By: Steve Behlman Jr.
August 19, 2017
> > > Well it’s the 3rd week of the Fantasy Football season and we have already been littered with injuries across the league. Week 2 was no exception. Let’s dive right into some of the headlining injuries that have happened over the past week.
Gronkowski was having himself a Gronk like day shredding the Saints defense for 6/116 yards and a Td. That changed when a groin injury sidelined the star at the end of the third quarter. Thankfully Gronk then headed to the side line to ride the stationary bike rather than head to the locker room to be evaluated. Groin injuries could be tricky, but it seems owners have dodged a bullet with this one.
Nelson didn’t even get a chance to get going in this game. He limped off the field under his own power in the first quarter against the Falcons. It looked to be a knee to the thigh that was the culprit on this injury. The good news is Nelson was seen on the stationary bike a few minutes after the injury. Now Nelson is 50/50 to play this week at home against the Bengals.
It’s a blow to a guy who hasn’t missed a game since 2007. Greg Olsen was recently placed on IR after he had a successful surgery repairing a broken bone in his foot. The same injury that has plagued players like Sammy Watkins, Julio Jones and Edelman over the years (Jones Fracture). The playmaker fell awkwardly in the first half of their week 2 tilt against the Bills. Olsen will be eligible to return in about 8 weeks.
I’m not exactly sure when these injuries occurred in week 2 but Eifert did get shaken up a bit on a few different plays. If you own Eifert I’m sure you own a backup due to his injury history. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that these injuries could keep him out week 3 against the Packers. At this point Eifert is a streamable option. But you know if he plays there is always a chance for a score.
2017 looked like the year that we would finally see what WR Corey Coleman could do. Unfortunately, that came to a halt when the 2nd year WR exited week 2 against the Raven with a broken hand. The 2nd time in 2 years. Coleman had surgery to repair his hand on Monday. The Browns have put him on IR and he would be eligible to return to practice in 6 weeks and game action in 8.
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