NFL Week 7 Injuries: Is Palmer’s Career Over?
Broken Bones, Bruised Chest, and Concussions.
The 2017 N.F.L. season is nearly at the halfway point. As teams have wiped away the off-season rust, devastating player injuries are on the rise. We can add two more quarterbacks and a wide receiver to the list of offensive players that will miss significant time. Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, Dolphins’ Jay Cutler, and WR Mike Wallace were unable to finish their Week 7 games.
Last week, Green Bay lost QB Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook torn the ACL in his knee, the New York Giants have lost their top three receivers to ankle injuries, and JJ Watt fractured a bone in his left leg.
Here’s a quick recap of injuries that will most impact fantasy rosters this week.
Carson Palmer, Cardinals
ESPN reports “Palmer took a big hit on a play in which he threw an interception. The Cardinals’ medical staff examined him on the sidelines before he headed back to the locker room, and Drew Stanton took over for Arizona on the next offensive series.” Head coach Bruce Arians informed the press and fans that Palmer broke his left arm and will miss eight weeks after surgery.
The question remains, could we have seen the last of Carson Palmer? There were reports that Palmer was considering retirement during this past off-season. If the former USC Trojan makes a speedy recovery, he may be ready by Week 15. Palmer is a free-agent at the end of the season. Will he come back to finish out the year?
Jay Cutler, Dolphins
Smoking Jay Cutler left Sunday’s game against the Jets with a chest injury. After the game and through Monday morning, reports varied on the severity of the injury. FTS’ own insider, Dick Burns, couldn’t even get a straight answer from his Dolphins sources. Bleacher Report and ESPN’s Adam Schefter just updated Cutler’s injury. He reportedly has cracked ribs and could miss 2-3 weeks. Matt Moore would take over if Cutler can’t go.
Mike Wallace, Ravens
Mike Wallace is in concussion protocol after vicious head-to-head hit, hope he’s okay. 🙏https://t.co/oMlaKdUTAl
— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) October 22, 2017
Wallace suffered a vicious hit in Sunday’s game against the Vikings and is in the league’s concussion protocol.