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Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 16 games

Injuries and news we're monitoring around the league on this Week 16 Sunday:

  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff suffered a broken right thumb in the second half against the Seahawks, NFL Network's Michael Silver and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Goff said he dislocated the thumb, and later popped it back into place, during a collision with the helmet of a Seahawks defender. He'll have more tests Monday, Rapoport added. Running back Darrell Henderson exited early with an ankle injury.
  • Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Rick Wagner was carted off the field Sunday night against the Titans with a knee injury and did not return.
  • Houston Texans offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil suffered what is believed to be a high-ankle sprain Sunday against the Bengals and it's highly doubtful he plays in the finale against the Titans, Rapoport reported. Offensive tackle Brent Qvale exited with a concussion. Interim coach Romeo Crennel said quarterback Deshaun Watson will get scans and scopes on his throwing arm after injuring it late in the fourth quarter. Watson briefly entered the medical tent but was cleared by doctors to return and didn't miss a snap. The Pro Bowl QB said afterward he is fine and will play next week against the Titans, but he wouldn't confirm where exactly he was hurt.
  • Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (stinger) was ruled out against the Cowboys. Linebacker Shaun Bradley (stinger) and tight end Dallas Goedert (calf) exited early.
  • Dallas Cowboys guard Connor Williams (knee) exited early against the Eagles.
  • Los Angeles Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins (ankle) was ruled out versus the Broncos. Cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring) also exited early.
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler was ruled out against the Chargers with a concussion.
  • Baltimore Ravens center Patrick Mekari (back) was ruled out against the Giants.
  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins exited early against the Falcons with a calf injury. Linebacker Ben Niemann suffered a hamstring injury and was ruled out.
  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson (concussion) was ruled out against the Texans.
  • New York Jets coach Adam Gase said running back Frank Gore suffered a chest injury and guard Josh Andrews a groin injury versus the Browns.
  • The Buffalo Bills announced they were informed Sunday morning that running back T.J. Yeldon has tested positive for COVID-19. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will not travel to or play in Monday night's game versus the Patriots.

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