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Game Day Injury Recap: Week 1
Philip Gentles
September 11, 2011

This is a brief recap of the injuries occurring during Sunday's games. A complete in-depth injury report will be published on Tuesday.

Danny Amendola, WR, STL - Dislocated Elbow

Amendola dislocated his left elbow in Sunday’s game and there is concern that he could be out for a significant amount of time. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, but team officials don’t expect him to be able to play anytime soon.

John Beason, LB, CAR - Undisclosed Ankle Injury

According to reports Beason will miss a significant amount of time after hurting his left ankle during Sunday’s game. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday. 

Sam Bradford, QB, STL - Undisclosed Finger Injury

Bradford left in the second half of Sunday’s game after hurting his right index finger. According to reports he wasn’t in a lot of pain, but he was experiencing numbness and weakness. X-rays were negative, but the nature and severity of the injury remain unknown and he's schedule for an MRI on Monday.

Andy Dalton, QB, CIN - Sprained Wrist

Dalton left Sunday’s game after hurting his right wrist and he did not play in the second half. X-rays in the locker room came back negative and the coaching staff believes he will be able to play in Week 2.

Josh Freeman, QB, TB - Leg Cramps

Freeman missed a series in the third quarter on Sunday after suffering from leg cramps, but he later returned and team officials expect him to be fine.

Steven Jackson, RB, STL - Strained Quadriceps

Jackson left Sunday’s game after straining his quadriceps muscle on his long touchdown run in the first quarter. He briefly returned but he aggravated his thigh and left the game for good. The severity of the injury and his status for Week 2 are unknown.

Nate Kaeding, PK, SD - Undisclosed Knee Injury

Kaeding was carted to the locker room and did not return after he hurt his knee on the opening kickoff. The nature of the injury is currently unknown but there is concern that he could be out for an extended period of time.

Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC - Strained Calf

Lewis suffered a calf injury in Sunday's action the team reported following the game. The severity of the injury and his status for Week 2 are unknown.

Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG - Wrist Injury

Nicks underwent X-rays following the game Sunday and reports are that they were negative. The severity of the injury is not known at this time but early indications are that it's not serious and he shouldn't miss any time.

Matt Stafford, QB, DET - Leg Cramps

Stafford was spotted limping throughout the second half on Sunday, but according to reports he was just dealing with cramps. He should be able to play in Week 2.

Mike Tolbert, RB, SD - Undisclosed Knee Injury

Tolbert left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game with an undisclosed knee injury and did not return. The nature of the injury has not been made public, but it does not appear to be serious. We’ll know more about his status for Week 2 later in the week. 

Kevin Walter, WR, HOU - Fractured Shoulder

Walter will reportedly miss the next 10 - 12 weeks after fracturing his left shoulder during Sunday’s game. It isn’t clear if surgery will be needed to repair the damage, but he will probably miss a large portion of the regular season.

Derrick Ward, RB, HOU - Sprained Ankle

Ward left Sunday’s game after spraining his ankle and he did not return. The severity of the injury and his status for Week 2 are unknown.

Roy Williams, WR, CHI - Groin Injury

Williams left Sunday’s game after suffering an undisclosed groin injury. The severity of the injury and his status for Week 2 are unknown at this time.

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