Fantasy Football: Week 10 Injury Recap
As The Fantasy Footballers’ lead injury analyst and sports physical therapist, I’ll be recapping the previous week’s injuries and giving a projected timeline for recovery all season long. Let’s look at the biggest injuries from Week 9 and take a look at what fantasy managers can expect heading into Week 11 and beyond.
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Right MCL Sprain: Out 1-2 Weeks
Jones left Green Bay’s victory over the Seahawks with a right knee injury and didn’t return. His injury is a sprained MCL, the ligament that sits on the inside of the knee and helps provide stability. The injury is expected to keep him out a couple of weeks, suggesting this is a Grade I injury. It is worth noting that the Packers are on bye in Week 13, so it’s certainly possible they keep him out through Week 12 as well. Jones won’t miss much time, but it’s A.J. Dillon‘s backfield in Week 11 for sure.
Players impacted: A.J. Dillon, Aaron Rodgers
Right High Ankle Sprain: Out at least Week 11
C-Pat injured his right ankle on Sunday, suffering a mild high ankle sprain. He totaled just five touches in Week 10’s blowout loss to the Cowboys. When the Falcons take on the Patriots on Thursday night, they’ll be without their dynamic playmaker. While Patterson hasn’t officially been given a projected timeline from the team, I suspect he could also miss Week 12 due to his high ankle sprain.
Players impacted: Mike Davis, Wayne Gallman
Strained Oblique: Week to week
Goff strained his oblique in Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, throwing for just 114 yards. An oblique strain is particularly difficult for any rotational athlete or throwing athlete because this muscle group helps to provide power in the throwing motion. Goff will likely miss practice time this week. If he’s active for Week 11, he could be playing through pain.
Players impacted: T.J. Hockenson, Kalif Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown
Concussion: Week to week
Goedert is now in the NFL’s concussion protocol after leaving Week 10 early against the Broncos. He’ll attempt to progress daily through the protocol, but as of now, it’s too early to know whether or not he’ll be available when the Eagles take on the Saints in Week 11.
Players impacted: Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, Jack Stoll
Right Hip Flexor Strain: Likely out Week 11
RSJ has been operating as the Football Team’s starter with Logan Thomas still rehabbing a Week 4 hamstring strain. He went down on Sunday with a right hip injury, which appeared consistent with a hip flexor strain. It’s very likely that the WFT is going to be without Seals-Jones next week, and there’s no guarantee Thomas is back either, leaving the team void of playmakers at the TE position. John Bates played in relief for RSJ on Sunday.
Players impacted: Taylor Heinicke, John Bates, Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel
Pec Strain: Out or Limited in Week 11
McCoy left Week 10’s blowout loss to the Panthers with what was described as a chest injury, and on Monday, it was confirmed that McCoy strained his pec. It may not matter much for the Cardinals, as Kyler Murray is reportedly getting close to a return to the lineup. Murray hasn’t played since Week 8 due to a high ankle sprain. Worth noting, however, the Cardinals are on bye in Week 12, so if there’s any doubt in Murray’s ankle, the team will give him the extra week off to get him right for the playoff push.
Players impacted: Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, A.J. Green Rondale Moore
Knee Contusion: Day to day
Mayfield picked up a mild knee contusion on Sunday against the Patriots. He likely would have returned had the game not been a complete blowout at the time of the injury. Imaging on Monday revealed no structural damage, so Baker should be good to go for Week 11.
Players impacted: Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones