Rosenthal does a fairly good job (I can’t give him to big of a compliment or he’ll get soft) with the things to know about the Friday injury report, especially when the number in the title actually matches the number in the body of the article.
But the injury watch begins on Wednesday, when the first clear indications emerge as to the men who may miss the next game.
Here’s a summary of the players with widely recognizable names who did or didn’t practice on Wednesday, the first full-blown day of the work week in preparation for Sunday.
For the Cardinals, quarterback Kevin Kolb didn’t miss practice. He participated on a limited basis with turf toe. Running back Beanie Wells (knee) and tight end Todd Heap (hamstring) were among the Cardinals who didn’t practice.
Bills receiver Stevie Johnson did not practice, due to a shoulder injury.
Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey (ribs) did not practice.
Players missing practice for the Raiders included receiver Jacoby Ford (foot), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), running back Darren McFadden (foot), and defensive lineman Richard Seymour (knee).
Buccaneers defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (knee) missed practice. (Get used to it, Raheem.)
Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed practice, due to the hamstring injury he aggravated on Sunday.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw again missed practice, with a foot injury.
Another report will be issued Thursday. The out/doubtful/questionable/probable labels will be applied on Friday.