NFL Injuries: More QBs Go Down in Week 14, Here’s What It Means for Week 15 and Beyond
The NFL injuries came fast and furious in Week 14. And just like the NFL injuries roundup from Week 13, there were several quarterbacks who went out of their games on Sunday. Below are the biggest-name offensive players who were injured in Week 14, and what it might mean going forward for their teams and your fantasy team.
NFL injuries Week 14
QB Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Broncos QB Russell Wilson slammed his head against the turf on a scramble against the Chiefs in Week 14. Cameras zoomed in on a dazed-looking Wilson at the end of the play and he left the game with a concussion.
Wilson will now enter the NFL’s concussion protocol and will not return until he’s able to pass a battery of tests. The team plays next in the late window on Sunday afternoon vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
WR Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers came away from Week 14 with an impressive 35-7 win over the Buccaneers with third-string rookie QB Brock Purdy at the helm. The one bad moment was star widout Deebo Samuel suffering a scary-looking ankle injury.
After the game, coach Kyle Shanahan said that it seems like Samuel avoided a serious, season-ending injury and now has a high ankle sprain, per ESPN.. Recovery time for this injury is generally around a month, which would bring Samuel back at the start of the 2022 playoffs.
QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers
The NFL injuries to quarterbacks continued in the Steelers game, as rookie Kenny Picket left in the first quarter with a concussion. The young signal-caller was allowed back in the game for one play after his head injury before leaving for good.
Pickett now enters concussion protocol and will have to be cleared by doctors before playing in the team’s Week 15 game at 1:00 pm ET vs. the Panthers.
QB Mike White, New York Jets
Jets QB Mike White left the game vs. the Bills twice after hard hits, with Joe Flacco coming in to spell him. However, despite being notably hurt, White finished the game. Afterward, White went to the hospital for tests on his ribs and possible internal injuries.
White left the hospital and flew back to the New York City area with his team. There is no official update on his long-term prognosis, but he will almost certainly be questionable for the team’s next game vs. the Lions at 4:05 pm ET on Sunday.
QB Tyler Huntley, Baltimore Ravens
Ravens QB Tyler Huntley started the game vs. Steeler because Lamar Jackson was out with a knee injury. The backup left the game with a possible concussion in the third quarter, and did not return. Undrafted rookie Anthony Brown out of Oregon came into the game and led the Ravens to the win.
The Ravens are on a short week now, playing next Saturday vs. the Browns. Huntley will have to clear concussion protocol to play, or Brown will likely start if Jackson can’t go either.
RB Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans
Quarterbacks and wide receivers weren’t the only NFL injuries on Sunday. Texans running back Dameon Pierce left his game vs. the Cowboys, too. With just under 11 minutes to go in the game and 78 yards and a touchdown under his belt, Pierce went down with an ankle injury.
The rookie runner did return to the sideline with a taped-up ankle, but did not go back in the game. He also left the stadium in a walking boot.
WRs Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals lost two pass-catchers in the first few minutes of their game vs. the Browns. Tee Higgins came into the game with an injured hamstring and tweaked it in warmups. Tyler Boyd then suffered a finger injury on the first pass play of the game and didn’t return.
There were no updates after the game on the condition or future prognosis of either Bengals WR.