Update
09/23/20
Week 2 Injury Updates
Everything you need to know about Week 2 Injuries
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By SPORTSDOCMATT 09/23/20
Dr Matt Provencher here. Well, unprecedented times in terms of just sheer number of injury, a swell a some star players just going down on having to leave the game. It was a hard hitting week to, with many high profile players going down, perhaps it might even be one of the higher injury weeks on record. But let's dive right into some of the more high profile injuries, and I'll break it down for you. So if you Carolina Panthers fans, Christian McCaffrey and also the highest scoring fantasy point leader from 2019 went down with what is no question, some level of an ankle sprain. Believe this to be a high ankle sprain, where you actually tweak or partially disrupt the ligaments right above the ankle joint. The problem for a running back with this is they need to come back and do lateral cutting movements. So although we want this to be maybe a one week injury, I think it's gonna be about 2 to 4 weeks before Christian gets back on the field. Our data would suggest that on average, for running backs in his position, this is about 3.6 weeks back to getting onto the field, and he should be pretty good at that point. He may experience about 8 to 10% decline in overall output his first week back, but we look at other high profile players like himself, say Saquon Barkley comes to mind when he also had a high ankle sprain and came back very well and had an extremely productive season after his high ankle sprain for the Giants. So now let's break down the quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Drew Lock, San Francisco Forty Niners fans. I'm sure it pain you to see your quarterback go down, especially after a 2018 ACL injury that ended Jimmy Garoppolo season, but it looks like Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a high ankle sprain. The good news is, I think he's gonna be back between one and three weeks. The video didn't show that it was too bad of our ankle role, and he plays the quarterback position, which is just less lateral movements and some of the other football positions. Now let's talk about Drew Lock went down on his right shoulder. He had a pretty hard compression hit onto that right shoulder and from all video on all accounts and the sling that he was wearing as he exited This looks like an AC joint sprain or it could be a partially separated shoulder. He's really are one and the same, and there are a variety of a C joint separations. But for a throwing shoulder quarterback way, expect several weeks that he'll be back on the field after this. AC joint sprain heels so you can start throwing again and Giants fans. I mean, you hate to see it say Saquon Barkley goes down with a very severe right knee injury. Can't even bear weight on it. Getting off the field basically diagnosed with an ACL tear of this right knee. Unfortunately, this means his season is done, but he will get back. He is coming off a high ankle sprain, also a calf injury. So you know that Saquon has a resiliency to get back. However, when you look at our data and you look how running backs come back after ACL injuries, your one after an ACL is just not the same as their prior year, and they can lose about 40 or up to 60% of their production. We hope that's not the case in sake Saquon situation, and we wish him a very speedy recovery for the best stories. Easy to find scores and comprehensive team pages plus access to every live Fox sports game and exclusive bonus cameras download the all new Fox Sports App now.
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