Worst Injuries of the 2018 NFL SeasonOf course, there were going to be injuries in 2018. It however was one of the more brutal years that I remember. Some were just downright unwatchable. Anyway, here, we’re looking at the top ten worst injuries of the 2018 NFL season.
This was the worst injury for a few reasons. Smith broke his leg in a game against the Texans, and the break broke through the skin. A week later, in the hospital, infection started to rage through his leg. The injury may be career threatening for the 2005 #1 overall pick. It also derailed a once promising season in Washington, ending at a dismal 7-9 mark after leading the NFC East at one point. On a side note, the same thing happened to former Redskins quarterback Joe Thiesman over 30 years ago, with so many similar conditions that you'd think Smith and Thiesman were the same guy.
We were 5-2, looked like we were going to make the playoffs! Stupid Texans. This why I like the cowboys and patriots better than the Texans. Now Alex might never play and he might end his career. And the skins could of made the playoffs to.
Not only did it end his season but it put his career in jeopardy and derailed what looked like it would be a decent season for the Redskins who were leading the division at one point. I hope he can recover from this but it did not look good
Yikes, this was downright brutal. The injury to the Cowboys receiver actually happened during an NFC wild card matchup with the Seahawks. His leg basically did a 180 while you could see it snap. He was taken out on a stretcher and had multiple surgeries to stabilize the leg. Who knows what his status will be for 2019.
This one was really painful to watch. They wouldn't even replay it on T.V. and on a couple websites because of how graphic the injury was.
The football gods hate the 49ers, and 2018 is another reason why. After trading for and finding a franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garappolo, he tore his ACL in week 3. After that, San Francisco stumbled to a dismal 3-13 record, which wasn't even last in their division. They had better hope the same thing doesn't happen in 2019 if they want playoff hope.
And that was the moment I knew our season was over. We lost several key players to injuries over the course of the season. Hopefully next year we will actually stay healthy for once.
The Niners were a team that had a lot of hype going into this season but this was a brutal blow to what could've been a promising season. Instead they were one of the worst teams with their season ending after he went down
Neal's ACL tear in week 1 changed the trajectory of the Falcons defense and their season. Their secondary and defense was pretty much crippled the whole season, though Damontae Kazee provided relief at safety with Neal gone.
In another cruel, ironic twist of events for the injury riddled Redskins, their backup quarterback to replace Alex Smith also broke his leg. It's just sad to see that McCoy went out and gave the chance for Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson to play.
The only reason Hayes tore his ACL was because he was trying to avoid getting flagged for roughing the passer, which the NFL enforced too much in 2018. It's stupid how players are injuring themselves because of an NFL rule.
Did all these seriously happen?
The other Falcons starting safety suffered a season ending injury as well, which made Atlanta's defense one of the league's worst.
If Earl Thomas hadn't broken his leg, he probably would've been traded to either Kansas City or Dallas. If he had gone to Kansas City, that maybe would've revitalized their defense with a veteran presence, and made their defense actually good. But, Thomas found himself on the sideline yet again in 2018.
Didn't really affect Green Bay, but the injury was brutal. His own teammate accidentally ran into him and his ankle collapsed under the pressure. That sidelined him for the rest of the season.
Definitely affected Tampa Bay's already terrible defense to an extent. Really took them down.
I'd put this on the list just because He didn't get a chance to even play for the Saints at all who literally acquired him right before his injury. He could've been another dynamic weapon but instead he was sidelined after his injury at practice
If you haven't seen this already, watch it unless you can't watch a forearm snap in half. He was having a great game too