NFL Injury Roundup: Know Which Players Got Hurt Heading Into Week 7
Another week of football has been played, and more impactful NFL injuries are shifting odds significantly. Several big-name starters are forcing handicappers to scramble for news before betting Week 7 odds. That injury news is already affecting lines at the best sports betting sites. More quarterbacks are in jeopardy of missing at least one week after sustaining injuries in Week 6. Notable players injured on Sunday include Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence, Bears QB Justin Fields, and 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey.
Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant NFL injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing Week 7. 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 6
Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries to monitor before Week 7.
- QB Josh Allen
- RB Damien Harris
Quarterback Josh Allen says he’ll be “alright” after X-rays were taken on his throwing shoulder. The X-rays didn’t show anything concerning, according to Allen.
Running back Damien Harris (neck) was ruled out versus the Giants shortly after being stretchered into an ambulance and driven off the field following a tackle. Harris has movement in his arms and legs and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation, per the team.
- QB Justin Fields
Justin Fields (right hand) was ruled out in the third quarter of Sunday’s game versus the Vikings. Head coach Matt Eberflus told reporters Fields’ X-rays did not show a break, although he will likely miss Week 7. Eberflus said the team would have a firmer idea about Fields’ availability later this week and that an overall timetable for his return to action would also come into focus over the coming days. Rookie Tyson Bagent replaced Fields during the loss to Minnesota, and the Bears also have Nathan Peterman on their practice squad.
- RB David Montgomery
Montgomery injured his ribs versus the Buccaneers. X-rays were negative, per Fox’s Pam Oliver. On Monday afternoon, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell gave an update on the rib injury. Campbell noted that the team expects to be without Montgomery for some time. Campbell said he doesn’t know if Montgomery will end up on injured reserve.
The good news is the Lions appear to have some reinforcements coming. Campbell was optimistic about first-round rookie back Jahmyr Gibbs returning this week after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury.
- WR Alec Pierce
Pierce exited early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with a right shoulder injury. The sophomore was sporting a big wrap on the shoulder on the sideline once he checked out of the game, making his status one to monitor heading into the Colts’ Week 7 matchup with the Browns.
- QB Trevor Lawrence
Lawrence, who suffered a knee injury late in Sunday’s game, said after the game that he feels okay but got an MRI on his knee. Reports on Monday afternoon suggest that while it is being described as a knee sprain that is not considered significant, his status for Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints is uncertain.
Lawrence was injured on a sack late in the fourth quarter, and backup quarterback C.J. Beathard replaced him to kneel out the clock. Unfortunately, the Jaguars have a short week in Week 7, but head coach Doug Pederson described his quarterback as “day-to-day.”
Las Vegas Raiders
- QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Raiders coach Josh McDaniels expressed relief that the back injury that knocked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots wasn’t as bad as expected. Garoppolo’s availability for next weekend is still uncertain.
Los Angeles Rams
- RB Kyren Williams
- RB Ronnie Rivers
The MRI on Rams running back Kyren Williams’ injured ankle delivered positive news Monday. Williams has only an ankle sprain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Adam Schefter added that the injury is expected to keep Williams out Sunday but is not considered long-term.
The MRI results for backup Ronnie Rivers were not as promising. He has a Grade 3 PCL sprain and is out 4-5 weeks, which likely will land him on injured reserve, per Rapoport.
- RT Lane Johnson
NFL insider Ian Rapoport offered some relatively encouraging updates on Monday afternoon. Johnson is believed to have suffered a lateral ankle sprain on Sunday, sources say after the MRI. While his status is in doubt, no one would rule him out (ever). But it’s not believed to be a long-term injury, either way.
San Francisco 49ers
- RB Christian McCaffrey
- WR Deebo Samuel
- LT Trent Williams
Running back Christian McCaffrey (oblique) and wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) were ruled out versus the Browns. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Samuel’s shoulder X-rays were negative. Offensive tackle Trent Williams was wearing a walking on his right foot after Sunday’s loss, NFL Network’s Judy Battista reported.
Kyle Shanahan provided updates on McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, and Trent Williams. McCaffrey was still undergoing MRIs on what Shanahan called an oblique/rib injury, “but hopefully not both. If McCaffrey does miss time, Shanahan gave the nod to Elijah Mitchell over Jordan Mason.
Samuel was injured on the first play of the game, in what Shanahan described as a pinpoint hit that took feeling out of his left arm. His future status is yet to be determined.
Williams sprained his ankle but avoided a high ankle sprain. His future status is yet to be determined.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- QB Baker Mayfield
Per head coach Todd Bowles, quarterback Baker Mayfield has a contusion on his left hand after Sunday’s game versus the Lions. Mayfield’s X-rays were negative, Bowles added.
- QB Ryan Tannehill
At his Monday press conference, Mike Vrabel said that Ryan Tannehill is dealing with an ankle injury similar to the one he had last year that held him out for two games. The Titans have a bye this week, so Tannehill gets an extra week to get healthy for this game.
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NFL WEEK 7 ODDS
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