On any given week, the NFL can leave us with some devastating injuries on the field. Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season was no exception.
First, to the biggest injury of the weekend. The Atlanta Falcons have lost cornerback Brent Grimes for the entire season with an Achilles injury. Grimes was designated as the Franchise Tag player for the Falcons this season, but he will now be forced to watch the rest of it from the sidelines.
But while Grimes may have been the biggest player who will have to miss the rest of the season, he was not the only big name player who got banged up and will have to miss a considerate amount of time.
* Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss a minimum of three weeks, but a more realistic time table for his return could be closer to 4-6 weeks following a hit to his LCL on his knee. C.J. Spiller is expected to carry the load in Buffalo in his absence and, perhaps, even after Jackson does return.
* The Bills lost another player, only for the rest of the season. Wide receiver David Nelson has been placed on IR.
* John Skelton will miss the next 2-4 weeks as starting quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. A low ankle sprain will keep him sidelined while Kevin Kolb looks to resume his role as starter going forward.
* The Denver Broncos may be getting used to losing defensive end Ty Warren, but it does not make it any easier. Still, he will be out indefinitely after re-tearing his right triceps during Sunday’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
* The Green Bay Packers may be forced to play a quick turnaround game on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears without wide receiver Greg Jennings, who went down late with a groin injury. He will be questionable heading into this week.
* Rashad Jennings, who was expected to carry the load for the Jacksonville Jaguars early on, may miss this week’s contest. But with Maurice Jones-Drew looking pretty good, it will not be as big of a loss.
* Danile Thomas may miss the next game for the Miami Dolphins after suffering a head injury. Reggie Bush could see even a few goal line looks.
* Darrelle Revis suffered a mid concussion for the New York Jets on Sunday, but the team expects him to play this weekend.
* Jeremy Maclin led the way for the Philadelphia Eagles through the air on Sunday, but a hip flexor could leave him as a huge question mark this week. Check back toward the end of the week, but he may be forced to sit out the team’s next game.
* The St. Louis Rams not only lost a late lead to the Detroit Lions to suffer a big loss in the standings, but they took an even bigger blow to their offensive line. Center Scott Wells was already placed on IR after breaking his foot, and tackle Roger Saffold could miss a handful of games with a neck injury.
* Jake Locker expect to start for the Tenenssee Titans this week after suffering an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
* Pierre garcon does not expect to miss any time for the Washington Redskins after hurting his foot, but it will depend on how he practices toward the end of the week.
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