A top quarterback is out for the season, but other players injured in Week 2 will be back sooner. Injuries had piled up in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL and Week 2 was no less gruesome.  

Here’s the injuries list in Week 2:

Trey Lance 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance is out for the season after injuring his right ankle. He had to be carted out with his leg in an air cast during Sunday’s match against the Seattle Seahawks. Lance has had surgery to repair two injuries to his ankle, “a fibula fracture and ligament disruption” his team said. Lance would start the rehab process and be back fully recovered next season, the 49ers said.

Jerry Jeudy

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy injured his shoulder in the first quarter of his team’s Week 2 game against the Houston Texans. The team was worried it was a long injury Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said, but x-rays were negative. Jeudy would be “day-to-day,” Hackett said and while he was not sure he would play Week 3, “we’re hoping and we are crossing our fingers for that.”

James Conner

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner injured his ankle during the Week 2 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. He did not return for the rest of the game but his team said the injury is “minor” and it will monitor him through the week. 

Dalton Schultz

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz missed his team’s game-winning touchdown drive on Sunday after he fell in the fourth quarter and hurt his right knee. He has had a scan and Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said, “Frankly, we’ll just see how he is. We’re going to give him every chance to try and go this week. Frankly, until we get to the end of the week we’re not going to know.”

George Kittle 

The 28-year-old San Francisco 49ers tight end picked up a groin injury preseason and did not play in week 1. There was hope he would play in week 2, but he has been ruled out again.  Kittle registered 71 receptions out of 94 targets for 910 yards, 6 touchdowns with an average of 12.8 yards in the 2021 NFL season.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has revealed that Kittle will be back on Sunday against Denver Broncos.

JK Dobbins

The Baltimore Ravens’ starting running back is yet to feature in the new season after being injured in his team’s final preseason game. He was ruled out of week 2 ahead of Sunday games. However, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has revealed that Dobbins will be back in week 3.

Julio Jones

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver did not play against the New Orleans Saints in week 2. He suffered a knee injury in week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, which has forced him to the sidelines.

Jones registered 2 carries in 17 yards in week 1.

Bucs head coach Todd Bowles has not put him aside for week 3 yet. “We’ll see how he recovers,” he said. “Again, we’ve got a long week ahead of us and I can’t make that decision without seeing him.”

Alvin Kamara 

Saints running back Alvin Kamara suffered a rib injury against the Atlanta Falcons in week 1. Saints coach Dennis Allen had said the 27-year-old would be available against the Buccaneers in their week 2 game on Sunday, but Kamara was ruled out just ahead of the game against the Buccaneers. 

Kamara registered 9 carries, 39 yards, 3 receptions and 7 receiving yards in the previous game. 

Michael Pittman

The Indianapolis Colts said on Saturday that their top wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. would not play the their week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pittman has a quad injury that his team is unable to trace. He played the Colts’ Week 1 game against the Houston Texans, catching nine passes for 121 and scoring a touchdown. But he missed practice on multiple days ahead of Week 2 and Colts head coach Frank Reich said he was “not really sure to be honest” how Pittman was injured.

The Colts are hoping for a return of Pittman in week 3.

Dak Prescott

Cooper Rush replaced Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their week 1 game, which the Cowboys lost 3-19. Prescott suffered a thumb injury and underwent surgery and is expected to be out for several weeks. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Prescott will not be added to the injured reserves and will return in the next four games.

Prescott completed 14 passes out of 29 in 134 yards, 2 sacks, 2 rushing attempts and 0 touchdowns in the first game.

TJ Watt 

The 27-year-old outside linebacker suffered a pec injury in Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-23 win over Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin revealed that Watt would not be available for their Week 2 game against the New England Patriots but was optimistic for his return sooner than expected.

As per a report by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Watt could return to play by mid-October after taking a second opinion and opting not to undergo surgery.

Watt made 6 tackles, 1.0 sacks, and 1 interception and defended 2 passes in the first game.

Najee Harris 

Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Najee Harris returned to play in Week 2 after suffering a foot injury in the second half against Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. 

Harris made 1 rushing touchdown, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards and 10 rushing attempts in week 1.

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Keenan Allen

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen got a hamstring injury against the Las Vegas Raiders in week 1 and was seen as doubtful to play against the Kansas City Chiefs. But ahead of the game he was confirmed as playing. 

Tee Higgins 

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins sustained a concussion in the first half of his side’s campaign-opening loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was back however to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.

Dane Jackson

The Buffalo Bills beat the Tennessee Titans 41-7 in Monday night football in week 2 of the 2022 NFL season. Their cornerback Dane Jackson suffered what appeared to be a serious neck injury in the game before leaving in an ambulance in the second quarter.

According to the team, Jackson was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for a CT scan and an X-ray. He has since been released from the hospital but it is not known when he will be back.