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22 things to know about the Week Three injury report

Dockery tackles San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree during the second half of their NFL football game in St. Louis Reuters

As Rosenthal adapts to the realities of fatherhood, I’ll pinch-hit for his weekly look at the final injury report. 

Since I’ve never read it, I’m not sure what he does.  But at least I’m not changing diapers.

1.  Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is questionable with a hamstring injury.  His availability will be determined at game time.

2.  Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is probable with a torn labrum in his shoulder.  As Jay Glazer of FOX explained on PFT Live this week, the team hopes to strengthen the area around the injury, in order to avoid (or at least delay) surgery.

3.  Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (knee) and receiver Roddy White (thigh) fully participated in practice after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday.  They both are listed as probable.

4.  Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow gradually has increased his practice reps this week, due to a knee injury.  He is listed as questionable.

5.  Ravens receiver Lee Evans has been playing through an ankle injury.  He won’t this week; he’s out for the game at St. Louis.

6.  Rams running back Steven Jackson (quad) and running back Cadillac Williams (hamstring) are questionable.  Jerious Norwood could get plenty of work.

7.  Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd (groin) is probably, but receiver Eddie Royal (groin) is out.  Eric Decker could be in line for another big day.

8.  Titans receiver Kenny Britt (thigh) and running back Chris Johnson (ribs) are both probable.  Johnson missed practice Wednesday, and Britt was limited Wednesday.  Both have fully participated in practice the last two days.

9.  Vikings receiver Percy Harvin (illness) was back at practice Thursday, and he’s listed as probable.

10.  Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (quad) is probable, even though he missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, and he was limited on Friday.

11.  Texans running back Arian Foster (hamstring) is questionable.  With Derrick Ward out, Ben Tate and Steve Slaton could be the primary options.

12.  Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) is doubtful.  He has not practiced all week.

13.  Jags tight end Marcedes Lewis, who missed last week’s game with a calf injury, is probable for Sunday at Carolina.

14.  Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has an ankle injury.  He’s listed as probable, and he missed no practice time because of it.

15.  Injuries already are catching up with the Chargers.  Receiver Malcom Floyd (groin) is doubtful, as is safety Bob Sanders (knee) and defensive end Corey Liuget (ankle).  Tight end Antonio Gates is questionable with a foot injury.

16.  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues not to be hampered by a right shoulder injury that had rendered him probable pretty much every week of his career.

17.  Bills receiver Steve Johnson (groin) is probable.  He fully participated in practice on Thursday and Friday, after missing practice on Wednesday.

18.  Giants receiver Mario Manningham is doubtful with a concussion.

19.  Receivers Jacoby Ford (hamstring) and Louis Murphy (groin) are both out for the Raiders, which means that rookie Denarius Moore should get his fair share of chances.

20.  49ers receiver Michael Crabtree is probable, not with a foot injury but with a “feet” injury.

21.  Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson officially is listed as questionable after missing practice Thursday and Friday for reasons unrelated to an injury — but definitely related to something a person may smoke in California to deal with the pain of an injury.

22.  Colts quarterback Kerry Collins is questionable with a right shoulder injury.  Some would say he’s questionable without the right shoulder injury.

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18 Responses to “22 things to know about the Week Three injury report”
  1. dbellina says: Sep 24, 2011 12:34 AM

    Cedric Benson is questionable with a suspension.

  2. jpmelon says: Sep 24, 2011 1:05 AM

    I’m surprised Romo’s not listed on the injury report (not even as probable)…the guy had a punctured lung last week.

  3. descendency says: Sep 24, 2011 1:08 AM

    Brady no longer hampered by right shoulder problems and he becomes clearly the best QB in football.

    Obviously, the Patriots were never mocking the injury report they have to fill out every Wednesday and the league that made them fill it out.

    /sarcasm

  4. favreforever says: Sep 24, 2011 1:09 AM

    Mom and baby were released a couple of days ago, but they’re keeping Rosenthal in for further observation.

  5. croghan1919 says: Sep 24, 2011 1:10 AM

    OUCH !
    on # 22.

  6. rhymeswithpunt says: Sep 24, 2011 2:52 AM

    Eli Manning (vag) questionable..

  7. hailskins4life says: Sep 24, 2011 3:26 AM

    Such a shame to see Tom Brady dealing with such a nagging injury. Imagine the numbers he would put up if healthy. In a related story, Brian Hoyer is listed as probable with a nasty case of ‘papercuts’. (Holding the clipboard is hard work!)

  8. august1969 says: Sep 24, 2011 5:54 AM

    well done

  9. canetic says: Sep 24, 2011 7:24 AM

    Bob Sanders! I knew he couldn’t stay off the list for long.

  10. iamthefootballjerk says: Sep 24, 2011 8:15 AM

    What, no Michael Vick on this list? I was beginning to think he is the only player in the league.

    Oh wait, he must have his own post all together somewhere. My bad (sarc).

  11. Tribe&Browns&Cavs says: Sep 24, 2011 9:04 AM

    @iamthefootballjerk

    I think they’re saving his injury update for the debut of the MichaelVickTalk blog.

  12. kingmj4891 says: Sep 24, 2011 10:12 AM

    Bob Sanders is injury tell me it is not so, he is like the healthiest guy in the NFL. LOL….

  13. trollhammer20 says: Sep 24, 2011 10:28 AM

    “definitely related to something a person may smoke in California to deal with the pain of an injury.”

    Actually, make that 15 states and the District of Columbian, wait, I mean, Columbia.

  14. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 24, 2011 11:10 AM

    Romo’s so courageous and tough, they’re pretending he’s not even hurt…..

  15. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Sep 24, 2011 11:19 AM

    @dbellina

    Cedric benson isn’t questionable because he’s definately going to play this week while he appeals his suspension

  16. shanahanagans says: Sep 24, 2011 11:19 AM

    Tim Tebow questionable (duh)

  17. mississippibred says: Sep 24, 2011 1:11 PM

    winslow is not injured. he misses practice every week to prolong the life of his knee. get facts strait.

  18. jessethegreat says: Sep 24, 2011 1:37 PM

    Tramon Williams?

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