TheAtlanta Falconslost not only their season opener but also their first-round pick to an injury.
Right guardChris Lindstromis expected to be in a boot for about eight weeks after breaking a small bone in his foot, per a source informed of the situation. The rookie left the stadium in a walking boot after exiting Sunday’s game against theVikingsin the third quarter.
Selected 14th overall, Lindstrom was expected to be a plug-and-play starter along a remade offensive line. The rookie made it just 42 plays into his season before those plans could be in jeopardy. Lindstrom is likely headed to injured reserve but could return late in the season, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Entering the offseason with the goal of upgrading the offensive line after struggles in 2018, those plans might have gone awry — or at least set back — after just one tilt.
Other injuries we’re monitoring around the league on Monday:
1.Jacksonville JaguarsquarterbackNick Foleswill undergo surgery Monday morning to repair his broken left clavicle and will be placed on injured reserve with a liklely designation to return list, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
2.Philadelphia Eaglescoach Doug Pederson announced that defensive tackleMalik Jacksonhas a significant injury that will take time to heal. Pederson added that Jackson will undergo more tests and a roster move could happen Tuesday.
3.Kansas City ChiefsreceiverTyreek Hillis still being evaluated after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 1 and it could take “a couple days” before his fate is decided, per Rapoport. Hill’s options range from missing a few games to IR/designated to return.
4.San Francisco 49ersrunning backTevin Colemansuffered an ankle sprain in Sunday’s win over theBuccaneers, NFL Network InsiderIan Rapoport reports. Coleman is expected to miss time due to the injury and undergoing more tests today to determine the severity of the sprain.
5.Cincinnati Bengalsrunning backJoe Mixon(ankle) received good news after his MRI results came back “all good,” according to Pelissero, per a source familiar with the situation. With his injury not being deemed significant, Mixon has a real chance to play Week 2 against the49ers.
6.Washington RedskinsRBDerrius Guicewill likely miss time after having an MRI on his right knee, Rapoport reported. The second-year back will continue to be evaluated but the team hopes he will not need surgery, per Rapoport. Guice, who missed his entire rookie year with a torn ACL in his left knee, gained 18 yards on 10 carries in his NFL debut.
7. X-Rays cam back negative forSteelerswide receiverJuJu Smith-Schuster(toe), per Rapoport. Smith-Schuster limped off the field late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s loss to thePatriotson Sunday.
CornerbackJoe Hadenhas suffered a sprained AC joint, according to Rapoport via a source.
8.Indianapolis ColtswideoutMarcus Johnson(concussion) has been cleared and will be released today, Rapoport reported via a source. Johnson was waived/injured by theColtsand was placed on injured reserve on August 31. TheSuper BowlLII champion is expected to garner interest in light of a rash of WR injuries around the NFL.
9.Baltimore Ravenscoach John Harbaugh said cornerbackJimmy Smithwill be out “multiple” weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain. The length of his absence will depend on how he heels. Smith avoided major injury, but any missed time is compounded byTavon Youngalso being sidelined.
10. Pete Carroll told reporters he didn’t have updates on defensive tacklePoona Ford(calf), tight endWill Dissly(knee) and CBNeiko Thorpe(hamstring), noting that all have them have issues after suffering injuries in Sunday’s win against theBengals.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019
11.Giantscoach Pat Shurmur said wide receiverSterling Shepardmight have suffered a concussion in New York’s loss to theCowboys. Offensive linemanKevin Zeitler(shoulder) and linebackerKareem Martin(knee) are also being evaluated.