2022 NFL Preseason Injury Tracker: Tyquan Thorton to miss 8 weeks; Matt Corral is likely 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. Indeed, all clubs are dealing with various health-related issues as they move into the final weeks of pre-season. That’s just the nature of the NFL.

To keep track of everything, here’s an 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 in individual drills, according to coach John Harbaugh. He will not play in Sunday’s preseason game.

August 20

  • LB Shaq Thompson has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced. After undergoing offseason knee surgery, one of the Panthers’ top players is on track to be ready 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 Rhule. He limped off the field in the fourth quarter. (Read more)
  • RB Spencer Brown was carted off to the locker room with an ankle injury in the second half.

August 17

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

August 19

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

August 17

  • After undergoing an appendectomy that forced him to miss three weeks, QB Joe Burrow returned to team drills Wednesday for the first time since surgery. He also held a press conference in which he revealed that he had ruptured his appendix, which led to the procedure. Now he’s back, though, and working at full strength ahead of the regular season opener. (Read more)

August 19

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

August 17

  • WR CeeDee Lamb suffered a cut to his foot, according to Cowboys VP Stephen Jones. Lamb missed Wednesday’s practice and will also miss Thursday’s session.

August 18

  • Star LB Shaquille Leonard won’t be 100 percent once he’s cleared to return from back surgery he underwent earlier this 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 like maybe that’s not all the way, but I still have to figure out how to play winning football,” Reich said. via ESPN. Reich has previously said he expects the three-time Pro Bowler to be available in Week 1.

August 17

  • Sixth-round rookie tight end Andrew Ogletree suffered a non-contact knee injury during Wednesday’s practice that coach Frank Reich said “didn’t look good.” Turns out it wasn’t, with NFL media coverage that Ogletree, who had an impressive camp, tore his ACL.

August 17

  • WR Mecole Hardman is being evaluated for a groin injury after leaving practice earlier Wednesday. by NFL Media. The injury is not believed to be serious, but the Chiefs won’t know more until tests come back. (Read more)

August 17

August 17

  • Reserve TE Donald Parham Jr. is “week to week” after suffering a hamstring 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. She is 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 workload during the team’s intrasquad scrimmage the day before. Stafford received an injection in his right lower back this offseason after battling an elbow injury during the Rams’ Super Bowl campaign. He’s been dealing with a sore elbow in training camp, but his comments are a good sign that he’ll be able to manage it. “I feel good and on track to do what I want.”

August 18

  • Starting TE Irv Smith Jr. is on track to play in 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 have him out there listening to play calls, coming back 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 miss 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 tear his meniscus, putting his status in question for the team’s regular season opener. (Read more)

August 19

  • RB Miles Sanders has missed practice since Tuesday with a hamstring injury. Head coach Nick Sirianni did not provide a timetable for Sanders’ return. “We’re just being cautious with him,” Sirianni said Friday (via Pro Football Talk ). I had some tension and some pain. Just be careful with him and we’ll see how he goes.”

August 16

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

  • Starting LG Damien Lewis was carted off the field with a leg injury, but appears to have avoided a major injury, according to coach Pete Carroll. “We were very, very fortunate,” Carroll said (via Pro Football Talk ). “He had a side sprained ankle out of the bid. He rolled 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 delighted too.”
  • QB Geno Smith missed the second half with a knee contusion. It doesn’t appear to be a concern, though, as coach Pete Carroll said Smith could have returned if needed. (Read more)
  • QB Drew Lock is “very sick” with COVID-19, according to coach Pete Carroll. If he starts to feel better, he could start in the Seahawks’ preseason finale on Aug. 26 against the Cowboys. (Read more)

August 17

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

August 18

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

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