The worst part about the NFL season, especially early on, are the injuries. There were a handful of key players who suffered injuries this past weekend. Those early injuries can really cost a team, but can also open up opportunities (fantasy football included) for other guys on the roster. Here are the most notable injuries from week 1 around the NFL.
New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell suffered a hamstring injury against the Bills and did not return. Linebacker Blake Cashman also exited early with a groin injury.
Buffalo Bills linebackers Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder) and Del’Shawn Phillips (quad) exited early against the Jets. Linebacker Matt Milano did not return after injuring his hamstring.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch suffered a fractured collarbone against the Rams. Vander Esch will be placed on injured reserve, but is expected to return to the field later in the season. Cowboys offensive lineman Cam Erving and tight end Blake Jarwin each suffered knee injuries and did not return. Jarwin’s injury was season ending as he tore his ACL.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry was ruled out against Washington after suffering a hamstring injury. Defensive end Brandon Graham was evaluated for a head injury.
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark (groin) and guards Lucas Patrick (shoulder) and Lane Taylor (knee) exited early against the Vikings.
Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman (hamstring) was ruled out against the Bears. Cornerback Desmond Trufant exited early with a hamstring injury.
Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) exited early against the Browns with an ankle injury.
Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jedrick Wills did not return after suffering a leg injury against the Ravens, but is expected to be OK going forward. Linebacker Jacob Phillips was ruled out after suffering a knee injury. Tight end David Njoku exited early with a knee injury which has knocked him out for the season.
Cincinnati Bengals guard Xavier Su’a-Filo exited early against the Chargers with a left ankle injury.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles. Mack was ruled out versus the Jaguars after suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter. Mack will miss the rest of the season.
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback C.J. Henderson was evaluated for a concussion. Safety Josh Jones exited early against the Colts with a contusion.
Las Vegas Raiders tackle Trent Brown suffered a calf injury in the first quarter against the Panthers and did not return. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski exited early with a pectoral injury.
Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill (ankle) was ruled out against the Bengals after having his left leg put into an air cast in the first quarter. Running back Justin Jackson did not return after suffering a quad injury.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker suffered a hamstring injury against the Patriots and did not return.
Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (ankle) exited early against the Raiders with an ankle injury.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James was ruled out against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury. George Kittle suffered a knee sprain and his status going forward is in major question.