The NFL’s second Sunday of the season has come and gone, but many players went down with injuries. Many teams lost significant talent as some players will now be out for the entire season. Players are experiencing injuries from the head down. The effects of not having a pre-season are starting to loom.
An immense amount of players suffered a torn ACL during their week two matchups. Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants starting running back, tore his ACL and will have to sit out the remainder of the season.
Nick Bosa, potential defensive player of the year candidate, likely also tore his ACL according to San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Cortland Sutton, Tavon Young and Bruce Irvin also went down with a torn ACL.
The San Fransisco 49ers were hurt the most by injuries. Their quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, their running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman all could miss future games.
Ian Rapoport reports that Carolina Panthers running back, Christian McCaffrey. He suffered an ankle injury and is expected to miss “multiple weeks.” This will be a huge loss for the Panthers as McCaffrey.
Christian had over 1,000 rushing yards and over 1,000 receiving yards. Carolina will have to figure out a new game plan without the multi-dimensional McCaffrey.
The Denver Broncos also lost another key starter. Drew Lock is probably going to miss at least two weeks with a severe rotator cuff strain. Malik Hooker will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.
Anthony Barr will also miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Some other players that had to leave their respective games early due to injuries were, wide receivers Davante Adams and Parris Cambell, right guard Brandon Scherff, and right tackle Kaleb McGary. However, the most concerning and weirdest injury of the week revolved around Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Taylor received a pregame injection for a rib injury. He ended up experiencing chest pain. The Chargers quarterback had to go to the hospital. Taylor then was discharged later the same day. The team will evaluate Taylor on a week-to-week basis.