New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr left the field after being injured on a sack vs the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Carr was seen heading into the medical tent and then the locker room. He got x-rays for an injured shoulder and did not return to finish the game.
Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers was helped off the field vs the Minessota Vikings with a knee injury.
The big injury update as Sunday games began in week 3 of NFL 2023 was that star Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb’s knee injury is not career-ending as feared by many fans. Tests have revealed that Chubb tore his left MCL vs. the Steelers last week, but did not tear his ACL, ESPN reported. Chubb will have surgery and is expected to be ready to play next season.
The other top running back taken out by injury, Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants could be back at play as early as week 4, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.
In other updates, wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) and running back Isaiah Pacheco (hamstring) of the Kansas City Chiefs were listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with the Chicago Bears, but both are active.
But Packers wide receiver Christian Watson and running back Aaron Jones were both ruled out of Sunday’s game vs. the Saints.
Wunderkind Puka Nacua is listed as questionable for Monday night football vs. the Bengals but is expected to play. Nacua has an oblique injury.
Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow is questionable vs the Rams. Burrow aggravated a calf injury.
Another quarterback Bryce Young of the Panthers has an injured ankle and will not play in week 3 vs Seattle.
For Seattle, wideout DJ Metcalf (ribs), listed as questionable before Sunday’s game vs. the Carolina Panthers, is active.
In the first game of the week on Thursday night, Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers reported sore ribs vs. the New York Giants. Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reported that tests have shown no serious damage.