Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on August 11, 2009 @ 01:01:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) looks fine while planting and throwing during practice and should be ready for the team's preseason opener.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (hip) said he does not expect to play much during the preseason, mainly because head coach Ken Whisenhunt has not let Warner play much during the past two preseasons.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Les Bowen and Bob Cooney, of the Philadelphia Daily News, report Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb (knee) is considered day-to-day with a sprained medial collateral ligament. He will not play in the team's first preseason game.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders QB Jeff Garcia (calf) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener.

QB | David Carr | New York Giants | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports New York Giants OG Kevin Boothe (pectoral), C Shaun O'Hara (triceps), OT Cliff Louis (ankle), CB Corey Webster (hip), WR Steven Smith (knee) and QB David Carr (arm) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 9.


Running Back

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (hip) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Denver Broncos | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Denver Broncos RB LaMont Jordan (leg) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

RB | Clifton Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), RB Clifton Smith (hamstring), OT Jeremy Trueblood (back), C Jeff Faine (groin) and WR Antonio Bryant (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury News
Will Flaherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in the team's afternoon walkthrough Monday, Aug. 10.

RB | Glen Coffee | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports San Francisco 49ers RB Glen Coffee (ankle) returned for the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 10, after sitting out the morning practice with a sore ankle.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (toe) did not participate in morning practice Monday, Aug. 10. He said he would practice in the afternoon.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (hamstring) took a few rare runs in goal-line and short-yardage drills during practice Monday, Aug. 10. The team is showing more confidence in the hamstring Forte pulled back during offseason workouts.

RB | Chris Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Wells (ankle) is highly unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener. Although sitting out of practice Monday, Aug. 10, Wells said he was able to run and cut hard.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Dominic Rhodes (knee) did not play in the team's preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 9, because of a sore knee, according to head coach Dick Jauron. Jauron said, "We thought he would play. He was certainly going to play on offense and he was scheduled to return our kicks and our punts early in the game. We ran him before the game and it was just sore. So it didn't make sense to put him out there."

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (undisclosed) sat out the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 8, with an undisclosed injury.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, ESPN.com's James Walker reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (back) is expected to return soon, possibly as early as Monday, Aug. 10.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens (toe) was not present for the team's walkthrough Tuesday, Aug. 11, after Owens complained about a sore toe following the team's preseason opener. Head coach Dick Jauron would only say Owens was excused from the session, but declined to provide further details until after the Bills' night practice.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme said he expects WR Steve Smith (shoulder) to be ready for the team's regular season opener.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (thumb) ran routes during practice Tuesday, Aug. 11, but did not catch passes in order to protect his sprained right thumb. The injury, however, is not considered serious.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (finger) appeared to injure a finger at the end of practice Tuesday, Aug. 11, and left the field. Head coach John Harbaugh said that Mason would undergo X-rays.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), RB Clifton Smith (hamstring), OT Jeremy Trueblood (back), C Jeff Faine (groin) and WR Antonio Bryant (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), RB Clifton Smith (hamstring), OT Jeremy Trueblood (back), C Jeff Faine (groin) and WR Antonio Bryant (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

WR | Hank Baskett | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating a previous item, CBSSports.com reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Hank Baskett (knee) has been diagnosed with a hyperextension of the right knee. He is listed as day-to-day.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (leg) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (knee) said he will likely see some action during the preseason, although he remains about two weeks away from a return to practice. "Obviously, they're still taking their time with me," Walker said. "I am going to get my chances in preseason. I'm not sure if it's this week or the next week or the week after that. I'm just excited to … feel like my old self again, where nothing's really bothering me."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (toe) had a strong practice session Monday, Aug. 10, after returning from a toe injury.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Seattle Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (ankle) left the team's practice early Monday, Aug. 10, with a mild ankle injury. He is expected to return Tuesday, Aug. 11.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of The Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants CB Corey Webster (hip), CB Aaron Ross (leg), WR Steven Smith (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), DT Chris Canty (hamstring), OL Guy Whimper (toe), OT Cliff Louis (ankle), OT Kevin Boothe (pectoral) and DE Maurice Evans (hip) sat out the team's practice Monday, Aug. 10.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of The Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants CB Corey Webster (hip), CB Aaron Ross (leg), WR Steven Smith (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), DT Chris Canty (hamstring), OL Guy Whimper (toe), OT Cliff Louis (ankle), OT Kevin Boothe (pectoral) and DE Maurice Evans (hip) sat out the team's practice Monday, Aug. 10.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (knee) returned to the field for the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 10. Boldin sat out the morning practice with what head coach Ken Whisenhunt described as swelling in the knee.

WR | Isaac Bruce | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Isaac Bruce (eye), CB Carlos Thomas (undisclosed) and CB Terrail Lambert (undisclosed) sat out the team's evening practice Monday, Aug. 10. All three injuries are considered minor.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (hip) is not listed as a starter in the team's first depth chart.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (foot) suffered a stress fracture in his left foot, according to sources. Although Avery is expected to miss four to six weeks, stress fractures are injuries which can take longer to heal than expected.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (hamstring) sat out the team's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 9.

WR | Mike Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Walker (leg) left the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 8, with a lower leg injury. Head coach Jack Del Rio said X-rays were negative and the injury is not believed to be serious.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (hamstring), CB Nick Harper, LB Stephen Tulloch, LB Colin Allred (ankle), LB Josh Stamer, C Kevin Mawae, DE Jacob Ford (hamstring) and WR Mark Jones (hamstring) have been scratched from the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 9.

WR | Bryant Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Detroit Lions WR Bryant Johnson (leg), WR John Standeford (undisclosed), TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle), TE Jake Nordin (undisclosed), OT Lydon Murtha (undisclosed), OG Kirk Barton (undisclosed), LB Jordon Dizon (undisclosed), CB Keith Smith (groin) and S Louis Delmas (knee) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 9.

WR | Keenan Burton | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery's (foot) injury was worse than expected after he underwent an MRI Sunday, Aug. 9. The exact diagnosis of Avery's foot isn't known, but head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Avery will likely miss four to six weeks. WR Keenan Burton will likely step into Avery's role and work with the first-team offense.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (knee) took part in a few drills during the team's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 9.


Tight End

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (knee) missed the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 10, with a twisted left knee he suffered in the morning practice. Bennett said he would practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 10, in order to give him some rest, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. "It was just to give him a little break in the action," Caldwell said. "We're constantly trying to evaluate all of our guys, and if we need to rest them, we'll rest them. I expect him to be back in a little bit. He's doing OK."

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (back) did not practice very much Monday, Aug. 10, because of an injured back. The injury is not considered to be serious, according to offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 10.

TE | Zach Miller | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders TE Zach Miller (leg) left practice Sunday, Aug. 9, with his left leg wrapped from below the knee to just above his ankle.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (thigh) was limited in practice Sunday, Aug. 9. Pettigrew had missed nine straight practices with a thigh injury. He took part in some individual drills at the start of practice, but he was only going about half speed. Head coach Jim Schwartz would not rule out Pettigrew for the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 15.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (sports hernia) is practicing at full strength Sunday, Aug. 9.

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