NFL Week 6 Injury Update: Several Players Out For Season Following Brutal Sunday

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2014 | 0

NFL Week 6 Injury Update

Yesterday’s (Sun., October 12, 2014) Week 6 NFL action saw several serious injuries to some top players, causing many teams to scramble in hopes of replacing a player who may not be fully replaceable. Let’s take at the key injuries and their Monday diagnoses.

Hampered by an ankle injury and held out of Sunday’s win over Minnesota, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson may be on the sidelines for a significant amount of time. Speaking to the Detroit Free Press today (Mon., October 13, 2014), Lions head coach Jim Caldwell did not rule out sitting Johnson through the team’s Week 9 bye. Ultimately it’s up to the doctors according to Caldwell:

“The fact of the matter is I leave it up to the doctors. Those are the professionals. They know exactly what it takes, what can be done. Them, in conjunction with Calvin and how he feels, they treat not only symptoms and the situation but also the patient as well, in terms of what he feels. So they’ll let us know what’s the best avenue to take.”

It sounds like “Megatron’s” status is still highly up in the air at this point. Another Lion hampered by an ankle injury, Reggie Bush, said he was held out for precautionary measures and could have played in Week 6 if needed. He said he’d play in Week 7 without a doubt.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles may have sustained a partially torn MCL in a late pileup during the Eagles’ 27-0 win over the New York Giants last night. The Eagles have a by in Week 7, and head coach Chip Kelly believes that the injury is relatively minor, meaning that Sproles may only miss one game.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon while going for a catch in the end zone last night. He’ll unfortunately miss the rest of the season.

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack broke his fibula in the team’s big win over Pittsburgh yesterday, ending his season. It’s a rough hit to the top-notch Cleveland offensive line, as Mack signed a new contract in April.

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley injured his knee on a gruesome play in the team’s Week 6 win over the Buffalo Bills, and the fear is that he tore his ACL and could be out for the season.

Finally, New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner tore his Achilles tendon in the Jets’ Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos. He is also out for the season, a devastating blow to a secondary that was already one of the worst in the NFL.

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Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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