Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on September 2, 2009 @ 09:44:23 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 3, but will play in Week 1, according to a source. Over the past 24 hours, Palmer has made his most significant strides, according to those in Cincinnati. He he has taken legitimate snaps from center, avoided the rush and moved the way he has needed to prove he is sufficiently recovered from his ankle sprain.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
NFL.com reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (shoulder) status for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 3, remains unknown. Brady practiced Tuesday, Sept. 1.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart (shoulder) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 1. He is expected to play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said QB Matt Schaub (ankle) is considered day-to-day for the team's Week 1 game.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper's (toe) status for the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, is uncertain.

QB | Drew Stanton | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (knee) has a torn meniscus in his left knee suffered during the team's last preseason game. Stanton is visiting Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, Sept. 1, and was scheduled to undergo an arthroscopic procedure Wednesday, Sept. 2.

QB | Chris Simms | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's preseason finale, but there is a strong chance he will return next week.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (finger) is in danger of missing the team's Week 1 game. According to two league sources, Orton's finger was not fractured during the team's last preseason game, but Orton did suffer an open dislocation of the right knuckle, which would explain the blood dripping from his finger and the excruciating pain he endured as the dislocated finger was popped back into place.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (rib) said following the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 31, he doesn't believe he has a cracked rib. Favre does believe, however, that he has some kind of rib injury. "There is nothing you can do about it first of all, secondly, I don't believe it is (cracked)," Favre said. "It doesn't feel great but I think I will be fine. We have not done an X-ray yet. If it is cracked, there is nothing you can do about it."

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Joel Turner, agent for Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Thigpen (ribs), said Thigpen is playing with two broken ribs, which he suffered during the team's first preseason game. Turner said Thigpen plans to play through the broken ribs.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (pinkie) threw passes before practice Monday, Aug. 31, but is not expected to play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Updating a previous item, ESPN.com reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (knee) has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and could miss two to four weeks, according to Yahoo! Sports.


Running Back

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee, calf) said he is 100 percent healthy from his knee and calf injuries. He said it will be up to the coaches if he plays in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he does not think RB Pierre Thomas (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (undisclosed), CB Terrence Wheatley (undisclosed), CB Shawn Springs (undisclosed), RB Laurence Maroney (undisclosed), OL Don Connolly (undisclosed), WR Wes Welker (undisclosed), TE David Thomas (undisclosed), TE Chris Baker (undisclosed), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Shawn Crable (undisclosed) were not present during practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 1, but wore a non-contact jersey and did not get a majority of the reps. Head coach Josh McDaniels would not rule Moreno out of the team's final preseason game.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR David Tyree (hamstring), OT David Diehl (knee), CB Aaron Ross (hamstring), FS Kenny Phillips (knee), OL Guy Whimper (hip) and RB Danny Ware (ribs) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

RB | Kolby Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced RB Kolby Smith (undisclosed) will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (hip) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 1, and is unlikely to play in the team's preseason finale so that he can be completely healthy for Week 1.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have placed RB Andre Brown (Achilles') on Injured Reserve.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said RB Jerious Norwood (head, knee) and FS William Moore (hamstring) will not play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles') did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 31.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 31. He was held out of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, as a precaution.


Fullback

FB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of The Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris (undisclosed) would have owned the running back position for the Patriots in training camp, but he hasn't been seen or heard from since a solid first preseason game. Morris, as reported, has just shed a red, non-contact jersey during practice.


Wide Receiver

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Antonio Bryant (knee) and Michael Clayton (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 2.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Antonio Bryant (knee) and Michael Clayton (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 2.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker could start in the team's preseason finale if WR Louis Murphy (foot) is unable to play.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals QB Brian St. Pierre (back) and WR Early Doucet (ribs) will not play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) will not play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (shoulder) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (knee) banged his knee during practice Tuesday, Sept. 1. He was checked out by the trainers and was able to return to practice.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (undisclosed), CB Terrence Wheatley (undisclosed), CB Shawn Springs (undisclosed), RB Laurence Maroney (undisclosed), OL Don Connolly (undisclosed), WR Wes Welker (undisclosed), TE David Thomas (undisclosed), TE Chris Baker (undisclosed), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Shawn Crable (undisclosed) were not present during practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

WR | Demetrius Byrd | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
The San Diego Chargers have announced WR Demetrius Byrd (shoulder, ear) will start the season on the Non-Football Injury list.

WR | Devard Darling | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have placed WR Devard Darling (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

WR | Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Thomas (hamstring) said he still is not 100 percent healthy. He hopes to play in the team's preseason finale. He hopes to be able to jump back in the mix at receiver. Thomas is also expected to be a kick returner for the team.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Sims-Walker (ankle) said he feels cursed. Sims-Walker has spent the past three weeks rehabbing a high ankle sprain. "I got a curse ever since I was drafted. I feel every time I come out and start playing well and try to get my groove back, something bad always comes down on me," Sims-Walker said of his numerous injury problems. He has returned to the field this week and hopes to play in the team's preseason finale.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans (undisclosed) was not at practice again Tuesday, Sept. 1. He was also held out the previous day, as head coach Dick Jauron said the team wanted to rest Evans' legs.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (soreness) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 31.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (leg) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 31.

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens (toe) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 31.


Tight End

TE | Chris Baker | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (undisclosed), CB Terrence Wheatley (undisclosed), CB Shawn Springs (undisclosed), RB Laurence Maroney (undisclosed), OL Don Connolly (undisclosed), WR Wes Welker (undisclosed), TE David Thomas (undisclosed), TE Chris Baker (undisclosed), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Shawn Crable (undisclosed) were not present during practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

TE | L.J. Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OL Oniel Cousins (ankle) and TE L.J. Smith (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

TE | Cornelius Ingram | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Transaction
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have placed LB Stewart Bradley (knee) and TE Cornelius Ingram (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2009 season.

TE | Ben Utecht | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday, Aug. 31, that they have placed TE Ben Utecht (head) on Injured Reserve.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said FS Chris Crocker (hamstring) and PK Shayne Graham (groin) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

PK | Matt Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Matt Bryant (hamstring) is on the verge of being released by the team. Head coach Raheem Morris called Bryant into his office Monday, Aug. 31, and informed him he needed to practice this week and play in the final preseason game to have any chance of remaining with the team. Bryant, however, says he needs another week for the injured hamstring on his right kicking leg to completely heal. Rather than jeopardize his career, Bryant said Monday, Aug. 31, that his release by the team might be better than rushing back.

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said PK Adam Vinatieri (hip, knee) is making progress in his rehab from hip and knee injuries. Vinatieri is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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