NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Jan. 3

The Seattle Seahawks will have to conclude the season without their defensive leader.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner will miss Week 18 after suffering sprains to the MCL and PCL in his knee on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Monday’s news did come with a bit of silver lining for the 31-year-old All-Pro as Rapoport noted that the injuries are minor and are expected to cause no issues going forward once they heal on their own.

Wagner logged only one defensive snap before prematurely exiting Seattle’s Week 17 win over Detroit. He did not record any stats in the game but he did enter the contest coming off a prosperous December in which he recorded a total 42 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception.

Injuries/COVID-19

  • The Cincinnati Bengals activated CB Darius Phillips (hip) and WR Auden Tate (shoulder) from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both players remain on the reserve/injured list. Quarterback Joe Burrow is not believed to have suffered a serious knee injury late in Sunday’s win over the Chiefs, per Rapoport. Burrow was not present for the final two kneel downs of the contest.
  • The Cleveland Browns placed tight end Miller Forristall (hamstring) on practice squad/injured.
  • Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup suffered a torn ACL on Sunday and will miss the rest of the year, per Rapoport.
  • Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hamstring) will be considered day-to-day going forward.

Roster moves

  • The Cleveland Browns elevated safety Adrian Colbert and guard Hjalte Froholdt from the practice squad.

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