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Stafford Likely Done for Year; Knee Injury ‘Not Serious’ for Lamar Jackson

Stafford Likely Out for Year

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is likely to miss the remainder of the 2022 NFL season, according to The Athletic. Stafford suffered a spinal cord contusion and was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters.

John Wolford and Bryce Perkins have both filled in for Stafford thus far in 2022 as he has battled numerous injuries. It will be up to the duo to lead the 3-9 Rams for the rest of the 2022 NFL season.

The Rams have also lost key contributors Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald for extended portions of the season, leaving their chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions all but lost.

Jackson Injury Not Serious

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was taken to the locker room and did not return with a knee injury after being sacked in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, the team announced. Jackson’s injury is not considered to be serious or season-ending, coach John Harbaugh told reporters after the game.

Jackson spent some time on the injury report during the week with a hip injury as well. Jackson’s replacement is former UDFA Tyler Huntley, who is 1-3 in his career.

Tagovailoa Leaves Game with Ankle Injury

Tua Tagovailoa suffered an ankle injury late in Miami’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers, according to the Dolphins. Tagovailoa did not return, though the team had all but locked up its victory at the time of the injury.

Following the game, Tagovailoa said he feels “as good as he can,” per ESPN.  Tagovailoa added in he will undergo further assessments of his ankle on Monday and the rest of the week.

Seahawks’ Walker Out

Kenneth Walker III will not return to the Seahawks matchup with the Los Angeles Rams, according to the team. Walker suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the team’s Week 13 game.

Pete Carroll said that Walker did not suffer an ankle sprain, however his ankle is “jammed,” and no more information has been provided, per ESPN.

Hurst Ruled Out

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst will not return to the team’s Sunday game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN. Hurst is out with a right calf injury.

Burks Takes Big Hit, Ruled Out

Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks left Sunday’s game against the Eagles and won’t return after being evaluated for a concussion, the team reported. Burks took a big hit after catching a touchdown from Eagles safety Marcus Epps, who was flagged for contact to the head area on the play.

Burks was motionless on the ground before trainers arrived. He eventually got to his feet and went to the sideline under his own power.

Queen Carted Off

Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen was carted off the field in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, ESPN reported. Queen was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game with a thigh injury, the team announced.

Queen’s injury comes on the same day Jackson was ruled out of Sunday’s game with a knee injury.

Sutton Leaves Game

Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton was questionable to return to Sunday’s game against the Ravens with a hamstring injury and did not return, the team announced. Sutton’s, like the rest of the Broncos’ offense, numbers are down this season as the team is in last place in the AFC West.

Fulton Questionable to Return

Titans starting cornerback Kristian Fulton was questionable to return to Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a groin injury and did not return, the team reported. Fulton has been an important part of the Titans’ pass defense this season.

Jets CB Carter Suffers Injury

Jets cornerback Michael Carter II was questionable to return to Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury and did not return, the team announced. Carter II has helped the Jets build one of the NFL’s most impressive defenses this season.

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