When it comes to injuries in the NFL, everyone makes judgment. Fantasy players scour the waiver wire, people who bet in Vegas call their bookie, and sometimes it changes our thoughts on how we think our teams will do. Either way, this is a violent sport. Injuries are bound to happen, so let’s take a look at the big ones in this weekends action.
Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), RB Seattle Seahawks: He was a game time decision against the Chicago Bears due to an ongoing calf injury. He did wind up playing, but did not start. Lynch would only carried the ball five times before leaving the game with a newly acquired hamstring injury. Neither injury seems really severe according to multiple sources, but the new injury doesn’t help matters. He will get an extra day of rest as the Seahawks will host the Detroit Lions next Monday night.
Xavier Rhodes (concussion), CB Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes left Sunday’s contest against the San Diego Chargers with a concussion. His return for next week remains questionable as he’ll now have to enter the NFL concussion protocol before being cleared to play. Concussions and their long term effects on players have been highly scrutinized, so now teams must have an independent doctor not employed by the team to clear the player before they can play.
Darrelle Revis (Hamstring), CB New York Jets: While he did a nice job against Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, the Jets still lost and Revis will spend time on the injury report. The Jets will play the Dolphins next week, and Revis said after the game he was fine. His status remains as probable, but fans should not be too worried on this one.
Vernon Davis (Knee), TE San Francisco 49ers: Vernon Davis left Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with a knee injury. It doesn’t seem serious as there was a chance for him to return to the 47-7 rout. Davis is listed as probable for next week against the Packers.