NFL Injuries Week 15
The NFL injury list is loaded with some big names after some very tough and physical games in Week 14. The injuries ranged from little tweaks to big injuries that ended the season for many of the big named players around the league.
Starting Buffalo where the Bills got some disturbing information after the disappointing loss to the Rams. The Bad news for Buffalo is that ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a torn medial collateral ligament that is likely to end his season. This is bad news for the Bills, but they had no shot at the playoffs.
Other teams with playoff aspirations also go some serious injury news. New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) had X-rays after the Week 14 game against the New Orleans Saints. He said Sunday, Dec. 9, that he came down funny on his knee, but the X-rays showed he was fine. The X-rays sound like more of a measure to be safe than one that sprung from worry. Nicks produced against the Saints and if healthy, should be fine against the Falcons.
Not all teams got good news.
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 14.
Griffin’s leg bent awkwardly when it was slammed into by Raven’s Haloti Ngata as Griffin was going to the ground. He tried to play through the injury, but appeared to be in pain and couldn’t really put weight on the leg.
According to the Washington Post, “Team spokesman Tony Wyllie said Sunday evening that Griffin underwent an MRI exam and “everything is clear.” Griffin did not tear his anterior cruciate or medial collateral ligaments, Wyllie said, calling the injury a knee sprain and adding that Shanahan will provide further details Monday. It remained unclear whether Griffin will be able to play next weekend.”
The Redskins will take it easy with their star player, but it is an injury to watch before betting this weekend in the NFL.