NFL injury notebook: Washington QB Allen dislocates ankle
Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen dislocated his left ankle and suffered a small fracture during the first quarter of his team’s 23-20 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
He is slated to undergo further evaluation with an MRI exam on Monday.
Allen was injured as he was sacked by New York safety Jabrill Peppers. Running back Antonio Gibson tried to block Peppers, but Allen was accidentally leg-whipped by Peppers and fell to the ground while trying to elude the pocket.
Peppers was called for a roughing the passer penalty. He apologized afterward and said there was no intent to injure Allen.
“Everything happened so fast,” Peppers said. “I tried to just bull rush the running back, but he kind of got under me a little bit and I tried to like spin out of it. It was a weird kind of play. I didn’t intentionally try to leg whip him or whatever the penalty was. I was just trying to play hard and get him on the ground.”
–Kansas City defensive end Taco Charlton is headed to injured reserve after sustaining a fractured lower leg in the Chiefs’ 33-31 win against Carolina, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Charlton appeared to injure his ankle early in the first quarter on the Panthers’ opening drive. He is likely done for the season.
Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton suffered a sprained ankle and fellow corner Antonio Hamilton exited with a hamstring injury, leaving Kansas City with just three healthy cornerbacks by the end of the game.
–Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford passed for 211 yards and a touchdown before leaving the Lions’ 34-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter to undergo concussion protocol.
He was cleared after the game.
–Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell left the Baltimore Ravens’ 24-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter with a calf injury.
He walked to the sideline under his own power after going down following a running play.
“It’s a calf strain of some kind, it’s not serious,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. “We’ll just have to see how long it is.”
Ravens rookie cornerback Khalil Dorsey also suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter.
–Colts tight end Jack Doyle was hit in the neck/head area before halftime of their loss to the Ravens and didn’t return after being diagnosed with a concussion at halftime.
–Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams was carted off the field with a foot injury during the first half of their 34-31 win against the Arizona Cardinals. X-rays were negative.
The 23-year-old wideout had four receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown before he left the game.
–Cardinals cornerback Kevin Peterson exited the loss to the Dolphins with a concussion. He will enter the league’s five-step concussion protocol.
–Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett sustained a fractured forearm in Houston’s 27-25 win at Jacksonville, NFL Network reported.
Scarlett left the game in the first half and did not return, finishing with three tackles.
Texans running back David Johnson (concussion), guard Senio Kelemete (concussion) and defensive end Charles Omenihu (leg) also left the game.
–Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery departed the team’s 24-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter due to a concussion.
He had 14 carries for 30 yards before leaving. Coach Matt Nagy did not address the injury in his postgame press conference.
–Field Level Media