NFL Injury Index 

July 28, 2023

By: Carlos Alvarez

Happy Friday 

We did it, team. It’s the final weekend of July before August brings more World Cup, pennant-racing baseball, the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the U.S. Open, and of course, football. After a slow Thursday, let us launch you into the weekend with some devastating NFL training camp news and more record-setting ridiculousness from Shohei Ohtani.

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NFL Injury Index

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QB Joe Burrow (Bengals), CB Jalen Ramsey (Dolphins) & WR Garrett Wilson (Jets) Among Latest NFL Training Camp Injuries

The first week of NFL training camps is claiming victims left and right, and Thursday was the worst yet for superstar players. We’ve already seen major injuries for Lions’ S C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Bills’ RB Nyheim Hines. Now, add QB Joe Burrow (Bengals), CB Jalen Ramsey (Dolphins) and WR Garrett Wilson (Jets) to the list. Wilson reportedly walked off the practice field under his own power after suffering a low-key ankle injury yesterday. He’s expected to return quickly. Both Burrow and Ramsey were carted off with lower-leg injuries. Burrow appeared to suffer a right calf strain. Ramsey’s injury was more severe (left knee). There’s no full word yet on injury details or return timelines, but AFC teams are taking a beating in the first week of camp.

NFL Training Camp Injuries

Bengals QB Joe Burrow Carted Off Practice Field (Calf)

Dolphins CB Jalen Ramsey Carted Off Practice Field (Knee)

Update: Jalen Ramsey to Undergo Surgery for Torn Meniscus

Jets WR Garrett Wilson Limps Off Practice Field (Ankle)

Previously Reported Training Camp Injuries

S C.J. Gardner-Johnson (Lions)

RB Nyheim Hines (Bills)

WR Amari Cooper (Browns)

S Donovan Wilson (Cowboys)

Other NFL News

RB Dalvin Cook to Visit Jets, Talk With Patriots This Weekend

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler Wants to ‘Attack’ NFL Franchise Tag

Cardinals S Budda Baker Gets $2.4 Million Bonus After Trade Request

Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley Says Rust is Gone After 1-Year Ban



Ohtani\’s Twin Bill to Remember

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Shohei Ohtani Throws Complete-Game Shutout, Follows Up With 2 HRs in Angels’ Doubleheader

At this point, it’s almost comical. One day after the Angels took Shohei Ohtani off the trade market, the two-way superstar had himself a day in a doubleheader against Detroit. Ohtani tossed a complete-game shutout where he allowed just one hit in the Angels’ 6-0 win over the Tigers in Game 1. In the nightcap, he smashed two homers in an 11-4 victory. Ohtani’s twin bill might rank top-10 of the greatest days ever by a baseball player. He’s the first player in 52 years to throw a shutout and hit two homers in the same day (Sonny Siebert, 1971). Ohtani now has 38 home runs on the season, leading Matt Olson (32), Pete Alonso (28), and Luis Robert (28). He also ranks fourth among pitchers in strikeouts (156). What can’t this man do?

Ohtani’s Doubleheader Masterpiece

Game 1 (Pitching): 9 IP, 8 Ks, 1 Hit, 0 Runs

Game 2 (Batting): 2-for-3, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs

The Angels are just four games back of the AL Wild Card. They’ve won four straight and they’re tied for the best record in baseball since the all-star break.

Watch: Shohei Ohtani’s Doubleheader Highlights

MLB Quick-Hitters

Guardians Top White Sox for 3rd Straight Win (6-3)

Cubs Win 6th Straight in Ejection-Filled Game With Cardinals (10-3)

MLB Trade Deadline

Marlins Acquire Veteran Closer David Robertson From Mets

Padres Listening to Offers for Juan Soto, Blake Snell & Josh Hader



WNBA Playoff Picture

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With 6 Weeks Left in WNBA Regular Season, It’s a 3-Team Race to the Finals

The 2023 WNBA season is nearing the 3/4-season mark, but the league is as lopsided as its ever been. After three months of learning who’s who, we’re just two weeks from the trade deadline (Aug. 7) and six weeks from the playoffs. The Aces (W6), Liberty (W4), and Sun (W3) are the top three teams, and they’re all riding win streaks after the all-star break. That trio stands head and shoulders above the rest of the league as the postseason approaches. And while the Aces have their sights set on a repeat, the new-look Liberty are starting to put the pieces together. Let’s take a look at the playoff picture with 15 games to play.

WNBA Playoff Picture

1. Aces (22-2)

2. Liberty (18-5)

3. Sun (18-6)

4. Wings (13-10)

5. Dream (13-11)

6. Mystics (12-11)

7. Lynx (11-13)

8. Sky (9-14)

Out of Playoffs

9. Sparks (8-15)

10. Mercury (6-17)

11. Fever (6-17)

12. Storm (4-19)

Aces in Turmoil: The Aces have been the dominant force in the WNBA throughout the season, and the defending champs have only lost twice all year. However, Candace Parker recently hit the IL with foot surgery and Riquna Williams is facing domestic battery charges. Las Vegas still has the Big 4 in tact — A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young and Chelsea Gray.

Liberty Lift-Off: While the Aces are the team to beat and the Sun are still loaded, the new-look Liberty have started to find their groove. New York is 12-3 in their last 15 games, and they’ve beaten the Sun in both head-to-head meetings this season. Sabrina Ionescu and Breanna Stewart are a dangerous 1-2 punch while Jonquel Jones and Courtney Vandersloot make this team unstoppable when they all play to their potential.

Read More

ESPN: How Candace Parker’s Injury Impacts Aces’ Title Hopes

WNBA: Breanna Stewart’s 33-12-5 Night Fuels Liberty to 4th Straight (Highlights)



 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Nigeria def. Australia (3-2)

Portugal def. Vietnam (2-0)

*Portugal Win Sets Up Do-or-Die Match for USWNT

Argentina draw South Africa (2-2)

*Argentina Rallies From 2 Goals Down in Final 20 Minutes

Updated Group Standings

 PGA Tour

Lee Hodges (-8) Holds 1-Stroke Lead After Round 1 at 3M Open



 Conference Realignment Tracker

With all the action in college football\’s seemingly non-stop conference realignment chatter, it can be hard to keep up with exactly who\’s coming and who\’s going. That’s why we’re here. The leagues are changing rapidly, so let’s keep track. (ESPN)

 Lindsey Horan Got Mad, Then Even

The USWNT’s co-captain got fired up after a crunching tackle from club teammate Danielle van de Donk in Wednesday’s match with the Netherlands, then immediately scored. Horan’s spirit may be key for the U.S in a more evenly-matched World Cup. (FOX Sports)

 The Next NBA Supermax

Jaylen Brown won’t have the richest contract in NBA history for long… Business is booming, the cap is rising, and contracts that once looked like overpays can start to seem like bargains. So who’s got next? (The Ringer)





The Weekend Must-Watch List

Short and sweet on this summer Friday. It\’s a full slate of more Women\’s World Cup games and a lot of exciting MLB series this weekend. Saturday brings the first must-see boxing match in a long time, too. Catch ya Monday!

FIFA Women’s World Cup

England vs. Denmark (Fri. 4:30 am)

China vs. Haiti (Fri. 7:00 am)

Sweden vs. Italy (Sat. 3:30 am)

France vs. Brazil (Sat. 6:00 am)

Panama vs. Jamaica (Sat. 8:30 am)

South Korea vs. Morocco (Sun. 12:30 am)

Norway vs. Philippines (Sun. 3:00 am)

Switzerland vs. New Zealand (Sun. 3:00 am)

Germany vs. Colombia (Sun. 5:30 am)


Yankees-Orioles Series

Rangers-Padres Series

Reds-Dodgers Series

Rays-Astros Series

Brewers-Braves Series

Full MLB Weekend Schedule


Lynx at Liberty (Fri. 8:00 pm)

Mystics at Dream (Sun. 3:00 pm)

Wings at Aces (Sun. 6:00 pm)


Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford (Sat. 10:00 pm)

PGA Tour

3M Open (All Weekend)

*All Times ET

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