NFL Week 3 Injury Update: Ben Roethlisberger Expected To Miss Six Weeks


10:15 p.m.: Ben Roethlisberger has a torn MCL and is expected to miss six weeks, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

6:43 p.m.: Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins won’t return to Sunday’s matchup against the Dolphins with a calf injury.

6:30 p.m.: Marshawn Lynch will not return to the Seahawks’ game against the Bears because of a hamstring injury.

5:30 p.m.: Click here for an update on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

4:36 p.m.: ESPN’s Adam Schefter brings some good news for fantasy owners ahead of Monday night’s Chiefs-Packers game.

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4:08 p.m.: The Seattle Seahawks have announced running back Marshawn Lynch and safety Kam Chancellor both are active for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Chancellor is making his season debut.

Here are some other notable actives.

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1:55 p.m.: Good news for a pair of key Green Bay Packers skill players ahead of their Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

12:10 p.m.: Jets quarterback Geno Smith also is active for the first time since, well, you know.

He’ll still play backup to starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

11:55 a.m.: Here’s a brief roundup of some of the bigger names out there:

11:33 a.m.: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and Jets wideout Eric Decker both are inactive, while Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is active.

11:30 a.m.: Jets running back Chris Ivory and Rams running back Todd Gurley both are active, per the teams’ injury reports.

11:28 a.m.: It’s official. In a surprise change of events, DeMarco Murray is inactive Sunday with a hamstring injury.

11:15 a.m.: Here’s troubling development for the Philadelphia Eagles:

11:12 a.m.: The latest on San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green, who was diagnosed with a concussion earlier this week:

10:33 a.m.: So, yeah. He’s playing.

10:05 a.m.: Todd Gurley indeed will make his NFL debut Sunday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports.

9:34 a.m.: It doesn’t pertain to this Sunday, but Drew Brees might be on the shelf for more than just one week.

9:10 a.m.: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller both are expected to play Sunday, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

The outlook for Eric Decker doesn’t look as promising, however.

9:00 a.m. ET: It wouldn’t be a weekend in the NFL without an extensive injury list.

As was the case in Weeks 1 and 2, there are several big names whose status remains in doubt heading into Sunday’s action. Among those players is Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, who reportedly plans to start against the New York Jets but still wants to test his injured hamstring before the game.

Elsewhere in that contest, Jets running back Chris Ivory looks like he has a good chance of starting, but New York reportedly isn’t as confident about wide receiver Eric Decker. St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley also is “highly likely” to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s a lot to keep track of, so make sure you stay tuned to’s injury update live blog for the latest developments throughout the day.

Thumbnail photo via Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray carries the ball in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field.

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