The week 3 of the 2022-23 NFL season began last Thursday, September 2 with the Cleveland Coffeehouses imposing on Pittsburgh Steelers 17-29 in the First Energy Stadium in Ohio.
With activity continuing next sunday 25many teams could not having several of its stars because injuries during the second day, while others will have to cope with the rest of the year without some of its biggest names.
Justin Herbert (questionable) – Los Angeles Chargers
The Quarterback of the Californian squad and one of the most important young figures in the league could not see minutes in the third week of activities, when his team receives the jacksonville jaguars in the SoFi Stadium.
Herbert24 years old, still is not ruled out and is listed as ‘in doubt’ for Sunday’s game, but with a rib injury and facing one of the worst teams in the league, head coach Brandon Staley could opt for don’t risk your quarterback so early in the season.
Justin Herbert’s final drive after suffering a rib cartilage fracture:
73 passing yards
Led 9-play, 73-yard TD drive (9 passing plays, 0 run plays). pic.twitter.com/mI221WSv6X
— Pinhead Sports® (@_PinheadSports) September 16, 2022
The QB from the University of Oregonwas injured in the defeat of the week 2 against Kansas City Chiefs when he received a hard blow to the ribs in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. Herbert left the field one play but returned to support his squad but with obvious inconvenience.
Your participation, or absence, will be a decision that will be announced and taken in the hours before to the game on Sunday. not to play, chargers would not have their starting quarterback, with Keenan Allenveteran catcher and J C Jacksoncorner.
Jameis Winston (doubtful) and Alvin Kamara (doubtful) – New Orleans Saints
the duo quarterback-running back for the Louisianans might not be present for the important divisional duel against Carolina Panthers to play the Sunday at 12:00 nooncentral Mexico time.
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— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 22, 2022
Just like with Herbert, Neither of them is definitively ruled out.but the status of ‘questionable‘ is not a favorable indicator for a squad that has struggled offensively in the first few weeks of the season, and to lose two of its biggest stars, the season of the Saints It could end before it started.
In the case of Winstonthe quarterback had already appeared on the disabled list last week prior to the duel against buccaneersbut the fact that you repeat your name in the list is a red flag for New Orleans, especially since he meets back and ankle pain.
Kamara For his part, he could be out after a rib injury. If they don’t play, Santos will definitely miss the versatility and forcefulness that it provides to the offensive as one of the best running backs in the league for the past several years.
Trey Lance (out for the season) – San Francisco 49ers
The promising quarterback of the Californians was subjected to a successful surgery on his right anklethat although it rules out major complications, it will not allow him to return to the gridirons before the 2023 season.
Truly appreciate all of the messages and prayers. Surgery was a success and I am ready to attack this rehab process. We will never understand why, but I trust that it’s all part of His plan. I will be back better than ever. This chapter is going to make the story even greater! pic.twitter.com/l5hoBWsLDw
— Trey Lance (@treylance09) September 19, 2022
Lance, 22, suffered the injury during the first quarter of the game of the week 2where they were imposed 27-7 to the Seattle Seahawks, when he was tackled on a run down the middle of the field. Unable to get out on his own, Lance was carried off the field on the medical cart with his leg in a cast.
Throw got the starting job over Jimmy Garoppolo prior to the season despite the fact that since he arrived in the league in 2021, he has only played three and a half games for San Franciscoand you will not see another before sSeptember of next year.
Micah Hyde (out for the season) – Buffalo Bills
Seeking buffalo for his first superbowl will be undermined after one of their defensive leaders has been announced as permanent medical leave for the rest of the year.
Micah Hyde31, will have to support his team from the bench after the victory over Tennessee Titanssuffered a neck injury which forced him to go to the locker room very early in the game.
Hyde I had only been absent in two games during his five seasons with Buffalowhich has made it one of its main defensive figures, so his absence will be a considerable problem that they will have to face in their fight for the title.
#Bills Micah Hyde neck injury.
He did not return to the game & was later evaluated at the hospital.
Possibility of a stinger based on how he hit face first & injury designation.
Good chance he could play Sunday if it’s a stinger, will have to watch practice reports. pic.twitter.com/8IppDI1OqI
— Banged Up Bills (@BangedUpBills) September 20, 2022
hyde has 257 tackles, 14 interceptions, 35 passes defensed and one touchdown in 79 starts since he came to the squad in 2017 via change.
(With information from the NFL)