Summary of NFL's Week 5 injuries

10/8/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

A few teams that were already struggling lost some of their most explosive players to injury this weekend. We are also beginning to see somewhat of a quarterback carousel in the league thanks to injuries. Let's take a look at those ailments, as well as any other significant injuries that happened in Week 5:

Julio Jones (WR - ATL): We start off with a bang. This one is devastating. Jones played through a foot injury during the second half on Monday night and was seen limping out of the X-ray room after the game. The Falcons fear that he has a fractured foot, and it looks like he'll miss the rest of the season. A gimpy Roddy White will step in as the team's No. 1 receiver while Harry Douglas takes over No. 2 duties.

Jason Snelling (RB - ATL): Suffered a concussion early in the fourth quarter on Monday night. With a Week 6 bye, he should be able to get healthy in time for the Falcons' next game. Steven Jackson (thigh) will likely return to action in Week 7, diminishing Snelling's role either way.

Roddy White (WR - ATL): Tough week for Falcons receivers. Already slowed by a high-ankle sprain, White now is dealing with a hamstring injury. All that head coach Mike Smith had to say about the ailment on Tuesday was that he'll "wait and see how [it] turns around in the next few days." White has 12 days until the Falcons' next game, but he's no lock to be healthy by then.

Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) grimaces after a run against the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY SportsE.J. Manuel (QB - BUF): Took a shot to the knee on a scramble and suffered a sprained LCL. I've seen a report give him a 4-8 week timetable, while another said he'll be out "six weeks or so." Former UDFA Thaddeus Lewis will step in and likely be a pretty substantial downgrade.

Stevie Johnson (WR - BUF): Looked to have suffered a pretty severe back injury on Thursday night, but it turns out that it is just a "lumbar sprain," and head coach Doug Marrone says that Johnson won't miss any time.

Greg Olsen (TE - CAR): Finished Sunday's game, but was seen limping and wearing a walking boot afterwards. He is expected to be fine for Week 6, but is a player to monitor in practice this week.

Amini Silatolu (OG - CAR): A Panthers offensive line that has been getting shredded by opposing pass rushes loses a key player. Silatolu was enjoying a nice sophomore season, but will miss the rest of it with a torn ACL.

Nate Collins (DT - CHI): Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton went down with a torn ACL in Week 3, and his replacement - Collins - is now out for the season with the same injury. The Bears will be forced to find a replacement on a short week, as they face the Giants on Thursday night.

Desmond Bryant (DE - CLE): Went to the hospital during Thursday night's game due to an irregular heartbeat/shortness of breath, but is on track to play in Week 6. "He's fine, back to normal," said head coach Rob Chudzinski.

Brian Hoyer (QB - CLE): Out for the season with a torn ACL. It's an absolute shame, as Hoyer is a journeyman who was finally finding success and leading his underdog team to victories. The starting job has fallen back into the lap of Brandon Weeden.

Chris Ogbonnaya (FB - CLE): Suffered a concussion in Week 5, but thanks to playing the Thursday night game, he has 10 days to pass concussion protocol. He shouldn't miss any time.
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