It was a very quiet this past Sunday in the NFL injury landscape. There was Jacoby Brissett, or Spicy Brisket, who did injure his knee, and a few other spots, but this week has mostly been a recovery week for stars like Patrick Mahomes, James Conner, T.Y. Hilton, and others. It’s important to keep up with all of the latest injury news and reports, especially as he slowly crawl to Week 14 and the start of the fantasy playoffs.
Let’s talk about who landed on the injury report this week.
Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis (Knee)
After a nasty collision with an offensive lineman, Brissett went down immediately against the Steelers last Sunday. It is a bit unknown to when Brissett will back, and while he did practice on a limited basis yesterday, it is sort of expected that he’ll be out multiple weeks. We’ll know more later this week, but for now, I wouldn’t expect him to go this week at the minimum.
Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota (Hamstring)
It was a risk that Thielen would re-aggravate his strained hamstring, and it paid off horribly for Thielen and the Vikings, as the receiver re-aggravated it last week, and will be expected to return in 3-4 weeks. Thielen will come back when he’s fully healthy, but that might be for a little bit.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Philladelphia (Core Muscle)
The Eagles on Wednesday placed Jackson on the injured reserve, effectively ending his season. The earliest he could come back would be in the wild card game, but it’s more likely that we see a return in 2020.
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City (Knee)
Suprisingly, Mahomes was listed as questionable for Week 9 most of last week, but he wasn’t really ever expected to play. However, there is a chance Mahomes will be able to play in Week 10, barring any setbacks. We’ll have to keep our eye on his status later in the week.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati (Ankle)
There have been several reports that Green is eyeing a Week 10 return. He has been practicing in limited fashion, so we may see his return and start of his 2019 season. He’s considered day-to-day according to Zac Taylor, so it’s something to keep our eye on.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis (Calf)
After hurting his calf mid-way through last week, he wasn’t able to go for Week 9, and will likely miss the next two weeks, if not more.
Cooks saw a concussion specialist this past week to get an idea of where he stood with his recovery, and he was reportedly encouraged by the news. I would assume Cooks will continue to miss a few weeks, but his long-term future looks good as of now.
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