The NFL season enters Week 13 with as many key players injured as ever. Let’s take a look at the injuries suffered by Justin Fields, PJ Walker, Joe Mixon and Leonard Fournette and how serious they are.
Fantasy Injury Update: Joe Mixon, Justin Fields, Leonard Fournette and PJ Walker for Week 13
Update 3: Mixon (concussion) took part in a limited practice on Thursday.
Update 2: Coach Zac Taylor stated on Friday that Mixon (concussion) will not play against the Titans on Sunday, according to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official website.
Update: Mixon suffered a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week and did not return.
After scoring five touchdowns in his previous game, Mixon didn’t do much before leaving.
Even so, his availability in Week 12 against a hot Tennessee Titans team must be a source of concern. Mixon will have to go through the NFL concussion protocol in order to play. More information will be provided as practices continue this week.
If Mixon is unable to play, Samaje Perine will get the majority of the carries against the Titans’ elite run defense.
- Justin Fields
Update 3: On Thursday, Justin Fields (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in practice.
Update 2: Fields (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the Jets game on Sunday.
Update: According to Fields, he has a separated shoulder as well as partially torn ligaments in his non-throwing shoulder.
Fields suffered a shoulder injury against the Atlanta Falcons last week but played through it. Fields was found to have a dislocated non-throwing shoulder after the game. That report was later proven false.
If Fields is unable to play in Week 12 against the New York Jets, backup Trevor Siemian will take his place. That is not what anyone wants to see.
- Leonard Fournette
Update 1: Fournette (hip) participated in full practice on Thursday.
Update: Fournette (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Browns, according to Scott Smith of the Buccaneers’ official website.
The severity of Fournette’s hip injury will be revealed when the Bucs return to practice on Wednesday, but with the bye week in Week 11, Fournette’s status is uncertain.
A medical professional, Deepak Chona, says that depending on the type of hip injury, players are usually out for no more than one week.
Fournette was a limited participant today, according to the Buccaneers’ most recent practice report. According to all reports, Fournette is expected to play in Week 12, but his continued practice participation should be monitored.
- PJ Walker
Update 2: Walker (ankle) will be out of the game against Denver on Sunday.
Update: Sam Darnold has been named the Panthers’ Week 12 starting quarterback.
We don’t know what path the Panthers will take at quarterback, but we’ll find out more about Walker’s status during Wednesday’s practice, according to head coach Steve Wilks.
At that point, we’ll know how Walker’s week off has helped his ankle.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 13
Sunday, Dec. 4
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., CBS
Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox
Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS
New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Commanders at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Dec. 5
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN