Here are the most significant NFL players who got banged up in Week 14:
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Tannehill went down with a left knee injury after getting hit low by Cardinals D-lineman Calais Campbell. Tannehill walked off the field with a significant limp and went to the locker room. The team eventually ruled him out for the remainder of the game. Matt Moore, the Dolphins’ backup, entered Sunday having thrown just 30 passes in the past five years. Tannehill has yet to miss a start in his pro career.
Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego Chargers: Gordon was rolled up on during the first quarter as he was attempting to recover what he thought was a Philip Rivers fumble. The second-year RB had to be carted off the field, and the Chargers eventually ruled him out. Rookie Kenneth Farrow replaced Gordon in the lineup.
Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers: Bosa tried to deliver a big hit on Panthers QB Cam Newton in the second quarter, but he ended up hurting himself on the play. The 2016 No. 3 overall pick went to the locker room and was eventually ruled out with a neck injury.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions: Stafford hit his throwing hand on Leonard Floyd’s hand while he was following through on a pass in the first half. Stafford did not miss any plays, but he did put a glove on his throwing hand.
Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Detroit Lions: Ansah left the game against the Bears with a shoulder injury late in the second quarter. Trainers looked at him quickly on the sidelines, and then he slammed his helmet on the ground is disgust before walking away from them. Ansah was in the locker room for a while, before returning to the game in the fourth quarter.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Smallwood left the game in the first half with a right knee injury. He was initially listed as questionable to return, but the team ruled him out after halftime, leaving Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews as the team’s only healthy running backs.
Trae Waynes, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Waynes, the Vikings’ 2015 first-rounder, was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with a concussion. Terence Newman replaced him in the lineup. The team also ruled out 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell with an ankle injury, and guard Brandon Fusco was carted off the field after banging his head off the turf.
Cordy Glenn, LT, Buffalo Bills: Glenn sustained a back injury in the first quarter and was listed as questionable. He had played through a back injury in recent weeks. Cyrus Kouandjio replaced Glenn in the lineup.
D.J. Humphries, LT, Arizona Cardinals: Humphries left the game in the first half with a concussion and was ruled out, causing the Cardinals to shuffle their offensive line. Arizona also lost three key defenders to injury on Sunday: DB/LB Deone Bucannon (right ankle), safety Tyvon Branch (groin) and cornerback Marcus Cooper (back).
Chris Harris Jr., CB,Denver Broncos: Harris took a helmet to his right knee on a low block from Titans WRHarry Douglas in the second quarter. Harris was very upset after the play, thinking it was a cheap shot. The All-Pro CB walked off the field under his own power, and returned to the game later in the drive.
Mike Mitchell, S, Pittsburgh Steelers: Mitchell left the game in the first quarter with a left knee injury and was listed as questionable. He has eight passes defended and one interception this season.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers: Funchess left the game on the Panthers’ first drive of the game after big hit. The team officially listed him as questionable with a mouth injury, but he returned to the game and caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter.