Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on December 21, 2009 @ 08:53:27 PDT



QB | Charlie Frye | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said QB Charlie Frye (head) will start in Week 16 if he is healthy.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB Charlie Frye (head) was 9-for-17 for 68 yards with an interception Week 15, but he was forced to leave early after taking a blow to the head. Frye was replaced by QB JaMarcus Russell, who finished the game 5-for-11 for 47 yards with a touchdown pass.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (thigh) left the team's Week 15 game with a thigh injury and is questionable to return.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched briefly in the fourth quarter Week 15. QB Trent Edwards (ankle) replaced Fitzpatrick, but he was forced to leave after injuring his right ankle. Fitzpatrick finished the game 17-for-25 for 178 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception.

Running Back

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) left the team's Week 15 game in the first quarter with a left ankle sprain. Williams missed the team's game two weeks ago with a similar problem, but had practiced all last week with no apparent problems.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (knee) possibly could have continued to play in Week 15 if the team needed an emergency back. Fargas tweaked his knee during the game.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Korte, of the Belleville News-Democrat, reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (back) wants to play the rest of the season despite having a bad back. Jackson said friends and family members have suggested that he shut down his sore back for the rest of the season. "It has been whispered in my ear, and that's from people on my side looking out for what's best for my future, but I love to play," Jackson said. "I only have two more games to play this season. I'm just going to gut it out."

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) left the team's Week 15 game after taking hit to his injured ankle. Turner said he expects opponents to go after his injured ankle. "I'm not in their minds so I'm not going to say what they are trying to do," Turner said. "That's what it looks like, but I've got to expect it. I was just hoping that my ankle was strong enough to take it."

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones (ribs) injured his ribs in Week 15 but was able to remain in the game.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (knee) will visit orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., Monday, Dec. 21. Smith said he expects to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Smith said, "I go tomorrow, so hopefully I won't leave Alabama without having the surgery. And hopefully I come back a new man. ... I'm just ready to get surgery and get back."

RB | Glen Coffee | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News reports San Francisco 49ers RB Glen Coffee (hamstring) suffered a hamstring strain Week 15 and is doubtful to return.

Wide Receiver

WR | Sammie Stroughter | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) suffered a foot sprain in Week 15.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, report Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (migraines, neck) told NBC's Andrea Kramer that an MRI last week revealed Harvin has two bulging disks in his neck. Harvin is scheduled to visit the Mayo Clinic with a team doctor Tuesday, Dec. 22.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 15 but was able to return to the game.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal (neck) injured his neck Week 15. He finished with three receptions for 28 yards.

Tight End

TE | Daniel Fells | St. Louis Rams | Injury News reports St. Louis Rams TE Daniel Fells (knee) suffered a knee injury Week 15.

Place Kicker

PK | Joe Nedney | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 15 but was able to handle all of the kicking duties.

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