It's unknown whether Benjamin, a frontrunner for Offensive Rookie of the Year, will be able to get through concussion protocol in time to play this week in Green Bay. The dynamic receiver would be a huge loss if he's unable to suit up, as he is Newton's one deep threat and an extreme matchup problem for defensive backs.
However, concussions are fickle beasts, and only time will tell when the rookie will be able to return to the playing field.
What other injuries are we monitoring on this fine Thursday? Check them out below:
- Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Tyron Smith were all back at practice on Thursday, per NFL Media's Desmond Purnell. ESPN reported that Romo's left ankle was taped. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told Purnell that Smith had a "tweak in his ankle," but an MRI revealed nothing that would slow the tackle.