Recap of NFL injuries in Week 2

Barkley, Bosa, et al. out for the season


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Saquon Barkley with the New York Giants carries the ball in a game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on December 9, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.

Last week in the NFL, we saw many of the game’s superstars get hurt, so let’s dive into these injuries.

Arguably the worst injury came from New York Giants’ RB Saquon Barkley. He was diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Barkley went down in a heap in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bears, and an ACL tear was unfortunately the expectation. The former No. 2 overall pick struggled in Week 1, but he seemed poised for a big season once he got going in the offense. Barkley ran for 1003 years and six touchdowns last season despite missing three games due to injury. Barkley will be entering 2021 at age 24, looking for the monster season many have long predicted.

San Francisco 49ers’ DE Nick Bosa suffered a torn ACL against the Jets on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season. A torn ACL was the immediate fear when Bosa went down early in the game. Bosa, 22, was the No. 2 overall pick last year and earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after a terrific rookie season, helping the 49ers reach the Superbowl as part of a powerful d-line. He will enter 2021 looking for some redemption after coming into this season as a potential Defensive Player of the Year candidate.

Carolina Panthers stud RB Christian McCaffery will miss 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. McCaffery exited the game with an ankle injury and was expected to miss some time, but this is closer to the far-end of how long he was expected to be away from the field. The 2019 all-pro has 223 yards from scrimmage and four TDs through two games this season. The offense now takes a hit for at least the next month, and the Panthers will likely be operating with Mike Davis as their lead back until McCaffery is ready to return.

Other notable injuries include:

  • Drew Lock, QB, Denver Broncos
    • Injury: Sprained AC Joint (out 4-6 weeks ).
  • Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
    • Injury: Torn ACL (out for the season).
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers
    • Injury: High ankle sprain (out 2-4 weeks )
  • Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
    • Injury: Hamstring (out 1-3 weeks )
  • Tavon Young, CB, Baltimore Ravens
    • Injury: Knee (out for the season )
  • Malik Hooker, S, Indianapolis Colts
    • Injury: Achilles tendon (out for the season )