A silver lining in not having a preseason is that we didn’t see key players go down with injuries in exhibition games.
Unfortunately, we witnessed more than a handful of key players suffer season-altering injuries during the regular season on Sunday. Week 2 felt like a bloodbath, although that feeling might be based on some of the high-profile players who went down.
The Bears made out pretty healthy. But other teams weren’t as fortunate:
A look at players that have left today’s game due to an injury and are out for the day. 16 and counting…. pic.twitter.com/eHQnoolYI8
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 20, 2020
Getting all the push notifications regarding injury updates around the league was a sobering reminder that injuries are unavoidable. And things haven’t improved much since the calendar flipped to Monday.
Colts receiver Parris Campbell (PCL) has an injury that will put him on the shelf “indefinitely.” Campbell’s Colts teammate, safety Malik Hooker (Achilles), will miss the rest of the year. Panthers all-world running back Christian McCaffrey (high-ankle sprain) is out 4-6 weeks. This puts his status for Week 6 against the Bears squarely in doubt. Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ACL) will undergo surgery to repair the injury he suffered during Sunday’s loss in Chicago. Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton (torn ACL) is a season-ender. Sutton’s quarterback, Drew Lock, is expected to miss up to 6 weeks with a shoulder injury. Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (chest) is considered week-to-week.
And look at all these Niners injuries:
From @gmfb: The #49ers had all the injuries yesterday, from QB Jimmy Garoppolo (high-ankle sprain) to DE Nick Bosa (ACL, pending MRI) to DL Solomon Thomas (ACL, pending MRI) to RB Raheem Mostert (mild MCL). pic.twitter.com/LeGNqgKvtb
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020
Sunday was an exhausting one on the injury front. The Bears dodged serious issues with David Montgomery’s neck injury being a minor one that didn’t force him to miss much time. Then again, maybe that’s just easy for me to say because it’s not my neck.
In the end, Sunday was a rough one on the injury front. Here’s hoping there aren’t many more of those in our future.