PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers rushes after a catch during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Injuries

Injuries always take their toll in the NFL, and it's no different for your fantasy football roster. Check out some of the major injuries from Week 1 action.

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Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant Done For The Year

The fallout from what seems to be ending up as one of the more brutal NFL games in recent memory from an injury standpoint continues. We already know that three starters from the Eagles/Packers game last Sunday have been lost for the season: Jamaal Jackson, Leonard Weaver & Justin Harrell. The latest season to be lost after that game is easily the most significant from a fantasy perspective.

The Packers announced today that RB Ryan Grant had ligament damage in his ankle that will require season ending surgery.

From a fantasy perspective, this makes Packers’ backup RB Brandon Jackson a valuable pick up. At least in my fantasy league, he was still on the waiver wire this week.

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb Fails First Concussion Test, Not Likely To Play Vs Lions

If Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb is your fantasy starter, you may want to see who your backup plays this week or check the waiver wire to see if Michael Vick is available. Kolb suffered a concussion after being sacked by Clay Matthews in the second quarter of the Eagles season opener Sunday. He passed some memory tests on the sideline and was allowed back in the game for a series, but after “not seeing things clearly” on the final drive before the half he was taken out of the game for good.

League rules mandate that a player diagnosed with a concussion must take three team administered tests during the week until they pass, at which point they must be cleared by an independent 3rd party physician. Kolb took the first of his three tests this morning and did not pass.

Kolb’s failure to pass the test puts his availability for this weekend’s game against the Detroit Lions in serious doubt. It is still possible for him to play if he passes a test on Wednesday, but in all likelihood the team will play it safe with their young QB. Look for Michael Vick to get the start this weekend, and given that it’s against the Lions he’s probably not a bad play.

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Week 1 Fantasy Football Injuries

So you spent the past few weeks creating the perfect fantasy football roster. You did the research before your draft, made all the right picks, then scoured the waiver wire over the past week to find the hidden gems. It's all going according to plan, right? Wrong. Injuries can strike at any time and ruin the best laid plans. Here's a round-up of Week 1 NFL injuries that could affect fantasy rosters.

First up, Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who was injured on a sack by Julius Peppers. SB Nation's NFL page reports via PFT:

The Lions are calling it a right shoulder injury and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the "early word out of the Detroit organization" is that Stafford could miss anywhere from 2-3 weeks at a minimum to 4-6 weeks at a maximum.

Not good news for owners of Stafford, but also bad news for owners of Calvin Johnson.

Another QB knocked out of action by a hard hit was Kevin Kolb of the Eagles. The report on him initially was some kind of jaw injury, but that's been revised to include a concussion. With the NFL's new stringent rules about concussions, this bears watching. On the flip-side of the injury was Michael Vick's insertion into the game. Vick was able to produce, so keep an eye on that situation. If it lingers, Vick could become a viable fantasy option. The Eagles have potentially lost FB Leonard Weaver for the year with an ACL tear, this will downgrade their running game effectiveness going forward.

The Packers and Eagles game was a physical one, with the Eagles suffering the injuries noted above. But the Packers didn't escape untouched, RB Ryan Grant left the game early with an ankle sprain and looks to be questionable for next week.

On defense, if you have the Colts, you may have to downgrade them. It appears that injury-plagued super-safety Bob Sanders has a torn bicep and could be done for the season.

Panthers QB Matt Moore left the game against the Giants with a concussion and could potentially miss Week 2. Jimmy Claussen stepped in for Moore and would be his replacement next week. Moore was having a very poor game before the injury.

A concussion knocked another player out of a game in Week 1, Giants TE Kevin Boss. Keep an eye on his status for Week 2.

Cardinals receiver Early Doucet had to be pulled form his Week 1 game with a groin injury. He was productive early before the injury, monitor his status for Week 2.

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