2022 NFL preseason injury tracker: Tyquan Thorton to miss 8 weeks; Matt Corral is probably done for the season

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Just because NFL teams aren’t required to release preseason injury reports doesn’t mean there aren’t injuries worth mentioning. In fact, every club faces a few health issues as they move into the final few weeks of preseason. That’s just the nature of the NFL.

To keep track of everything, here’s a running injury tracker for all 32 teams as we inch ever closer to Week 1 of the regular season.

August 17

  • Rookie first-round center Tyler Linderbaum, who suffered a foot injury two weeks ago, will “probably” return to practice Friday doing individual drills, according to coach John Harbaugh. He will not play in Sunday’s preseason game.

August 20

  • LB Shaq Thompson has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced. After undergoing offseason knee surgery, one of the Panthers’ top players is on track to prepare for the team’s regular season opener on Sept. 11.

Aug. 19: Preseason Week 2 vs. Patriots (20-10 L)

  • Third-round QB Matt Corral suffered a Lisfranc injury that will likely end his rookie campaign before it officially begins, according to coach Matt Rule. He limped off the field in the fourth quarter. (Read more)
  • RB Spencer Brown was taken to the locker room with an ankle injury in the second half.

August 17

  • C Bradley Bozeman, who was carted off the field during practice Tuesday, will miss two to three weeks with an ankle injury, coach Matt Rule announced Wednesday.
  • WR Robby Anderson did not practice Wednesday with a groin injury, according to Rhule.

August 19

  • OT La’el Collins participated in 11-on-11 drills in practice for the first time since sitting out with a back injury and personal reasons. He is expected to participate in joint practices with the Rams next week.

August 17

  • After underwent an appendectomy that forced him to miss three weeks, QB Joe Burrow returned to team practice Wednesday for the first time since surgery. He also held a press conference where he revealed that his appendix had burst, leading to the procedure. Now, though, he’s back and working his way back to full strength before the regular season opener. (Read more)

August 19

  • LB Jourdan Lewis will miss the rest of the preseason after suffering a hamstring injury in joint practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to The Dallas Morning News. “The immediate goal is to catch him [back] for Week 1,” coach Mike McCarthy said.

August 17

  • WR CeeDee Lamb suffered a cut on his leg, according to Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones. Lamb missed Wednesday’s practice and will miss Thursday’s session as well.

August 18

  • Star LB Shaquille Leonard won’t be 100 percent after being cleared to return from back surgery he underwent earlier in the summer, according to coach Frank Reich. “He’s going to have to figure out how to play, feeling the way he feels — not feeling 100 percent, feeling maybe it’s not all the way back, but I still have to figure out how to play winning football.” , Reich said, via ESPN. Reich previously said he hoped the three-time Pro Bowler would be available in Week 1.

August 17

  • Rookie sixth-round tight end Andrew Ogletree suffered a non-contact knee injury during Wednesday’s practice that coach Frank Reich said “doesn’t look good.” It turns out that it is not, with NFL Media Report that Ogletree, who had an impressive camp, tore his ACL.

August 17

  • WR Mecole Hardman is being evaluated for a groin injury after leaving Wednesday’s practice early, for NFL Media. The injury is not believed to be serious but bosses will not know more until tests come back. (Read more)

August 17

August 17

  • Backup TE Donald Parham Jr. is “week-to-week” after suffering a hip injury, according to coach Brandon Staley (via ESPN).

Aug. 19: Week 2 preseason vs. Texans (24-20 L)

  • Third-round rookie OL Logan Bruss tore his ACL and MCL, according to coach Sean McVay. He’s out for the season.
  • Seventh-round rookie LB Daniel Hardy suffered a high ankle sprain that will require a procedure, according to McVay, who indicated the injury is not season-ending.

August 17

  • QB Matthew Stafford had some encouraging comments Wednesday about his elbow after going through a full stretch during the team’s intramural scrimmage the day before. Stafford received an injection in his right side this offseason after battling an elbow injury during the Rams’ Super Bowl campaign. He’s been dealing with elbow soreness during training camp, but his comments are a good sign that he’ll be able to pull through. “I feel good and I’m on my way to doing what I want to do.”

August 18

  • Starting TE Irv Smith Jr. is on track to play Week 1, according to coach Kevin O’Connell, after undergoing thumb surgery in early August. “Everything with Irv has been really positive,” O’Connell said (via Pro Football Talk ). “Even though he might not be able to catch for a few more days, we can absolutely have him listening to listening to conversations, getting back out there because we want him to pick up where he left off.”

Aug. 19: Preseason Week 2 vs. Patriots (20-10 W)

  • Second-round rookie WR Tyquan Thornton left the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. NFL Media reports that Thornton suffered a collarbone injury and is expected to be out about eight weeks. (Read more)

August 17

August 19:

  • WR Robert Foster was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He will miss the entire 2022 season.

August 16

  • QB Zach Wilson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to cut his meniscus, putting his status for the team’s regular season opener in doubt. (Read more)

August 19

  • RB Myles Sanders has missed practice since Tuesday with a hamstring injury. Head coach Nick Siriani did not provide a timetable for Sanders’ return. “We’re just being cautious with him,” Siriani said Friday (via Pro Football Talk ). There was some tightness and some pain in it. Just be careful with it and we’ll see how it goes.”

August 16

Aug. 18: Preseason Week 2 Bears (27-11 L)

  • LG starter Damien Lewis was carted off the field with a leg injury, but appears to have avoided serious injury according to coach Pete Carroll. “We were very, very fortunate,” Carroll said (via Pro Football Talk ). “He had a lateral ankle sprain from the deal. They rolled it up and all that, but all the x-rays were negative. We were very, very lucky there. He was optimistic about it, maybe surprised by the results, but we’re also excited about it.”
  • QB Geno Smith missed the second half with a bruised knee. That doesn’t appear to be a concern, though, as coach Pete Carroll said Smith could return if needed. (Read more)
  • QB Drew Lock is “really sick” with COVID-19, according to coach Pete Carroll. If he starts to feel better, he could start in the Seahawks’ Aug. 26 preseason finale against the Cowboys. (Read more)

August 17

  • Rookie RB Kenneth Walker III underwent a “procedure” Wednesday for what coach Pete Carroll called a “small hernia.” If all goes well, he is expected to return in Week 1. for NFL Media. (Read more)

August 18

  • All-Pro RT Tristan Wirfs left practice Thursday with an oblique injury. It is not known how long he will be sidelined. The Buccaneers are already without Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen, who suffered a major knee injury earlier in training camp. (Read more)

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