Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on September 10, 2009 @ 10:02:31 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (ankle) said his ankle injury is progressing well and is very confident that he will be able to start in the team's Week 1 game.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (finger) continues to throw with his pinkie taped. Bulger said the tape does not add to the stability of the finger but is there as a security blanket. He said he may have his finger taped during Week 1.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Rick Alonzo, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre said he is not on the same page yet with WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) because Berrian has missed time with an injury, but Favre understands that injuries are a part of football. "You can't make excuses; you've got to get it done. So we're way behind. He's not. I would say I'm way behind on where I need to be with him," Favre said.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
The Sports Network reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (finger) did very little during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (illness) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Running Back

RB | Samkon Gado | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Samkon Gado (ribs) said he will be able to play in the team's Week 1 game. He was wearing extra padding to protect his ribs during practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Continuing an ongoing storyline, Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (shin) took part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9, which helped ease concerns about his bruised shin. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Jones-Drew's status for Week 1 has never been in question. "I know it's been talked about, and we're glad to have him clearly in the picture," Del Rio said.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Brian Allee-Walsh, of The New Orleans Times Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) sustained a gash to his right knee earlier this week while trying to free his dog from a chain-link fence. "I tried to squeeze through this gate and I got my leg caught. I was in a rush and I know should have been more careful, but it was dark and I couldn't seen and I scraped my leg," Thomas said. He noted he received between 4 to 6 stitches to close the wound. He is dealing with a sprained MCL in the same knee, and Thomas is questionable for the team's Week 1 game versus the Detroit Lions. While he did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 9, he did ride a stationary bike on the sidelines and did some jogging. He plans to attempt to practice Thursday with the aid of a new, fitted knee brace. "I don't know why this it's taking this long. That's why I'm hoping I can go tomorrow. My doctor is going to check it out tomorrow and hopefully he gives me the thumbs up," Thomas said.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Dan Gelston, of The Associated Press, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) said Wednesday, Sept. 9, that he feels fresh and hopes he will be back to normal after only a few carries. He believes he will be able to carry a full load during the team's Week 1 game.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) wore a normal practice jersey Wednesday, Sept. 9, after wearing a no-contact jersey during practice Tuesday, Sept. 8. Moreno is recovering from a sprained knee, but he should see playing time Week 1.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Cleveland Browns LB David Bowens (knee), RB Jerome Harrison (knee) and CB Eric Wright were limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury News
New York Jets QB Kellen Clemens (elbow), RB Shonn Greene (ribs), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and WR Wallace Wright (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (head, knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles') participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9. Head coach John Fox said Stewart looked great during practice. Stewart may be able to play in Week 1.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (hamstring) remains out with a hamsring injury, but head coach Tom Cable believes Fargas will practice Friday, Sept. 11.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mark Clayton (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. The Buccaneers may be holding Clayton out as a precaution.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. The Buccaneers may be holding Bryant out as a precaution.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Rick Alonzo, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre said he is not on the same page yet with WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) because Berrian has missed time with an injury, but Favre understands that injuries are a part of football. "You can't make excuses; you've got to get it done. So we're way behind. He's not. I would say I'm way behind on where I need to be with him," Favre said.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Jeff Caplan, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) returned for the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 9. Head coach Wade Phillips said, "He didn't seem to have any residual effects. I thought he practiced well. As long as he comes back [today] the same way, he looks like he'll be fine for the ballgame, so that's good news for us."

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said WR Anquan Boldin's (hamstring) chances of playing in Week 1 "are very good." Whisenhunt added that Boldin could play with a minimal amount of practice.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (knee) admitted Wednesday, Sept. 9, he is not 100 percent after missing two weeks of the preseason. Breason played last week and has practiced this week. "I'm making it work, I'm good. I've been showing improvement every day. Today, I felt real good. It's going to be sore but I've got to play through it."

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Jabar Gaffney (finger) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

WR | Brandon Jones | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Jones (shoulder) and LB Ahmad Brooks (knee) are the only players who will miss the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Mike Singletary.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 9.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Dennis Northcutt (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (hamstring), CB Travis Fisher (hamstring), DE Derek Walker (hamstring) and FS C.J. Wallace (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

WR | Kevin Walter | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Kevin Walter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 1. If he does play, he will be limited in terms of being an every snap player.

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens said he is not a fan of the no-huddle offense but is willing to play in the system. Owens said the no-huddle has been tiring him out since returning from injury.

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Tight End

TE | L.J. Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (hamstring) is considered a question mark for the team's Week 1 game, but he will probably be sidelined.

TE | Casey FitzSimmons | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (knee) went through the full practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

TE | Jim Kleinsasser | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

TE | Chris Baker | New England Patriots | Injury News
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (arm), WR Julian Edelman, CB Terrence Wheatley, OL Richard Ohrnberger, OG Dan Connolly, TE Chris Baker and DL Myron Pryor were not spotted during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (knee) and OT Tra Thomas (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

TE | Jared Cook | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Week 1 but likely will not play in the game.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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