Plenty of big names across the NFL suffered devastating injuries on the first weekend of action, with the worst coming from one of the AFC's Super Bowl contenders.
Catch the most notable ones below and thank your lucky stars the Patriots escaped the first week of battle without any kind of major harm:
- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles tendon yesterday in Denver and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The injury is a huge blow to Baltimore's Super Bowl chances coming out of the AFC as they not only lose their best defensive player but also their emotional leader on the field.
- After initial reports indicated that the Jets were fearful he had torn his ACL, it turns out that cornerback Antonio Cromartie only suffered a sprained knee. The team announced Cromartie is day-to-day and hasn't been ruled out for next Monday night's game against the Colts.
- Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton suffered a bruised knee in their 27-14 loss to the Bills yesterday in Buffalo. Hilton is officially day-to-day. Needless to say, even with all of Andrew Luck's talent, if the Colts lose Hilton for any period of time would complicate things for a very fragile football team.
- The Cowboys suffered a pair of difficult injuries on Sunday Night Football: wide out Dez Bryant suffered a broken foot (more specifically the fifth metatarsal in his right foot) and has undergone surgery to repair the damage. He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks of action, but Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas surmises a more likely return date would be the Week 8 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on November 1. Meanwhile, rookie defensive end Randy Gregory suffered a high ankle sprain, and he'll miss 4-6 weeks as well. It looks like the 'Boys will be without two of their most important players when they take on the Pats in Week 5.
- According to ESPN's, Adam Schefter, Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson pulled his hamstring and will miss 3-4 weeks as a result. Keep an eye on his rehab from the injury, as the Pats host the Redskins in Week 7 on November 8.
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