Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on November 16, 2009 @ 08:50:57 PDT



QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (ankle) was 11-for-18 for 193 yards with two touchdown passes Week 10 against the Washington Redskins. Orton limped to the locker room after suffering an ankle injury and was replaced by QB Chris Simms, who went 3-for-13 for 13 yards and an interception in the game.

Running Back

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam H. Beasley, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (ankle) will likely miss the team's Week 11 game after suffering a sprained ankle in Week 10.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of, reports there is speculation that Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (concussion) could be out for a prolonged period of time after suffering a concussion in Week 10. Westbrook could miss the rest of the season, and there is concern his career may be in jeopardy. Head coach Andy Reid expressed concern for Westbrook's health following the game. "I feel bad for Brian. I feel bad for him. It's something that our doctors will look at and be on top of right when we get back," Reid said. "In these types of situations, football is secondary. We've got to look at this kid and for his future and make sure everything is OK for him before he gets back out there."

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) will have a test Monday, Nov. 16, to reveal the extent of the ankle injury he suffered Week 10. Turner said, "I'm assuming that it's a (MRI)." The team has not given Turner any idea of how much time he may miss. Turner added, "They wouldn't say (anything) right now. I'm just going to keep an open mind. It's an ankle sprain. We'll take it from there and just do what we can do."

RB | Chad Simpson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News reports Indianapolis Colts RB Chad Simpson (head) left the team's Week 10 game with a head injury and is questionable to return.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Updating a previous item, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones (lung) has bleeding in his lung and was kept at an Arizona hospital while the team returned to Seattle.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Cincinnati Bengals and RB Cedric Benson (hip flexor) are both saying he will be ready for the team's Week 11 game. Benson suffered a hip flexor strain Week 10.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson (hip) was pulled from the team's game Sunday, Nov. 15, in the second quarter because of an unspecified hip injury. Benson later returned to the game for one drive before departing again. He was treated at halftime but is not expected to return. Benson was replaced by RB Bernard Scott.

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) will start in Week 10 in place of RB Clinton Portis (concussion), but Betts still isn't 100 percent. The Redskins may rotate other backs with Betts to keep him fresh. Head coach Jim Zorn said Friday, Nov. 13, RBs Rock Cartwright and Quinton Ganther could be used in a committee approach this week against the Denver Broncos.

Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob Brookover and Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, report Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) had suffered an ankle injury in Week 10, but head coach Andy Reid did not make mention of the injury following the game. Jackson did play the entire game.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (ribs) took a shot to the ribs during the team's Week 10 game. Smith would not say how severe the injury is, but he hopes to be ready for the team's Week 11 game Thursday, Nov. 19.

WR | Keenan Burton | St. Louis Rams | Injury News reports St. Louis Rams WR Keenan Burton (knee) suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of the team's Week 10 game.

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