NFL Preseason Week 2 Injury Update: Seahawks, Falcons and Rams Dealt Major Blows

Published 08/22/2021, 2:20 PM EDT


The 2020 NFL preseason is up and running. A majority of the 32 teams in the league have played at least 2 practice games each. Of course, coaches are not risking their regular starters in these games and often play their backups and secondary teams. However, up-and-coming rookies are given a chance to impress the boss and seal a spot in the starting line-up.

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TAMPA, FL – JUL 31: Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp on July 31, 2021 at the AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The likes of Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and other big names are working round the clock to get fit in time for the season. However, there has been an injury pile-up in Week 2 of the preseason.

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Read further to find out more details as we edge closer to season-opening day in September.

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NFL Preseason Week 2 Injury Roundup

There were some eye-catching clashes in the week past involving top teams like New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams and even defending champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL insider Adam Schefter put together an injury roundup list from Week 2 of the ongoing NFL preseason. The list involved names of players from the above-mentioned teams. Please note that this is not the entire list of injuries, it does cover the most significant ones to big-name players.

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Right at the top of the list is Atlanta Falcons quarterback AJ McCarron. The former Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals shot-caller suffered a serious knee injury in the loss to Miami Dolphins. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 NFL season.

Following that, Seattle Seahawks players Ben Burr-Kirven and John Ursua were also dealt knee injury blows. Both players were rushed off the field in the 3-30 loss to Denver Broncos.

“Johnny U and BBK, both of those guys got hurt seriously tonight, and it breaks our heart. This is a rough game and sometimes it takes a toll, and those two kids are hurt. We’ll see what happens with them, but it’s going to be a while,” Carroll said via the team’s official website.

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Lastly, Los Angeles Rams running back Raymond Calais suffered a devastating foot injury in Week 2 of the NFL preseason. The third-string wide receiver suffered a foot injury against the Raiders on Saturday night. Rams head coach Sean McVay later confirmed that Calais will require surgery.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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