Injuries Taking Toll – NFL Roundup For Oct. 22nd
UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are going to find out what kind of offense they can produce without their No. 1 quarterback.
Sam Bradford is done for the season with a torn knee ligament suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 30-15 loss to Carolina. He landed on his left knee after being shoved out of bounds by Panthers safety Mike Mitchell, causing a tear of the ACL.
Elsewhere around the NFL:
— The Chicago Bears will have to make do without quarterback Jay Cutler for at least four weeks and linebacker Lance Briggs for around six. Cutler suffered a muscle tear in his groin in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins while Briggs left the game with a small fracture in his shoulder. Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman also left the game with a knee injury as the Bears lost for the third time in four weeks.
— Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Sunday’s big win over the Broncos. Wayne was injured in the fourth quarter as he tried to come back and catch a low pass. He was not hit on the play.
— Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has a concussion. He was injured on a sack on the final play of the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to Dallas. With Michael Vick still sidelined with a hamstring injury, the Eagles may have to turn to rookie Matt Barkley.
— Seattle wide receiver Percy Harvin is returning to practice after missing the first seven weeks of the regular season. Harvin has been on the physically unable to perform list all season after surgery to repair the labrum in his hip in early August.
— The Baltimore Ravens have shipped tackle Bryant McKinnie to Miami as the Dolphins attempt to shore up a leaky offensive line that has allowed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to be sacked a league-high 26 times. McKinnie will likely compete for playing time with right tackle Tyson Clabo, who allowed two fourth-quarter sacks in Miami’s loss to Buffalo yesterday and has given up seven sacks this season.
— Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for two games by the NFL for a pair of helmet-first hits. The league announced Monday that Meriweather will sit out this week against the Denver Broncos and the following game against the San Diego Chargers.