Week 5 NFL Injuries: Which Will Have the Biggest Impact?

Mason Rudolph
Steelers' QB Mason Rudolph suffered a severe head injury during the third quarter Justin K. Aller/Getty

During week 5 games in the NFL, fans witnessed a few different key injuries.

As the league has tried to enhance rules to limit concussions, multiple players needed help getting off the field after suffering head-to-head injuries. Some of the notable injuries, as well as the impact they could have on their respective team, are listed below.

Mason Rudolph, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

After taking a brutal hit from two different Baltimore Raven defensemen, Mason Rudolph had to be helped off the field during the third quarter. The quarterback had just released a pass to teammate James Washington when Ravens safety Earl Thomas hit Rudolph in the chin. Rudolph was unresponsive after the hit, but was eventually able to walk off the field with help from the team's trainers. The quarterback was supposed to be carted off the field, but the medical cart broke down. Rudolph was replaced by Devlin Hodges prior to completing 13 out of 20 passes. He was later taken to a local hospital and evaluated for a concussion.

Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Known for his nickname Marquise "Hollywood" Brown has continued to impress fans and coaches during the first few weeks of his rookie season. During the second quarter, Brown left the game with what looked like an apparent leg injury. Brown was able to return to the game against the Steelers in the fourth quarter. After the game, Brown talked about his health and the Ravens' upcoming matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

"It's not where I need it to be," Brown said. "Just get back this week and get right (for Cincinnati)."

Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants

With the injury to star running back Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman was forced to take a sizeable share of the teams running plays. During the Giants' week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings, the running back suffered a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Gallman was replaced by Joe Hillman, who rushed for 14 yards on two carries.

Kemoko Turay, DE, Indianapolis Colts

During the Colts win against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, defensive end Kemoko Turay suffered a fractured ankle that will rule him out for the remainder of the 2019 season. Turay started off the game strong with two tackles and a sack. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the injury will place Turay on the injured reserve list.

Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

After moving into fifth place all-time in NFL all-purpose yards, Darren Sproles left the Eagles' week 5 matchup against the New York Jets. The running back suffered an apparent quad injury during the third quarter and did not return to the game.

Alex Cappa, G, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that guard Alex Cappa suffered a broken arm during the second quarter of the Buc's week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints. Despite the injury, Cappa did not miss a snap for the remainder of the game.

"I commend Alex Cappa," Arians told reporters. "He broke his arm in the second quarter and played the entire game. He'll miss a few weeks. But it's next man up."

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