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NFL Week 5 Injury Recap & Analysis: Russell Wilson's shoulder injury, Tyreek Hill's status for Week 6 and more

Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson‘s shoulder injury: Wilson has a partially torn lat muscle in his throwing shoulder. He will likely have to manage it for the rest of the season unless he rests for a couple of weeks.

Damien Harris to miss Week 6? The Patriots running back suffered a hamstring strain in the second quarter and could miss at least one game due to the high recurrence rate of the injury. 

Rashaad Penny could be out for the year: The Seahawks back suffered a fractured fibula in the third quarter of Week 5. He will undergo further testing Monday to decide if surgery is needed. Regardless, he could miss the rest of the season.

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IND @ DEN | NYG @ GB | PIT @ BUF | LAC @ CLE | HOU @ JAX |
CHI @ MIN | DET @ NE | SEA @ NO | MIA @ NYJ | ATL @ TB |
TEN @ WAS | SF @ CAR | PHI @ ARI | DAL @ LARCIN @ BAL

Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos

Russell Wilson‘s struggles continued on Thursday night. After his underwhelming performance, it was reported that the Broncos QB had a partially torn lat by his throwing shoulder. He received a Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection to help with discomfort and inflammation. This is typically a baseball injury; he will likely have to manage it for the rest of the season unless he rests for a couple of weeks.

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New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers

Packers WR Christian Watson left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring strain. Return-to-play for a Grade 1 strain is one to three weeks, with a recurrence rate of 20-25%.

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Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills

Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth suffered a concussion in the third quarter and will enter the five-step protocol. To complicate matters, he dealt with two concussions last year and one in college.

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Los Angeles Chargers @ Cleveland Browns

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Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars

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Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings

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Detroit Lions @ New England Patriots

Patriots RB Damien Harris suffered a hamstring strain in the second quarter. Return-to-play for a Grade 1 strain is one to three weeks, while Grade 2 is four to eight weeks. There is a 20-25% recurrence rate, and because of that, I expect Harris to miss at least one game.

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Seattle Seahawks @ New Orleans Saints

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny suffered a fractured fibula in the third quarter. He will undergo further testing Monday to decide if surgery is needed. Regardless, he could miss the rest of the season.

Saints star rookie WR Chris Olave suffered a concussion during an incredible touchdown catch. As a result, he will enter the five-step protocol. His availability for Week 6 will hinge on his progression through the protocol.

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Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets

Dolphins QB Teddy Bridgewater was being looked at for a head injury but was actually ruled out for an elbow injury. However, he will likely be able to play next week.

WR Tyreek Hill came into the game already banged up with a quad injury and was spotted in a walking boot after the game. This could be a mid-foot sprain, but I believe it isn’t major. He needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

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Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tennessee Titans @ Washington Commanders

 


San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers

Panthers QB Baker Mayfield was examined for an ankle injury during the game. He finished the contest but was spotted in a walking boot afterward, likely used as a precaution and to help reduce swelling. He will need to be monitored this week.

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Philadelphia EaglesArizona Cardinals

The Cardinals lost three running backs during the game: James Connor (ribs), Darrel Williams (knee) and Jonathan Ward (hamstring). Connor has a shot at playing next week as long as he didn’t fracture multiple ribs or tear rib cartilage.

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Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams

Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz appeared to reinjure his PCL in the second quarter. I expect him to miss several weeks.

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Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens

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