Wide receiver Courtland Sutton suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and will miss the remainder of the season. Sutton had missed the season opener with a right shoulder injury suffered Sept. 8 in practice and had been limited in practice in the days leading up to Sunday's game.
Additionally, Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will miss 3 to 5 weeks with a severe strain of the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, an injury he suffered in the first quarter Sunday.
Sutton missed Week 1 with a shoulder injury and the news wasn't looking good after he suffered a knee injury in Week 2. That news was confirmed today as Sutton will now miss the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, QB Lock will miss 3-5 weeks with Driskel taking over in that time. With Sutton out, Jeudy, Hamler, Patrick and Hamilton take over. They are certainly talented names, but will take a bit of a hit with Driskel at QB. Perhaps RB Melvin Gordon sees and increase in workload.
Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said that wide receiver Chris Godwin had cleared the concussion protocol, and would be available for Week 3 against the Broncos.
His return to the lineup is also welcome news for the Bucs coach, after watching the Bucs drop a number of passes in yesterday’s win over the Panthers. Arians said he counted at least seven drops, including three touchdowns, and probably 125 yards worth, the story said.
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey confirmed today that doctors tell him he’s going to miss four to six weeks with an ankle injury.
McCaffrey himself, however, is optimistic that he can miss less than that.
“They say four to six weeks,” McCaffrey said. “That’s a challenge to me. Hopefully I can get back a lot earlier. I’m going to attack this.”
If the Panthers put McCaffrey on injured reserve, he’d miss at least three weeks but could return after that thanks to the NFL’s special injured reserve rules for this season. It seems unlikely McCaffrey could be back any sooner than that, but he’s hoping that he can beat the 4-6 week projection the story said.