NFL Week 9 injury roundup: Jeremy Maclin, Victor Cruz go down
Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin started Sunday’s game despite being hampered by a groin injury. Maclin aggravated the injury in the first quarter and was forced to the sideline.
Another veteran receiver, Victor Cruz of the Giants, was also injured. Cruz hurt his ankle and the team initially said his return was probable. He was taken to the locker room for X-rays, however, and ruled out. Earlier in the game, Giants lineman Justin Pugh injured his ankle and also ruled out.
A full list of injuries we’re tracking is below.
Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs — Groin, out
The Chiefs were already without quarterback Alex Smith and Maclin’s injury left Nick Foles throwing to a depleted pass-catching corps.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Steelers — Foot, out
Heyward-Bey has three total touchdowns in seven games this season.
Victor Cruz, Giants — Ankle, out
Before he was injured, Cruz hauled in a 46-yard catch, his longest of the season.
Allen Hurns, Jaguars — Ankle, questionable
Hurns was held without a reception on four targets before the injury.
Kenny Stills, Dolphins — Illness, questionable
Stills only had one catch for 11 yards before he came off the field.
Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers — Thumb, doubtful
Cody Wallace is Pittsburgh’s backup at center.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets — Knee
Fitzpatrick says he will have an MRI on his knee Monday morning.
Derek Wolfe, Broncos — Elbow
Wolfe has a hairline fracture in right elbow and is expected to miss a few weeks.