Week two in the NFL saw some big names land on the injury list. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos are just two of the high-profile players who were injured in week two. Below is a list of the key injuries to hit some of the NFL teams during action in week two.
Adrian Peterson and DeMarcus Ware Lead List of NFL Injuries in Week Two
Minnesota Vikings – running back Adrian Peterson
Peterson left Sunday Night’s game against the Green Bay Packers with an injury to his right knee, and needed to be helped to the locker room. An MRI on Monday revealed that the All-Pro running back tore his meniscus in his right knee, but head coach Mike Zimmerman hasn’t ruled Peterson out for week three. In 2011, Peterson tore his ACL and MCL ligaments in his left knee.
Denver Broncos – defensive end DeMarcus Ware
DeMarcus Ware suffered a fracture in his forearm during the Denver Broncos 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The nine-time Pro-Bowler fractured his ulna, which is one of two bones that’s in the forearm, and could miss three to four weeks, according to Pro Football Talk. Ware will undergo further testing on Monday to see if surgery will be necessary. As long as the bones haven’t shifted in his forearm, Ware could play through the injury with a protective cast on.
Cleveland Browns – quarterback Josh McCown
Quarterback Josh McCown of the Cleveland Browns suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 25-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, the Browns are preparing themselves to be without the veteran signal caller for at least several weeks.
McCown is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. This will be the second quarterback in as many weeks to be injured for the Browns. Third-round pick Cody Kessler will make his first NFL start next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins if McCown is unable to play.
New England Patriots – quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots injured his throwing shoulder in the second quarter of the Patriots 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Garoppolo has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint and as of now, is expected to miss Thursday Night’s game against the Houston Texans. The Patriots are likely to go with Jacoby Brissett if Garoppolo is unable to go, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
San Diego Chargers – running back Danny Woodhead
The San Diego Chargers multi-purpose running back, Danny Woodhead, will miss the rest of the 2016 season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Woodhead suffered the injury during the Chargers 38-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Woodhead was carted off the field in the first quarter after being tackled by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith on a four-yard reception.
Indianapolis Colts – wide receiver Donte Moncrief
Wide receiver Donte Moncrief of the Indianapolis Colts was forced from Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos with what the team said was a head and neck injury. Moncrief is scheduled for an MRI on Monday for his shoulder, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Miami Dolphins – RB Arian Foster
Dolphins running back Arian Foster will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injured groin that he suffered during the Dolphins 31-24 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Given Foster’s history of groin injuries with the Houston Texans, don’t be surprised if the Dolphins hold Foster out of next Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns.