The second week of the 2020 regular season is underway and with this second NFL Sunday there are plenty of injuries occurring in the league. A number of the game's biggest stars on both sides of the ball have already left for the dressing room due to injury and some are at risk of missing far more than this game.
In this space, we’ll give you a brief overview of each major injury that has already occurred at the start of the games, and provide you with updates as new information becomes available.
The 49ers continued to be haunted by injuries to start the season. They have seen a number of stars blow themselves up during their clash with the Jets, including passer Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas. They were both transported off the field within moments of each other. Bosa caught his left knee as he was carried off the pitch, as did Thomas. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan noted that Bosa probably tore his ACL. As for Thomas, ESPN reports that further testing on Monday is needed, but there are concerns that this is serious. Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) did not play in the second half and Nick Mullens was under center. This will likely remain the case as Garoppolo suffers from a high ankle sprain, according to Shanahan. Running back Raheem Mostert (knee) also left the match.
Arguably the biggest name to be injured so far is Giants running back Saquon Barkley. New York notes that Barkley has a knee injury and has had x-rays. ESPN reports that the club are concerned they have torn up their ACL. Barkley wasn’t the only giant to go down in this game as wide receiver Sterling Shepard was also ruled out with a toe injury.
First-round rookie Justin Herbert started the game under center for the Chargers as veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor is questionable to face the Chiefs due to a pre-game chest injury.
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been deemed doubtful to return in Carolina’s loss to the Bucs with a hamstring injury.
Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell was sent off the field in the first quarter of Indy’s game against the Vikings. Indy also lost safety Malik Hooker due to an Achilles injury; he won’t come back.
In Green Bay, star receiver Davante Adams has a hamstring injury that has called him questionable to come back.
Rams rookie running back Cam Akers (ribs) is out for the remainder of the game against the Eagles.
Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is out for the remainder of the Denver-Steelers game after sustaining a right shoulder injury that forced him into the locker room. He kept it up with 7:42 left in the first quarter. Denver also lost No. 1 wide receiver Courtland Sutton (knee and leg cramps) for the remainder of the game.
Expensive Dolphins corner Byron Jones injured his groin in Miami’s game with the Bills and has been sent off.
After initially being listed as doubtful to return, the Vikings demoted linebacker Anthony Barr with a shoulder injury. Running back Mike Boone (concussion) is absent.
The New York Jets ruled out wide receiver Breshad Perriman for the remainder of the afternoon with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, fellow receiver
More information on these injuries as the news unfolds.