Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on November 24, 2009 @ 09:24:16 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are confident enough that QB Ben Roethlisberger (head) is healthy that they will not sign a veteran quarterback. QB Dennis Dixon will move up to the No. 2 quarterback spot and the Steelers will go with only two quarterbacks on the active roster for now.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Caplan, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he will play in the team's Week 12 game despite playing through a sore lower back suffered in Week 11. "He says he feels a lot better," head coach Wade Phillips said Monday, Nov. 23. "He had a little bit of stiffness. He had quite a bit during the ballgame, but he says he feels a lot better."

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning (heel) took part in the team's practice Monday, Nov. 23.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
StLouisRams.com reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (leg) will miss three to six weeks after an MRI revealed a broken tibia. It is not known if he will be placed on Injured Reserve.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper would start in Week 12 if QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) were not able to play.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) likely will not play in Week 12 after suffering an AC joint separation in his left shoulder in Week 11.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (ankle) practiced in full Monday, Nov. 23, and appears on his way to starting against the New York Giants in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.


Running Back

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) doesn't want to rule himself out for Week 12. Turner said, "It's an ankle sprain. These injuries are kind of like funny. Some guys take six weeks to bounce back, but I don't think I'll take that long. I'm just trying to get back to my normal self again."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff McLane and Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (concussion) is out for the team's Week 12 game.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) took part in the team's practice Monday, Nov. 23. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Jacobs "seemed fine."

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones (lung) is expected to practice this week and return to the starting lineup Week 12.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Packers.com reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (hip) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 23.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (neck) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 23.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is not participating in practice Monday, Nov. 23.

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Transaction, Fantasy
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Washington Redskins placed RB Ladell Betts (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Nov. 23.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (back) is experiencing soreness in his lower back after Week 11. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo called Jackson's injury a "muscle strain" and did not sound serious about the injury.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills interim head coach Perry Fewell said RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) is considered day-to-day after injuring his shoulder in Week 11.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee) is expected to play in Week 12.


Fullback

FB | Brad Hoover | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers FB Brad Hoover (ankle) might get back on the field this week. Hoover said he felt better after running Monday, Nov. 23, but he admitted he is far from 100 percent. Hoover added, "I knew when I did it it was going to be one of those things where it nags me all year. But all I need is to be functional and keep the swelling down and for it not be too painful."

FB | Vonta Leach | Houston Texans | Injury News
Updating a previous item, CBSSports.com reports Houston Texans FB Vonta Leach (knee) has returned to the team's Week 11 game.

FB | John Kuhn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers LB Brandon Chillar (hand) and FB John Kuhn (hand) practiced in full Monday, Nov. 23.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (hand, knee) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24. When asked if Johnson will play in Week 12, head coach Jim Schwartz replied, "We'll see."

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Jeff McLane and Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (knee) is out for the team's Week 12 game.


Tight End

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (foot) did not participate in the team's light walk-through Monday, Nov. 23.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
CSNWashington.com reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (ankle) will stay in a protective boot for another 10 days, according to head coach Jim Zorn. Zorn has not ruled out placing Cooley on the Injured Reserve list.

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