not rejoin the lineup to start the second half, as Trevor Siemian took over under center, down 24-0, and was then ruled out with a head injury. Reports initially indicated Wilson did not enter concussion protocol, but the Jets later said otherwise.
Tommy DeVito (head): The Giants’ fan-favorite rookie outfielder reluctantly exited against the Saints after sustaining a severe head injury just before halftime. DeVito was sliding to the ground during the scramble when he made a shot that sent him bouncing off the turf, and although he indicated he was fine, he was replaced by backup Tyrod Taylor. Then he returned to the field in the third quarter.
Keaton Mitchell (knee): Undrafted Ravens rookie running back Keaton Mitchell, whose 8.4 yards per carry ranks second-most in the NFL among players with at least 45 carries in 2023 behind Dolphins rookie DeVon Achane (8.5), is out for the season. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh It was announced that Mitchell had suffered a “serious” knee injury that would require surgery. espn reported on Monday The injury is a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament.
Zack Moss (shoulder): Moss suffered a shoulder injury while suffering a horse collar injury in the second quarter of the game against the Steelers on Saturday. According to ESPNthe X-ray was negative and Moss plans to try to play against the Falcons in Week 16. The Colts will see how [Moss] “It’s progressing through the week.”
Jaylen Waddle (chest): The Dolphins, who took over WR1 duties with Tyreek Hill (ankle) already sidelined, stood out early against the Jets after recording three fumbles. He returned shortly thereafter despite being ruled questionable and scored on a long touchdown to help Miami jump ahead of New York.
Jayden Reed (toe): The Packers’ rookie pass catcher had another big day with six catches and a touchdown against the Buccaneers, but did not return after injuring his foot. Teammate Christian Watson was already absent as well.
Hunter Henry (knee): The Patriots pass catcher recorded seven receptions for 66 yards and a score against the Chiefs before leaving in the fourth quarter after being shot in the legs. He came out under his own power but was in doubt.
Joel Bitonio (return): The Browns’ star interior lineman left against the Broncos and did not return, leaving Cleveland without three of its top blockers. Jedrick Wells and Ethan Pocic have already been sidelined with injuries.
Austin Jackson (pervert): The Dolphins’ right tackle left against the Jets and did not return, leaving Miami even more shorthanded up front, where fellow starters Robert Hunt and Connor Williams had already been hit hard.
Tevin Jenkins (concussion): The Bears guard went down in the first half against the Browns, and coaches wheeled him into the locker room. He was taken off after half-time, and Cody Whitehair took over inside.
Cool Strength (Knee): The Patriots guard appeared to hurt his left knee early against the Chiefs. After receiving assistance to standing, he was transported for further evaluation. New England already had four different veteran players sidelined for the game.
Randy Bullock (hamstring): The Giants kicker kicked a 56-yard field goal early against the Saints but left for the locker room soon after, his return deemed doubtful. Punter Jimmy Gillan took over as emergency deputy.
Jimmy Gillan (undisclosed): Set to replace teammate Randy Bullock as the Giants’ kicker, the veteran punter went to the sideline medical tent before halftime against the Jets, only to kick a 40-yard field goal as Bullock’s replacement.
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