Injury Report - Repercussions On Week 2 NFL Odds

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Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:08 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 6:08 PM UTC

We’ve only gotten through one week of the NFL and already we have seen some bad injuries to important players. Check out our injury report below for all the key injuries that could move the NFL Odds in Week 2. 

Sammy Watkins – Foot
The first guy on the list is only because he is playing in a Thursday game and Sammy Watkins’ presence is going to mean a lot in the Battle of New York. Both teams had tough losses in Week 1 and have to turn right around four days later to try and avoid at 0-2 start.

Watkins didn’t break his foot, but the injury is to the foot that he had surgery on, so there is some fear that he could be shut down for a few weeks to manage the injury. Right now the NFL Odds are at a pick em and if Watkins misses, it could give the Jets the boost they need to win the game on the road.

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Keenan Allen – ACL
Easily the worst injury of the week was Keenan Allen, who was already making his way back from injury before tearing his ACL halfway through the Chargers’ Week 1 game. He is out for the season and the Chargers offense just went from upstart to potentially plummeting.

The Chargers are likely going to sign a veteran to help along Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman, who should all see a lot more targets this week against the Jaguars, who are +3 underdogs in San Diego this week.

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Russell Wilson – Ankle
Russell Wilson is next up with an ankle injury, as the Seahawks are -3 ½ favorites in the early NFL Odds from Bet Online, but there are several sportsbooks who are likely holding off on offering odds for this game.

Wilson injured his ankle in Week 1, but says he is going to play. He is not in a walking boot and Pete Carroll seems optimistic, but keep an eye on the practice reports this week to make sure.

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Robert Griffin III – Shoulder
The Browns couldn’t have written this script any better. They were tanking this season anyway, hence not drafting a young quarterback. They took a chance on Robert Griffin III who they were almost hoping got hurt to put the blame of their bad season on something other than management.

Griffin broke a bone in his shoulder after not sliding, AGAIN. It’s hard to have sympathy for a guy on a play he should have just gotten out of bounds and it might be the last game he plays in the NFL as a starting quarterback. The Browns will continue to suck, but they are +7 dogs against the Ravens at home in Week 2, so they may surprise with Josh McCown taking over as a potential upgrade.

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Brian Cushing – MCL
Easily the most devastating defensive injury this week was Brian Cushing, who will miss the next six weeks with a torn MCL. This is a big loss for the Texans in both the run and pass game, considering Cushing calls the signals on defense and led the team in tackles last season.

There are reports that he just sprained his MCL, but Ian Rapoport says it is torn and he will miss six weeks. Houston played well in Week 1 and are -2 ½ favorites against the Chiefs in Houston Week 2.

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Falcons Receivers – Ankles
Both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are dealing with ankle injuries and while it looks like Jones just tweaked the ankle he hurt in the preseason, Sanu was seen visibly limping after the game.

Sanu was huge as the Falcons’ second receiver outside of Jones on Sunday and if he misses it could take a big hut to Matt Ryan and the Falcons, who are +4 ½ dogs in Oakland this week.

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Sam Shields – Concussion
Finally, Sam Shields was diagnosed with a concussion Sunday and he could be in danger of missing the Packers’ Week 2 contest on Sunday night in Minnesota. We also don’t yet know who will be the starting quarterback for the Vikings in this one, so there is a lot of unknown for this game, therefore you should hold on making your week 2 NFL predictions for this game. 

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