- Category: Smitty: Monday Morning Quarterback
The hits keep coming in this week's Injury Cavalcade...
The Week 7 Injury Cavalcade
Alas, injuries are an unfortunate part of football, and they do tend to have an impact on our pretend game. Here are some notable injury updates, and how they may affect your decision making process this week.
Blaine Gabbert (JAX): Out
Blaine is still dealing with a hamstring injury and could be out for a while. Keep your distance.
Thad Lewis (BUF): Probable
Lewis has a sprained foot, but has practiced without limitations this week, and should start on Sunday.
Jake Locker (TEN): Doubtful
Jake is back at practice with the hip thing, but is still quite limited and will likely not suit up this Sunday.
Matt Schaub (HOU): Questionable
Schaub injured his leg against the Rams and did not return. He is trying to rehab the injury, and is currently listed as questionable. It could go either way at this point.
Michael Vick (PHI): Questionable
Vick injured his hamstring in New York two weeks ago and has been limited in practice this week. His status is still somewhat murky.
Steven Jackson (ATL): Out
Jackson has a lingering hamstring injury, and did not practice Wednesday. He will miss yet another game this week, and possibly beyond.
Brandon Jacobs (NYG): Questionable
Jacobs is nursing a hamstring injury, but should be fine for Monday night.
Marshawn Lynch (SEA): Probable
Lynch missed some practice this week with a hip thing, but is expected to play on Thursday night.
DeMarco Murray (DAL): Doubtful
Murray injured his knee against the Redskins and has yet to practice this week. He will almost certainly not play this week, and his status for beyond is uncertain.
Jason Snelling (ATL): Probable
Snelling appears to have recovered from a concussion, and practiced in full Wednesday. He has been upgraded to probable, and should play on Sunday.
C.J. Spiller (BUF): Questionable
Spiller did not practice Wednesday due to the ankle, but should be fine for Sunday.
Zac Stacy (STL): Questionable
Stacy is listed as questionable with injured ribs, and did not practice Wednesday. However, he played with the injury last week and should be fine for Sunday.
James Starks (GB): Out
Starks has been ruled out again for Sunday with a knee injury.
David Wilson (NY): Out
Wilson will avoid surgery on his injured neck, but could miss up to four weeks.
Danny Amendola (NE): Questionable
Danny was concussed against the Saints, and has not practiced this week. It does not look good for Sunday.
Justin Blackmon (JAX): Questionable
Blackmon is dealing with a groin/hamstring dilemma, and missed practice Wednesday. He should play, but is questionable at this time.
Randall Cobb (GB): Out
Cobb injured his knee in Baltimore, and has been placed on injured reserve, although he could conceivably return later in the year. Tough break.
Julian Edelman (NE): Questionable
Julian has been limited this week with a thigh injury, but should play on Sunday.
Larry Fitzgerald (ARI): Probable
Fitz has been limited this week with the hamstring, but will be out there Thursday night.
Santonio Holmes (NYJ): Doubtful
Holmes is still dealing with the hamstring issue, and will likely miss at least one more game, perhaps more.
Andre Johnson (HOU): Questionable
Andre still has the shin thing, and has been limited in practice. However, he played last Sunday, and should be good to go this week.
Calvin Johnson (DET): Questionable
Calvin returned Sunday against the Browns after a one game absence. He is still limited, but will very likely play this week.
Steve Johnson (BUF): Questionable
Johnson is still limited with the lower back issue, and his status for Sunday is unclear at the moment.
James Jones (GB): Questionable
Jones has a knee thing, and missed practice Wednesday, but could still play on Sunday if the knee improves later this week.
Eddie Royal (SD): Questionable
Royal was knocked out of Monday night’s game with a toe injury, and missed practice Wednesday. His status for Sunday is unclear at this time.
Cecil Shorts (JAX): Questionable
Cecil injured his right shoulder early in Denver and did not return. Shorts claims he might play on Sunday, but that seems unlikely at this point.
Roddy White (ATL): Questionable
Roddy is dealing with a left hamstring injury, and has missed some practice this week. This does not bode well for Sunday.
Mike Williams (TB): Questionable
Williams missed the Philly game last week with the hamstring injury, and has been limited in practice this week, but is expected to play on Sunday.
Jimmy Graham (NO): Questionable
Jimmy injured his foot in the fourth quarter of the Patriots game, but he should return in two weeks after the Saints bye.
Rob Gronkowski (NE): Questionable
Gronk still has the back and forearm thing happening, and has been limited at practice. The wait may continue through another week.
Marcedes Lewis (JAX): Questionable
Lewis is still dealing with a calf injury, but may suit up this Sunday.
Zach Miller (SEA): Probable
Miller is back from the hamstring injury and has practiced in full this week. He is looking good for Thursday night.
Greg Olsen (CAR): Questionable
Olsen is currently in a walking boot, and did not practice Wednesday. His status is uncertain, but it does not look good for Sunday at the moment.
Tony Scheffler (DET): Doubtful
Tony has been concussed, and will probably not play again this week.
Not one kicker this week. Oh well.
Well, that is all for now. Until next time, denizens of Fantasyland. Remember, fortune favors the bold.