NFL Week 7 is rapidly coming to an end, but fantasy football owners don't escape the week without a few key injuries. The full NFL Injury Report will be out on Tuesday as we know there will be MRI results coming, concussion victims to re-evaluate and we learn about all the usual bumps and bruises that crop up once the players have had time to get some rest and all their painkillers have worn off. But it's always nice to be proactive and do some early prep work for the NFL Week 8 waiver wire, so let's get a jump on things and see who might need to be replaced next week.





NFL Quarterback Injury Updates


Ryan Tannehill, QB Tennessee Titans

Tannehill was in the pocket and completed his throw but one of his linemen got tangled up with one of the Colts' pass-rushers and the two rolled up on Tannehill's ankle. He was removed from the game, but the Titans don't seem overly concerned with the long-term prognosis. "It doesn't feel great, but that kind of comes with the territory," Tannehill told Mike Organ of the Nashville Tennessean after Sunday's contest. "I'm going to do everything I can this week to get back out there." It does not sound like this will keep Tannehill out for NFL Week 8.


NFL Running Back Injury Updates


Breece Hall, RB New York Jets – knee

While the extent of the injury is not yet known, Hall left the game after what looked like him suffering a hyperextended knee. He remained on the ground for a little bit, made it to his feet, but had to be helped off the field. He was having a great game, carrying the ball just four times for 72 yards and a touchdown, so obviously there is tremendous disappointment all around. Michael Carter will handle the primary workload in Hall's absence. Expect additional updates after the Jets get their star rookie running back to the hospital for tests, but there is concern that he may have torn his ACL which would put him out for the reminder of the season.

Mike Boone, RB Denver Broncos – ankle

Boone carried the ball four times for 23 yards before leaving the game with an ankle injury. He was deemed questionable to return but the team opted just to keep him out for the duration of the game. Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray will at least get a larger slice of the pie with regard to touches out of the Broncos backfield.

Chuba Hubbard, RB Carolina Panthers – ankle

With Christian McCaffrey now in San Francisco, Hubbard received the start today against the Buccaneers, though he did share the workload with D'Onta Foreman. He carried the ball nine times for 63 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown and caught two of three targets for another 10 yards before leaving the game in the fourth quarter. The injury did not appear to be too severe, so expect the team to provide an injury update after tests are run on Monday. Should Hubbard miss any time, Foreman would get a slight boost in value.



NFL Wide Receiver Injury Updates


DK Metcalf, WR Seattle Seahawks – knee

While trying to make a catch near the pylon at the goal line, Metcalf got twisted up when his foot planted and his leg rotated, thus jerking the knee. There is some concern that it could be a torn ACL, coming from the same doctor who opined about Breece Hall's knee, so stay tuned for updates. An MRI is scheduled for Monday. If Metcalf misses the remainder of the season, Marquise Goodwin will be a coveted waiver wire target this week. 

Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR Detroit Lions – concussion

St. Brown made a catch near the sideline on the Lions' second possession of the game and took a hard hit. The referee who was standing near him said he watched St. Brown stumble as he was walking away so he immediately signaled for the Lions wide receiver to head to the blue medical tent for an evaluation. He was soon diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the remainder of the game. He will not enter the league's concussion protocol so stay tuned for updates.

Mike Williams, WR Los Angeles Chargers – ankle

Williams was having a strong afternoon but was forced from the game in the fourth quarter after suffering an ankle injury. The Chargers wideout was on the ground for a few moments and had to be helped off the field. He was not putting any weight on the ankle leaving us to assume that this is some sort of a high-ankle sprain which could keep him out for a few weeks. He will have tests run and likely receive an MRI on Monday. Updates to follow.

Allen Lazard, WR Green Bay Packers – shoulder

The Packers top wideout made a 17-yard catch in the third quarter and promptly left the field to be examined by the team's medical staff. He seemed to be fine and returned to the game, but he was not targeted again and was seen standing on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter while the Packers were driving downfield and looking to take back the lead. It doesn't appear to be too serious, but Lazard will be sent for tests and re-evaluated on Monday.

Russell Gage, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers – hamstring

The original report said that Gage injured his ankle but the team's post-game report announced that the Bucs receiver suffered a hamstring injury. The severity is not yet known and Gage will be re-evaluated back at the team's facilities on Monday.

Nico Collins, WR Houston Texans – groin

Not a great day for Collins who had three catches for 33 yards but was forced to leave Sunday's game early. The Texans had hoped he might be able to return to the game but it was announced that he would not in the third quarter. Consider him day-to-day, but if this is severe, he could miss at least a week.



NFL Tight End Injury Updates


David Njoku, TE Cleveland Browns – ankle

The Browns lead tight end and No. 2 target in the offense was forced into an early exit Sunday after suffering an ankle injury. It did not appear to be too severe, but Njoku never made it back onto the field. He was spotted leaving the stadium on crytches and in a walking boot but will be re-evaluated Monday. If he needs any time off, Harrison Bryant and Pharoah Brown will see an uptick in snaps.

Daniel Bellinger, TE New York Giants – eye

This one was actually a little gross, at least when Bellinger removed his helmet and we could see the blood trickly down his cheek. Bellinger had made a catch, was running with the ball and while being tackled, was poked into the eye by one of the Jaguars' defensive linemen. Bellinger was on the ground for a little while but was eventually taken off the field on a cart. He will go through a series of examinations Sunday night with some follow-up treatment on Monday, but there is a strong possibility that Bellinger misses the Giants' Week 8 game.

Cole Turner, TE Washington Commanders – concussion

Turner was attempting to make a catch and smacked his head against the ground while laying out for the grab. He was clearly shaken up and looked like he had the jelly-legs, so he was promptly escorted to the blue tent where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He will go through the league's protocol this week, so we likely won't know more until closer to next week's game.



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