Recapping the Injuries week 5 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal We were able to get through Week 5 with no major injuries, but we were unable to avoid injuries in general. 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.

Cody Kessler – Browns: Kessler left Sunday’s game against the Patriots with a rib/chest injury after getting hit hard and never returned to the game after the injury. After the game, it was reported that X-Rays came back negative and Kessler would undergo a CT scan and/or MRI on Monday. We will have to wait for those results to come in before knowing whether the injury will cause him to miss any games. The Browns are down to their fourth quarterback of the season, Charlie Whitehurst, who also suffered a knee injury, but was able to play through it. If Kessler is forced to miss any games, Whitehurst would likely be the signal caller for the Browns in their next game.

Steve Smith Sr. – Ravens: Smith suffered an ankle injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s game against the Redskins. There were no updates regarding his injury post game, so we will have to take the wait and see approach for Smith. He was off to a good start prior to the injury, catching all three of his targets for 29 yards. We should know more about the injury early in the week.

Chris Hogan- Patriots: Hogan briefly left Sunday’s game against the Browns with a head injury and was evaluated for a concussion. The good news is that he was able to return to the game. Hogan finished the day with four catches for 114 yards on five targets. Barring any symptoms of a concussion early in the week.

Eddie Lacy – Packers: Lacy left from Sunday night’s game against the Giants with an ankle injury after a low tackle. He did not return to the game and his ankle was seen wrapped on the sidelines. He finished the evening with 81 rushing yards on 11 carries. There should be more clarity on the severity of the injury early this week.

Jeremy Hill – Bengals: Hill aggravated his chest injury in Week 5 against the Cowboys. This is something he was able to play through, so it is best to monitor his status throughout the week and see how he is doing in practices. For now, it does not appear to be an injury that will force him to miss any games.