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NFL injury report: 5 notable injuries from Week 13 ft. Joe Burrow, Trenton Cannon, and others

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks
James Brizuela
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Injuries are the worst part about the NFL, and they are something that teams and fans alike have to get used to. The game of football is one of the most physical sports on the planet, and no matter how well players prepare their bodies, injuries are inevitable.

Injuries usually scale from serious to week-to-week designations depending on their severity. Unfortunately, this week, two players suffered severe injuries.

Here are five notable injuries from Week 13.

Which injuries are the worst from Week 13?

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals

#5 - Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow appeared to have injured his finger in the first quarter of yesterday's clash between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers. Shortly after the injury, Burrow was shown on the sideline screaming in pain.

Joe Burrow is fighting through a pinky injury 😬 https://t.co/SUvm1SOmvH

Further reports indicated that he had only dislocated his finger, and it was likely popped back into place by himself or trainers on the sidelines. That is likely why he was screaming, as anyone can imagine how painful that is to go through. Burrow should be fine for Week 14, albeit with some soreness to his finger.

#4 - Adam Thielen

On top of the Minnesota Vikings losing to the winless Detroit Lions, they also happened to lose Adam Thielen to an ankle injury early on in their game on Sunday. This is terrible news for the Vikings, as they are attempting to secure a wild-card spot in the NFC.

#Vikings WR Adam Thielen suffered a high ankle sprain, source said. More tests coming to determine the extent of the injury, but tough turnaround on short week for Thursday night against Pittsburgh.

Further injury reports indicated that Thielen suffered a high-ankle sprain that is only considered to be Grade 1. Although that is good news, Thielen will still have to recover for 2-3 weeks as ankle injuries can turn out much worse for players who return to the game too soon.

3 other notable injuries from Week 13

Which injuries were the worst during Week 13?

#3 - Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon started for the New York Giants because Daniel Jones is dealing with his own injury. The Giants were beaten by the surging Miami Dolphins, and it appears that Glennon suffered a concussion as a result of that loss as well.

Though the Dolphins held onto the ball in the fourth quarter, Glennon would not return, and rookie Jake Fromm suited up to take his place. That would never come to fruition as the Dolphins closed the game out. Glennon will now enter concussion protocol and miss, at least, the next game, if not two.

#2 - Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake suffered one of the worst injuries of yesterday's slate of games. Not only did the Las Vegas Raiders lose to the Washington Football Team, but Drake is now done for the season as he suffered a pedal ankle fracture.

Kenyan Drake will miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle, per @RapSheet https://t.co/gSwc1FDxNb

That is tough news for the Raiders as they are already down to two running backs. Josh Jacobs and Peyton Barber are now the only two healthy running backs on the Raiders depth chart. Drake was a welcome addition to the team, but will now have to wait until the 2022 season to play again.

#1 - Trenton Cannon

There is nothing worse than seeing severe neck and head injuries. Players that deal with severe trauma to their head or neck can end up being paralyzed, and that was the case with the opening kick-off play yesterday. The San Francisco 49ers took on the Seattle Seahawks yesterday.

prayers up for Trenton Cannon on this scary hit https://t.co/MmnXkfBEr8

The opening play saw Trenton Cannon fall. His head and neck were snapped back on the leg of another 49ers player. The scary sight saw Cannon stay down on the field for a long time. The hope is that he has not suffered any life-threatening injuries and that he can return to the game at some point.

Edited by Windy Goodloe
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