Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on August 19, 2009 @ 10:25:18 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (shoulder) said his arm feels good and he can make all of the throws necessary. He said Dr. James Andrews told him his rotator cuff injury appears to have been there for awhile, and he likely has played through it previously. If he were to undergo surgery for it, he would not be able to play this year. Favre said hearing that scared him. He went on to note that he feels the Vikings are a perfect fit for him this year, but - much like last year when he joined the New York Jets - he reiterated there are no guarantees.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said QB Marc Bulger (finger) will have to jump back into the lineup when his finger heals and try to pick up where he left off. Bulger said it is an unfortunate injury. When asked if he could play if it were the regular season, he said it would be difficult but he would try to. Bulger said missing two weeks will hurt him a bit, but he said he has gone through everything already this offseason because they started earlier.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders QB Jeff Garcia (calf) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 17, and was immediately installed as the backup quarterback. Garcia moved well, without a limp, and hopes to play in the team's next preseason game.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 17, but apparently did some individual work on a side field. He was wearing a boot on his foot before practice but was wearing a shoe with his ankle wrapped after practice.


Running Back

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles'), LBs Thomas Davis (knee) and Landon Johnson (groin), SS Nate Salley (knee) and OG C.J. Davis (ankle) remained out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 19.

RB | Chris Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Wells (ankle) said he twisted his bad ankle again during practice Tuesday, Aug. 18. Wells insisted he would be "OK."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) will not travel with the team for their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury News
Will Flaherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in the team's practice Monday, Aug. 17.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (undisclosed) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 17, after missing two sessions.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens (toe) will not play in the team's next preseason game, according to head coach Dick Jauron. "We probably won't put him on the field again until next week sometime," Jauron said.

WR | Mike Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Walker (ankle), CB Derek Cox (groin), CB Don Carey (shoulder), RB Montell Owens (knee), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Mike Thomas and DL Jonathan Lewis (ankle) are not practicing Wednesday, Aug. 19.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens' (foot) injury could cause him to miss six weeks or more, according to medical Web sites. When asked if he could play in Week 1, Schilens replied, "If God works a miracle, we'll see."

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (hip) is on track to make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 22, against the Seattle Seahawks. Marshall has practiced three days in a row, and head coach Josh McDaniels said "there's certainly a chance he could be on the field."

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (knee) said he remains on target to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 24. Walker expects to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Seatthel Seahawks DE Lawrence Jackson (shoulder), WR Courtney Taylor (undisclosed), OG Grey Ruegamer (elbow), OT Walter Jones (back), CB Marcus Trufant (back), WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed) and K Olindo Mare (knee) missed the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (hamstring), WR Yamon Figurs (undisclosed) and WR Biren Ealy (groin) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WRs Steve Breaston (knee), Early Doucet (shoulder) and Michael Ray Garvin (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (hamstring) sat out the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Steven Smith (knee) is expected to participate in practice this week.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Will Allen (shoulder), WR Antonio Bryant (knee), PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed), WR Dexter M. Jackson (ankle), LB Matt McCoy (leg), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), WR Joel Filani (hamstring), DE Greg White (shoulder) and OT Demar Dotson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Chris Forsberg, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (undisclosed) said he would like to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, but is not sure if he will.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks OL Grey Ruegamer (elbow), DE Lawrence Jackson (leg), LB D.D. Lewis (knee), WR Deion Branch (knee), WR Nate Burleson (knee), PK Olindo Mare (knee), C Chris Spencer (ankle) and OT Ray Willis (knee) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Sarby, of The New York Post, reports New York Giants rookie WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) had one catch for 9 yards during the team's first preseason game, and he has been slowed during training camp by a hamstring injury. General manager Jerry Reese has said Nicks has the skill set capable of being the team's No. 1 receiver.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said WR Donnie Avery (foot) wants to practice, but that is just the type of personality he is. Spagnuolo said they are going to be smart with his rehab.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

WR | Andre' Davis | Houston Texans | Injury News
Will Flaherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans WR Andre' Davis (undisclosed) left the team's practice early Monday, Aug. 17, with the assistance of a team trainer.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (wrist) said he will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 21. Williams said, "If I practice, I'm going to play. I'm not just going to practice for fun. I want to get rewarded by playing, especially the first time in the stadium. So I'm in. Count me in."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (shoulder) will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 17.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 17.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 17.


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (back) and OT Mike D. Williams (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 19.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (concussion) took part in the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

TE | Shawn Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (illness) and WR Roscoe Parrish (illness) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 18, due to illness. DL Corey Mace (undisclosed) also departed practice early, but for an undisclosed reason.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Graham Couch, of The Kalamazoo Gazette, reports Detroit Lions rookie TE Brandon Pettigrew (quadriceps) is unlikely to play in the team's second preseason game and may be out of action for a while beyond that. Head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is shutting Pettigrew down because his of injured quadriceps. The injury has not responded as well as the team had hoped.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (shoulder) took part in individual drills Monday, Aug. 17. He worked out with the training staff as team drills were conducted.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen (hip) is practicing in practice Monday, Aug. 17.

TE | Ben Utecht | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Ben Utecht (concussion), C Dan Santucci (foot), DT Pernell Phillips (groin) and CB David Jones (foot) will not play in the team's preseason game versus the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 20. TE Matt Sherry (shoulder), FB Fui Vakapuna (knee) and TE Brad St. Louis (turf toe) are probable for the game.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (hip, knee) missed the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

PK | Olindo Mare | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Seatthel Seahawks DE Lawrence Jackson (shoulder), WR Courtney Taylor (undisclosed), OG Grey Ruegamer (elbow), OT Walter Jones (back), CB Marcus Trufant (back), WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed) and K Olindo Mare (knee) missed the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

PK | Matt Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Will Allen (shoulder), WR Antonio Bryant (knee), PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed), WR Dexter M. Jackson (ankle), LB Matt McCoy (leg), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), WR Joel Filani (hamstring), DE Greg White (shoulder) and OT Demar Dotson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Graham Couch, of the Kalamazoo Gazette, reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee) underwent a minor knee procedure Tuesday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. Schwartz does not know how long Hanson will be out but is optimistic Hanson will return to the field fairly quickly.

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