Week 2 NFL injuries: Keenan Allen out for Chargers vs. Chiefs; D’Andre Swift is battling an ankle injury

The 2022 NFL season is officially underway, and the next few months are going to be like a fever dream. It seems like the first week of the regular season just ended, but the second week officially starts tomorrow! Unfortunately, we’ve seen several injuries around the league in the first week of the season — including some big names going down. Pittsburgh Steelers star pass-rusher TJ Watt he suffered a bunion injury that will cost him time and Dallas Cowboys back Dak Prescott he suffered a thumb injury that required surgery.

Below, we’ll break down the midweek injury reports and the final injury report for the Thursday night game in between Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-4)

Justin Herbert and Co. will have to face the Chiefs without starting right tackle Keenan Allen, who is out with a hamstring injury. Parham will miss this game as well. One of his best games of his career actually came against Kansas City, as he caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown last year in KC. Jackson is questionable to play in what could be his first action of the season, having been sidelined with ankle surgery. Jackson was projected to be a limited participant in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s practices, even though head coach Brandon Staley is it sounded like things were moving in the right direction.

Butker will miss Week 2 after slipping on a kickoff in the season opener and injuring his ankle. Previous New York Jets forward Matt Amendola is expected to replace him, according to ESPN. Second-year offensive guard Trey Smith is an important facet of this offensive line and is officially questionable to play. He was limited on Monday and Tuesday with an ankle injury, but was a full participant on Wednesday, which is a positive development.

Tom Brady The Buccaneers received a day off and did not participate in practice. Meanwhile, receivers Russell Gage (hamstring), Chris Godwin (string) i Julio Jones (knee) everyone didn’t train because of injuries. A corner Zion McCollum (string) and accessories Donovan Smith (elbow) also did not practice. Meanwhile, the receiver Mike Evans (calf), running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), receiver Breshad Perriman (knee), and offensive grip Tristan Wirfs (belly) were all limited.

Cornerback Paulson Adebo (ankle) was the only Saints player missing from practice, but they had a boatload of guys listed as limited. Jameis Winston headlines that group as the team notes that he is dealing with a back injury. Running back Mark Ingram (ankle), defensive end Cameron Jordan (hi), running back Alvin Kamara (ribs), security Marcus Maye (ankle), receiver Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder), cornerback Alontae Taylor (hi), guard Calvin Throckmorton (disease), running back Dwayne Washington (hamstrings), and resolution Landon Young (hi) were also limited.

Only two players sat out Wednesday’s practice for Carolina, the defensive end Marquis Haynes is nursing a hip injury, while the star running back Christian McCaffrey sat just to rest. Linebacker To Frankie Luv (shoulder) and linebacker Brandon Smith (thigh) were limited, as was the stellar right grip Taylor Moton, who is dealing with a knee injury. He was seen doing individual exercises wearing a brace on his right knee.

In New York, the Giants were without a defensive back Nick McCloud (string) i Aaron Robinson (appendicitis) on Wednesday along with the wideout Wan’Dale Robinson (knee). Center Jon Feliciano (shin), defensive end, Azzez Ojulari (stealing), defensive back Jason Pinnock (shoulder), and linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) were all limited.

Terron Armstead (toe) was out of Dolphins practice on Wednesday, but he also mentioned that he was given a veteran’s day of rest, so this situation doesn’t seem so ominous. Linebacker Melvin Ingram he also received a veteran’s day of rest. Elsewhere, Salvon Ahmed (heel), narrow end Cethan Carter (concussion), striker Austin Jackson (ankle), and width Cedrick Wilson Jr. (toe) were all incomplete due to injuries. Tight end Tanner Conner (knee) and security Eric Rowe (pectoral) were limited.

Fullback Patrick Ricard (calf) was the only Raven absent from training due to injury. Defensive end Calais Campbell and pass the chaser Justin Houston get vacation days. Meanwhile running back JK Dobbins (knee) was a full participant, as a defensive tackle Travis Jones (knee), cornerback Marcus Peters (knee), wide James Proche II (groin), accessories Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and defensive back Brandon Stephens (quad) were all limited.

The Jets were missing three players when they took the field for practice earlier in the week: offense George Fant (knee), defense orderly John Franklin-Myers (toe) and safety Jordan Whitehead (ankle). Receiver Braxton Berrios (heel), punter Braden Mann (back), and back Zach Wilson (knee) were all limited. As for Wilson, head coach Robert Saleh announced Wednesday that the team will stick with the veteran Joe Flacco as the starting QB in Week 2.

Meanwhile, the Browns scored Amari Cooper veteran rest day, but held out fellow receiver Michael Woods II because of sickness. Assault ranger Jack Conklin (knee) was limited.

Washington roster guard Wes Schweitzer as the only player who did not participate on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. Fellow guard Troy Turner (four), linebacker Jamin Davis (not related to injuries), safety Kamren Curl (thumb), and a defensive approach Jonathan Allen (the groin) were all restricted.

The Detroit Lions were missing several key players at practice Wednesday, including their star running back D’Andre Swift, who is dealing with an ankle injury. With Swift, center Frank Ragnow (groin, foot), defense officer Michael Brockers (knee), guard Tommy Kraemer (back), and attacking choice Taylor Decker (calves) were all sustained. Guard Jonah Jackson (finger) and security Ifeat Melifonw (knees) were both limited.

The Colts have several key wide receivers as they prepare to take on Jacksonville. On Wednesday, the team signed up a rookie Alec Pierce as a non-participant due to concussion doc Michael Pittman Jr. was limited with a hip injury. Defensive approach DeForest Buckner (hip) was also held outside the drill and angle Kenny Moore II (hip) was limited.

The Jaguars had no injuries.

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice after suffering a back injury in Game 1 against Miami. That would signal his turn to play in Week 2 in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (toe) did not exercise. Security Joshuah Bledsoe (groin) and Adrian Phillips (ribs) were limited as was the back Pierre Strong Jr. (shoulder) and cornerback Shaun Wade (ankle).

As the Steelers took the field for practice, they were, of course, without tight end TJ Watt (pectoral). He’s already ruled out for this game against New England, but the injury they might not throw him out all season. Running back Najee Harris (the leg) was limited, as was the cornerback Levi Wallace (ankle) and offensive lineman Mason Cole (ankle). Linebacker Rob Spillane (eye) is listed as a full participant.

The guard from Seattle Gabe Jackson got a veteran’s day off on Wednesday. In the meantime, security Jamal Adams was listed as a non-participant after suffering a knee injury on Monday that Pete Carroll called “serious” and reportedly could end his season. Cornerback Artie Burns (groin), defensive end Shelby Harris (back) and security Quandre Diggs (knee) also held up. Rookie running back Ken Walker (hernia) practiced fully.

George Kittle is still not practicing with the 49ers as he battles a groin injury. Assault ranger Daniel Brunskill (knees) he didn’t practice, neither did his linemate Trent Williams, but he was given a veteran’s day of rest. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (elbow) was limited.

Running back Damien Williams (ribs) was unable to practice on Wednesday, but the team saw the rookie in goal Drake London (knee) exercise fully.

Los Angeles held the center Brian Allen (knee), wide Van Jefferson (knee), striker Joe Noteboom (knee) and long snapper Matthew Orzech (calf) on Wednesday. Meanwhile, linebacker Leonard Floyd he was limited by a knee injury.

The Cardinals provided offensive linemen Kelvin Beachum and Rodney Hudson veteran vacations. However, the team also endured a tight end Zach Ertz (calf), safety Jalen Thompson (toe), defensive lineman JJ Watt (calf) and wide Andy Isabella (back) i Rondale Moore (hamstrings) due to various injuries. Cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr. (toe) and offensive lineman Justin Pugh (neck) were limited.

In Las Vegas, the Raiders were out of the running Brandon Bolden (hamstring), center Andrew James (concussion), safety Trevon Moehrig (hi), and linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle).

Wideout Trent Taylor (hamstrings) and defensive accessories Josh Tupou (shin) were the two players missing from the Bengals’ practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the receiver Tee Higgins (concussion) and tight end Devin Asiasi (quad) are both listed as limited.

For the Cowboys, quarterback Dak Prescott (thumb) is naturally listed as a practice non-participant as he recovers from surgery and will miss Sunday’s Week 1 matchup. He joined him as a DNP was a guard Connor McGovern (ankle), security Jayron Kearse (knee), and defensive end Tarell Basham (thigh). Veteran receiver Michael Gallup (knee) was limited.

Defensive lineman Maliek Collins (knee) the only player who missed training due to injury. Defensive lineman Rasheem Green (thigh), tight end Brevin Jordan (ankle), and defensive back Isaac Yiadom (belly) were limited.

The big news out of Denver is that star safety Justin Simmons he was placed on injured reserve with a thigh injury and will miss at least the next four games. Simmons was injured in the second half of the Broncos’ season-opening loss to the Seahawks. In training, a dog runner Randy Gregory (shoulder, knee), width KJ Hamler (knee, hip), linebacker Josey Jewell (cale), striker Quinn Meinerz (knees), and defensive lineman DeShawn Williams (back) everyone was absent. A corner K’Waun Williams (joint) was limited.

The Bears are relatively healthy to start the week of practice, listing only wideouts Velus Jones Jr. (knee) and offensive lineman Riley Reiff (shoulder) on the initial injury report. Both were limited.

In Green Bay, a guard Jon Runyan he was the only player not to participate on Wednesday. The team saw catches David Bakhtiari (knee) i Elton Jenkins (knee) practice on a limited basis, along with the wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle).

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