Cleveland Browns injury woes
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt who finished with 66 yards rushing and 12 yards receiving on three catches suffered a potentially serious calf strain in the fourth quarter. An MRI is coming Monday to determine the severity. He is now expected to miss several weeks due to a calf injury he suffered in the contest, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Head coach Kevin Stefanski did describe Hunt’s injury as significant and as a result, it is likely that he will be going to the injured reserve. This will put him out for at least 3 weeks having already lost Nick Chubb last week. An upset against Broncos could very well happen.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield aggravated his shoulder injury. He dislocated it again and likely made his labrum tear worse. Mayfield will tighten the harness and try to grit out the season. The problem is that he is now highly susceptible to another dislocation as is the case with ankle injuries and so on. He will require surgery in the offseason but could be a sign that a Browns Super Bowl win could be postponed to next year. The talent is there but a healthy team is just as important.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an A/C joint sprain in the second quarter but returned to the game. For a player like Odell who is injury prone you can only wish that he finishes the season as is without further injuries.
Rookie potentially out for the season
Tennessee Titans first-round rookie Caleb Farley is feared to have suffered a torn ACL, ending his season prematurely, per a source informed of the situation. Farley will undergo an MRI to confirm, but ACL tears are generally easy to diagnose by team medical staff before further testing. The MRI would likely give a better picture of just how much damage has been done to the ligament.
It’s the latest setback for the talented cornerback. Farley suffered a torn ACL in 2017, had a back injury in 2019 that caused his draft stock to fall, didn’t play college ball in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, underwent back surgery this March, and now tore another ACL. The multiple back surgeries caused Farley, a top-10 talent, to fall to the Titans at No. 22, who felt that he could be a steal even with the injury history. Farley was activated off the NFL list and participated in two preseason games. He mostly played special teams in Week 1. A shoulder injury before Week 2 knocked him out the next three games. Awful for such a talented player to have to go to IR for the rest of the season.
Dak grins with his right leg in a boot
Prescott threw 51 passes 36 completions, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception in an otherworldly Week 6 performance against the Patriots. The last one he threw — a walk-off touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb — came with a price. He injured his right calf on the throw and left Gillette Stadium in a walking boot. He will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity.
“It was a little pain, but, no, for sure, I would’ve been able to keep going,” Prescott told reporters. “I think the adrenaline would’ve been up and probably maybe not even felt it at that time. But I think after the time you relax and it’s like, ‘Oh, well, there it is.’”
But talk about perfect timing. Dallas Cowboys have their bye week this week so a hurt Prescott will benefit from some rest. The next game is against Minnesota Vikings on Halloween in Minneapolis. The game will be Sunday Night.