NFL Injuries Abound: Charles, Davis May Have High Ankle Sprains; Cards Fear For Palmer’s Shoulder

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 | 0


Yesterday (Sun., September 14, 2014) injuries hit the NFL harder than nearly any other week in history. Several elite players were forced out of their games and will require several weeks to recoup.

Lets’ take a look at some of the most high profile and damaging injuries from Week 2.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was forced out of his team’s 24-27 loss to the Denver Broncos with an ankle injury. Initial reports stated that Charles’ sprain was of the mild variety, but an MRI revealed that he might have the dreaded high ankle sprain.

Chiefs reporter BJ Kissel reported that it might not be all that serious, however:

After getting off to by far the best start of his career, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram unfortunately broke his hand in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Cleveland Browns and will be out for around a month.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was forced out Arizona’s Week 2 win over The New York Giants with a shoulder issue that apparently involves nerves. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expressed concern about the injury to reporter Darren Urban today:

In a rarely- seen bit of positive injury news, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin would have apparently practiced if the team did so today. According to Rick Stroud, Martin could be in play for the team’s Thursday Night game against the Atlanta Falcons:

Finally, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis left his team’s devastating loss to Chicago last night with an ankle injury. CSN’s Matt Maiocco stated that coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Davis was headed for an MRI and it is feared he may also have a high ankle sprain:

All in all, it was a terrible weekend for injuries that has decimated several rosters of top talent. Stay tuned to TSM Plug for more NFL updates as they arise.

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