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NFL Injuries

Arizona Cardinals
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Darrell Daniels TE October 28, 2021 hamstring Questionable  
Max Garcia G October 28, 2021 Achilles Questionable  
DeAndre Hopkins WR October 28, 2021 hamstring Questionable  
Rashard Lawrence DT October 28, 2021 calf Questionable  
J.J. Watt DE October 28, 2021 shoulder Out  
Baltimore Ravens
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
J.K. Dobbins RB August 30, 2021 torn left ACL IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Dobbins is expected to miss the 2021 season with a torn ACL sustained in the Ravens' preseason finale at Washington.
Gus Edwards RB September 10, 2021 torn ACL IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Edwards suffered a torn ACL before the Ravens' season opener and will miss the entire 2021 season.
Carolina Panthers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Christian McCaffrey RB October 16, 2021 hamstring IR November 7, 2021
Comments:  McCaffrey (hamstring) has been added to injured reserve, keeping him out at least through the end of October.
Chicago Bears
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
David Montgomery RB October 9, 2021 sprained left knee IR November 8, 2021
Comments:  Montgomery will reportedly miss four-to-five weeks after leaving the Bears' Week 4 win over Detroit with a knee injury.
Cleveland Browns
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Kareem Hunt RB October 19, 2021 calf IR December 12, 2021
Comments:  Hunt has been placed on injured reserve and could miss up to six weeks with a "significant" calf injury sustained in Sunday's loss to Arizona.
Dallas Cowboys
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
DeMarcus Lawrence DE September 16, 2021 fractured foot IR November 21, 2021
Comments:  Lawrence underwent surgery Thursday to repair a foot fracture he suffered in Wednesday's practice. He's expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks, though the Cowboys expect him to return later this season.
Denver Broncos
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
A.J. Johnson LB October 19, 2021 torn pectoral muscle IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Johnson will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his pectorals muscle in the Broncos' Week 6 loss to the Raiders.
Detroit Lions
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Tyrell Williams WR September 23, 2021 concussion IR October 31, 2021
Comments:  Williams (concussion) will remain on injured reserve for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Rams.
Green Bay Packers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Dennis Kelly T October 28, 2021 back Doubtful  
Kevin King CB October 28, 2021 shoulder, back Questionable  
Preston Smith LB October 28, 2021 oblique Questionable  
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR October 2, 2021 hamstring IR October 28, 2021
Comments:  The Packers are hopeful Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) returns Thursday against the Cardinals.
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
DJ Chark Jr. WR October 4, 2021 broken left ankle IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Chark fractured his left ankle on the Jaguars' first series of Thursday's game against the Bengals and will miss the remainder of the season.
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB October 12, 2021 sprained right MCL IR November 7, 2021
Comments:  Edwards-Helaire (sprained MCL) has been placed on injured reserve. He was initially expected to miss a couple of weeks, so now he'll definitely miss the next three games with a chance of returning for Kansas City's Week 9 game against Green Bay.
Miami Dolphins
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Will Fuller V WR October 6, 2021 broken finger IR November 7, 2021
Comments:  Fuller remains on injured reserve after breaking his finger in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Colts.
Minnesota Vikings
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Irv Smith Jr. TE September 1, 2021 torn meniscus IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Smith is expected to miss the entire 2021 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
New England Patriots
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
James White RB October 1, 2021 hip IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  White reportedly suffered a hip subluxation in New England's Week 3 loss to New Orleans and will miss the rest of the season.
New York Giants
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jabrill Peppers S October 26, 2021 torn right ACL IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Peppers will miss the rest of the season with a rupture to the ACL and a high ankle sprain, both on his right leg, sustained in the Giants' Week 7 win over Carolina.
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Brandon Graham DE September 21, 2021 ruptured Achilles IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Graham (Achilles) will miss the rest of the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR October 16, 2021 shoulder surgery IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Smith-Schuster will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.
Stephon Tuitt DE September 1, 2021 undisclosed IR October 31, 2021
Comments:  Tuitt (knee) has yet to be activated to return to practice, meaning he'll miss at least one more game.
San Francisco 49ers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Robbie Gould K October 5, 2021 groin IR October 31, 2021
Comments:  Gould has been placed on injured reserve with a groin strain he sustained during warmups prior to the 49ers' Week 4 game against Seattle. He reportedly will miss 3-5 weeks.
George Kittle TE October 9, 2021 calf IR November 7, 2021
Comments:  49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he anticipates Kittle (calf) to be ready to come off injured reserve for the team's Week 9 game against Arizona.
Raheem Mostert RB September 13, 2021 chipped knee cartilage IR February 14, 2022
Comments:  Mostert will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee after getting injured in the season opener.
Seattle Seahawks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Chris Carson RB October 16, 2021 neck IR November 14, 2021
Comments:  The Seahawks placed Carson (neck) on injured reserve Friday.
Russell Wilson QB October 16, 2021 right middle finger surgery IR November 14, 2021
Comments:  Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wilson (right finger surgery) will be placed on injured reserve. The move will keep the star quarterback out through Seattle's Week 9 bye, and the team expects him to be back for its game at Green Bay on Nov. 14.
Washington Football Team
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB September 13, 2021 hip subluxation IR November 21, 2021
Comments:  According to, Fitzpatrick (hip subluxation) will undergo another MRI likely next week and is not close to returning.
Logan Thomas TE October 6, 2021 hamstring IR November 14, 2021
Comments:  Thomas has been placed on IR after injuring his hamstring in Washington's Week 4 win at Atlanta. The tight end is expected to miss four weeks, according to
Updated Wed Oct 27 7:02 PM EDT
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How to read the NFL Injury Report

The most overlooked factor and key to winning the Super Bowl is staying healthy and if you see a bunch of players listed next to a team on the NFL Injury Report, it’s likely that team is in trouble. The NFL has 32 teams and each club can have a maximum of 53 active players listed before each game. Knowing that this professional sport is the most physical, a premium is placed on the NFL Injury Report.

The NFL Injury Report is listed in alphabetical order by Team Name and Mascot.

Ex. Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, etc…

While it’s very rare for a team to not having any injuries, there could be a chance that a club is not listed on the NFL Injury Report because it is 100 percent healthy. For each of the clubs with injured individuals, Players are listed by first and last names before their Position.

The most common positions in the NFL:


QB Quarterback, RB Running Back, WR Wide Receiver, TE Tight End
OL Offensive Lineman, K Kicker


DL Defensive Lineman, LB Linebacker, DB Defensive Back
S Safety, P Punter

The Date section tells the bettor when the individual became inactive due to injury or injuries.

The NFL Injury Reports are always changing and teams are required to update any new injuries two days before their scheduled game, usually on Friday since most games are played on Sundays.

The VI NFL Injury Report provides plenty of information on each player in the Comments and they provide great insight on what happened to the individual. Along with the injuries, the report covers league suspensions. The majority of those are focused on NFL players that are dealing with off-the-field issues or they may have been based for drugs or substances not allowed by the league.

The Expected Return is when the individual is projected to return to his NFL team. The Status is listed right before the return date and the worst thing to see listed next there is Injured Reserve or better known as IR. Players on this list are kept off the field for a required amount of time, usually between six and eight weeks. However, more often than not, most are deemed ‘done’ for the season and you won’t expect them back on the gridiron.

Other NFL Injury status displays to keep an eye on are Questionable and Doubtful. Most believe questionable is 50-50 likelihood of playing while doubtful is there is only a 25 percent chance that a player will suit up for an upcoming game.

How do NFL Injury Reports affect betting?

The NFL Injury Reports often deal with long-term injuries but the short-term news certainly are more important for the weekly bettors. Staying on top of starters in the NFL Injury Reports can certainly help bettors get an edge on their bookmakers, especially at key positions. If sports gambling is legal in your state, keep an eye on the NFL injury report and check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best places to make NFL bets, as well as exclusive sportsbook offers.

The quarterback is the most important player on the football field, more so in the NFL than in College Football. Some teams rely so much on the QB position that you could see a line adjusted by up to 10 points, especially if you’re talking about a signal caller that is on an elite level. After the QB position, not many other skilled positions are taken as seriously by the oddsmakers but they are noted.

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