NFL Injuries: Huge-Name QBs Leave Their Games in Week 13, Here’s What That Means for Week 14 and Beyond
Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season was a rough one for quarterbacks. A lot of NFL players went down this week, but it was the signal-caller NFL injuries that dominated the headlines. Huge-name players left their games this week, and at least one is done for the season. After a relatively tame Week 12 NFL injuries roundup, the Week 13 one will be huge for the future of several playoff-caliber teams. Here are the most well-known stars who went out and will impact your favorite teams and your fantasy team alike.
NFL injuries: Week 13
QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens won an ugly 10-9 game vs. the Denver Broncos with Tyler Hundley at quarterback. That’s because of a serious Lamar Jackson injury. The superstar signal-caller left the game at the end of the first quarter and did not return.
After the game, coach John Harbaugh said, “it’s a knee, but it’s not a season-ending type of knee.” He also added that they’d know more after an MRI on Monday, “but it’s going to be a number [of] days to weeks” before Jackson returns.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo also went out in the first quarter of his team’s Week 13 victory over the Miami Dolphins and didn’t return with an apparent ankle injury. Unfortunately for Garoppolo and 49ers fans, the news on Jimmy G is not as good as the Lamar Jackson injury update.
After the game, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told the media that Garoppolo “broke a few things” in his foot and will undergo surgery. That means the latest Jimmy Garoppolo injury update is that he is now out for the remainder of the 2022 NFL season.
QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
After the Jimmy Garoppolo injury and the Lamar Jackson injury, the hits just kept on coming, as Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa got hurt late in his team’s loss to the 49ers. Unlike his counterparts, though, Tagovailoa may be ready to go next week.
After the game, he was seen on the field exchanging jerseys with the 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga. The QB also told reporters after the game, per ESPN, that he feels “as good as I can” with the ankle injury, which is one of the better NFL injuries updates on this list.
RB Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks rookie sensation Kenneth Walker III has three carries for 36 yards (including a 30-yard run) before exiting in the second quarter of Seattle’s 27-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams. He did not return with an ankle injury.
According to Seahawks.com, the injury is a “jam,” not a sprain, so the long-term prognosis is up in the air right now. Head coach Pete Carroll explained after the game, “I can’t tell you, because it’s not an ankle sprain, he jammed it, so I’m not quite sure what to tell you right now.”
WR Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans
Another rookie on the NFL injuries roundup in Week 13 is Titans wideout Treylon Burks. The first-year pass-catcher snagged an incredible 25-yard touchdown pass before being hit helmet-to-helmet by Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps.
As with all concussions, Burks now has to clear concussion protocol before returning, and there is no set time on how long this recovery will take. The Titans play again next Sunday at 1 pm ET vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.
WR Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
The Broncos receiving corps just can’t catch a break. After finally getting Jerry Jeudy back from his ankle injury, Courtland Sutton went out in the second quarter of the team’s 10-9 loss to the ravens with a hamstring injury.
This is one of the least clear of all the NFL injuries in Week 13. Neither the Broncos nor any of the team’s beat writers seem to have an update on the Sutton injury as of Sunday night.