Texans wide receiver Will Fuller will be out indefinitely with a broken collarbone sustained during Wednesday’s practice, Fuller put up decent numbers in his rookie campaign, with 47 receptions and 635 yards. Fuller, however, felt he could have done better.
“It’s like I just put myself in a shell and just put my head down and [was] just working as hard as I could and just trying to prove myself,” he said in an interview with ESPN. “I feel like this year I’m just trying to have more fun with it and I can tell already that it’s a lot more fun for me.” The injury isn’t necessarily season-ending, but it will require serious recovery time.
Other Injuries :
- Jay Ajayi is out with a confirmed concussion. He missed practice and likely sit out at least a week,per the Miami Herald.
The powerful running back suffered the injury on Monday. Hopefully, it’s just a week issue for Ajayi and doesn’t linger late into August.
- Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was also carted off the practice field Wednesday. The second-year player suffered the injury early in practice. Sources have said that the injury was to his ankle, per ESPN Shepard quickly emerged as a reliable target for quarterback Eli Manning in 2016. He had 65 catches for 683 yards, in addition to eight touchdowns. He also showed tremendous durability for the Giants throughout the year, and seemed to be a No. 2 target for Manning as the season progressed.
- New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was taken out off the field after suffering an apparent ankle injury at practice, Rapoport reported. Coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Shepard rolled his ankle, and it appears as though he avoided major injury.
- Los Angeles Chargers rookie guard Forrest Lamp was carted off the field after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, team announced.
- Jaguars running back I’Tavius Mathers was released from the hospital and will return to the team facility after suffering a cervical spinal cord injury during Tuesday’s practice, the team announced. The team’s medical staff will continue to evaluate his status and will work with Mathers to decide the best course of action for his recovery.
- The 49ers’ DeForest Buckner also received medical attention for an apparent injury in his left leg per NBC reports, . A second-year pass rusher out of Oregon, Buckner notched 73 tackles and six sacks in his rookie campaign. He was one of the most sought after prospects in the 2016 draft due to his athleticism and length.
- Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who underwent an appendectomy on Sunday, told NFL Network’s Stacey Dales he’ll return to team in two weeks.