Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on December 29, 2009 @ 09:29:21 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills interim head coach Perry Fewell said he expects QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (ankle) to practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. Fewell will not decide on a starting quarterback until he sees how Fitzpatrick is able to practice.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said QB Bruce Gradkowski (knees) is considered doubtful for Week 17.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (toe) will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference that QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) is showing improvement from his quadriceps injury and has a chance to play in Week 17.


Running Back

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) indicated after the team's Week 16 game Sunday, Dec. 27, that he has been playing with a knee injury all season. Head coach Tom Coughlin admitted that Jacobs "has had some issues along the way that he's had to deal with."

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury News
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said during his press conference Monday, Dec. 28, that he thinks RB Shonn Greene (shoulder) will be fine. Ryan added, "We're not sure about the shoulder. We think it's probably a little bruise or something. I think he's going to be fine."

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (back) expects to return for the team's season finale in Week 17.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) is hoping to practice Wednesday, Dec. 30, and play in Week 17.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) underwent tests on his injured ribs and the results of the tests were negative. Thomas may not play in Week 17 bur should be ready to play in the playoffs.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Transaction
The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed RB Earnest Graham (toe) and DL Jimmy Wilkerson (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Dec. 28.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones (rib, ankle) aggravated his rib injury and hurt his ankle during Week 16.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (forearm) had successful surgery Monday, Dec. 28, to repair his broken left forearm, head coach John Fox said. Fox added Smith probably would be put on Injured Reserve.

WR | Kenny McKinley | Denver Broncos | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos OG Russ Hochstein (knee) and WR Kenny McKinley (knee) will be placed on Injured Reserve, according to head coach Josh McDaniels.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey's (foot) status for Week 17 is uncertain.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (ankle) apparently suffered a severe left ankle sprain in the team's Week 16 game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (elbow) suffered an elbow contusion during the team's Week 16 game.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (calf) is inactive for the team's Week 16 game Monday, Dec. 28.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (thumb) underwent X-rays on his left thumb after the team's Week 16 game. The results of the X-rays were negative. Austin said the thumb is feeling better.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian said his leg feels great after dealing with a hamstring injury for much of the season. He said he has been frustrated because his leg has not felt right while dealing with an injury but says he is starting to feel like normal. "I'm finally starting to feel back to normal. It's been a big pain all year. Especially being a speed guy, not being able to do what basically your main talent is. It gets frustrating, but I tried to go out there and play with I could do with it and try to get through it," Berrian said.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil reports Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

WR | Torry Holt | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Torry Holt (finger) suffered a right finger injury in Week 16.

WR | Mike Williams | Free Agent | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins OG Mike Williams (foot) will not play in Week 17 because he suffered a torn muscle in his foot.


Tight End

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said TE Marcedes Lewis (concussion, face) likely will not play in Week 17. In addition to his concussion, Lewis also suffered a cracked bone in a face.


Place Kicker

PK | Joe Nedney | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said neither PK Joe Nedney (hamstring) nor CB Nate Clements (shoulder) will play in Week 17.

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