Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league — fantasy football players, sports bettors, and fans of teams — wants the latest health information. In that vein, we’re tracking every NFL injury ahead of Week 3.
Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 3 schedule. Remember, you can always stay up-to-date on the latest injury buzz around the league with PFN’s NFL and Fantasy News Tracker.
NFL Week 3 Injury Tracker
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers
Aiyuk couldn’t play a full complement of Week 3 snaps after suffering a shoulder injury, and he’s now facing a short turnaround with the 49ers playing on Thursday night. He was limited during a Tuesday walkthrough, and San Francisco general manager John Lynch labeled Aiyuk a game-time decision for TNF.
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
Neither Richardson nor Kelly will practice on Wednesday, per Colts head coach Shane Steichen. Richardson scored two rushing touchdowns before going down on Sunday — he’ll be replaced by Gardner Minshew if he can’t play. Wesley French would step in at center if Kelly is sidelined against the Ravens.
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
St. Brown was in and out of Detroit’s lineup in Week 3 while dealing with cramping, and he’s not practicing on Wednesday due to a toe injury. Lions head coach Dan Campbell called him day-to-day. It goes without saying that losing ASRB would be a tremendous blow to Detroit’s chances against Atlanta on Sunday.
New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers
- Saints: RB Kendre Miller (hamstring); RB Jamaal Williams (hamstring)
- Packers: RB Aaron Jones (hamstring); WR Christian Watson (hamstring); OT David Bakhtiari (knee); G Elgton Jenkins (MCL sprain)
Miller hasn’t made his NFL debut after being selected in the third round of April’s draft, but Saints head coach Dennis Allen said the TCU product should be a “full go” this week. His return will bolster New Orleans’ backfield, especially as Alvin Kamara completes his three-game suspension and Williams misses time with his own hamstring injury.
In Green Bay, Jones didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice after missing Week 2. But Watson, who hasn’t played yet this season, was able to suit up today, a positive sign for his Sunday availability.
Aaron Jones warmed up with team inside with a helmet on, but he didn’t come outside for the start of practice open to reporters.
Christian Watson is practicing.
David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins are not. Everybody else on the 53 is.
Here’s Watson: pic.twitter.com/WYeHUEDypJ
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 20, 2023
Bakhtiari experienced swelling in his knee before Green Bay’s Week 2 and was forced to sit, as Matt LaFleur explained earlier this week. Contrary to speculation, Bakhtiari would have been inactive whether the Packers played on turf or grass last week. Jenkins is expected to miss time, but Green Bay hasn’t yet placed him on injured reserve.
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Texans: QB C.J. Stroud (shoulder)
- Jaguars: WR Zay Jones (knee)
Stroud was a late addition to the Texans’ injury report last week, but he ended up taking every offensive snap for Houston despite dealing with a shoulder issue. The rookie signal-caller said he expects to be 100% for Week 3 and was heavily involved in Wednesday’s practice.
Jones won’t practice for the Jaguars on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in Week 3, but head coach Doug Pederson labeled the veteran wideout day-to-day. If Zay Jones sits against the Texans on Sunday, Tim Jones would be the next man up in Jacksonville’s WR corps.
Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins
- Broncos: TBD
- Dolphins: TBD
Los Angeles Chargers at Minnesota Vikings
- Chargers: TBD
- Vikings: TBD
New England Patriots at New York Jets
- Patriots: TBD
- Jets: RB Breece Hall (knee); OT Duane Brown (shoulder); OT Mekhi Becton (knee); EDGE John Franklin-Myers (hip); LB Quincy Williams (knee); CB Michael Carter II (elbow); S Tony Adams (hamstring); (K Greg Zuerlein (groin)
The Jets have a lengthy injury report, but several players — including Hall, Brown, and Becton — received ample rest before playing last week. That’s likely New York’s plan for Week 3, as well.
Williams, Carter, and Adams all picked up injuries in the Jets’ Week 2 loss to the Cowboys, but head coach Robert Saleh doesn’t seem overly concerned that any of them will be sidelined on Sunday.
Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders
- Bills: TE Dawson Knox (back); EDGE Leonard Floyd (ankle); DT Jordan Phillips (illness); LB Terrel Bernard (leg); S Micah Hyde (hamstring)
- Commanders: TBD
Bernard will be a limited participant on Wednesday, but none of Buffalo’s other injured players will practice today, per Bills head coach Sean McDermott. Thursday and Friday’s practice reports will clarify whether Knox, Flord, Phillips, and Hyde are in danger of missing Week 3.
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks
- Panthers: QB Bryce Young (ankle); RB Miles Sanders (knee); EDGE Brian Burns (ankle); EDGE Justin Houston (calf); EDGE Amare Barno (thigh); LB Chandler Wooten (knee)
- Seahawks: TBD
The Panthers only held a walkthrough on Wednesday, so their practice report is an estimation. But Young, who had his ankle checked out after Week 2, did not participate in the walkthrough. Carolina head coach Frank Reich is unsure of Young’s status for Sunday.
Panthers coach Frank Reich on Bryce Young ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/PZyFnBbTDZ
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) September 20, 2023
If Young can’t suit up against the Seahawks, veteran Andy Dalton would take over under center. The Panthers also signed Jake Luton — who was with the club this summer — to their practice squad on Tuesday. He’d be elevated to Carolina’s 53-man roster if Young is inactive.
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
- Cowboys: WR Brandin Cooks (knee); OT Tyler Smith (hamstring); G Zack Martin (ankle); G Chuma Edoga (elbow); S Donovan Wilson (calf);
- Cardinals: TBD
Cooks, Smith, Edoga, and Wilson will all practice on Wednesday, while Martin will be with Dallas’ rehab group, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. Cooks, Smith, and Wilson all missed Sunday’s game against the Jets, while Edoga left early.
Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs
- Bears: TBD
- Chiefs: RB Isiah Pacheco (hamstring); WR Kadarius Toney (toe); WR Richie James (MCL); LB Nick Bolton (ankle); LB Willie Gay (quad)
None of the Chiefs’ injured players will practice on Wednesday, although Bolton and Gay participated in a walkthrough session.
Pachecho dealt with hand and labrum issues throughout the summer, but his hamstring injury is new. If he’s forced to sit out Week 3, Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire would likely form a running back committee against the Bears.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders
- Steelers: TBD
- Raiders: TBD
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Eagles: TBD
- Buccaneers: TBD
Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati Bengals