NFL Week 5 injury roundup: Steve Smith, Cody Kessler ruled out
In their fifth game of the season, the Browns turned to their fourth quarterback.
Rookie Cody Kessler left Sunday’s game against the Patriots with an apparent shoulder injury and was replaced by Terrelle Pryor and Charlie Whitehurst.
Kessler was driven to the turf by Rob Ninkovich and hit the ground hard. To make things worse, Kessler’s backward pass wound up turning into a safety.
Elsewhere, Ravens receiver Steve Smith injured his ankle and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman left with an apparent arm injury.
A full list of injuries we’re tracking is below.
Cody Kessler, Browns — Chest/ribs, out
Cleveland turned to receiver Terrelle Pryor, who played quarterback at Ohio State and with the Raiders, and later brought in Charlie Whitehurst.
Josh Norman, Redskins — Wrist, returned
Norman left for the locker room after landing on his arm.
Josh Norman on when he fell in his hand: "I thought there was a crack in there. Thank God it didn't turn out to be."— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 9, 2016
Steve Smith, Ravens — Ankle, out
Smith went to the locker room and later returned to the sideline before being ruled out for the game. Smith missed 12 games last season with a torn Achilles.
Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings — Hip, returned
Once considered a bust, Patterson has emerged as a key special teams player for Minnesota.
Cam Heyward, Steelers — Hamstring, out
Heyward and safety Shamarko Thomas were both ruled out for the game.
Johnathan Joseph, Texans — Concussion, out
The veteran cornerback hasn’t missed a game since 2013.
C.J. Mosley, Ravens — Hamstring, out
The defensive tackle fumbled on a potential pick-six earlier in the game.
Haloti Ngata, Lions — Shoulder, out
A’Shawn Robinson saw more playing time with the defensive tackle sidelined.
Eddie Lacy, Packers — Ankle, out
Lacy left Sunday night's game against the Packers with a left ankle injury.