NFL Injuries Pile Up
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Some big names are hurting after Week 1 in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles were hardest hit. Head coach Andy Reid confirming that both starting fullback Leonard Weaver and center Jamaal Jackson are done for the year. Weaver tore his ACL and Jackson tore a triceps muscle in Sunday’s game, and both will require surgery. Eagles QB Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion and won’t practice all week, meaning that Michael Vick could get the start for Philly on Sunday. Elsewhere, Caroline Panthers quarterback Matt Moore also suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Giants, and is now listed as “day to day.” Rookie Jimmy Clausen will get the nod Sunday for Carolina if Moore is unbable to go. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered only what the team is calling a “shoulder injury” in Sunday’s loss to the Bears, and could be out for as much as 4-6 weeks. Stafford’s injury was initially called a shoulder sprain, but reports later said it was a separated shoulder. Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant has been ruled out for this week with what the team is calling a “significant” ankle injury.