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NFL Week 3 Injury Recap & Analysis: Mac Jones, David Montgomery and more

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs the ball in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Mac Jones injured on last play: The second-year quarterback suffered what has been reported as a high-ankle sprain.

Jarvis Landry foot injury not serious: Initial concern was a high-ankle sprain instead is dealing with a minor foot injury.

Keep an eye on Dalvin Cook‘s shoulder injury: The Minnesota Vikings running back has missed time in the past with shoulder injuries.

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An NFL player's injury status can have a significant effect on both real life and fantasy football. Maybe most importantly at this time of year — at least for some — is that injuries heavily influence fantasy football rankings and start/sit decisions.

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ CLEVELAND BROWNS

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BUFFALO BILLS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS

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CINCINNATI BENGALS @ NEW YORK JETS

Bengals running back Joe Mixon was dealing with a sore ankle during the Bengals' matchup with the Jets. I do not believe it is serious, and he should be ready to go in Week 4.


LAS VEGAS RAIDERS @ TENNESSEE TITANS

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas suffered a toe injury, according to head coach Dennis Allen. I did not see any replay of the specific injury, so the severity is unclear. He will undergo further evaluation Monday. Wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith suffered a concussion late in the fourth quarter. He will have to clear the five-step concussion protocol to play in Week 4. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry appeared to of suffered a high-ankle sprain in the fourth quarter. Luckily he avoided the dreaded injury and is dealing with a minor foot injury.


BALTIMORE RAVENS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones injured his ankle on the last play of the game. I believe he suffered a high-ankle sprain, as has been reported. That injury has an average return-to-play timeline of four to six weeks.


DETROIT LIONS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown appeared to have injured his ankle in the second quarter. He did return to the game later, and therefore I believe he likely suffered a minor ankle sprain. Running back D’Andre Swift injured his shoulder during the game. I believe he won’t need surgery but may miss some time.

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook suffered a shoulder subluxation in the third quarter. He has a history of shoulder injuries, including surgery on his labrum. He has a chance at returning for Week 4, but in the past, he has missed a game or two.


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ WASHINGTON COMMANDERS

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

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HOUSTON TEXANS @ CHICAGO BEARS

Bears running back David Montgomery injured his ankle/knee in the first quarter. The mechanism of injury is consistent with a high-ankle sprain and/or an MCL sprain. If a high-ankle sprain is confirmed, the average return-to-play is four to six weeks. An MCL sprain return-to-play timeline would depend on the grade: Grade 1 is one to two weeks, Grade 2 is three to six weeks and Grade 3 is two-plus months.


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Chargers wide receiver Jalen Guyton injured his knee late in the game. Early reports are that the team fears it is a significant injury. He will undergo further evaluation Monday.


LOS ANGELES RAMS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. I did not see the replay and am unaware of the severity. He will undergo further testing Monday.


GREEN BAY PACKERS @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

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ATLANTA FALCONS @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seahawks running back Travis Homer was ruled out of the game in the first quarter with a rib injury. If he fractured his ribs, he has a better chance at playing next week than if he tore rib cartilage — which has a typical return-to-play timeline of two to four weeks.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS @ DENVER BRONCOS

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