Another week, another Eagles loss and something tells me to start getting used to this. Luckily, I have already begun to find other ways to cheer myself up on a Sunday by putting my energy into buffalo wings and my fantasy team. Naturally, the football gods said, “well hold up there, did you draft Christian McCaffrey first overall? Well, he (and 90% of the other best players in the league) are INJURED!” I almost forgot how soul-crushing the NFL season is! Let us look around the league for all the big-name injuries because misery LOVES company. Join me!
Although I will miss CMC’s consistent 25 points, he should return in a 4-6 weeks, but these guys…these guys will be back in 2021! More players have since been added to this list, including Solomon Thomas.
Updated: Season ending injuries…— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 21, 2020
– Saquon Barkley
– Von Miller
– Nick Bosa
– Derwin James
– Courtland Sutton
– Anthony Barr
– Bruce Irvin
– Malik Hooker
– Tavon Young
– CJ Uzomah
– Marlon Mack
– Gerald McCoy
– Andre Dillard
– Zach Banner
– Grant Delpit
… Only Week 2
You can see the San Francisco 49ers were hit the hardest losing Jimmy G, Raheem Mostert, Solomon Thomas, Tevin Coleman and Nick Bosa (done for the year). This large number of injuries has warranted an investigation into the field conditions in NJ, though I’d like to note Eagles fans are used to injuries en masse and no one ever investigates that…
The NFL's field operation department reportedly will look into the turf situation at MetLife Stadium due to 49ers' injuries and complaints https://t.co/odL7c570i6 pic.twitter.com/1dk6b7Q1T6— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) September 21, 2020
A field labeled sticky is….less than optimal to put it nicely…gross.
Blame the NFL, not turf for #49ers injury woes— Jake Hutchinson (@hutchdiesel) September 22, 2020
NFL/NFLPA Joint Committee of docs had training camp ramp-up recs before 14 days of contact
21 days strength/conditioning
10 days non-contact ramp up
6/7 days strength/conditioning
5 days non-contact ramp up https://t.co/rwwpnY3tBb
Saquon Barkley tore his ACL this weekend, setting us all up for the greatest rehab/comeback story since Adrian Peterson. I expect to see Saquon in record time, faster than ever.
In December 2011, @AdrianPeterson tore his ACL.— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 21, 2020
He was ready for the start of the Vikings’ 2012 season nine months later, won MVP and came eight yards from the single-season rushing record.
All Day believes in @saquon ✊ pic.twitter.com/VBVut7VSgH
The Indianapolis Colts and Frank Reich are feeling those injury bugs big time, starting last week with the loss of RB Marlon Mack to a torn Achilles, and swiftly adding a few more important players this week:
Per Coach Reich, S Malik Hooker will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, while WR Parris Campbell (knee) will "miss some time."— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 21, 2020
Parris Campbell had a ton of potential on my fantasy bench! He should be back, but not soon enough! Onto to the next!
The Broncos/Steelers game was closer than anyone expected it to be given that the Broncos lost their starting QB Drew Lock and best WR Courtland Sutton early in the game (in addition to AJ Buoye and Philip Lindsay for the short term and Von Miller for the season). I had more fun watching Jeff Driskel wing the ball around to any player willing to catch it-regardless of jersey color- than watching the Eagles! Broncos’ TE Noah Fant is balling out, look for that to continue regardless of these big losses:
Nice throw under duress by Jeff Driskel, better catch for Noah Fant. pic.twitter.com/pGraji5mQO— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 20, 2020
A lighter moment occurred this weekend when Darius Leonard accidentally threw his wedding ring to a fan in the stands! I would love to be a fly on the wall when he got home last night…get this man his ring!
🤦🏽♂️😂😂 https://t.co/W2QkcBmK6O— Darius Leonard (@dsleon45) September 21, 2020
And lastly, when I think of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, iRobot certainly does not come to mind…
The Raiders really spent $2 billion on a giant roomba pic.twitter.com/dEHiwc7HH1— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) September 21, 2020
Turns out I have a mini Allegiant Stadium docked in my kitchen right now!
Grab your backup running backs on the waiver wire, move your guys to IR, and pray the new week brings healthier players as week 2 is in the books and week 3 begins tomorrow!