Recapping the Injuries week 3 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal After two weeks with a lot of big injuries, we finally have a good week in the NFL with not that many injuries. Most players suffered leg injuries, with one potential concussion. The good news is that it does not appear at this time that anyone’s season is in jeopardy. Let’s take a look at some of the injuries that occurred this week.

Jeremy Langford – Bears: Langford exited Sunday night’s game with an ankle injury. He was unable to return to the game. He will likely undergo further tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Jordan Howard stepped in for Langford and could see an increased role if Langford misses any time with the injury.

Shane Vereen – Giants: Vereen suffered a triceps injury in Sunday's win over the Redskins and will require season ending surgery. With Rashad Jennings dealing with a thump injury and Vereen out for the season, the Giants could lean on Orleans Darkwa in Week 4 if Jennings can't play. He is someone worth adding to your fantasy rosters. Paul Perkins can also be a speculative add as he could see some work at as well.

Russell Wilson – Seahawks: Wilson suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win against the 49ers. Initial reports suggest a sprained MCL and that he will play next week. However, it is best to wait for the MRI results to see where we are at. Once those results are in, we will have a better idea on whether or not he will be able to play. I am expecting him to be limited all week in practice and give it a go on Sunday, assuming the injury is just a sprain.

Jordan Cameron – Dolphins: Cameron left Sunday’s game against the Browns with a possible concussion. No official news regarding the injury was reported, but he never returned to the game. There is a chance that he is placed in the concussion protocol this week. This is something to keep an eye on.

Cam Newton – Panthers: Newton tweaked his ankle and was able to play through the injury. At this point he is not expected to miss any time, but it is definitely something worth monitoring.

Dez Bryant – Cowboys: Bryant was tackled and his leg bent awkwardly. X-Rays came back negative, but he will undergo an MRI Monday. The good news is that he was able to play after the injury. We will know more once the results come in. For now we can consider him day-to-day.

Eli Rogers – Steelers: Rogers suffered a toe injury against the Eagles that forced him to leave the game. No word on the severity is known at this time, but we should know more early this week. He caught two of his five targets for 32 yards on Sunday. Sammie Coates and Markus Wheaton could see an uptick in their roles if Rogers misses any time.

Jared Cook – Packers: Cook was carted to the locker room during Sunday’s game against the Lions and was spotted in a walking boot after the game. He left the game in the second quarter and never returned. Initial reports are that this is an ankle injury, but the severity is not known. If Cook misses any time, Richard Rodgers could see an increased role.