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 for McCaffrey, Rapsheet reports that the “initial hope” is it’s not too serious.
- We heard earlier Sunday that Drew Lock would miss multiple games with an AC joint injury in his throwing shoulder. While Mike Klis of Denver 9 News agrees with the prognosis of multiple weeks missed, multiple sources told him 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 Monday morning. The Broncos have been besieged by injuries and can’t seem to catch a break in that regard.
- The Falcons blew a huge late lead for an absolutely gutting loss to the Cowboys, and the bad news doesn’t end there. Atlanta 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 Falcons 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 injury shouldn’t be too long term and Schefter notes that Thomas’ ailment didn’t have the initial grim clarity of Bosa’s, which could be a good sign.