Even the freakish Julio Jones went out with an injury.
Last week, Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson went down early with an ankle injury, and it didn't take long for another stud wideout to suffer a leg injury of his own, as Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons left with a shin injury against the New Orleans Saints.
For fans around the league, seeing your favorite players pop up on the injury list can be a punch to the gut, but we'll keep track of all the latest injuries and updates around the league as Sunday's action rolls on.
Keep checking back here for the latest injury news around the NFL.
Julio Jones missed most of the first half against the Saints.
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones suffered a shin injury and is questionable to return:
Julio Jones has shin injury. Return is questionable.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 11, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, November 11 at 6:15 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to Clayton, Jones did return on Sunday:
Julio Jones returned for the Falcons after missing more than a quarter— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 11, 2012
After leaving Sunday’s game with a head injury, star running back Fred Jackson was reportedly feeling sick with concussion-like symptoms on the plane flight back to Buffalo, according the head coach Chan Gailey via the Bills Official Twitter account:
Gailey on Fred Jackson: He was not feeling well on the plane, concussion-like symptoms. Will be evaluated, status unknown for the short week— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 12, 2012
With the team scheduled for a Thursday night meeting with the Miami Dolphins, there are serious questions about the starting back’s status.
Vontaze Burfict has been a pleasant surprise as a rookie.
According to the Bengals' team Twitter feed, rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict suffered a right elbow injury and is questionable to return:
Vontaze Burfict has a right elbow injury. His return is questionable. #NYGvsCIN— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 11, 2012
UPDATE 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: Web-site editor for the Cincinnati Bengals, Geoff Hobson, is reporting on how Burfict returned to the game and what precautions the team took:
Burfict back in game for #Bengals with pad on his elbow— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) November 11, 2012
According to CBS Sports, cornerback Adam Jones suffered a calf injury and was ruled out for the rest of the game:
Bengals CB Adam Jones injured his left calf and is ruled out the rest of the game.— Bengals RapidReports (@CBSBengals) November 11, 2012
Demaryius Thomas is one of the best young receivers in the game.
According to NFL.com reporter Gregg Rosenthal, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas suffered a knee injury against the Carolina Panthers and had to be helped off the field:
Demaryius Thomas shaken up for Broncos. Working on knee.— gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) November 11, 2012
UPDATE 11/11 at 2:46 p.m. ET: According to Rotoworld's Chris Wesseling, Thomas returned to the game:
The good news is Demaryius Thomas is back in the lineup for #Broncos first drive of the 2nd half. Team says no injury.— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) November 11, 2012
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil injured his shoulder and is questionable to return:
Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil injured his shoulder. His return is questionable.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 11, 2012
According to Denver Post reporter Mike Klis, Dumvervil is set to have an MRI on Monday:
Elvis Dumervil suffers strain in muscle area behind left shoulder. To have MRI on Monday: blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2012/1…— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) November 11, 2012
Cliff Avril has had a down season.
According to Viking Update, Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to the game vs. the Minnesota Vikings:
UPDATE 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: Avril officially suffered a concussion against the Vikings and did not return to the game, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
According to the Lions' official Twitter feed, cornerback Chris Houston left the game with an ankle injury and is questionable to return:
UPDATE 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: Houston did not return to the game Sunday, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press is reporting on the extent of his injury: Cornerback Chris Houston said he doesn't think the sprained right ankle he suffered Sunday will be a problem going forward.
According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, Baldwin left Monday night's game against the Steelers, noting that "came off the field and was being evaluated for either a head or neck injury" after attempting to make a tough catch.
Logan Mankins hasn't been at 100 percent this season.
According to Boston Globe reporter Michael Whitmer, Patriots guard Logan Mankins suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return:
Mankins out with an ankle injury, return questionable.— Michael Whitmer (@GlobeWhitmer) November 11, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, November 11 at 6:51 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to Boston Herald reporter Jeff Howe, Mankins was in a walking boot after the game, stating that "He left the stadium with a walking boot on his left foot. Mankins walked under his own power, and he wasn’t using crutches."
According to Comcast SportsNet New England reporter Tom E. Curran, Dan Connolly suffered a back injury and was deemed questionable to return:
Mankins getting ankle taped. Dan Connolly has a back injury and has been deemed questionable to return. #PatriotsTalk— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) November 11, 2012
According to New York Post reporter Brian Costello, cornerback Isaiah Trufant left Sunday's game with a knee injury:
Isaiah Trufant has a knee injury. Return questionable #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) November 11, 2012
UPDATE 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: According to Eric D. Williams of The Olympian, Trufant went to the locker room to be examined further, and he did not return to the game.
Domenik Hixon can't seem to stay healthy.
Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon suffered an ankle injury and will not return to the game, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post:
Domenik Hixon (ankle) is OUT.#nyg— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) November 11, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, November 11 at 6:13 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk, x-rays came back negative on Hixon:
FOX TV broadcast says X-rays on Hixon's ankle are negative— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 11, 2012
According to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Joe Reedy, Giants safety Tyler Sash suffered an ankle injury and is also out for the remainder of the game:
Giants safety Tyler Sash with an ankle injury. Declared out for the rest of the game— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 11, 2012
According to CBS Sports, Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn left the game to get x-rays on his injured knee:
Giants Markus Kuhn has gone in for x-rays on a knee injury.— Bengals RapidReports (@CBSBengals) November 11, 2012
Star Oakland Raiders tight end Brandon Myers suffered a concussion in Week 10, according to the Associated Press via NFL.com.
According to the Raiders' official Twitter feed, linebacker Travis Goethel suffered a knee injury and did not return against the Baltimore Ravens:
LB Travis Goethel has a knee injury, will not return.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 11, 2012
According to Eagles Insider, Michael Vick will miss the remainder of Sunday's game versus the Dallas Cowboys:
Michael Vick is out with a concussion. #Eagles— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 11, 2012
UPDATE 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: After the Eagles loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, ESPN.com's Dan Graziano was reporting on Vick’s condition and his coach’s words about remaining a starter if he’s healthy:
Vick did not talk to reporters but appeared groggy in the locker room. Eagles coach Andy Reid said Vick would remain Philadelphia's starting quarterback if healthy but acknowledged that the four-time Pro Bowler still must undergo tests.
Roethlisberger left Monday night's game with a shoulder injury in the third quarter after falling on his throwing arm while being sacked, and he didn't return.
According to ESPN's Rick Reilly, the injury doesn't sound good:
Asked Roethlisberger as he was leaving how bad his shoulder was. He just shook his head. Was wearing sling on right shoulder. Left w/ wife.— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) November 13, 2012
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette added to that:
Ben Roethlisberger at hospital now getting MRI. Agent Ryan Tollner says won't know extent until Doc Bradley sees it. Bradley at game.— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) November 13, 2012
Malcolm Floyd had a highlight-reel touchdown before getting hurt.
According to UT San Diego reporter Michael Gehlken, Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a jaw injury and is questionable to return:
Malcom Floyd (jaw) is questionable to return.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) November 11, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, November 11 at 6:14 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to the managing editor of Chargers.com Ricky Henne, Floyd returned to the game:
Malcom Floyd is coming back into the game.Good news!— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) November 11, 2012
Aubrayo Franklin and Melvin Ingram
According to the Buccaneers' official Twitter feed, Chargers Defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin suffered a knee injury and did not return. Linebacker Melvin Ingram suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return:
SD injury report: DT Aubrayo Franklin has a knee injury and will not return. Also, LB Melvin Ingram has a knee injury and is questionable.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 11, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, November 11 at 6:20 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to UT San Diego reporter Michael Gehlken, Ingram returned and played through his injury:
Melvin Ingram back on field, playing through knee injury.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) November 11, 2012
Eric Wright hasn't been what the Bucs hoped for.
According to the Buccaneers' official Twitter feed, cornerback Eric Wright suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return:
Injury update: Bucs CB Eric Wright has an ankle injury and his return is questionable.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 11, 2012
UPDATE 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: Wright did not return to the game.