News, Analysis & UpdatesNovember 20, 2009


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The Injury Report – Week 11

By Michael Stephens

Washington Redskins v Seattle Seahawks

Was last week painful to watch, or what? From an injury perspective, Week 10 of the NFL season brought way too many pieces of bad news to the ears (and hearts) of fantasy owners across the nation. Some of you might still be peeved that Maurice Jones-Drew took that knee at the one-yard line, but hey, at least he’ll be playing in his soft matchup with Buffalo this weekend! Many star running backs, like Michael Turner and Julius Jones, sustained injuries that will cause them to miss time this week, and Ronnie Brown owners weren’t even that “lucky” (he’ll be missing the rest of the ‘09 season with a Lisfranc fracture in his foot). So, with pivotal fantasy matchups that still need to be played (and won) this weekend, you’ll want all of the best injury news you can find heading into the weekend – look no further! Without further ado, let’s dive into the FFC’s weekly Injury Report!

Remember that this report deals only with injuries that involve an injury status of “questionable” or worse. Players who have missed significant time and remain out, or guys who are listed as probable for a given week, will be left off the report in the interest of time.

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QUARTERBACK

    Kyle Orton (ankle) – Q, missed third straight practice Friday, but still (surprisingly) a game-time decision.
Chicago Bears v Cincinnati Bengals

RUNNING BACKS

    Ronnie Brown (foot) – IR, will miss rest of season with Lisfranc fracture in foot.
    Cedric Benson (knee) – Q, will likely miss this weekend’s game vs. Oakland after missing three straight practices.
    Michael Turner (ankle) – D, will miss this Sunday’s game and his ankle sprain will be re-assessed early next week.
    Jerious Norwood (hip) – Q, limited participant in Thursday’s practice; game-time decision, but not looking good for Sunday’s game vs. the Giants.
    Julius Jones (chest) – O, will not play Sunday due to a bruised lung.
    Reggie Bush (knee) – Q, hasn’t practiced all week, swelling in surgically repaired knee
    Sammy Morris (knee) – Q, present for media portion of Friday’s practice; game-time decision.
    Brian Westbrook (head) – O, has already been ruled out of Sunday’s tilt against Chicago with post-concussion symptoms, as well as Week 12’s game against the Redskins.
    Clinton Portis (head) – D, likely will not play Sunday vs. Dallas due to a concussion suffered in Week 9.
    Correll Buckhalter (knee) – Q, limited in practice all week and was not present for the media portion of Friday’s practice.
    Garrett Wolfe (kidney) – IR, will miss rest of the Chicago Bears’ season with lacerated kidney.
Denver Broncos v Baltimore Ravens

WIDE RECEIVERS

    Roddy White (knee) – Q for Sunday’s game vs. the Giants, but has been listed as “questionable” all of the past two weeks and still played effectively.
    Brandon Marshall (neck & back) – Q, returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session.
    Pierre Garcon (ankle) – Q, full participant in Friday’s practice but is still listed as questionable for Sunday’s game versus Baltimore.
    Justin Gage (back) – Q, but didn’t practice Friday and will likely sit out Monday Night Football against the Texans.
    Jacoby Jones (calf) – Q, limited at Thursday’s practice and he’s moving the wrong way on Houston’s injury report.
    Josh Cribbs (neck) – Q, limited participant in Thursday’s practice, and is expected to play against the Lions.

TIGHT ENDS

    Todd Heap (chest) – Q, wasn’t present during media portion of practice and his playing status versus Indy this weekend is touch-and-go.
    Jermichael Finley (knee) – Q, was a full participant in Thursday’s practice and is expected to play against the 49ers.
    Kellen Winslow (knee) – Q, made it through a full practice Thursday after being limited on Wednesday; should be good-to-go.
NFL: Falcons vs Raiders NOV 2

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

    Jabari Greer (groin) – O, already ruled out of Sunday’s game vs. Tampa Bay to allow more time for recovery.
    Terrell Suggs (knee) – O, will not play Sunday, but believes sprained knee will NOT be season-ending.
    Troy Polamalu (knee) – O, will not play vs. Chiefs on Sunday according to the Steelers’ team website.
    Erik Coleman (knee) – Q, limited in practice Thursday after not giving it a go on Wednesday; moving in the right direction.
    Shawne Merriman (ankle) – Q, missed Thursday’s practice, but expects to play vs. Denver this weekend.
    Shaun Phillips (ankle) – Q, limited participant in practice Thursday but should be able to play according to the Chargers.
    Karlos Dansby (shoulder) – Q, but expected to play Sunday against the Rams.
    Justin Durant (head) – Q, missed Thursday’s practice and is still recovering from concussion, so likely won’t play Sunday.
    Dwight Freeney (hip) – Q, missed Thursday’s practice, but should still be ready to go on Sunday against Baltimore.
    Keith Ellison (quad) – Q, non-participant in Thursday’s practice; will be a game-time decision.
    Keith Rivers (calf) – Q, did not practice Thursday and is game-time decision for Sunday’s matchup with the Raiders in Oakland.
    Aaron Kampman (concussion) – Q, practiced fully on Wednesday and should play versus San Francisco.
    Sedrick Ellis (knee) – Q, returned to practice Wednesday and could be a huge help to a New Orleans rushing defense that has been shredded since his injury a few weeks ago.
 
Michael Stephens is an avid fantasy sports enthusiast who writes for the Cafe. He hails from the Pacific Northwest and is a die-hard Seahawk and Mariner fan to the core! You can find Michael in the Cafe's forums where he actively posts under the name WaCougMBS.
 
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