NFL Injury Roundup: Joe Burrow, Other Key Players To Monitor In Week 3

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Written By Jeffrey Schreiber on September 19, 2023
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Another week of football has been played, and more impactful NFL injuries have occurred. Several big-name starters on both sides of the line of scrimmage were forced out of action heading into handicapping Week 3 odds. That is already affecting lines at the best sports betting sites. No player is doing that more than Joe Burrow (calf) this week, as his status for Monday Night Football is unknown.

Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant NFL injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing Week 3. Scroll to the bottom to compare spreads, moneylines, and totals across NFL betting apps.

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Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries to monitor before Week 3.

Baltimore Ravens

  • LT Ronnie Stanley (knee)
  • C Tyler Linderbaum (ankle)
  • CB Marlon Humphrey (foot)
  • FS Marcus Williams (pectoral)
  • WR Odell Beckham (ankle)

Not one of Stanley, Linderbaum, Humphrey, and Williams practiced or played in Week 2. That’s not a good sign for their Week 3 status. Beckham suffered an injury in Week 2, but the team is optimistic he’ll be available for Week 3.

Cleveland Browns

  • RT Jack Conklin (knee, IR)
  • RB Nick Chubb (knee)

Nick Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury on Monday night ending his 2023 season. Backup RB Jerome Ford is now next in line to handle the bulk of the backfield touches moving forward.

Reminder: Conklin suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1.

Chicago Bears

  • S Eddie Jackson (foot)
  • WR Darnell Mooney (knee)

Jackson and Mooney both exited Week 2 action early with injuries.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • QB Joe Burrow (calf)
  • S Nick Scott (concussion)

NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport said Burrow is going to give it “a couple sleeps” and see how the calf is feeling. BetMGM team lead on the sports trading desk Seamus Magee told that the current line of Bengals favored by less than three is straddling between Burrow starting and rookie Jake Browning starting on Monday night. He predicted the Rams would close a favorite if Burrow is out.

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Dallas Cowboys

  • WR Brandin Cooks (knee)
  • LG Tyler Smith (hamstring)
  • S Donovan Wilson (calf)
  • RG Zack Martin (groin)

Cooks missed Week 2. Smith and Wilson missed Weeks 1-2. Martin was limited on Thursday and Friday practice in Week 2 but then played through his questionable tag before exiting Week 2 early with an injury.

Detroit Lions

  • LT Taylor Decker (ankle)
  • RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee)
  • EDGE James Houston (ankle)
  • CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee)
  • RB David Montgomery (thigh)
  • CB CJ Gardner-Johnson

Decker and Moseley missed Week 2 after not practicing at all last week. Vaitai, Houston, and Montgomery all exited Week 2 early with injuries that could cost them a few games. The most unfortunate news is that Lions defensive back CJ Gardner-Johnson is expected to miss an extended period with a torn pec.

Green Bay Packers

  • RB Aaron Jones (hamstring)
  • WR Christian Watson (hamstring)
  • OT David Bakhtiari (knee)
  • LG Elgton Jenkins (knee)
  • EDGE Lukas Van Ness (elbow)

Jones, Watson, and Bakhtiari all missed Week 2 after getting in no practice sessions during the week. Jenkins and Van Ness both exited Week 2 early with injuries. Expect Jenkins to miss some time, but we are still awaiting a status update about Van Ness.

Houston Texans

  • LT Laremy Tunsil (knee)
  • FS Jalen Pitre (chest)
  • SS Jimmie Ward (hip)

Tunsil sat out Week 2 with a questionable designation after missing practice on Wednesday, stepping up to a limited session on Thursday, and then dropping back down to out on Friday. Neither Pitre nor Ward practiced nor played in Week 2.

Indianapolis Colts

  • QB Anthony Richardson (concussion)
  • C Ryan Kelly (concussion)

Both Kelly and Richardson exited Week 2 with head injuries. Their Week 3 status is up in the air, but the downgrade from Richardson to No. 2 QB Gardner Minshew should be minimal.

Los Vegas Raiders

  • EDGE Chandler Jones (personal)
  • WR Jakobi Meyers (concussion)
  • WR Davante Adams (concussion)

Jones hasn’t been with the team since the regular season started. Meyers exited Week 1 with a concussion and didn’t play in Week 2. Adams left Week 2 with a concussion.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • RB Austin Ekeler (ankle/personal)
  • LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring)

Ekeler and Kendricks sat out every practice and the game in Week 2. Neither one seemed close to playing in Week 2, and their Week 3 status remains uncertain.

Miami Dolphins

  • LT Terron Armstead (back, ankle, knee)
  • EDGE Jaelan Phillips (back)
  • WR Jaylen Waddle (concussion)

Armstead has missed back-to-back games, but at least he was questionable in Week 2. He’s trending in the right direction. Phillips was fine last week and then had a back issue pop up on Friday, so he sat in Week 2 with a questionable tag. His status for Week 3 is uncertain. Waddle exited Week 2 with a head injury and is in the concussion protocol.

New York Giants

  • LT Andrew Thomas (hamstring)
  • RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)

Thomas missed Week 2 with a questionable designation, but we should expect him to play this week after practicing on Thursday and Friday. Saquon Barkley suffered an injury in Week 2. The Giants’ top offensive weapon is expected to miss three games according to multiple reports.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • S Reed Blankenship (ribs)
  • CB James Bradberry (concussion)
  • CB Avonte Maddox (pectoral)

Blankenship and Bradberry neither practiced nor played last week. Maddox suffered a torn pec and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • DT Cameron Heyward (groin, IR)
  • WR Diontae Johnson (hamstring)

Heyward suffered an injury in Week 1 that landed him on the IR, while Johnson is out for Week 2 after not practicing at all. His status for Week 3 remains in question.