Dell, Carr, Stevenson, Robinson among players injured in NFL’s Week 13

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell sustained a fractured fibula in Week 14. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI

1 of 5 | Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell sustained a fractured fibula in Week 14. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 4 (UPI) — Tank Dell, Derek Carr, Rhamondre Stevenson and Brian Robinson Jr. were among the key players injured in Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season.

Players hurt Sunday’s games will be evaluated to determine the extent of their injuries and potential timelines to return.

Dell sustained one of the most serious injuries of the week. The Houston Texans star rookie wide receiver hurt his left leg in the first quarter of a win over the Denver Broncos and did not return.

Sources told ESPN, NFL Network and KPRC 2 Houston that Dell had a fractured fibula and will miss the rest of the season. Dell did not log a catch in the game. He had 47 catches for 709 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games this season.

Robert Woods, Noah Brown, John Metchie III and David Hutchinson are the other wide receivers on the Texans roster, behind Dell and fellow starter Nico Collins.

The Texans (7-5) will face the New York Jets (4-8) on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Quarterback Derek Carr sustained shoulder, back and head injuries in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Detroit Lions.

He completed 17 of 22 passes for 226 yards, one score and an interception. Backup quarterback Jameis Winston completed 2 of 5 passes for 41 yards. Carr also is in the concussion protocol.

Lions center Frank Ragnow sustained a knee injury and left the game early.

The Saints (5-7) will host the Carolina Panthers (1-11) in Week 14. The Lions (9-3) will battle the Chicago Bears (4-8).

New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson injured his right ankle in the first half of a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He totaled 39 yards on nine carries before his exit. Backup running back Ezekiel Elliott logged 92 yards from scrimmage on 21 touches.

Sources told ESPN, The Athletic and MassLive that the Patriots believed Stevenson sprained the ankle and could miss time. Patriots cornerback Shaun Wade left the game early because of illness.

The Patriots (2-10) will face the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) in Week 14.

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett hurt his ankle in the second quarter of a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Sources told NFL Network and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Pickett will undergo surgery Monday.

Pickett completed 7 of 10 passes for 70 yards in the loss. Backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed 11 of 17 passes for 117 yards and a score.

Steelers guard Isaac Seumalo (shoulder) and linebacker Elandon Roberts (groin) also left the game early. Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown and running back Emari Demercado sustained respective heel and neck injuries.

The Cardinals (3-10) are on bye in Week 14. They will host the San Francisco 49ers (9-3) in Week 15.

Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. sustained a hamstring injury in the second quarter of a loss to the Miami Dolphins. He totaled 53 yards on seven carries in the setback. Backup running back Antonio Gibson logged 72 yards from scrimmage on 14 touches.

The Commanders also lost defensive tackle John Ridgeway to a shin injury.

Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker sustained a knee injury. Dolphins offensive tackles Terron Armstead (ankle) and Robert Hunt (hamstring) also left the game early.

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that Armstead could have returned to the game. He said Hunt aggravated a previous injury and that Baker will be evaluated this week.

The Commanders (4-9) are on bye in Week 14. They will face the Los Angeles Rams (6-6) in Week 15. The Dolphins (9-3) will host the Tennessee Titans (4-8) in Week 14.

Rams tight end Tyler Higbee sustained a concussion in the third quarter of a win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif. Higbee logged two catches for 35 yards in the win.

Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper also left the game early because of a head injury. Cooper totaled three catches for 34 yards.

The Browns (7-5) will host the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3) in Week 14. The Rams will face the Baltimore Ravens (9-3).

Wide receiver Christian Watson sustained a hamstring injury in a Green Bay Packers win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He caught seven passes for 71 yards and two scores before he left the game in the fourth quarter.

Chiefs offensive tackle Donovan Smith (neck), linebacker Drue Tranquill (concussion) and safety Bryan Cook (ankle) also left the game early.

The Chiefs (8-4) will host the Buffalo Bills (6-6) in Week 14. The Packers (6-6) will battle the New York Giants (4-8).

The Jaguars will host the Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) in the final game of Week 13 at 8:15 p.m. EST Monday in Jacksonville, Fla.


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