Trysten Hill Won’t Return
Cardinals’ Trysten Hill will not be returning in the team’s Week 16 matchup against the Buccaneers, the team announced. Hill suffered a knee injury on a fourth down, Tom Brady quarterback sneak.
Hill was carted off the field in the second quarter.
Josh Wells out With Leg Injury
Buccaneers’ offensive tackle Josh Wells was ruled out for the rest of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals due to a leg injury, the team announced.
Wells was carted off the field after being injured in the second quarter.
Christian Watson Leaves With Hip Injury
Green Bay lost its top receiver in the second half of its Christmas Day game against the Dolphins. Rookie Christian Watson, who has seven touchdowns in his last five games and emerged as Aaron Rodgers’ preferred red zone target, suffered a hip injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game by the team. Prior to exiting, Watson had 49 yards receiving on a team-high six catches.
Watson was also injured throughout training camp and the preseason with a knee injury, and missed Weeks 3, 6, and 7 with injuries.
Bradley Chubb Suffers Hand Injury, Returns
Miami Dolphins pass rusher Bradley Chubb left the team’s Christmas Day game against the Packers late in the first quarter with a hand injury, and the team deemed him questionable to return, according to NFL Media. Chubb suffered the injury while defending Green Bay’s second drive of the contest.
Chubb returned to the contest later after having a cast put on his hand.
Packers Lose Return Man Nixon
Green Bay’s Keisean Nixon started the Packers’ first Christmas Day drive with a 93-yard kick return, but only a couple possessions later had to leave the game with a groin injury. Initially questionable to return, the team announced Nixon was out for the contest during the third quarter. He also had a return of 20 yards in the game, and Miami had chosen to squib kick and give the Packers the ball near midfield rather than kick to him.
Chandler Jones Out (Elbow), Denzel Perryman Questionable vs. Steelers
Las Vegas Raiders edge rusher Chandler Jones is out after suffering an injury to his left elbow early in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jones required assistance leaving the field before being carted off after suffering a collision with teammate Maxx Crosby.
Later in the game, Denzel Perryman suffered a shoulder injury and was deemed questionable to return. Perryman left the field to go to the locker without his pads while holding his arm.
Commanders’ Bostic Out, Smith-Williams Evaluated for Head Injury
The Washington Commanders lost linebacker Jon Bostic to a pectoral injury and was ruled out for the game against the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive lineman James Smith-Williams is also currently being evaluated for a head injury.
Eagles’ Maddox, Davis Out
The Philadelphia Eagles lost two defenders to injuries against the Dallas Cowboys: defensive back Avonte Maddox and defensive tackle Jordan Davis. Maddox suffered a toe injury when sacking Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on a backward pass play, while Davis sustained a head injury, leading to both defenders being ruled out.
Pats’ TEs Henry, Smith Leave With Injuries
New England tight end Hunter Henry was injured and unable to return to the team’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a knee injury. Henry and fellow tight end Jonnu Smith collided while running routes. Henry did not have a reception prior to exiting the contest. He has not missed a game in his two seasons as a Patriot.
Smith was not injured on that play, but he did leave the contest in the fourth quarter with a head injury, with his return officially listed as questionable.
Bengals Lose La’El Collins With Knee Injury
The Cincinnati Bengals lost starting tackle La’El Collins in the first quarter against the New England Patriots with what initially appeared to be a serious injury. Collins went down after having his left leg rolled up on while blocking, and players nearby immediately waved to the sidelines for medical personnel.
Fortunately, Collins was able to get up and walk off under his own power as the cart was arriving. However, the team quickly ruled him out for the remainder of the contest with a left knee injury. Further testing indicated the ACL remained intact and he avoided a tear, as reported by NFL Media.
Seattle Loses Rookie Starter Lucas
The Seahawks are without one of the key pieces of their offensive line. Rookie tackle Abraham Lucas, who has started every game for the team this season, suffered a thigh injury and is questionable to return. Those were the first offensive snaps Lucas has missed this season after the team drafted him in the third round out of Washington State.
Not long after Lucas left the contest, the Seahawks also lost wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a wrist injury. Goodwin had five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown two weeks ago against Carolina, and had taken on a larger role in the team’s passing game. Goodwin was able to return to the contest.
Azeez Ojulari Doesn’t Return With Ankle Injury
One of the New York Giants’ top pass rushers was knocked out of Week 16 with an ankle injury. Azeez Ojulari, a second-year player with 4.5 sacks in five games this season, left during the first half against the Vikings. Ojulari missed nine games earlier this season while on injured reserve with a calf issue. He made his return in Week 13, and has 3.5 sacks in the three games since.
Texans’ Tytus Howard in Concussion Protocol
The Texans are playing without left guard Tytus Howard, who is questionable to return to their contest against the Titans with a concussion. Howard was evaluated in the medical tent before being sent to the locker room for further examination. Jimmy Morrissey took his place along the Texans’ line.
Bills Lose Lineman Ryan Bates
Offensive line injuries continue to mount in the early Christmas Eve games. Starting right guard Ryan Bates left in the first half of the team’s game against Chicago with a knee injury. The team announced he is questionable to return. Bates has started all but one game for Buffalo this season, missing last week’s game with an ankle injury.
Saints Down a Lineman
The New Orleans Saints are waiting to hear the severity of an injury to one of their longest-tenured linemen. Guard Andrus Peat suffered a right leg injury in the first half and was slow to get off the field, eventually being carted to the locker room. The team deemed him questionable to return.