MRI Mondays: Week 3
With Week 3 of the NFL in the books as we look forward to what Week 4 can offer us, there were a slew of injuries to notable players. This information might be vital to current fantasy football owners or just the occasional fan. Information regarding players who might be returning to action in Week 4 will also be provided.
The first NFL stud in the making to fall victim to the injury bug is the Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller. He was only able to muster up 16 yards on the ground and 42 yards receiving with a touchdown before heading to the locker room with a left shoulder injury he sustained against the Cleveland Browns. Although, he is expected to return to action by Week 5 do not be surprised if Spiller is able to give the Bills some reps in Sunday’s game.
Another player who fell to injury during Week 3 is the Detroit Lions Signal Caller in Matthew Stafford, but this should come to no surprise to anyone considering that he has been struggling with being healthy throughout his NFL career. Stafford was forced to leave the Detroit Lion’s game against the Tennessee Titans with was thought to be a hamstring injury, but apparently he dealing with a hip issue. He has not been cleared to practice yet, but there is a good chance that he could suit up and start for the Lions in time for their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Joe Philbin & the Miami Dolphin faithful hearts almost dropped when they saw their star running back Reggie Bush head to the locker room after taking a helmet to the knee in their game against the New York Jets. Reggie Bush is a vital asset to the Miami Dolphins offense because he has already accumulated 302 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns while averaging 6 yards per carry. Bush was on the verge of showing his doubters that he can run in between the tackles, but even though his knee injury appeared to serious his MRI showed no structural damage just bruising and swelling. Therefore, Reggie Bush could still miss about a week or two worth of action before he is able to return to field.
If you thought Joe Philbin was tough spot, you should think again because I believe Rex Ryan’s seat is more strenuous especially following the loss of the New York Jets best player in Darrelle Revis. The New York Jets were not as lucky as the Miami Dolphins, who have only lost their star for a couple of weeks. Darrelle Revis’ MRI revealed that he tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Dolphins, thus putting an abrupt end to his season. This is a significant blow to a shaky New York Jets defense whose secondary was really the major bright spot. Revis was already been dealing with injuries before the Dolphins game, but this past Sunday just put the nail in the coffin. Darrelle Revis is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL, Sorry Jets fans maybe next year.