Inevitably, we witnessed more impactful injuries in week two of the 2022 NFL season.
My name is Jeff Mueller, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and I am here to help guide you through these weekly injuries and provide (hopefully) helpful insight into how bad the injury is and what the expected timeline for recovery is for your key player. The weekly injury roundup will be posted on Wednesdays to discuss injuries that just occurred. I would also encourage you to tune in to the DLF YouTube channel (make sure to subscribe!) to tune in to helpful content throughout the week.
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Jameis Winston, QB NO
Injury: Multiple Lumbar Spine Fractures
Return to Play: Monitoring
Fantasy Impact: We found out on Sunday that Winston has several fractures in his back. The report stated that it is low concern and should not limit Winston, but I disagree with that part. He is likely playing through pain, particularly every time he takes a big hit. I would recommend stashing Taysom Hill everywhere you can, just in case one final big hit knocks Winston out of a game and you all of a sudden have a cheat code at TE. As for his weapons, Michael Thomas likely doesn’t see a dip in production, but Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry very well could due to Winston's decreased accuracy downfield on deeper throws that require more velocity and twisting. Monitoring this one closely.