After a rather tough week for the NFL, the second week of the season features a long list of injured stars that may mark the end of their seasons.
Robert Griffin III, Jamaal Charles, A.J. Green, and Knowshon Moreno are among the star players that suffered serious injuries.
RGIII dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins’ 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars when he landed awkwardly on his ankle, before crumpling on the sideline after slipping out of a tackle.
This is a blow to Griffin’s season given that he was finally fully healthy after struggling during last year’s campaign after tearing his ACL in January of 2013.
The game also saw three other Redskins players leave the game early including Running back Roy Helu with a strained quad muscle, guard Shawn Lauvao with a sprained knee and fullback Darrel Young with a sprained back.
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City’s star running back, also suffered an ankle injury during Sunday’s loss to the Broncos although the severity of the injury is unclear. It is feared that his return to action may take a while longer as backup Knile Davis has been lined up to prepare for more carries next week when the Chiefs take on the Dolphins.
Running back Ryan Mathews of San Diego Chargers injured his knee during his team’s victory over Seattle, which has been diagnosed and identified as an MCL sprain.
Knowshon Moreno of the Miami Dolphins suffered a dislocated left elbow during their the loss to Buffalo. The starting running back may miss up to eight weeks after a hit by Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham, that caused the joint to bend awkwardly and in the wrong direction.
Other big names to have been injured this weekend include wide receivers Tavon Austin of St. Louis Rams (knee), A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals (toe), and DeSean Jackson of Washington (shoulder), and Vernon Davis, the tight end of the San Francisco 49ers (ankle).