WEEK 2 INJURY REPORT by TIM WUTZ
This week was one of the worst weeks for injuries I can remember. Many guys went down, and between the suspensions and the injuries, many of your teams are in need of help. If you are one of them, look to our waiver wire adds to help bolster your lineups. Below is a list of yesterdays carnage.
RGIII - He dislocated his ankle when he came down on it awkwardly as he ran and tried to throw the ball. He will probably have an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury, but from what I have heard, with an injury of this type, there could also be a fracture and/or tendon damage. He could possibly be out for an extended time, and possibly the season.
Jamal Charles - Injured his left ankle. Reports are that it is a sprain and the x-rays were negative. We will have to wait for further reports to see what time he may miss. Hopefully, any Charles owners had handcuffed him with Knile Davis, who had a pretty good day in his place, and should see extensive playing time if Charles misses time.
A. J. Green - He has what has been reported as "turf toe". If that is indeed the case, it could linger on into the season and hamper him.
Knowshon Moreno - He dislocated his elbow, and will miss at least 4, and possibly 8 weeks.
DeSean Jackson - He has an AC joint sprain, and will probably be day to day.
Ryan Mathews - Initial reports are saying he has a sprained ACL. The good news is, they don't believe he tore it. If that turns out to be the case, he may avoid surgery, and be back in about a month or so.
Roy Helu -Left the game for good with a left knee/quad injury. It is unclear at this time how much time he may miss.
Tavon Austin - Injured his knee while being tackled. It appeared to twist under him, and could be serious as he did not return. We will have to await additional testing to determine the extent of the damage.
Eric Decker - He injured the same hamstring that had been bothering him in camp. He will be going for additional testing today, but hamstring injuries to receivers can develop into a season long problem.
Allen Hurns - Injured his ankle, and left the stadium on crutches. Further testing will probably be done this week.
If I hear of any more, I will send an updated report on them, as well as anything we learn as to the above.