Recapping the Injuries week 4 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal Week 4 is in the books and once against it appears that we have dodged any major injuries this week. As usual, I will review some of the injuries that occurred in the weekend and the implications they may have on your fantasy teams. Let’s take a look at some of the injuries that occurred this week.

Carson Palmer – Cardinals: Palmer was one of two quarterbacks that suffered a concussion this week. He left the game in the fourth quarter and never returned. The Cardinals are on a short week, so there is a chance that Palmer could miss the team’s next game. He will likely be placed in the league’s concussion protocol and would need to be cleared before stepping into action. We should know more at some point this week, but for now fantasy owners should have a backup plan. Drew Stanton will likely be the signal caller for the Cardinals if Palmer can’t play.

Cam Newton – Panthers: Newton suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss against the Falcons. He took a helmet-to-helmet hit on a two point conversion. He would have to pass the league’s concussion protocol in order to play in Week 5 against the Bucs. We should have a better idea on his status mid-week.

Trevor Siemian – Broncos: Initial reports are that Siemian has an AC joint sprain that could keep him out for at least one game. He is expected to undergo tests early in the week and once those results come in we should have a much better idea of how long, if at all, Siemian will be sidelined for. Paxton Lynch stepped in for Siemian in Week 4 after he was knocked out of the game and could get the call to start in the team’s next game should Siemian miss any time.

Eric Ebron – Lions: Ebron suffered knee and ankle injuries in Week 4, but was able to go back into the game. He is worth monitoring throughout the week, but at this time it appears as if he will be just fine.

Chris Johnson – Cardinals: Johnson left Sunday’s game against the Rams with a groin injury. He did not return to the game and is considered questionable for this week. He serves primarily as David Johnson’s back up.

Dwayne Washington – Lions: Washington suffered an ankle injury in Week 4 against the Bears. He walked of the field with a significant limp. It is unknown how severe the injury is, but Theo Riddick will be a busy back if Washington is forced to miss any time. This is something worth monitoring throughout the week.

Darrius Heyward-Bey – Steelers: Heyward-Bey left Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs with a shoulder injury and never returned. It is unknown whether he did not return because of the injury or because the game was out of reach for the Chiefs. We should know more about the severity of this injury early this week.

Kevin White – Bears – White suffered an ankle injury on Sunday against the Lions. He limped off the field before heading to the locker room. He did not return into the game. At this time, there are no reports with any indication of how severe the injury is. It is something that we will have to monitor throughout the week. Eddie Royal could see a bump in targets if White misses any time.