NFL injury notebook: Ravens, Niners hurting
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers lost to division rivals on Sunday and also suffered significant injuries.
Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley sustained a season-ending left-ankle injury late in the first quarter of their loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, coach John Harbaugh said after the game.
The injury comes two days after the 2019 All-Pro signed a five-year contract extension worth a reported $98.75 million, including a $22.5 million signing bonus. Also Sunday, Baltimore guard Tyre Phillips did not return after suffering an ankle injury.
The 49ers lost star tight end George Kittle (foot) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) during the second half of their loss to the host Seattle Seahawks, and that was after running back Tevin Coleman exited in the first quarter with a knee injury.
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle didn’t suffer a major injury, but the coach was in wait-and-see mode when it came to Garoppolo, who missed 2 1/2 games earlier this season due to a high-ankle sprain.
Coleman, who was just activated off injured reserve on Saturday, started the game and rushed three times for 20 yards in his first appearance since spraining his knee in Week 2. He left the game after a 12-yard run with 5:42 remaining in the opening quarter.
The 49ers already were short-handed in the backfield with Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson nursing injuries.
–Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will undergo an MRI after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Garrett was limited all week in practice with an ankle injury but started Sunday before injuring his knee early in the game and seeing his snaps reduced.
The Browns enter their bye week before returning to action against the visiting Houston Texans on Nov. 15.
–Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Cam Dantzler left on a stretcher during the first quarter of Sunday’s game in Green Bay with a neck injury and was taken to the hospital.
Dantzler was attempting to make a tackle when he absorbed an inadvertent thigh to the head from teammate Anthony Harris. His head tilted back as he fell to the ground. He was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.
“Cam Dantzler has full movement of his body and underwent an x-ray at Lambeau Field,” the Vikings tweeted. “Out of caution, he has been transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.”
–Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries sustained a concussion late in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He suffered the injury when he was hit in the head and neck by safety Jessie Bates. Bates was not penalized on the play.
Humphries stayed on the ground for several minutes but eventually took a few steps toward a cart, which transported him from the field.
–Buffalo center Mitch Morse was ruled out after sustaining a concussion on the Bills’ third play from scrimmage Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Morse remained on the ground after a 3-yard run by Devin Singletary with about nine minutes left in the first quarter. He was assisted off the field and escorted to the locker room, with Jon Feliciano taking his place in the lineup.
Morse has a history of concussions, spending time in the concussion protocol in the preseason during his first season with Buffalo in 2019 and also in October 2018 with the Chiefs.
–Las Vegas Raiders right tackle Trent Brown was ruled inactive against the Cleveland Browns. He came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and practiced with the team but was scratched because of an illness.
–Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton left the game against the Lions because of a groin injury late in the first half. The team quickly announced he would not return to the game. The Colts also lost wide receiver Ashton Dulin to a knee injury.
–Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay suffered a hip injury and left the game against the Colts in the third quarter. Also, wide receiver Jamal Agnew exited the game with a rib injury.
–Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson exited their loss to the Miami Dolphins with a thigh injury. He finished with 47 yards on eight rushes and 11 yards on two receptions.
–The Pittsburgh Steelers lost two defensive linemen in the win over Baltimore, according to TribLive.com. Tyson Alualu sustained a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game. Cameron Heyward left late in the fourth quarter, and coach Mike Tomlin did not specify the nature of the injury.
–New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins could be out for three weeks after sustaining an MCL injury in the second quarter of their overtime win over the Chicago Bears. He was hurt when another defensive player fell on his his legs as he was tangling with an offensive lineman.
–Field Level Media