Recapping the Injuries week 7 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal
Some big time players went down with injuries this week and even though some are fine, others could miss some time and maybe even the remainder of the season. As both a fantasy owner and a fan of the sport, it really sucks to see this happen. Below I will go over some of the injuries that occurred in Week 6 and what it could potentially mean for fantasy owners.

Aaron Rodgers – Packers: Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone that requires surgery and his season could potentially be over. No timetable has been set at this time, but it is highly unlikely he will return this season if he undergoes the surgery. Brett Hundley will start in Rodgers’ absence, while Joe Callahan will serve as a back.

Jameis Winston – Buccaneers: Winston was knocked out of Sunday’s game after suffering a shoulder injury that was later reported to be a sprained AC joint. The injury is to his throwing arm, but initial reports suggest that he will be able to play through it and the Bucs have him listed as day-to-day. For not it does not appear as if this injury will keep Winston out for any games, but if that happens to change, Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start under center for the Bucs.

Trevor Siemian – Broncos: Siemian briefly left Sunday night’s game after suffering a shoulder injury, but was able to return in the second half and play through the injury. Initial reports suggest that this is a minor injury and that he will be able to play in Week 7. It is a situation worth keeping an eye on, but barring any setbacks, he will be available for the Broncos next game.

Emmanuel Sanders – Broncos: Sanders was carted off the field after sustaining an ankle injury and has already been ruled out for Week 7. He is considered to have a sprained ankle, which is good news considering how bad it looked when it happened. Fantasy owners will need to make necessary adjustments and changes as they will be without him this week, but hopefully he can return in the following game. Bennie Fowler should see an increased role in Sander’s absence.

Demaryius Thomas – Broncos: Thomas was in and out of Sunday’s game and was limping pretty bad, but was able to play through his leg injury. X-rays came back negative, which is good news for Thomas and the Broncos. Assuming he is able to get some practices in this week and not suffer any setbacks, Thomas should be ready for Week 7. It is certainly a situation worth keeping a close eye on.

Tyreek Hill – Chiefs: Hill was evaluated for a concussion after Sunday’s game against the Steelers, but the results were positive as it was determined that he did not suffer a concussion. That being the case, there is no reason to think that he will not be active in Week 7 against the Raiders.

Golden Tate – Lions: Tate left Sunday’s game after suffering a shoulder injury and was unable to return. His MRI results have yet to come in, but he is expected to miss a few weeks due to the injury. Once the results are in, we will have a better idea on the severity of the injury. For now, fantasy owners should have in mind that they will need a replacement for multiple weeks.

Leonard Fournette – Jaguars: Fournette left Sunday’s game with a foot injury and although he was cleared to go back in, the Jags decided to keep him out for the remainder of the game. Fournette said that he is fine and this injury does not appear to be a serious one, but it is certainly a situation worth monitoring closely. For now, there is no need to panic regarding his availability for the Jags next game.

Charcandrick West – Chiefs: West suffered a concussion in Week 6. The Chiefs signed C.J. Spiller which may be a good indication that West will not be able to playing in Thursday night’s game against the Raiders.