NFL Week 1 Injury Report
The first weekend of the NFL season is set to kickoff in a handful of hours, but some key players could be missing in action. Here’s a look at the Injury Report for Week 1.
Luck finally returning
The Indianapolis Colts saw Andrew Luck on the injury report every week last season as he missed the 2017 season with his neck issue. However, he appears ready to return to the field on Sunday when the Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals today at 1PM ET. According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Colts are listed as a 2.5-point favorite against the Bengals. Luck threw for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns in the 2016 season and the Colts are hoping he can return to form to give the team and the offense some life. He has thrown for 19,078 yards for his career along with 132 touchdowns and 87 interceptions.
Steelers still without Bell
It’s not quite an injury, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without one of their top players today, as running back Le’Veon Bell continues his holdout. Bell was franchised by the Steelers again this season, but is unhappy with his contract situation and is threatening to sit out for a big chunk of the season. The Steelers are opening the season on the road against upset-minded Cleveland at 1PM ET. Oddsmakers are listing the Steelers as a 3.5-point favorite on the road, while the over/under total is at 41 points. Bell had 1,291 rushing yards and nine touchdowns while also catching 85 passes for 655 yards and two scores in 2017. Bell has 2,660 receiving yards and 5,336 rushing yards over his five-year career.
Bosa out for the Chargers
On the defensive side of the ball, the Los Angeles Chargers will find themselves without one of their top players today as Joey Bosa is dealing with a foot injury. Bosa has a bone bruise that has been lingering and could keep him out multiple weeks to start the year. Los Angeles opens its season today with a divisional game against the Kansas City Chiefs at home at 4:05PM ET. Oddsmakers are listed the Chargers as a 3.5-point favorite at home, while the over/under total is listed at 48.5 points. Bosa is entering his third season with the Chargers, but has been very productive in his first two years. He has 23 sacks in 28 games and also has forced five fumbles and racked up 83 tackles. His absence significantly weakens the Los Angeles pass rush.