NFL Week 1 injury roundup: Aaron Rodgers, Austin Ekeler, J.K. Dobbins among big names hurt in openers


The 2023 NFL season kicked off in full on Sunday, and with the games came an unfortunate but unsurprising barrage of injuries. Several big-name starters on both sides of the ball were forced out of action in Week 1. Here’s a roundup of notable updates:
Rodgers went down early in his Jets debut with a torn Achilles, ending his season after just four snaps. It’s unclear whether Rodgers , 39, will continue to play after this colossal setback. He is signed through 2024.
Ekeler is dealing with an ankle injury suffered during Sunday’s game vs. Miami, per HC Brandon Staley. His status for practice this week is unclear as of now.
The No. 4 overall pick left in the final minute of the Colts’ 31-21 loss to the Jaguars after suffering an apparent lower-body injury, with backup Gardner Minshew taking over under center for the final snaps. But Richardson is OK and won’t be in danger of missing any time after the game, coach Shane Steichen told reporters later. The rookie flashed with two scores on the day.
The Ravens’ fourth-year running back appeared to suffer an ankle injury in the first half against the Texans, only to quickly be ruled out with what coach John Harbaugh later confirmed as an Achilles tear that will end the veteran’s 2023 season. It’s just the latest in a long line of ailments for the former second-rounder, who had played just seven games the previous two seasons due to multiple knee injuries. On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team wouldn’t be looking to add a running back:


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