NFL News – Monday, October 4, 2021

In this Friday’s NFL news: Rob Gronkowski would miss weeks through injury, Za’Darius Smith undergoes surgery, the Colts put Quenton Nelson on IR, and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Rob Gronkowski would miss several weeks due to injury

The Buccaneers could suffer a loss for longer than anticipated. Last Sunday TE Rob Gronkowski suffered a rib injury that seemed to be minor, however, as the days went by, his status for Week 4 began to be questionable, and finally, on Saturday Tampa Bay ruled him out for full for yesterday’s game against the Patriots, and reasons are for concern.

Via ESPNGronkowski was initially reported to have broken his ribs, leaving him out of the team for “several weeks.” However, subsequently, Gronkowski himself reported for Jay Glazer, of Fox Sports, who has “5 broken ribs and 1 punctured lung,” so it is surprising that despite the injury, he was able to return to the Week 3 game against the Rams.

However, after this specification, it is now uncertain when we will see Gronkowski again on the field. Yesterday he missed his long-awaited return to Foxborough and it is very likely that he will not be ready for the game against Miami next Sunday, nor against the Eagles in the TNF of Week 6. However, apparently Tampa Bay does not want to rush to any decision as Gronkowski hasn’t been placed on the Injury Reserve at the moment, which is always a good sign.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick had a post-game reunion

This Sunday the Buccaneers QB, Tom Brady, defeated the Patriots for the first time in history in a close game with a score of 19-17, however, at the end of the game he only had a very brief goodbye with Bill Belichick, who was his coach for 20 years. However, they later had a pleasant exchange of words in the locker room.

According to multiple reports such as that of Adam Schefter of ESPN, at the end of the meeting Bellichick and Brady met in the Buccaneers locker room, where they had a private conversation that lasted for more than 20 minutes: “I mean, all of that is personal,” Brady told reporters at the end of the session. meeting.

“We have a personal relationship, you know, for over 20 years. He recruited me here. We have had many personal conversations that should remain that way and are very private. And I would say that there is a lot of talk about our relationship. You know, as I said earlier this week, from a player’s point of view, you just hope that the coach will give you everything he has, and I’m sure that as a player that’s what he expected of me (…). I have a lot of respect for him as a coach and obviously a lot of respect for this organization [New England] and all the different people trying to make it successful. “

However, despite these words, most likely yesterday saw the end of the Belichick-Brady professional relationship, because unless Brady manages to play four more seasons – which is equivalent to the length of time in which the Buccaneers and Patriots meet -, Faces will never be seen on the pitch again, but at least we can assure you that in the first and last time they played a match as rivals, they gave us a memorable and emotional match.

Colts place Quenton Nelson in IR

The Colts have been one of the worst injury-impaired teams throughout the 2021 NFL Season, and their fortunes remain unchanged. This Saturday, via Ian Rapoport from NFL Media, it was confirmed that Indianapolis placed OG Quenton Nelson on Injured Reserve due to an ankle mishap, so he will be out for at least three weeks.

Nelson’s injury is a very tough absence for Indianapolis, who this Sunday defeated the Dolphins 27-17, however, Miami has not shown good football so far this season, therefore, the Colts, led by Frank Reich , did not suffer Nelson’s injury, but this could change in the following weeks against rivals such as the Ravens, 49ers or Titans.

Thus, after this appointment, Nelson’s streak of 51 games played consecutively came to an end this Sunday. The Notre Dame graduate was the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and since joining the Colts he has become one of the best players at his position in the league, earning three All-Pro appointments between 2018 and 2020. ¿ Can this offensive line keep Carson Wentz healthy without Nelson protecting him?

Za’Darius Smith undergoes surgery

In more NFL news, after the Week 1 game against the Saints, the Packers announced that LB Za’Darius Smith would be placed on Injured Reserve due to a back injury, with the goal of recovering him in a span of three weeks. However, the situation did not improve and the above will not be possible.

Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Last Friday Green Bay announced that Smith underwent surgery to fix his back problems, so he will be out indefinitely, but although the team has not yet determined the exact time he will be out, they hope to recover him at some point in the season.

The loss of Smith is undoubtedly a brutal blow to the pass rush of a Packers who thus far have had trouble taking down the opposing quarterback. However, Green Bay hopes edge rushers Preston Smith and Rashan Gary can float the defense while Smith recovers from his injury. Can this defense overcome Smith’s prolonged absence?

The most relevant injuries of Week 4

In the absence of the MNF, Week 4 of the 2021 NFL Season has almost come to an end. We had a Sunday full of emotions: the Bills shut out the Texans, the Jets and Giants got their first win of the year, the Buccaneers and Patriots gave us a great game, and more. However, like every weekend, there were injuries everywhere and in this space we review the most important casualties.

  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers. The situation does not look promising for Garoppolo, who had to leave yesterday’s match after the first half due to a calf injury: “He was injured at some point in the first half. He said they stepped on it, ”noted HC Kyle Shanahan. For his part, Garoppolo said that today he will undergo more tests to check his right calf, and is hopeful that “it will only be a couple of weeks” as long as he is away.
  • QB Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos. A concussion sustained after a blow by Odafe Oweh forced Teddy B to abandon yesterday’s game against the Ravens at the end of the first half. By the third quarter it was Drew Lock who started the offense for Denver, and if Bridgewater does not pass concussion protocols throughout the week, Lock may have one last attempt to regain the QB1 spot as the Broncos start. next weekend.
  • LB Romeo Okwara, Detroit Lions. This team is just one of the two that have yet to win a single game so far this season, and now the situation could worsen with the injury of Okwara, who is believed to have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon that would leave him out for The rest of the year: “We are reviewing it, but it does not look very good for him at the moment,” said HC Dan Campbell at the end of the Lions’ loss to the Bears.
  • Other notable casualties: CB Carlton Davis (quadriceps), Tampa Bay Buccaneers; TEA Logan thomas (hamstring), Washington Football Team; David montgomery (knee), Chicago Bears; Akiem hicks (groin), Chicago Bears; QB Teddy bridgewater (shock), Denver Broncos; LT Trent williams (shoulder), San Francisco 49ers; CB Jaire alexander (shoulder), Green Bay Packers; OT Alexander Villanueva (knee), Baltimore Ravens; Will fuller (hand), Miami Dolphins; OT Brandon scherff (knee), Washington Football Team.

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