Injury - Football Wiretap

Bills Place Sammy Watkins On IR With Foot Injury

Sep 30, 2016 5:53 PM

The Buffalo Bills have placed Sammy Watkins on injured reserve, which means he'll miss at least eight weeks.

Watkins has been suffering from an injured foot since Week 2. Watkins is not currently scheduled to undergo surgery.

The Bills have claimed Justin Hunter in a related move.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Fantasy, Injury

Jamaal Charles To Make Debut In Week 4

Sep 30, 2016 4:31 PM

Jamaal Charles, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered less than a year ago, will make his season debut Sunday night, according to a source.

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Charles, 29, rushed for 364 yards and four touchdowns on 71 carries in five games before suffering the injury last season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Bills Have 'Major Concern' About Sammy Watkins' Foot

Sep 30, 2016 4:28 PM

The Buffalo Bills will be without Sammy Watkins this weekend and Rex Ryan says the team has "major concern" about the receiver's foot.

Watkins is dealing with soreness in his left foot following offseason surgery to repair a broken bone.

"I don't mind doing this every week," Ryan said Friday of keeping open the possibility for Watkins to play. "If Sammy can play, then obviously we want him out there. But if this is something that is hurting this young man in any way, shape or form, then absolutely I don't want him out there."

Watkins has not been available in the locker room or spoken to reporters since Sept. 19, when he said his foot injury was "kind of out of the window," adding, "I know what I'm dealing with; the team knows what I'm dealing with. It's up to me to go out there and play."

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Injury

Eric Decker Out For Week 4 With Torn Rotator Cuff

Sep 30, 2016 2:02 PM

Eric Decker won't play in Week 4 for the New York Jets against the Seattle Seahawks.

Decker has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff.

Todd Bowles called it a "week-to-week" injury, indicating that surgery isn't planned at this time.

Decker was injured in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, but he played in every offensive snap last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. He caught only one pass in the game.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Fantasy, Injury

Panthers Will Be Without Jonathan Stewart For Another Week

Sep 30, 2016 7:58 AM

The Carolina Panthers will be without Jonathan Stewart for at least another week because of a hamstring injury.

Ron Rivera said Thursday that it's clear Stewart won't be ready to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4.

That means Cameron Artis-Payne will start with Fozzy Whittaker serving as his No. 2.

Bill Voth/Black And Blue Review

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

J.J. Watt Undergoes Surgery, Unlikely To Return This Season

Sep 30, 2016 7:53 AM

J.J. Watt had back surgery Thursday and is not expected to return this season, according to a source.

The Houston Texans placed Watt on injured reserve on Wednesday, putting him out for a minimum of eight weeks.

Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

Dez Bryant Unlikely To Play Against 49ers

Sep 29, 2016 4:16 PM

Dez Bryant, who avoided having an MRI initially because he was fearful the results would reveal bad news about his right leg injury, is not expected to play Sunday, according to a source.

Jason Garrett confirmed Thursday that Bryant missed an MRI, a treatment session and two team meetings earlier this week.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his tibial plateau in his right leg near the knee, according to a source.

"He's a very, very passionate person. He loves football. He loves this team. He's a driven guy and his response to this was not the right one," Garrett said. "It was an understandable response given his personality and everything he puts into this.

"He's an emotional person and he didn't handle it the right way. What we have to do as a team is we have to handle it the right way. We understand where he was coming from and then we address it, we solve it, we move on. That's how we handle things here. And that's what we've done."

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Injury

Eric Decker Will 'Probably' Have MRI On Shoulder

Sep 29, 2016 7:53 AM

Eric Decker was held out of practice on Wednesday and will "probably" undergo an MRI to determine the extent of a shoulder injury.

Decker has been dealing with the injury and aggravated it against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. He was able to play last week without a lot of practice time.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New York Jets, Injury

Dez Bryant Was No-Show, Led To Delayed MRI

Sep 29, 2016 7:45 AM

The MRI on Dez Bryant's injured right knee was delayed because he was was absent from Monday's treatment for injured players and Tuesday's meetings, according to sources.

Bryant was injured in Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears.

Injured players are required to report for treatment on Monday, even though it is a day off.

The MRI took place Wednesday morning. Bryant was diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his tibial plateau in his right leg near the knee.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Injury

Seahawks Confident Russell Wilson Will Face Jets

Sep 28, 2016 5:25 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are confident that Russell Wilson will be healthy enough to play this weekend.

Wilson was a participant in Wednesday morning's walkthrough.

"He's pretty determined to get this done," Pete Carroll said of Wilson, who is dealing with a knee sprain.

The Seahawks will face the New York Jets in Week 4.

Conor Orr/NFL

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Injury

Dez Bryant Has Hairline Fracture In Knee
Dez Bryant could continue playing despite the injury or miss three weeks.

Ian Rapoport/

J.J. Watt Could Miss Remainder Of 2016 With Back Injury
J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to miss a significant period of time.

Ian Rapoport/

Thomas Rawls Could Miss Month With Hairline Fracture
The Seahawks could be without Thomas Rawls for a month because of a hairline fracture in his fibula.

Nick Shook/NFL

Dez Bryant To Undergo MRI On Right Knee
Dez Bryant had X-Rays on his right knee on Sunday night and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Russell Wilson Suffers Sprained MCL, Status For Week 4 Uncertain
Russell Wilson was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday night.

Max Meyer/NFL

Jacoby Brissett Sprains Right Thumb
Jimmy Garoppolo could potentially be healthy by then if Jacoby Brissett can't play.

Marc Sessler/

Ameer Abdullah Expected To Miss Remainder Of 2016
Ameer Abdullah was Detroit's No. 1 running back, gaining 101 yards on 18 carries this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Julio Jones Will Play In Week 3 Despite Calf Injury
Julio Jones was held out of practice on Thursday and Friday but returned on Saturday.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Clay Matthews Ruled Out For Week 3
Clay Matthews last missed a game due to a hamstring injury late in the 2012 season.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play In Week 3
Rob Gronkowski hurt his hamstring in August and has been a limited participant in practices since the start of the regular season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Corey Coleman Out Several Weeks With Broken Hand
Corey Coleman had 13 catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns through the first two weeks of the season.

RealGM Staff Report

Adrian Peterson To Undergo Meniscus Surgery, Miss 3-4 Months
Adrian Peterson has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a minimum recovery time of three to four months.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Lions Place Ameer Abdullah On IR
Ameer Abdullah will miss at least the next eight games.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Doug Martin Expected To Miss Three Weeks With Hamstring Injury
He was second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards in 2015, and he averaged 4.9 yards per carry.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Pressuring Jimmy Garoppolo To Play Through Injury
Jimmy Garoppolo is still struggling to lift his right arm.

Jeff Howe/Boston Herald

Jay Cutler Has Sprained Thumb, Won't Require Surgery
Jay Cutler suffered a sprained thumb on Monday night against the Eagles, but he won't require surgery, according to John Fox.

Conor Orr/NFL

Jonathan Stewart Will Miss 'Week Or Two' With Hamstring Injury
Jonathan Stewart left Sunday's game against the 49ers with a hamstring strain.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Jay Cutler Hurts Right Thumb, Set To Undergo Tests
Jay Cutler left in the third quarter of Monday night's 29-14 loss to the Eagles with an injury to his right thumb and did not return.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Danny Woodhead Done For Season With Torn ACL
The Chargers have lost Danny Woodhead for the remainder of the season after he tore his ACL on Sunday afternoon.

Conor Orr/NFL

Adrian Peterson Tears Meniscus In Right Knee
Mike Zimmer said a timetable for Adrian Peterson's return is uncertain at this point.