Posts Tagged ‘Season ending injury’

The Cincinnati Bengals placed quarterback Andy Dalton on injured reserve with an injured thumb on his throwing hand, ending his season.

Dalton suffered the injury during Week 12 on Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns. Tests revealed torn ligaments, a source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The Bengals are expected to give Jeff Driskel his first career start when they face the Denver Broncos in Week 13. Additionally, Cincinnati claimed journeyman quarterback Tom Savage off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers.

Dalton, an eighth-year veteran, threw for 2,566 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions across 11 contests this season. The 31-year-old has two years left on his contract.


The Dez Bryant era in New Orleans could be over before it starts.

Bryant was helped off the field at practice on Friday, and the team is “pretty sure” he tore his Achilles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Testing on the Achilles is considered a formality, Schefter adds. He also reports that doctors believe it’s torn, and the veteran is expected to be sidelined for eight months.

The injury occurred toward the end of practice while Bryant was running a route on the scout team, as MMQB’s Albert Breer reports. He also went down just two days after signing a one-year contract with the Saints.

New Orleans has yet to confirm the severity of the injury, but the team did place the 30-year-old on its injury report.

The former All-Pro receiver went unsigned after the Dallas Cowboys released him in April. He reportedly rejected a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens shortly after his release and later worked out with the Cleveland Browns near the end of the offseason.

Henrik Zetterberg‘s NHL career is over due to his back condition, Red Wingsgeneral manager Ken Holland said on Friday, according to MLive’s Ansar Khan.

Holland added that Zetterberg is not retiring, but will instead be placed on long-term injured reserve, according to’s Nick Cotsonika. He has three years remaining on his contract with an annual cap hit of $6.083 million.

Zetterberg has dealt with back issues dating back to the 2014-15 campaign, but incredibly didn’t miss a game the last three seasons. He labored through most of last season and wasn’t able to practice for half the year, Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill said last month, but still managed to put up 56 points. His back didn’t allow him to train this offseason either.

The 37-year-old Swede finishes his career as one of the best players in his generation.

Zetterberg was a member of the elusive Triple Gold Club, winning Olympic and World Championship gold medals in 2006, and leading the Wings to a Stanley Cup title in 2008 while also being awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert broke his ankle in Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons and is expected to undergo season-ending surgery, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Eifert’s left leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field after suffering the injury in gruesome fashion.

The tight end posted four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown before the injury.

The 28-year-old has finished each of the last two seasons on injured reserve because of back injuries. The former Pro Bowler signed a one-year contract in March to stay with the Bengals.

Jimmy Garoppolo‘s MRI Monday revealed what the San Francisco 49ers had originally feared, as the team confirmed he suffered a torn left ACL against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Garoppolo will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.

The quarterback went down late in the fourth quarter after cutting back into the field instead of stepping out of bounds at the end of a quarterback scramble. He also stepped into a heavy hit upon making the cut.

C.J. Beathard is currently the only other quarterback on San Francisco’s roster, so he’ll presumably start in Garoppolo’s absence barring a trade or free-agent signing. The team will reportedly bring free agent Tom Savage in for a workout, a source told ESPN’s Jordan Schultz.

The injury is a huge blow to a once-promising 49ers season. The team currently sits at 1-2 after a 38-27 loss to the Chiefs.

Garoppolo’s first full season with the 49ers finishes with 718 passing yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Atlanta Falcons starting strong safety Keanu Neal is out for the season, the team announced Friday.

He suffered a torn ACL during Thursday night’s season opener versus the Philadelphia EaglesESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, citing a source.

Neal exited the game twice with a knee injury, one that head coach Dan Quinn said didn’t appear to be serious. He was taken for a precautionary MRI on Friday morning when the full extent of the injury was revealed.

Neal, a 2016 first-round pick, established himself last year with 116 total tackles and three forced fumbles in a full 16-game campaign. Jordan Richards, whom the team acquired from the New England Patriots last week for a conditional draft pick, is the next man up on the depth chart.


New England Patriots offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn will miss the entire season after tearing his Achilles during Thursday night’s preseason affair with the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Wynn suffered the injury on his first snap in pass protection and was carted to the locker room after being examined by trainers on the sideline. The rookie was competing for a starting spot on New England’s offensive line and was lined up at right tackle when his Achilles gave out.

The Patriots selected Wynn with the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 draft.