It’s Monday, which means it’s time for the weekly “who’s out for the season” report. On this week’s list is offensive guard Jacob Bell, who suffered what’s being called a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Bell is expected to miss 4 weeks, and if my math is correct, there’s only 4 weeks left in the season. Since we obviously aren’t going to the playoffs, that would put Bell out for the year.
It’s not that Bell is the greatest player in the world, but he was one of the last regulars left on the line and now he’s gone. We were already without any depth at the position, and now things are even worse. With Sam Bradford’s ankle injury, another loss on the line is bad news. The good news is that it’s just a sprain, so it shouldn’t be a long-term thing.
The other big injury from Sunday was quarterback AJ Feeley, who suffered a small fracture in his right thumb. He is still being evaluated, but obviously this could be serious. If he is done for a few weeks as well, that would leave Tom Brandstater as the only QB other than Bradford on the roster. That means if Bradford is forced to miss more time, we could be seeing Brandstater under center in the next few weeks. Now, I like Brandstater, but I don’t like him as our starting QB. Let’s hope Bradford and Feeley are going to be OK.
It looks like everyone else is just sore, and the team is hopeful that Mark LeVoir will be back this week. Bradford is going to be day-to-day like last week, so we’ll have to wait and see on him.