The Sunday games for NFL Week 13 have come and gone, but not without leaving some tire tracks on the backs of numerous fantasy football players. Not that any week is good for NFL injuries, but with the fantasy playoffs in sight and many sitting in a must-win situation, these injuries are beyond ill-timed. If you missed the action on Sunday and are just getting caught up, you may want to take a seat as some of what you are about to read is going to put a damper on your weekend. Even worse, they’re going to make your NFL Week 14 waiver wire work even more stressful.



NFL Quarterback Injury Updates

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens – Knee

After completing just three of four passes for 11 yards and rushing for another nine, Jackson left Sunday’s game after suffering a knee injury. He was immediately ushered to the locker room where he was examined and immediately ruled out. This is not good news for Jackson owners who were already anxiety-ridden from his quad injury this week and now we are going to have to wait for test results to determine the severity of the injury. Tyler Huntley took over for Jackson and will likely remain under center for NFL Week 14 should Jackson not be able to play. If you are looking for a silver lining, we did hear that the injury is not season-ending.

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers – Foot

It’s a tough way for the season to end, but that’s exactly what is happening here for Garoppolo who suffered a broken foot Sunday and will now miss the remainder of the year. He led the 49ers down the field for their first drive which resulted in a field goal, but never made it back onto the field. Brock Purdy took over and led the team to a 33-17 win over the Dolphins. With Trey Lance also gone for the year, Purdy figures to be the 49ers starting quarterback next week and beyond.

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins – Ankle

During the closing minutes of Sunday’s game, Tua took a sack, fumbled and came up hobbling. He limped over to the sidelines and was ultimately replaced by Skylar Thompson for the game’s final drive. The team reported he suffered an ankle injury and will likely send him for x-rays to ensure there is no structural damage. No word regarding an MRI, so consider him day-to-day for now and yes, should Tua be unavailable for NFL Week 14, Thompson would be under center for Miami.

Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams – Neck/Back

When asked about Stafford, Rams coach Sean McVay said the quarterback is dealing with a spinal cord contusion and will likely miss the rest of the season. It had been rumored that Stafford would be shut down for the year, like most of the other injured players on this team, so this makes it official. 



NFL Running Back Injury Updates

Kenneth Walker, Seattle Seahawks – Ankle

Walker limped off the field midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s game, examined and ultimately ruled out for the remainder of the day. We have not heard whether it is a high or low-ankle injury, so expect future reports after tests have been run. Seahawks back-up DeeJay Dallas also left the game with an ankle injury and both are considered day-to-day for now.

Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers – Shin

The shin injury isn't new for Jones and he clearly aggravated it early on in the game. He was on the sidelines for a significant amount of time in the first half and missed almost the entire second half. We know there isn't any structural damage so the long-term effects don't seem to be a huge concern, but keep an eye on Jones and the team's practice reports all week. Should he miss any time, AJ Dillon, who tallied more than 100 all-purpose yards, would step in as the lead back.



NFL Wide Receiver Injury Updates

Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins – Leg

Waddle left the game in the first half after suffering a leg injury of some kind but did make it back onto the field during the second half. However, he was not effective and clearly bothered by the leg, finishing the day with just one catch for nine yards. Consider Waddle day-to-day for now and expect updates during the week.

Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans – Concussion

Boy, this guy just can’t catch a break, can he? Burks caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and took the crown of the defender’s helmet right to the front if his facemask. Burks clearly lost consciousness at some point and was on the ground, motionless, for a few moments. He eventually walked off the field under his own power, but he did not return and will now have to clear the league’s protocol. Burks had really been coming on strong as of late, so hopefully this is a very temporary setback.

Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos – Hamstring

Sutton saw one target and immediately picked up the hamstring injury early in the first quarter. He never returned and gave his fantasy owners a big, fat goose egg. Not that anyone was really banking on much production from any of the Broncos, but this was liek that final kick to the groin to assure you that Denver is a fantasy wasteland. Consider Sutton day-to-day, but at this point, doe it even matter?

Quez Watkins, Philadelphia Eagles – Shoulder

At the end of the third quarter, during a trick play, Watkins got hit and was seen favoring his left shoulder. He came off the field, examined in the blue tent and was deemed questionable to return. He did not and finished the day with five catches on six targets for 37 yards. It’s an unfortunate injury and hopefully not one that will keep him out long. He had seen an uptick in targets since Dallas Goedert was lost to a shoulder injury of his own, so hopefully this isn’t anything major.



NFL Tight End Injury Updates

Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals – Calf

After grabbing just two catches on three targets for 12 yards, Hurst left the game after suffering a calf injury. He never made it back in. No word on the severity, but calf injuries have a terrible tendency to linger if not properly rested. Consider him day-to-day and look for Mitchell Wilcox to step in for Hurst should he not be available for Week 14.

Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders – Concussion

Moreau left the game late in the first half and was immediately being evaluated for a concussion. He did not return to Sunday’s game and finished the day without recording a catch. He will now enter the league’s protocol and the team will turn to third-stringer Jacob Hollister, should Moreau not be cleared before next week.



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