Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham tore his Achilles on Sunday and will miss the rest of the 2021 NFL season. File Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI | License Photo
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz were among the players injured in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.
Tyrod Taylor of the Houston Texans, Andy Dalton of the Chicago Bears and Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins were other quarterbacks hurt on Sunday. Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns also sustained injuries, but returned to play.
Baltimore Ravens safety DeShon Elliott received a concussion in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night and did not return. Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry left with a knee injury in the first quarter against the Texans and also didn't return.
Eagles guard Brandon Brooks, Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and Steelers teammates T.J. Watt, Tyson Alualu and Diontae Johnson were among the other top players injured in Week 2.
The San Francisco 49ers continue to pile up injuries at the running back position. Rookies Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty all left the 49ers game Sunday.
Most of the injured players will receive MRIs and additional tests and scans Monday to confirm the extent of their injuries.
Sources told ESPN, NFL Network and NBC Sports Philadelphia that Graham tore his Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. Graham confirmed his timeline for return late Sunday on Twitter.
"We still about to shock the world! I will just be leading from the sidelines this year working to be great for 2022," Graham wrote. "Appreciate all the love and now it is time for guys to step it up. You have to find the treasure in every situation!"
Alualu, who fractured his ankle, also is expected to miss the rest of the season. He underwent surgery late Sunday and posted an update on Instagram.
"Through the ups and downs, it's always love," Alualu wrote. "Truly Blessed with the greatest people around me. So grateful for all the love, support and prayers sent this way. I'm in high spirits because I trust God's plan above everything. To my family, friends and Steeler Nation: I love you and will bounce back as soon as I can."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Diontae Johnson had a knee injury in Week 2 and Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Landry injured his MCL, which could take several weeks to heal. The Dolphins said Tagovailoa bruised his ribs. He will get an MRI on Monday to examine the injury.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Cook sprained his ankle. Colts coach Frank Reich said Wentz also sustained an ankle injury.
Texans coach David Culley said Taylor injured his hamstring. Sources told NFL Network on Monday that Taylor is not expected to play when the Texans host the Carolina Panthers on Thursday in Houston.
The Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions in the final game of Week 2 at 8:15 p.m. EDT Monday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.