Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on August 26, 2009 @ 11:03:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chris Simms | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle) sustained a high-ankle sprain, according to a team source, and could be out of action anywhere from two to four weeks.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said after practice Tuesday, Aug. 25, that he was encouraged by QB Carson Palmer's (ankle) progress. Lewis said, "I think he's doing well. The way things are going, it looks like he'll be ready to practice again."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger (Achilles') will play without any limitations in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.


Running Back

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (wrist, thumb) had X-rays on his injured wrist and thumb, which came back negative. He is confident he will be ready for Week 1 against the New England Patriots. Jackson said he plans to try practicing Thursday, Aug. 27, and he may be able to play in the team's next preseason game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Seattle Seahawks WR Courtney Taylor (undisclosed), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), RB Julius Jones (thigh), DE Lawrence Jackson (groin) and LB Aaron Curry (groin) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) will start in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Seattle Seahawks C Chris Spencer (quadriceps), CB Marcus Trufant (back), RB T.J. Duckett (undisclosed) and CB Travis Fisher (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) will play in his first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27. He will see significant playing time and head coach Raheem Morris plans to have RBs Williams, Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham share the workload in a 2-2-1 format, which means Williams and Ward likely will play the first two series of the game while Graham plays for one series. "I want to go 2-2-1 and I want to keep that rotation if I can throughout the season," said Morris. "We'll have some different back situations. I'm going to mix it in, and the person getting the one [series] will make it up in the situational play. I'll try to use that format in the game. [Cadillac is] getting the first two [series] in this game. I'm looking forward to seeing him do that."

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Nakia Hogan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (calf) said he will play in the team's next preseason game and expects to receive a heavy workload. "It's just precautionary, taking it slow, building back to the season," Bush said. "I'm sure I'll play quite a bit this game. I know I'm looking forward to it." Head coach Sean Payton said Bush likely will be on the field for about 20 plays.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury News
The Associated Press reports New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (ribs) suffered injured ribs in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, but head coach Rex Ryan said the injury was not serious.

RB | Chris Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Wells (ankle) appeared fast and fluid in practice Monday, 24. Wells took more snaps than he has in any practice since spraining his right ankle Aug. 1. Unless he suffers a setback, Wells should play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot), C John Wade (stinger), OT Khalif Barnes (ankle), RB Justin Fargas (hamstring), FS Hiram Eugene (unknown), SS Michael Mitchell (hamstring), LB Kirk Morrison (elbow), LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder), DE Matt Shaughnessy (foot) and CB Jason Horton (unknown) sat out the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 24.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (neck) sat out the team's practice Monday, Aug. 24, because of a sore neck. The injury isn't serious and he should return in a day or two.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) has an MCL sprain. Head coach Sean Payton said the injury is nothing significant.

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (back) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 24.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens (toe) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the earliest Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) could return to practice is later this week and it remains to be seen whether he will be available for the team's next preseason game.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Justin Durant (hip), LB Clint Ingram, LB Daryl Smith, W Mike Sims-Walker (ankle), WR Mike Thomas (hamstring), TE Zach X. Miller (knee), RB Montell Owens (knee), RB Brock Bolen and DL Jeremy Mincey sat out the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Teresa M. Walker, of The Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (hamstring) will miss some time with a strained right hamstring, but it is not known how long he will be out. Head coach Jeff Fisher said, "We'll be day to day, week to week here. He's a quick healer, and we'll get aggressive with his treatment." Washington said he plans to follow their schedule and work aggressively on his treatment.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Seattle Seahawks WR Courtney Taylor (undisclosed), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), RB Julius Jones (thigh), DE Lawrence Jackson (groin) and LB Aaron Curry (groin) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (foot) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee), WR Dexter M. Jackson (ankle), WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), PK Matt Bryant (hamstring), RB Kareem Huggins (knee), TE John Gilmore (calf) and CB Elbert Mack (ankle) were all held out of afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee), WR Dexter M. Jackson (ankle), WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), PK Matt Bryant (hamstring), RB Kareem Huggins (knee), TE John Gilmore (calf) and CB Elbert Mack (ankle) were all held out of afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Dexter M. Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee), WR Dexter M. Jackson (ankle), WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), PK Matt Bryant (hamstring), RB Kareem Huggins (knee), TE John Gilmore (calf) and CB Elbert Mack (ankle) were all held out of afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Bryant Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Bryant Johnson (leg) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 24, and is expected to play in the team's next preseason game.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (thumb) practiced Monday, Aug. 24, and said his cast is off. Johnson expects to play in the team's next preseason game.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (knee) could see some game action in the team's next preseason game. Walker practiced Monday, Aug. 24.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 24. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt is hopeful Breaston will be able to ease into practice Tuesday, Aug. 25, or Wednesday, Aug. 26.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot), C John Wade (stinger), OT Khalif Barnes (ankle), RB Justin Fargas (hamstring), FS Hiram Eugene (unknown), SS Michael Mitchell (hamstring), LB Kirk Morrison (elbow), LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder), DE Matt Shaughnessy (foot) and CB Jason Horton (unknown) sat out the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 24.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Carolyn Thornton, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 24.

TE | L.J. Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (hamstring) left the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, with a pulled hamstring. He is not expected to return to the game.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee), WR Dexter M. Jackson (ankle), WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), PK Matt Bryant (hamstring), RB Kareem Huggins (knee), TE John Gilmore (calf) and CB Elbert Mack (ankle) were all held out of afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (leg) said he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season.

PK | Jay Feely | New York Jets | Injury News
NewYorkJets.com reports New York Jets PK Jay Feely (groin) did not travel with the team for their preseason game Monday, Aug. 24.

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