Preseason Week 3: Injuries Playing a Large Impact

August 26, 2016 • Ben Heck • Features, Front Page, Preseason

Ah, yes. Week 3 of the NFL preseason is upon us.

Last night’s slate of games, unfortunately, brought us a slew of injuries to key players. Even if your favorite team wasn’t directly impacted by any of these said injuries, you may want to pay attention this weekend as it could have an impact on your fantasy team’s season.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back)

This is probably the biggest injury news of the evening, as the 36-year old Romo is coming off a season in which he missed 12 games due to a two-times-broken collarbone. It didn’t take long into the game against Seattle until Romo was back on the ground and being hit from behind awkwardly by Hawks’ Cliff Avril. Once he was back up, Romo walked off the field on his own power and was even able to throw a few passes on the sideline. If it were a regular season game, he would have likely returned to the game. But head coach Jason Garrett played it safe and left him on the sidelines the rest of the way. It may have just been a scare. And perhaps a little deja vu?

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle)

Jones, a top tier fantasy wideout, limped off the field in the Falcons’ match-up in Miami last night with an apparent ankle injury. Luckily, it’s a minor injury and head coach Dan Quinn expects him to return to practice as soon as Sunday. Minor injury, but still something to keep an eye on over the next few days.

Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh (ankle)

Suh, near the end of the opening quarter last night, limped off the field and into the locker room with a trainer following a tweak to his ankle. He came back out later in the game and apparently “he’s okay.” Not much to worry about here for the 29-year old Suh..

Falcons S Keanu Neal (knee)

Neal has already been ruled out 3-4 weeks after last night’s injury against the Dolphins. Atlanta’s first-round pick likely won’t be available to hit the field to make his regular season debut until the end of September. It’s a minor injury and the Falcons are expecting a full recovery. It’ll simply delay the 17th overall pick’s first professional start in the secondary.

Will Dak Prescott’s time in Dallas come sooner than expected?

Photo: Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images

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