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NFL Injury Report for Week 1, Gronk and Allen Head the List

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Victory or defeat, covering the number or protests of the national anthem…the biggest story of each week in the NFL continues to be injuries to key players. Let’s face it, football is a combat sport and players get jacked up quicker than a degenerate gambler who owes his bookie. We already knew New England TE Rob Gronkowski wouldn’t suit up in Week 1, but with McDreamy “Jimmy G” at the helm, the Patriots barely missed a beat.

Key injuries Around the League

San Diego’s Keenan Allen, a top 20 wide receiver in Matthew Berry’s player rankings, went down and will be lost for the entire season. Allen tore his ACL in a non-contact move against the Chiefs. You hate to see this happen again, as Allen seemingly can’t stay healthy enough to make a fantasy impact.

QB Robert Griffith III (Cleveland Browns) hurt his shoulder during his game against the Eagles. Tell me if you heard this story before, a dual threat QB with a rocket arm and sprinter speed doesn’t know how to avoid big hits out of the pocket. RGIII couldn’t go one week without taking a huge hit during his game against the Eagles. As first reported by Adam Schefter, RGIII’s shoulder injury is ‘potentially serious.’ He has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

In Atlanta, WRs Julio Jones & Mohamed Sanu got nicked up. Fantasy football stud Julio Jones was quoted saying he is ‘fine’ after aggravating his ankle injury against the Bucs. Free agent WR Mohamed Sanu was seen heavily limping after the game. Since he was a double digit fantasy point player, let’s hope it’s not serious. Full disclosure, I own him in my league, but benched him this week.

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing suffered a grade 2 MCL tear. But the good news is the injury won’t require surgery. I expect Cushing to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, but I am not a doctor. I only play on amongst friends.

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