NFL Injuries: 3 More QBs Among Hurt Players Heading Into Week 5

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Written By Jeffrey Schreiber | Last Updated
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Another week of football has been played, and more impactful NFL injuries have occurred. Several big-name starters, including three more quarterbacks, are forcing handicappers to scavenge for news before betting Week 5 Odds. That injury news is already affecting lines at the best sports betting sites, including Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett, Rams QB Matthew Stafford, and Chargers star Justin Herbert.

Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant NFL injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing Week 4. Scroll below to compare spreads, moneylines, and totals across NFL betting apps, and use our Prop Finder Tool to find the best prices on player props.

Notable NFL INJURIES from WEEK 4

Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries to monitor before Week 5.

Buffalo Bills

  • CB Tre’Davious White

The Bills’ Pro Bowl cornerback suffered what appeared to be a non-contact leg injury in the third quarter against the Dolphins, requiring a cart to exit to the locker room. White missed 17 combined games from 2021-2022 due to an ACL tear. The Bills announced White suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • WR Tee Higgins

Higgins managed just two catches for 19 yards against the Titans before exiting the eventual loss with a rib injury. According to NFL Media, Higgins suffered a rib fracture that could keep him off the field for an extended period of time.

Cleveland Browns 

  • DE Myles Garrett

defensive end Myles Garrett was wearing a walking boot after the game versus the Ravens. Per Garrett, he suffered a foot injury, but he’ll be ready to play after the Browns’ upcoming bye week.

Denver Broncos

  • RB Javonte Williams

Four games into his season following a serious 2022 knee injury, Williams was held to zero yards on two carries against the Bears before leaving with a hip injury. He was quickly ruled out and replaced by Jaleel McLaughlin and Samaje Perine. According to ESPN, Williams injured his hip flexor and is not expected to miss much, if any time.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • QB Justin Herbert

The Chargers’ QB suffered a fractured left middle finger during Sunday’s win over the Raiders. It is his non-throwing hand. According to reports, he’s not expected to miss any time after the Chargers return from their Week 5 bye.

Los Angeles Rams

  • QB Matthew Stafford

Quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a hip injury against the Colts but has “no doubt” he will play next week.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • WR Davante Adams

Although Adams returned to the game after a shoulder injury, his comments suggest he could be dealing with a long-term issue. Adams said he “definitely does not feel good right now” and indicated he had to “nut it up” to re-enter Sunday’s game.

Miami Dolphins

  • LT Terron Armstead

The Dolphins’ star left tackle suffered a knee injury in Miami’s Week 4 loss to the Bills. He was ruled out at halftime, with Kendall Lamm taking over at left tackle. In his 11-year NFL career, Armstead has yet to play an entire season.

New England Patriots

  • CB Christian Gonzalez
  • OLB Matthew Judon

The Patriots will likely be without one of their best defensive players for an extended period. Edge rusher Matthew Judon suffered a lower bicep tendon tear and will be sidelined indefinitely. Judon has posted 32 sacks since joining New England in 2021, fourth most in the NFL, behind only Myles Garrett, Nick Bosa, and T.J. Watt.

First-round rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez left New England’s Week 4 game with a shoulder injury and did not return. Per The Athletic, Gonzalez dislocated his shoulder and is expected to miss time. ESPN reported he is out indefinitely. The Patriots already have two corners, Jack Jones and Marcus Jones, on injured reserve. Jonathan Jones (ankle) was also inactive in Week 4.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • QB Kenny Pickett
  • TE Pat Freiermuth

The Steelers’ struggling quarterback suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of week 4. He was helped off by trainers and immediately replaced by backup Mitchell Trubisky. He had just thrown his fourth interception in as many games before exiting. Pittsburgh ruled him out shortly afterward. Pickett is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and could sideline him this week, per NFL Media. The team isn’t ruling him out for this week but could hold him out until after their Week 6 bye.

Pickett wasn’t the only Steelers offensive contributor to go down on Sunday. Freiermuth injured his hamstring in Week 4 and did not return. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Freiermuth could miss two to three weeks with a hamstring issue. The Steelers have a Week 6 bye, so the third-year TE might only be sidelined for one game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • WR Mike Evans

The Bucs’ top WR secured three passes for 40 yards before suffering a hamstring injury against the Saints. Evans was ruled out soon afterward. After the game, Bucs coach Todd Bowles said, “He’s just tweaked it right now. We’ll see how serious it is or isn’t once they run some more tests on it.”

More NFL Injury News and Player Updates


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