Summary of NFL's Week 5 injuries

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

Donnie Avery (WR - KC): Injured his shoulder on Sunday and only lasted a few more plays before calling it a day. X-rays came back negative, however, and the Chiefs are calling his injury a "bruised shoulder." He looks questionable and is a player to monitor in practice this week.

Dannell Ellerbe (MLB - MIA): Left in the first quarter of Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Was deemed questionable to return (a good sign for his Week 6 outlook), but he never made it back out onto the field. His status has yet to be updated.

Cameron Wake (DE - MIA): Returned to action on Sunday after missing just one game with a sprained MCL, but exited the game after just one series. It is unclear whether he aggravated the injury, or simply did not feel he was healthy enough to make a positive impact.

Tommy Kelly (DT - NE): Tried to play through a knee injury suffered on Sunday, but ultimately called it a day midway through the fourth quarter. He claims that "everything's all right," however, and appears unlikely to miss any time.

Leon Washington (RB/KR - NE): Hurt his ankle on the opening kickoff and did not return, though he was not officially ruled out until the fourth quarter. There is speculation that he may be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which would keep him out for a few weeks.

David Wilson (RB - NYG): Left during the first half on Sunday with a neck injury. Though he claimed that he would be a go for Week 6, Wilson has already been ruled out by head coach Tom Coughlin. Wilson looks questionable at best for Week 7. The Giants will roll with the unimpressive tandem of Brandon Jacobs and Da'Rel Scott while Wilson is sidelined.

Rashad Jennings (RB - OAK): Getting the start thanks to a Darren McFadden hamstring injury, Jennings suffered a hamstring injury of his own on Sunday night. The team says that the injury was not serious, though that is also what they said about McFadden, who looks like he'll miss multiple weeks. Marcel Reece will be the lead back if Jennings and McFadden can't go in Week 6.

Blog Photo - Summary of NFL's Week 5 injuriesMichael Vick (QB - PHI): Pulled up lame on a scramble. Wasn't tackled on the play; the fragile passer simply pulled a hamstring when dashing down the sideline. He got in some limited work at Tuesday's practice, but it looks like he'll miss Week 6, and possibly more. Nick Foles will get another chance to prove himself while Vick is sidelined.

Jarret Johnson (OLB - SD): A hamstring injury kept Johnson from putting any weight on his right leg Sunday night. The injury does not appear to be serious, but Johnson is still very questionable for Week 6. His absence would make the Chargers very thin at outside linebacker.

Ryan Mathews (RB - SD): Took a knee to the head in the second quarter and was diagnosed with a concussion. He'll have to pass concussion protocol this week, leaving his status up in the air for Week 6.

Ray McDonald (DE - SF): Left Sunday's game with a right biceps strain and did not return. He is questionable for Week 6, but is not expected to miss an extended period of time.

Zac Stacy (RB - STL): His impressive debut as the starting running back was unfortunately cut short by a rib injury. Stacy, however, claims that he simply had the wind knocked out of him. Both he and Jeff Fisher have said Stacy will be the starter in Week 6.

Derrick Morgan (DE - TEN): Left late in Sunday's game with a shoulder injury and did not return. The extent of the injury is unknown.

Coty Sensabaugh (CB - TEN): The Titans' slot corner suffered a concussion on Sunday. His status is up in the air for Week 6.
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