Brutal day in the NFL’s 2020 Week 2

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were no preseason games. And it’s showing in the first two weeks so far.

During the season-opening week, there were very few injuries. Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack was lost due to an Achilles injury.

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas also suffered an ankle injury in Week 1. He’s slated to miss several weeks of action with the injury.

But in Week 2, it was a devastating week of action. There were more than 30 injuries to players across the league. And at least four torn ACL injuries.

Sure, these injuries could have happened if there was a preseason. However, due to the coronavirus, there was limited team vs. team scrimmages in camps around the country.

Also, when Week 1 started, it was the first-time that these players were hit in game action since last year. Players had less time to prepare than normal due to the infectious virus – which likely has played a major factor in the injuries.

We were told to stay inside for months with lockdowns across the country. Unless these players had gyms at their residents – many do not – they were not allowed to go to a gym.

And even the NFL training facilities around the country were shut down for several weeks, before they began to open up.

With players going down at an alarming rate in Week 2, this could only be the beginning this season, as the league continues to move forward with their season, despite the virus still looming.

Injuries:

  • Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has a high ankle sprain. He’s out for several weeks
  • New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has suffered a torn ACL. He has been lost for the season.
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton has suffered a torn ACL. He has also been lost for the season.
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas were also lost for the season. Both Bosa and Thomas suffered torn ACL injuries.
  • Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell suffered a PCL injury. He’s going to miss several weeks of action.
  • Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker has been lost for the season. He has a torn Achilles injury.
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will be sidelined for several weeks. He has a shoulder injury.
  • Washington Football Team right guard Brandon Scherff will miss several weeks. He’s dealing with a sprained MCL injury.
  • San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman is expected to miss several weeks. He’s dealing with a knee injury.
  • San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has an MCL sprain. He’s expected to miss at least Week 3, but his return is still unclear.
  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young has been lost for the season. He has suffered a torn ACL injury.
  • Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has also been lost for the season. He has suffered a torn pectoral injury.
  • Denver Broncos defensive end Dre’Mont Jones suffered a knee injury. He’s expected to miss at least two months.
  • Seattle Seahawks fear linebacker/defensive lineman Bruce Irvin is lost for the season. His torn ACL injury has not been confirmed yet.

… And these were not all of the injuries during Week 2. What will Week 3 bring?

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