In the ever-dynamic world of the NFL, Week 2 delivered a mixed bag of excitement, milestones, and concerning injuries that left fans and experts alike buzzing with anticipation and concern. Here's a roundup of some key updates from around the league.
Saquon Barkley's Ankle Woes:
The New York Giants' star running back, Saquon Barkley, found himself at the center of attention after a right ankle injury raised concerns. Barkley is set to undergo an MRI in Arizona to assess the severity of the injury and the potential duration of his absence. Initial reports suggest it might be a typical sprain rather than a high-ankle sprain, providing a glimmer of hope for Giants fans. However, more clarity will emerge after Monday's MRI. The timing is less than ideal for the Giants, who are gearing up for a Thursday night clash in San Francisco.
Ron Rivera's Century Mark:
In Washington, Head Coach Ron Rivera celebrated a career milestone with his 100th regular-season victory as the Commanders triumphed over the Denver Broncos. Rivera's journey in the NFL has been marked by resilience and success, and this achievement adds another layer to his illustrious career.
Puka Nacua's Historic Performance:
A star was born in Los Angeles as Rams' rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua etched his name into NFL history. Nacua's 15 receptions for 147 yards in a single game set a new rookie record for receptions. What's more, he became the first player ever to achieve at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in each of his first two career games. Nacua's sensational start to his NFL journey has Rams fans buzzing with excitement.
Kareem Jackson Under Review:
The NFL's disciplinary radar is once again focused on Broncos' safety Kareem Jackson. The league is set to review a hit on Commanders' tight end Logan Thomas, just a week after fining Jackson for a hit on Raiders' wide receiver Jakobi Meyers. Player safety remains a top priority for the NFL, and Jackson's actions are under scrutiny.
Additional Injury Concerns:
Aside from Barkley's situation, several other players faced injury setbacks in Week 2. Lions' running back David Montgomery was carted off the field due to a leg injury and did not return to the game. The Raiders are evaluating wide receiver Davante Adams for a concussion following their matchup against the Bills. Meanwhile, Bengals' quarterback Joe Burrow mentioned a calf tweak but expressed eagerness to return to the game if given the opportunity.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s Injury Update:
On a positive note, Ravens' coach John Harbaugh provided reassurance regarding Odell Beckham Jr.'s injury, stating that he doesn't believe it to be serious. Ravens fans will be hoping for a swift recovery for their star receiver.
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