Here are the biggest injuries players from the NFL suffered during Week 5.
Sam Bradford and John Timu Taken Out on Monday
The Minnesota Vikings pulled Sam Bradford, their quarterback, with 25 seconds to play in the game’s first half, with the Minnesota ahead of Chicago at 3 – 2. Case Keenum finished out the Vikings’ final drive of the game’s second quarter.
This was Bradford’s first appearance since he hurt his left knee in the first week of the season. He lacked mobility and looked uncomfortable during the fierce first half, in which he was sacked four times for 35 yards. He may need to undergo further fitness tests or take a little bit longer of a break as his performance wasn’t really up to scratch.
John Timu started in suspended Danny Trevathan’s place, but suffered an injury to his left leg when numerous players caused a collision with him during a run play which took place in the third quarter. Timu was unable to get up, and received medical attention before he was helped first to the sideline and then carted off to the locker room. He was then declared out for the rest of the game due to an injury to his knee.
Watt, Mercilus, and Conley Suffered on Sunday, Out for the Season
J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, suffered an injury to his left leg while attempting to make a play on Alex Smith. This occurred during the first quarter of the Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Watt remained on the ground and was examined by the Texans’ medical staff, but eventually rose, making his way slowly to the sideline, trying to keep his weight off that leg.
Watt was then taken to the locker room for further assessment, and it was rapidly announced that he would not return for the rest of the game. Watt left the stadium in an ambulance, and the Texans let it be known that he had suffered a fracture to his tibial plateau in his left leg, and that he will remain out indefinitely.
Monday saw this time period clarified, and Watt will not return for the remainder of the season, much to the dismay of basketball bettors that make use of the online betting NZ and the rest of the world provides markets for.
Whitney Mercilus, linebacker for the Houston Texans, left the game during his team’s first defensive series. He was then speedily ruled out for the remainder of the game due to an injury he sustained to his chest. The damage done was serious, and on Monday morning it was announced that the player tore his pectoral muscle and will be out for the remainder of the season.
The Rest of Sunday’s Injuries
Travis Kelce, tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs took a hard hit in the last few moments of the second quarter. He got back on the field and took part in plays during the first half, but did not return for the second. The Chiefs then made it known that he had suffered a concussion.