The NFL was hit hard by the injury bug during Week 2’s slate of games played on September 20. It was one of the most-injury plagued days of football in a long time, or it at least felt that way to viewers. With this in mind, here are some of the most notable injuries that occurred around the league on Week 2.
San Francisco’s elite young pass rusher is suspected to have torn his ACL during their Week 2 win against the Jets, according to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. With this injury, the second-year pass rusher will more than likely miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season.
49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garopollo got injured during Week 2 with a high-ankle sprain, according to Shanahan. Shanahan said the team wouldn’t know about whether Garopollo will miss time until the end of the week. Generally, most players are out 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain but these types of injuries tend to linger. Additionally, Shanahan mentioned that the team might look to sign a free-agent quarterback in Garopollo’s absence. Running back Raheem Mostert and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas also suffered injuries on September 20 against the Jets.
The New York Giants confirm superstar running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL during a Week 2 loss against the Bears after undergoing an MRI on September 21. Barkley will miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Broncos starting quarterback Drew Lock injured the AC joint on his throwing arm, forcing him to exit a Week 2 loss against the Steelers. According to Adam Schefter, Lock suffered a severe rotator cuff strain and will miss at least two weeks before his injury is re-evaluated. The Broncos will now have a skeleton crew on the offensive side of the ball with starting running back Phillip Lindsay injured along with receivers KJ Hamler and Courtland Sutton. Sutton tore his ACL and should miss the remainder of the season, according to Adam Schefter.
Colts star safety Malik Hooker suffered an injury that caused him to exit the game during the team’s Week 2 victory against the Vikings. Hooker has struggled with injuries for most of his career and is confirmed to have torn his Achilles after undergoing an MRI on September 21. The Colts safety will miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season, according to Adam Schefter.
Panthers superstar running back Christian McCaffery left during the fourth quarter of the team’s Week 2 loss against the Buccaneers after hurting his ankle. After undergoing an MRI on September 21, McCaffery will miss multiple weeks with a high ankle sprain, according to Adam Schefter. Losing McCaffery even just for a couple of weeks is a huge loss for the Panthers, who built their entire offense around the versatile running back and are already in an 0-2 hole to start the season.