NFL Injuries Week 13: Tracking Every Injury, Including the Latest on Keenan Allen, Chris Godwin, Tee Higgins, Marquise Brown, Chris Olave, and Others

Who's in and who's out for Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season? Here's the injury report for this week, with updates on Keenan Allen, Chris Godwin, and others.

Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league — fantasy football players, sports bettors, and fans of teams — wants the latest health information. In that vein, we’re tracking every NFL injury ahead of Week 13.

Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 13 schedule. Remember, you can always stay updated on the latest injury buzz around the league with PFN’s NFL and Fantasy News Tracker.

NFL Week 13 Injury Tracker

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

  • Colts: RB Jonathan Taylor, OUT (thumb); CB JuJu Brents, OUT (quad)
  • Titans: WR Treylon Burks, QUESTIONABLE (concussion)

ColtsTaylor underwent thumb surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for two to three weeks. Indy hopes he can return in Week 15 or 16, but Zack Moss will handle the Colts’ backfield until then.

Brents, Indianapolis’ second-round pick in April’s draft, will miss his fifth straight game. However, head coach Shane Steichen said Brents is “progressing really well” and is “close” to returning.

Titans: Burks appears set to return after missing the last three games with a brain injury that briefly knocked him unconscious. He was limited on Wednesday but fully practiced to close the week. The former first-round WR was sidelined for three other contests earlier this year while dealing with a knee issue.

Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots

  • Chargers: WR Keenan Allen, QUESTIONABLE (quadriceps); TE Nick Vannett, OUT (concussion); OT Trey Pipkins, QUESTIONABLE (wrist); OL Zack Bailey, OUT (back); CB Ja’Sir Taylor, OUT (illness)
  • Patriots: RB Ezekiel Elliott, QUESTIONABLE (thigh); WR Demario Douglas, OUT (concussion); WR Kayshon Boutte, OUT (shoulder/illness); OT Trent Brown, QUESTIONABLE (ankle/chest); OT Riley Reiff, QUESTIONABLE (knee); G Sidy Sow, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); DL Deatrich Wise Jr., QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); LB Chris Board, QUESTIONABLE (back)

Chargers: Allen had been on Los Angeles’ injury report for the past two weeks with a shoulder issue, but he’s now dealing with a quadriceps injury.

He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday. However, Allen returned for a limited Friday practice and now has a chance to play against the Patriots.

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If he doesn’t play, L.A. will be without its WR1, who happens to lead the NFL in receptions (97) and is second in yards (1,117). But head coach Brandon Staley sounded encouraged about Allen’s availability.

Moreover, Allen called his injury a contusion but said it’s “not bad,” adding that he “feel(s) great” despite batting shoulder and thigh problems.

First-round rookie Quentin Johnston has struggled mightily this year, but he and Jalen Guyton could be in line for a significant target share against New England if Allen is sidelined.

Patriots: Bailey Zappe will be without two of New England’s top four wideouts when he makes his first start of the season on Sunday. Douglas couldn’t practice all week, while Boutte was limited on Wednesday but downgraded to DNP to close the week.

With Douglas and Boutte sidelined, expect DeVante Parker, Tyquan Thornton, and JuJu Smith-Schuster to work as the Pats’ WRs. But New England will also likely deploy plenty of two-TE personnel with Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki.

Elliott has been limited all week. If he sits in Week 13, JaMycal Hasty and Ty Montgomery could see RB snaps behind Rhamondre Stevenson.

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

  • Lions: QB Hendon Hooker, OUT (knee); G Jonah Jackson, QUESTIONABLE (ankle/wrist); LB Alex Anzalone, OUT (hand)
  • Saints: RB Kendre Miller, OUT (ankle); WR Chris Olave, QUESTIONABLE (concussion); WR Rashid Shaheed, OUT (thigh); C Erik McCoy, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); EDGE Cameron Jordan, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); LB Pete Werner, OUT (shoulder/oblique); S Marcus Maye, OUT (shoulder); K Blake Grupe, QUESTIONABLE (right groin)

Lions: Hooker participated in his first NFL practice this week, but the rookie third-round pick remains on the non-football injury list and won’t be activated before Sunday. Detroit will have to activate Hooker, who tore his ACL during his final season at Tennessee, over the next three weeks; otherwise, he’ll remain on NFI for the rest of the year.

Anzalone hasn’t practiced this week and is expected to miss multiple games after suffering a hand injury against the Packers. Fellow Detroit LBs Derrick Barnes, Jack Campbell, and Malcolm Rodriguez will take on added responsibilities.

Saints: New Orleans is dealing with wide receiver injury problems. Olave was a limited practice participant on Wednesday but will need to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol in order to play against the Lions. Fortunately, Olave fully practiced on Friday, while head coach Dennis Allen said the second-year WR only has to pass one more step to suit up.

Shaheed was a DNP and isn’t expected to suit up on Sunday. Expect A.T. Perry and Lynn Bowden to see more work behind Olave, assuming the latter can play.

The concerns don’t stop on the defensive side of the ball. One starter at each level — Jordan, Werner, and Maye — has failed to practice this week and could be in danger of missing Sunday’s game. Werner and Maye have already been ruled out, while Allen said the Saints will give Jordan every chance to play.

Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets

  • Falcons: WR Mack Hollins, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); CB Mike Hughes, QUESTIONABLE (hand)
  • Jets: QB Aaron Rodgers, OUT (Achilles); RB Breece Hall, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); RB Israel Abanikanda, QUESTIONABLE (illness); OL Wes Schweitzer, QUESTIONABLE (calf)

FalconsHollins has missed Atlanta’s past two games and was limited all week. Hughes has fully practiced this week, suggesting he’s trending toward playing.

Jets: Gang Green made news on Wednesday by designating Rodgers to return from injured reserve. Head coach Robert Saleh cautioned that opening Rodgers’ 21-day return window wasn’t as much about preparing the veteran QB as it was “a progression in his rehab.”

Rodgers has been circling New York’s Dec. 24 against the Washington Commanders as a potential return date. However, he’s indicated he’s unlikely to play if the Jets aren’t in playoff contention.

All three of New York’s RBs are banged up. Hall was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but fully practiced on Friday. He’s questionable, but there’s been no suggestion he could miss Week 13.

Cook was added to New York’s report on Friday, but Saleh said the veteran will be available on Sunday. Abanikanda returned to practice Friday after missing two days.

Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Cardinals: WR Marquise Brown, QUESTIONABLE (heel); WR Michael Wilson, OUT (shoulder); WR Zach Pascal, OUT (personal); TE Trey McBride, QUESTIONABLE (groin); OL Elijah Wilkinson, OUT (neck); DT Kevin Strong, QUESTIONABLE (knee); CB Antonio Hamilton, OUT (groin); CB Starling Thomas, OUT (ankle); S Jalen Thompson, QUESTIONABLE (ribs)
  • Steelers: DT Montravius Adams, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)

CardinalsKyler Murray’s pass-catching options are undoubtedly banged up, as none of Brown, Wilson, or McBride practiced on Wednesday. Wilson, who missed last week’s game, was ruled out for Week 13 on Friday.

Brown was listed as questionable heading into last week but ultimately suited up and played 62 snaps. He remained out for Thursday and Friday’s practice, but Cards head coach Jonathan Gannon said Brown is “trending in the direction” for Sunday’s game.

McBride returned for limited practices on Thursday and Friday, suggesting he’s likely to play against the Steelers. The rookie TE said he feels “ready to go” in Week 13.

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Steelers: Adams has missed most of the past month with an ankle issue. He fully practiced early in the week but was downgraded to limited on Friday.

Miami Dolphins at Washington Commanders

  • Dolphins: RB Chris Brooks, OUT (knee); OT Terron Armstead, QUESTIONABLE (quad/knee); OT Kendall Lamm, QUESTIONABLE (back); G Robert Jones, QUESTIONABLE (knee); G Lester Cotton, QUESTIONABLE (illness); S Jevon Holland, QUESTIONABLE (knee)
  • Commanders: C Tyler Larsen, QUESTIONABLE (knee); EDGE James Smith-Williams, OUT (hamstring); CB Emmanuel Forbes, OUT (elbow)

DolphinsMiami’s injury report was almost comically long to begin the week, but key skill position players like RBs Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane and WR Tyreek Hill all practiced by the end of the week and won’t carry injury designations into Sunday’s game.

Every Dolphin was at least limited on Friday, but the club still has concerns. While Armstead has remained confident he’ll start at left tackle, head coach Mike McDaniels has been non-committal. If Armstead and Lamm both sit, Kion Smith will man the left side.

On defense, Holland said he’s optimistic about facing Washington but admitted his final game status has yet to be determined.

Commanders: Washington is relatively healthy entering Week 13. Armah, Smith-Williams, and Forbes all missed last week’s game.

Larsen played every snap, so his Wednesday DNP was likely rest-related. He returned for a limited session on Thursday.

Denver Broncos at Houston Texans

  • Broncos: CB Damarri Mathis, QUESTIONABLE (back)
  • Texans: WR Tank Dell, QUESTIONABLE (calf); WR Noah Brown, QUESTIONABLE (knee); TE Dalton Schultz, OUT (hamstring); DT Sheldon Rankins, QUESTIONABLE (elbow); LB Jake Hansen, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring/hand)

Broncos: Mathis was added to the report on Thursday, indicating he was injured during practice. He didn’t participate on Friday.

Texans: Although Dell didn’t practice Wednesday, his calf injury is considered minor, and he’s expected to play against Denver on Sunday. He returned for a limited practice on Thursday and Friday and indicated he’s ready to go.

Brown is trending toward a Week 13 return, but Schultz hasn’t practiced this week and will not be available on Sunday. Brevin Jordan is the Texans’ TE2, while Eric Saubert could also see additional snaps.

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Panthers: TE Hayden Hurst, OUT (concussion); TE Tommy Tremble, DOUBTFUL (hip); G Nash Jensen, QUESTIONABLE (back); EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); EDGE D.J. Johnson, QUESTIONABLE (elbow); EDGE Marquis Haynes, QUESTIONABLE (back); CB Jaycee Horn, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); CB Troy Hill, QUESTIONABLE (hip); S Vonn Bell, OUT (shoulder); S Jeremy Chinn, QUESTIONABLE (quadriceps)
  • Buccaneers: WR Chris Godwin, QUESTIONABLE (neck); DT Mike Greene, OUT (calf); LB Lavonte David, OUT (groin); LB Devin White, OUT (foot); LB SirVoccea Dennis, DOUBTFUL (illness); CB Jamel Dean, OUT (ankle/foot)

PanthersHurst will miss his third straight game with a head injury. Tremble will be Carolina’s TE1 if he plays; otherwise, Stephen Sullivan and Ian Thomas will see snaps.

Horn has been on IR since Week 1, while Chinn has been sidelined for the past five games. Both could return on Sunday and join fellow defensive back C.J. Henderson, who cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will play against Tampa Bay.

The Panthers also placed WR Laviska Shenault (ankle) and G Chandler Zavala (knee) on IR this week.

Buccaneers: Tampa Bay added Godwin to its injury report on Thursday, so he may been injured during practice. He didn’t participate on Friday, and head coach Todd Bowles said Godwin will be a game-time decision. Trey Palmer and Deven Thompkins will see more snaps opposite Mike Evans if Godwin doesn’t play.

Baker Mayfield injured his ankle on a QB sneak attempt in Week 12 and was sore after the Bucs’ loss to the Colts, but he was a full practice participant on Wednesday and is expected to start against the Panthers.

Tampa Bay has concerns on the defensive side of the ball. None of David, White, and Dean — three starters — practiced this week or will play on Sunday.

Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Rams

  • Browns: QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, OUT (concussion); WR Marquise Goodwin, OUT (concussion); C Nick Harris, QUESTIONABLE (knee); CB Denzel Ward, OUT (shoulder)
  • Rams: EDGE Michael Hoecht, QUESTIONABLE (knee); S Quentin Lake, OUT (hamstring)

Browns: DTR never practiced this week and won’t play, so Joe Flacco — elevated over P.J. Walker to Cleveland’s QB role — will start against the Rams on Sunday. The 38-year-old Flacco made four starts for the Jets in 2022, completing 57.6% of his passes for 5.5 yards per attempt, five touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Cleveland will be without Ward for the second straight game, but at least it will have Myles Garrett, who didn’t practice earlier in the week but returned on Friday and has no injury designation for Week 13.

Rams: Cooper Kupp (ankle) and Puka Nacua (shoulder) are fully practicing, so Matthew Stafford should have both his top receivers available against the Browns.

San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles

  • 49ers: RB Jordan Mason, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); WR Ray-Ray McCloud, QUESTIONABLE (ribs); DT Arik Armstead, QUESTIONABLE (foot)
  • Eagles: TE Dallas Goedert, DOUBTFUL (forearm); TE Grant Calcaterra, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); LB Zach Cunningham, OUT (hamstring); DT Fletcher Cox, QUESTIONABLE (groin); S Justin Evans, OUT (knee)

49ersArmstead hasn’t practiced this week but said he will play in a critical game against the Eagles on Sunday. Fellow DT Javon Kinlaw could see more snaps than usual alongside Javon Hargrave.

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Eagles: Goedert has been pushing to play this week as he works his way back from a fracture in his forearm. Consecutive DNPs suggested he’d need to wait at least one more week, but Goedert surprisingly returned to practice on Friday. His doubtful designation means he’s unlikely to face the 49ers, but perhaps he’ll find his way into the lineup.

On defense, Cox, Cunningham, and Evans all missed practice this week. Cunningham’s hamstring issue has led the Eagles to explore a potential Shaquille Leonard addition.

Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers (SNF)

  • Chiefs: RB Jerick McKinnon, OUT (groin); LB Nick Bolton, OUT (wrist)
  • Packers: RB Aaron Jones, OUT (knee); WR Jayden Reed, QUESTIONABLE (chest); WR Dontayvion Wicks, QUESTIONABLE (knee); TE Josiah Deguara, QUESTIONABLE (hip); LB De’Vondre Campbell, QUESTIONABLE (neck); CB Jaire Alexander, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); CB Eric Stokes, DOUBTFUL (hamstring); CB Robert Rochell, QUESTIONABLE (calf); S Darnell Savage Jr., QUESTIONABLE (calf); S Rudy Ford, QUESTIONABLE (biceps)

ChiefsMcKinnon missed Sunday’s game and was the only Chief who didn’t practice Wednesday. He returned to finish the week but was eventually ruled out on Saturday. Clyde Edwards-Helaire played 20% of Kansas City’s offense snaps and handled three touches behind Isiah Pacheco in Week 12.

Bolton has been limited this week as he considers a potential IR return. He’s been sidelined since Week 7 and will wait at least one more game before suiting up again.

Packers: Jones still isn’t practicing after missing Green Bay’s Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions. He won’t play against the Chiefs. Fellow RB AJ Dillon was limited earlier in the week but doesn’t have an injury designation for Sunday.

Reed didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but returned for a limited session on Friday. Both Reed and Wick are questionable, so Green Bay’s WR corps could look a bit different depending on whether either is able to play.

Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (MNF)

  • Bengals: OT D’Ante Smith, QUESTIONABLE (knee); DT Jay Tufele, QUESTIONABLE (illness); CB Cam Taylor-Britt, OUT (quad/ankle)
  • Jaguars: RB Travis Etienne, QUESTIONABLE (chest); TE Luke Farrell, QUESTIONABLE (toe); TE Brenton Strange, QUESTIONABLE (foot); CB Tyson Campbell, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)

BengalsSidelined for Cincinnati’s last three games, WR Tee Higgins (hamstring/ankle) returned for a limited Thursday practice before fully participating on Friday. Barring a setback, Higgins will play against the Jaguars on Monday night.

Taylor-Britt missed the Bengals’ Week 12 loss to the Steelers but was trending toward a Sunday return until he sprained his ankle during practice.

Jaguars: Etienne departed Sunday’s game with a chest injury but eventually returned and handled 24 total touches. Head coach Doug Pederson labeled him day to day, and Etienne has been limited in practices this week, but Jacksonville expects him to play against the Bengals. Veteran D’Ernest Johnson appears to have overtaken third-round rookie Tank Bigsby as the Jaguars’ RB2.

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