Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on August 12, 2009 @ 12:01:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jeff Garcia | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders QB Jeff Garcia (calf) still is not healthy enough to push QB JaMarcus Russell for playing time at quarterback.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has not named a starting quarterback between Tarvaris Jackson (knee) and Sage Rosenfels for the team's first preseason game.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has not named a starting quarterback between Tarvaris Jackson (knee) and Sage Rosenfels for the team's first preseason game.

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.


Running Back

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Willie Parker (back) and Mewelde Moore (hamstring) are unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener. As a result, RB Rashard Mendenhall is expected to see plenty of action.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Willie Parker (back) and Mewelde Moore (hamstring) are unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener. As a result, RB Rashard Mendenhall is expected to see plenty of action.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (shoulder), RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles'), LB Thomas Davis (knee), OG C.J. Davis (ankle) and SS Nate Salley (undisclosed) sat out the morning practice session Wednesday, Aug. 12.

RB | Kevin Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears RB Kevin Jones is now two years removed from a torn ACL he suffered during the 2007 season. He has shed 20 pounds during the offseason and has impressed the coaching staff with his quickness, burst and cutting ability. Plus, he is now in his second year within the Bears' system. "There's definitely plenty of snaps to get Kevin in there. He gives us some good solid running ability with a lot of experience. He's had a great offseason and has worked really hard," offensive coordinator Ron Turner said.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Rob Demovsky, of The Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday evening, Tuesday, Aug. 11. He missed seven full practices due to a shoulder injury. He looked sharp and quick on his feet upon his return, and has moved ahead of RB DeShawn Wynn for the team's No. 2 running back duties.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
David White, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (hip) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

RB | Chris Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals rookie RB Chris Wells (ankle) spent the day Tuesday, Aug. 11, working out on his own. He is, however, getting closer to joining the team in full practices. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt is hopeful the team sees him on the field soon.

RB | Derrick Ward | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Derrick Ward (foot) participated in morning 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 | Chauncey Washington | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chauncey Washington (concussion) did not participate in the team's workout Monday, Aug. 10.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens (toe) did not take part in the team's morning workouts Wednesday, Aug. 12. Owens, as reported, is dealing with a sprained toe.

WR | Bryant Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions WR Bryant Johnson (lacerations) made his training camp debut Wednesday, Aug. 12. He took part in individual drills, but not team drills.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (shoulder) had his right shoulder dinged up in practice Wednesday, Aug. 12, and headed to the medical tent. Harvin later returned to the sideline to observe practice.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said there has been a lack of progress with injuries to WRs Steven Smith (knee) and Hakeem Nicks (hamstring). Coughlin was hopeful to get one of the two wideouts back for practice Wednesday, Aug. 12, but both were absent.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said there has been a lack of progress with injuries to WRs Steven Smith (knee) and Hakeem Nicks (hamstring). Coughlin was hopeful to get one of the two wideouts back for practice Wednesday, Aug. 12, but both were absent.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (shoulder), RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles'), LB Thomas Davis (knee), OG C.J. Davis (ankle) and SS Nate Salley (undisclosed) sat out the morning practice session Wednesday, Aug. 12.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports even if St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (foot) is just out for the preseason, he is going to miss valuable time learning the team's new West Coast offense.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (knee) sat out of practice Tuesday evening, Aug. 11, to rest his surgically repaired knee.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) took part in evening workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
On the Oakland Raiders initial depth chart, WR Javon Walker (knee) was not anywhere to be found.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (finger) dislocated the middle finger on his right hand Tuesday, Aug. 11. He had a wrap on his finger, while he was in street clothes, later in the day and did not return to practice. His status for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13, against the New England Patriots is in question.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
According to a source close to the situation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee) underwent surgery on his knee Tuesday, Aug. 11. The surgery was a success, and the team is saying he should need three weeks to recover. Bryant may be ready for the team's final preseason game, but the coaching staff is optimistic he will be ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season.

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

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 | 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.


Tight End

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions rookie TE Brandon Pettigrew (quad) missed practice again Wednesday, Aug. 12, due to a quad injury.

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.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Matt Bryant (hamstring), who missed most of the first week of training camp with a hamstring injury, re-injured his hamstring while kicking in practice Tuesday, Aug. 11. Bryant's status for the preseason opener is uncertain.

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