Blythe Hastings ’23
Below is a recap of the myriad injuries from Week 4 of NFL play.
Giants lose both quarterbacks. Although the Giants beat the Bears, the win did come at a cost as Daniel Jones (ankle) and Tyrod Taylor (concussion) were both knocked out of Sunday’s game with an injury. Right now, it’s unclear if either QB will be available for New York’s Week 5 game in London, but there is some good news. Jones is considered day-to-day, so there’s a chance he could play. Taylor could also be available, if he’s able to clear concussion protocol.
Two Colts stars are also dealing with injuries. Jonathan Taylor injured his ankle during Indy’s 24-17 loss to Tennessee. The injury isn’t major, and it shouldn’t keep him off the field very long, but he could possibly miss Week 5 since the Colts play on Thursday against the Broncos. On the defensive side of the ball, Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard suffered a concussion so his status for Thursday is also up in the air.
Patriots are down to their third string QB. With Mac Jones out on Sunday due to an ankle injury, the Patriots turned to Brian Hoyer. However, Hoyer was knocked out of the game with a concussion during the first quarter against the Packers. The Patriots were then forced to play rookie Bailey Zappe who could see even more playing time this week if Hoyer and Jones aren’t ready to play.
Jamison Crowder is out indefinitely. The Bills receiver broke his ankle during Buffalo’s 23-20 win over the Ravens on Sunday. Crowder will have additional tests done to determine if there is any other damage. The injury will keep Crowder out for an extended period.
Javonte Williams could be out for season. The belief is that the Broncos running back has suffered a serious injury that could keep him out for an extended period of time, if not the rest of the season. Williams is expected to undergo an MRI and the Broncos will know more once that happens. The Broncos are also dealing with an injury to Randy Gregory. Like Williams, the pass-rusher injured his knee and will be undergoing an MRI soon.
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