The Week 2 NFL Sunday is out for blood, with teams around the league seeing player after player head to the sidelines and/or locker room with injury. What’s made worse is the fact many of those players are starters at their respective positions, with several quarterbacks going down as well. The first slate of games has been absolutely brutal, and now teams must enter Week 3 with plenty of question marks about not only how to adjust without their stars — e.g., Tua Tagovailoa and Tyrod Taylor — but they’re also holding their breath, waiting to find out if any of the following players will miss time going forward.
Here’s a look at notable players who have been or are currently being evaluated for injury around the NFL:
- Andy Dalton, QB (ankle)
Chubb re-injured his ankle, which had kept him out of their Week 1 game against the Giants.
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB (ribs)
Tagovailoa was carted off the field after taking a hard hit, and Jacoby Brissett came in to replace him. The Dolphins starter reportedly suffered bruised ribs, and although X-rays came back negative, he was in significant pain.
The Steelers lost last season’s sacks leader to a groin injury, and that wasn’t their only issue on defense, as Alualu fractured his ankle.
- Alex Leatherwood, OL (oblique)
Leatherwood exited the game, leaving the Raiders shorthanded on an offensive line that was already thin.
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