NFL Injury Roundup: Know Which Players Got Hurt Heading Into Week 6
Another week of football has been played, and more impactful NFL injuries have occurred. Several big-name starters are forcing handicappers to scramble for news before betting Week 6 odds. That injury news is already affecting lines at the best sports betting sites. Injured stars include Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Dolphins rookie of the year candidate RB Devon Achane, and Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant NFL injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing Week 6. Scroll to compare spreads, moneylines, and totals across NFL betting apps, and use our Prop Finder Tool to find the best prices on player props.
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Notable NFL INJURIES from WEEK 5
Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries to monitor before Week 6.
- RB James Conner
Cardinals running back James Conner injured his knee in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, playing only 12 snaps. He is expected to miss multiple weeks and a candidate for Injured Reserve. The Cardinals added running back Tony Jones Jr. off waivers from the Saints.
- LB Matt Milano
Linebacker Matt Milano is out for the season after breaking his leg and suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported. Milano was injured in the first quarter and carted to the locker room.
- RB Khalil Herbert
- RB Roschon Johnson
It might be D’Onta Foreman time in the Chicago backfield, as Herbert is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and rookie Roschon Johnson is in concussion protocol. Having played on Thursday last week, Johnson has extra time to clear the protocol. If he doesn’t, that potentially leaves Foreman in a big role for Week 6.
- QB Deshaun Watson
Watson is still dealing with an issue in his right throwing shoulder. He is considered day-to-day with a bruised rotator cuff. NFL Network is reporting his status for Sunday against the 49ers is still to be determined. The 49ers have already gone from -3 out to -5 on the spread.
- CB Emmanuel Moseley
- RB Jahmyr Gibbs
- WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
Unfortunately, just two snaps into his return, Moseley went down with a non-contact injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the bad news on Monday morning. Moseley has suffered a torn ACL, ending his 2023 season. The Lions signed Moseley to a one-year deal worth up to $6 million in the offseason.
Detroit rookie RB Jahmyr Gibbs did not play on Sunday. He was inactive after suffering a hamstring injury in Friday’s practice session. Campbell offered up a more optimistic update on Gibbs’ outlook. “Gibbs, we’ll see. It didn’t feel awful, but it was just enough to where we felt we needed to sit him today. So, we’ll see,” Campbell said.
St. Brown missed the game in Week 5 after suffering an injury during his Week 4 matchup. Although he was able to finish the game in Week 4, the injury continued to irritate him after the game and throughout last week. St. Brown seemed close to playing in Week 5, making his status for Week 6 probable.
- WR Tank Dell
Rookie wide receiver Tank Dell was evaluated for a concussion and did not return in the game versus the Falcons.
- QB Anthony Richardson
Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson left Sunday’s game against the Titans with a right shoulder injury. This marked the third time the first-round draft pick has been forced to the sidelines in five weeks. Richardson suffered an AC joint injury, the Colts announced Monday. NFL Media reported more details, saying it was a Grade 3 sprain and that he could miss at least a month and possibly longer. While head coach Shane Steichen did not say how much time Richardson would miss, IR remains a possibility.
Kansas City Chiefs
- TE Travis Kelce
Tight end Travis Kelce suffered a low-ankle sprain based on the initial diagnosis after Sunday’s win over the Vikings, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Kelce returned to the game in the second half and even caught a touchdown in the win over the Minnesota Vikings. It appeared Kelce was fine and would be ready for the Chiefs Week 6 contest against the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football, but that’s up in the air now. The Chiefs will return to practice on Tuesday, so we’ll know more about Kelce’s progression on the injury report released after practice.
- WR Justin Jefferson
Wide receiver Justin Jefferson suffered a hamstring injury versus the Chiefs in Week 5. As of Monday, It’s “still very early” to determine the severity, per head coach Kevin O’Connell. However, according to NFL Media, breaking news struck Tuesday morning that Minnesota plans to place the star WR on injured reserve.
The exact timeline is TBD based on how long it takes Jefferson to heal and how he responds to treatment. But he is out for at least four games. This is a crushing blow to the Vikings. Jefferson slipped on the U.S. Bank Stadium turf while running a route against the Chiefs late in the game. He was ruled questionable to return and remained on the sidelines after limping off for medical attention. Ultimately, he didn’t take another snap before the game ended, leaving rookie Jordan Addison to serve as Kirk Cousins’ top pass target for the near future.
- RB De’Von Achane
Coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Dolphins running back De’Von Achane is being evaluated for a knee injury. ESPN reporter Adam Schefter reported breaking news on Tuesday morning that the Dolphins rookie RB is expected to miss multiple weeks with his knee injury and is a candidate for injured reserve, per sources. Achane suffered the injury during Sunday’s victory against the New York Giants, although McDaniel declined to specify precisely when it occurred.
Achane ran for 151 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries against the Giants, his third straight game with at least 100 rushing yards and a TD.
New Orleans Saints
- WR Chris Olave
Wide receiver Chris Olave was dealing with a toe issue pregame before Sunday’s game versus the Patriots, per head coach Dennis Allen. Olave made it through the entire game without any issues, Allen added.
New York Giants
- QB Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones left Sunday’s game against the Dolphins with a neck injury and was ruled out shortly after. The Giants were down 31-13 when Jones exited after a sack by Andrew Van Ginkel took him off the field. On Monday, Giants head coach Brian Daboll told reporters he was “optimistic” that Jones could be available for “Sunday Night Football.”
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New York Jets
- OT Alijah Vera-Tucker
The Jets were dealt another crushing blow on Monday when an MRI exam revealed top offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker suffered a torn Achilles in the win over the Broncos on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season.
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NFL WEEK 6 ODDS
Before diving into the NFL injuries, look at the updated NFL Week 6 odds below. The point spreads, moneylines, and totals shown here are from the sportsbook in your state and are available to bet on now.