Here’s A List Of Every NFL Player Who Has Suffered A Torn ACL So Far This Season

  • Eric Goldschein

reggie wayneIt’s not a fun time to be a knee ligament in the NFL. This past weekend we saw two big names go down for the season thanks to ACL tears — Sam Bradford of the Rams and Reggie Wayne of the Colts. For Bradford, the injury could mean his starting job is in jeopardy; for Wayne, it might be his career.

This summer in training camp and preseason we saw a high number of ACL tears — enough that people were grumbling about the practice limitations placed on the league by the new labor deal. Whether or not there’s anything to those claims, we’ll have to wait and see.

Thanks to reddit user InheritTheWind for compiling this list:

Torn ACL count to date: 38

LB Victor Butler (NO)
OL Dan Koppen (DEN)
DE Melvin Ingram (SD)
DE Greg Scruggs (SEA)
CB Aaron Berry (NYJ)
LB Jonas Mouton (SD)
WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI)
WR Armon Binns (MIA)
LB Darius Fleming (SF)
LB Jason Phillips (PHI)
FB Mike Zordich (CAR)
OL Bryan Bulaga (GB)
CB Chris Culliver (SF)
WR Arrelious Benn (PHI)
WR Danario Alexander (SD)
WR Joseph Morgan (NO)
WR Vidal Hazleton (NYJ)
DE Phillip Hunt (PHI)
WR Keolah Pilares (CAR)
WR Kevin Elliott (BUF)
TE Dustin Keller (MIA)
CB Richard Crawford (WAS)
DE Will Smith (NO)
FS Stevie Brown (NYG)
OL Maurkice Pouncey (PIT)
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT)
OL Garry Williams (CAR)
DT Henry Melton (CHI)
RB Vick Ballard (IND)
DT Nate Collins (CHI)
OL Amini Silatolu (CAR)
QB Brian Hoyer (CLE)
LB Bryan Kehl (WAS)
WR Charles Johnson (CLE)
RB Mike Goodson (NYJ)
LB Desmond Bishop (MIN)
QB Sam Bradford (STL)
WR Reggie Wayne (IND)

As a reminder, the anterior cruciate ligament is one of four main ligaments in the knee. There are other important ligaments, such as the LCL — injuries to which are not listed here but have also ended the seasons of players like Brian Cushing.