NFL Week Three Injury Report

By Marc Jenkins
Brian Orakpo Heads the List of Players on This Week's Injury Report
Rafael Suanes-US Presswire

Unfortunately injuries are apart of the game of football just as touchdowns, first downs, helmets and shoulder pads are; teams play hard and players get hurt, that’s just how it is and how it always will be. During the play in week two of the season there were a couple of notable injuries that happened, here they are.

The Washington Redskins not only lost a close 31-28 game to the St. Louis Rams but they also lost two of their top defensive players in the process with both OLB Brian Orakpo (torn pectoral muscle) and DE Adam Carriker (torn quad tendon in right knee) out for the season.

The Rams may be without RB Steven Jackson who left that game after the first quarter due a groin injury, he is questionable for Sunday’s match up versus the Chicago Bears.

The Bears can find some relief that RB Matt Forte did suffer an ankle sprain but it isn’t a high ankle sprain as reported by many news outlets following their 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers last Thursday. Forte is questionable for this week’s contest versus the Rams.

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without the services of their starting center Jason Kelce due to a torn MCL and a partially torn ACL in his right knee.

The New England Patriots not only lost to the Arizona Cardinals 20-18 but also lost TE Aaron Hernandez with an undisclosed ankle injury. As everyone knows, Bill Belichick is very secretive when it comes to his players’ injuries but Hernandez will miss a few weeks.

The Dallas Cowboys will have to deal without starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh for a couple of weeks as a result of a strained right calf.

The New York Giants will most likely have to head to Bank of America Stadium to face the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night without starting halfback Ahmad Bradshaw in the lineup due to a neck injury. He is listed as doubtful.


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