The NFL season hasn’t even started yet and the injuries are piling up around the league.
There’s been some bumps, bruises and tears and it’s only a few full days into camp.
Several of these injuries are far more critical to a team than others. A full recap of the worst NFL camp injuries so far below:
3. The Jets Rookies
The New York Jets had two injured players this past week bumping them to number 3 . First round pick Calvin Pryor suffered a concussion during Saturday’s sessions. The second injury was to Jace Amaro, who hurt his right knee. Pryor is now subject to the League’s concussion protocol while Amaro is expected to return this coming week. Both players are huge pieces in the Jet’s push to be better than the mediocre team of 2013. Running back Chris Ivory also missed some time with a hamstring issue. While he was cleared to play hamstrings are lingering injuries and this could pop back up.The Jets have to hope that these injuries are turning into a trend.
2. The 49ers Backfield
First the No. 2 running back Kendall Hunter was reported to have torn his ACL. On Friday Hunter left the field under his own power but it was later reported that it was his ACL. This is not the first time that he has suffered from this injury. He will now not return for the season. It was expected that LaMichael James would pick up some of the slack with Hunter absent. He was thought to be a strong contender for the No. 2 running back position. However, James was also injured this weekend. He was carted off the field and it was reported he had a wrist/arm injury. later it was reported he suffered a dislocated elbow and is expected to miss a month. This leaves the 49ers with Frank Gore and second-round pick Carlos Hyde. Marcus Lattimore is still recovering from a dislocated knee. Frank Gore will need a strong No. 2 to help him not get worn down as he enters his 10th season.
Find out who the #1 pick was here.