NFL Week 2 injuries: Keenan Allen ruled out for Chargers vs. Chiefs; D’Andre Swift dealing with ankle injury – CBS Sports

NFL Week 2 injuries: Keenan Allen ruled out for Chargers vs. Chiefs;  D'Andre Swift dealing with ankle injury - CBS Sports

The 2022 NFL season is officially underway, and the next few months are about to feel like a fever dream. It seems like Week 1 of the regular season just ended, but Week 2 officially starts tomorrow! We’ve unfortunately seen several injuries around the league in the first week of the season – including some big names going down. Pittsburgh Steelers star passer TJ Watt suffered a hamstring injury that will cost him some time, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury that required surgery.

Below, we’ll break down the weekly injury reports, and the final injury report for Thursday night’s matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-4)

Justin Herbert and Co. will have to face the Chiefs without starting wideout Keenan Allen, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Parham will also miss this game. One of his best career games actually came against Kansas City, as he caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in KC last year. Jackson is questionable to play in what could be his first action of the season, as he has been sidelined by an ankle procedure. Jackson was projected to be a limited participant in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, though head coach Brandon Staley sounded like things were moving in the right direction.

Butker will miss Week 2 after slipping on a kickoff in the season opener and injuring his ankle. former New York Jets kicker Matt Amendola is expected to replace him, via ESPN. Second-year offensive guard Trey Smith is an important aspect of this offensive line, and he is officially questionable to play. He was limited on Monday and Tuesday due to an ankle injury, but was a full participant on Wednesday, which is a positive development.

Tom Brady was given a rest day by the Pirates and did not participate in practice. Meanwhile, receivers Russell Gage (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) all did not practice due to injury reasons. Corner Zyon McCollum (hamstring) and tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) also did not practice. Meanwhile, quarterback Mike Evans (calf), running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), quarterback Breshad Perriman (knee), and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs (abdomen) were all limited.

Cornerback Paulson Adebo (ankle) was the only Saints player missing practice, but they had a boatload of people listed as limited. Jameis Winston headlines that group as the team notes that he is dealing with a back injury. Running back Mark Ingram (ankle), defensive end Cameron Jordan (hip), running back Alvin Kamara (ribs), safety Marcus Maye (ankle), quarterback Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder), cornerback Alontae Taylor (hip), guard Calvin Throckmorton (illness), running back Dwayne Washington (hamstring), and tackle Landon Young (hip) were all limited as well.

Only two players sat out of practice Wednesday for Carolina, as defensive end Marquis Haynes is nursing a hip injury, while star running back Christian McCaffrey sat out only for rest. Linebacker Frankie Luvu (shoulder) and linebacker Brandon Smith (thigh) were limited, as was star right tackle Taylor Moton, who is dealing with a knee injury. He was seen working on individual drills while wearing a brace on his right knee.

In New York, the Giants were without defensive backs Nick McCloud (hamstring) and Aaron Robinson (appendicitis) on Wednesday along with wideout Wan’Dale Robinson (knee). Center Jon Feliciano (lower leg), defensive end Azzez Ojulari (calf), defensive back Jason Pinnock (shoulder), and linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) were all limited.

Terron Armstead (toe) was held out of Dolphins practice on Wednesday, but also mentioned he was given a veteran’s rest day, so this situation doesn’t seem so ominous. Linebacker Melvin Ingram also got a veteran rest day. Elsewhere, Salvon Ahmed (heel), tight end Cethan Carter (concussion), offensive lineman Austin Jackson (ankle), and wideout Cedrick Wilson Jr. (toe) were all DNPs due to injury reasons. Tight end Tanner Conner (knee) and safety Eric Rowe (chest) were limited.

Fullback Patrick Ricard (calf) was the only Raven missing practice due to injury. Defensive end Calais Campbell and pass rusher Justin Houston were given rest days. Meanwhile, running back JK Dobbins (knee) was a full participant, as were defensive tackle Travis Jones (knee), cornerback Marcus Peters (knee), wide receiver James Proche II (groin), tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and defensive back Brandon Stephens (four ) were all limited.

The Jets were missing three players when they hit the practice field to start the week: offensive tackle George Fant (knee), defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers (toe) and safety Jordan Whitehead (ankle). Receiver Braxton Berrios (heel), pitcher Braden Mann (back), and quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) were all limited. As for Wilson, head coach Robert Saleh announced Wednesday that the team will stick with veteran Joe Flacco as its starting QB in Week 2.

Meanwhile, the Browns gave wide receiver Amari Cooper a veteran rest day, but held out fellow quarterback Michael Woods II due to illness. Offensive lineman Jack Conklin (knee) was limited.

Washington listed guard Wes Schweitzer as the only player who did not participate Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Fellow guard Trai Turner (quad), linebacker Jamin Davis (not injury related), safety Kamren Curl (thumb), and defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (groin) were all limited.

The Detroit Lions had a number of key players missing from practice on Wednesday, including star running back D’Andre Swift, who is dealing with an ankle injury. Along with Swift, center Frank Ragnow (groin, foot), defensive lineman Michael Brockers (knee), guard Tommy Kraemer (back), and offensive tackle Taylor Decker (calf) were all held out. Guard Jonah Jackson (finger) and safety Ifeatu Melifonwu (hamstring) were both limited.

Colts have some key wide receivers tapped as they prepare to face Jacksonville. On Wednesday, the team listed rookie Alec Pierce as a non-participant due to a concussion while Michael Pittman Jr. was limited with a hip injury. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (hip) was also held out of practice and cornerback Kenny Moore II (hip) was limited.

The Jaguars had no injuries to report.

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was a full participant in practice Wednesday after suffering a back injury in the opener against Miami. That would mean he is in line to play in Week 2 in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (toe) did not practice. Safety Joshuah Bledsoe (groin) and Adrian Phillips (ribs) were limited as was running back Pierre Strong Jr. (shoulder) and cornerback Shaun Wade (ankle).

As the Steelers hit the practice field, they were, of course, without pass rusher TJ Watt (pectoral). He was already ruled out for this match against New England, but the injury may not hinder him throughout the season. Running back Najee Harris (foot) was limited, as were cornerback Levi Wallace (ankle) and offensive lineman Mason Cole (ankle). Linebacker Rob Spillane (eye) was listed as a full participant.

Seattle guard Gabe Jackson was given a veteran’s rest day on Wednesday. Meanwhile, safety Jamal Adams was listed as a non-participant after suffering a knee injury Monday that Pete Carroll called “serious” and reportedly could be season-ending. Cornerback Artie Burns (groin), defensive end Shelby Harris (back) and safety Quandre Diggs (knee) were also held out. Rookie running back Ken Walker (hernia) practiced fully.

George Kittle is still not practicing with the 49ers as he battles a groin injury. Offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill (hamstring) did not practice, nor did fellow lineman Trent Williams, but he was given a veteran’s rest day. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (elbow) was limited.

Running back Damien Williams (ribs) was unable to practice Wednesday, but the team saw rookie wideout Drake London (knee) practice in full.

Los Angeles was out center Brian Allen (knee), wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee), offensive lineman Joe Noteboom (knee) and long snapper Matthew Orzech (calf) on Wednesday. Meanwhile, linebacker Leonard Floyd was limited with a knee injury.

The Cardinals gave offensive linemen Kelvin Beachum and Rodney Hudson veteran rest days. However, the team also endured tight end Zach Ertz (calf), safety Jalen Thompson (toe), defensive lineman JJ Watt (calf) and wide receivers Andy Isabella (back) and Rondale Moore (hamstring) due to various injuries. Cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr. (toe) and offensive lineman Justin Pugh (neck) were limited.

In Las Vegas, the Raiders were without running back Brandon Bolden (hamstring), center Andre James (concussion), safety Trevon Moehrig (hip), and linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle).

Wideout Trent Taylor (hamstring) and defensive tackle Josh Tupou (shin) were the two players missing from Bengals practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, quarterback Tee Higgins (concussion) and tight end Devin Asiasi (quad) were both listed as limited.

For the Cowboys, quarterback Dak Prescott (thumb) was naturally listed as a non-participant in practice as he recovers from surgery, will miss Sunday’s Week 1 game. Joining him as a DNP were guard Connor McGovern (ankle), safety Jayron Kearse (knee), and defensive end Tarell Basham (thigh). Veteran receiver Michael Gallup (knee) was limited.

Defensive lineman Maliek Collins (knee) was the only player missing practice due to injury. Defensive lineman Rasheem Green (thigh), tight end Brevin Jordan (ankle), and defensive back Isaac Yiadom (abdomen) were limited.

The big news out of Denver is that star safety Justin Simmons was placed on injured reserve with a thigh injury and will miss at least the next four games. Simmons suffered the injury in the second half of the Broncos’ season-opening loss to the Seahawks. At practice, passer Randy Gregory (shoulder, knee), wide receiver KJ Hamler (knee, hip), linebacker Josey Jewell (calf), offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz (hamstring), and defensive lineman DeShawn Williams (back) were all absent. Corner K’Waun Williams (wrist) was limited.

The Bruins are relatively healthy to start the week of practice, listing only wideout Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) and offensive lineman Riley Reiff (shoulder) on the initial injury report. They were both limited.

In Green Bay, guard Jon Runyan was the only player not participating on Wednesday. The team saw tackles David Bakhtiari (knee) and Elgton Jenkins (knee) practice on a limited basis, along with wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle).

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