ProFootballDoc: Key Injuries for Week 3 and Monday Night Football Preview

The Sunday five picks record is now 9-5-1 against the spread thru Week 3. Picking against Buffalo seemed bold but injuries indeed caught up to them in a loss to Miami. Tampa Bay struggled with their offense as predicted in a loss to Green Bay. Turnovers doomed the Patriots. Justin Herbert was active as expected and we got a favorable line but the injection didn’t have him pain free.

The Chargers got crushed, but their QB problems are not over. Rib cartilage injuries linger and the team will have to revisit the issue for the next few weeks.

The Dolphins QB’s return after apparent concussion was the controversy of the week. San Francisco gave an explanation of back spasm after initially indicating concussion evaluation and thus the NFLPA is investigating. Decide for yourself if you believe the explanation for allowing him to return.

Mac Jones and David Montgomery both suffered high ankle sprains. While Joey Bosa and Jaire Alexander both left with groin strains. For a full rundown of injuries, listen to the ProFootballDoc podcast on the OutKick network.

DAL @ NYG under 39.5

This should be a hard fought run based game with Dak Prescott still out. Michael Gallup returns for the first time off ACL but should not be full go. Offensive line issues for both squads and top healthy running backs should provide for a tight hard fought finale to Week 3.

Certainly another entertaining week of the NFL with its share of injuries to discuss and analyze.

Written by Dr. David Chao

David Chao, MD -- known digitally as Pro Football Doc -- is an expert contributor for Outkick. Chao spent 17 seasons as the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers (1997-2013) and is part of the medical team at OASIS in San Diego where he treats and specializes in orthopedic sports injuries, working with high-profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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