NFL Week 5 Injury Update: Calvin Johnson Re-Injures Ankle

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 | 0


With a full slate of games and only two teams on a bye, today’s NFL Week 5 action not surprisingly saw several high profile players injured.

At the top of the list is Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been hobbled for a few weeks with an ankle injury He played mainly as a decoy in the Lions’ Week 1 win over the New York Jets, but reportedly felt much better, practicing this week before getting confirmed to play.

However, Johnson re-aggravated the injury in the Lions’ Week 5 game against buffalo, leaving the game on his own accord after catching only one pass for seven yards. It’s obviously a huge blow to the Lions’ playoff hopes if their star wideout is unable to heal up soon.

Lions running back Reggie Bush also left the contest with an ankle injury, joining fellow Lions rusher Joique Bell, ho was forced out last week with a concussion.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham left his team’s 37-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a shoulder injury and did not return. The team would not elaborate on the seriousness of his injury.

One of the NFL’s leading rushers was also forced out of action today, as New York Giants starting running back Rashad Jennings left his team’s win over the Atlanta Falcons with a sprained left knee. Jennings is reportedly headed for an MRI on the knee on Monday, and could be out for a significant amount of time. Andre Williams will take his place as the Giants’ starter.

St. Louis Rams starting running back Zac Stacy left his team’s 38-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a calf injury. It’s unknown how serious the ailment is right now.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker was forced out with a re-aggravation of his wrist injury. X-rays were negative but Locker is headed for an MRI on Monday.

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was declared out of the team’s Week 5 showdown with the San Diego Chargers. Decker has been hobbled by the hamstring issue for several weeks now, and it appears the team finally gave him some time off to rest and heal.

San Diego running back Donald Brown the game against the Jets in the first half after a huge hit by the New York defensive front.

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball left his team’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with a groin injury.

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