Below is a link to the official injury report for Week 1 of the 2012 season (each week we will provide a link to that week's injury report for your convenience). An explanation of injury designations is as follows:
• Inactive (IA) - Players are officially inactive for the current game and will not play • Out (O) – Not scheduled to play • Doubtful (D) – Players have approximately a 25% chance of playing • Questionable (Q) – Players have approximately a 50% chance of playing • Probable (P) – Players are very likely to start in the upcoming week
It's important however to remember that in spite of a fine for incorrect injury information, coaches often falsify injury information. Bill Belichick is infamous for leaving Tom Brady on the injury list every week for over two years. Bill Cower admitted sometimes he would misidentify the location of an injury - putting down "knee" instead of "ankle," for example--to prevent opposing teams from targeting that player's injury if he played.
It's important to check player status on game day for any updates to a player's status.
Austin Collie - OFC (Out for Career) Man-o-man. This guy needs a hug Poor Austin. Stop ramming your head into brick walls in the office, and that'll cut your concussion symptoms down by 40%. @fantasyfinisher
Bears-Cowboys: Matt Forte is questionable September, 29, 2012 By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
The Chicago Bears have officially listed tailback Matt Forte as questionable for Monday night's game at the Dallas Cowboys. But Forte (ankle) practiced for the third consecutive day Saturday, albeit on a limited basis, and seems to have a pretty decent chance of playing.
The Bears are relatively deep at the position and could probably afford to give Forte another week without game-speed contact. But Forte has been a fast healer in the past, and it seems as though the Bears are counting on some level of participation from him Monday night.
The Bears also listed receiver Earl Bennett (hand) as questionable. Tight end Evan Rodriguez (knee) has been declared out.