NFL Week 9: Latest Injury Updates for Every Team
Injuries are a harsh reality of football, and Week 9 won't be without its share of stars who go down on the field.
With some physical matchups, including a divisional game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, there figures to be a bunch of hard hits, bumps and bruises and of course, injuries.
Keep checking in here for continual updates about player injuries around the league as they occur.
Former first-round pick Peria Jerry injured his left knee during the Falcons' Sunday night win (via the Atlanta Journal Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter):
#Falcons DT Peria Jerry left the game with a knee injury. His return is questionable.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) November 5, 2012
He didn't return.
UPDATE 11/5 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Digital Content Manager for the Atlanta Falcons, Jay Adams, is reporting on the damage to the defensive tackles’ injured knee:
No ligament damage in Peria's knee #atldal12— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) November 5, 2012
Veteran Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was limited in the team’s loss to the Houston Texans Sunday after sustaining a thigh injury in the second quarter. BuffaloBills.com is reporting that the coaching staff was concerned about the injury, but the team will know more Monday.
Bills cornerback was taken to the locker room to evaluate his knee and is questionable to return against the Houston Texans.
Bears defensive end Israel Idonije briefly left the game against the Tennessee Titans with an ankle injury, but was back on the field to start the second half.
Good news for #Bears defense. Israel Idonije and Henry Melton are on the field on first series of second half.— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) November 4, 2012
Lemon was seeing some snaps in place of Sean Lee, but he was forced to leave Sunday's game with a hamstring and didn't return.
TAFOYA: Dallas LB Orie Lemon (right hamstring) will not return.— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) November 5, 2012
Defensive lineman Jay Ratliff sprained his left ankle in the second quarter (via the San Antonio Express-News' Tom Orsborn):
Jay Ratliff has a left ankle sprain. Status for second half is questionable.— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) November 5, 2012
He did, however, return in the second quarter.
Right guard Chris Kuper suffered a serious left ankle injury and was ruled out for the rest of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
RG Chris Kuper is out with left ankle injury.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: X-rays revealed no breaks in Chris Kuper's left ankle, and it appears he suffer a severely sprained ankle, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post.
Green Bay Packers
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson suffered a right ankle injury in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, it was just the ankle injury that cost Nelson the rest of the game, not a reoccurring hamstring issue. With a bye in Week 10, Nelson should have plenty of time to recover.
Right tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a hip injury and was also ruled out for the remainder of the game.
No shocker here. WR Jordy Nelson (ankle) and RT Bryan Bulaga (hip) are officially OUT for the remainder of the game. #packers— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney:
Uh-oh, Packers fans. According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Matthews' hamstring injury could hold him out for multiple weeks.
From the Packers' official Twitter account:
McCarthy at podium-Matthews (hamstring) early diagnosis is it may be a couple of weeks. Clay doesn’t feel it's as bad as it was in the past— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2012
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Outside linebacker Clay Matthews injured his hamstring and is questionable to return.
Packers LB Clay Matthews injured hamstring. His return is questionable.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that Matthews did not return to the game and will use the bye week to try and recover from the hamstring issues he is facing.
Robert Mathis and Samson Satele
Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis and center Samson Satele both suffered back injuries and are questionable to return.
#Colts Robert Mathis and Samson Satele, both back injuries, questionable to return.— Phillip B Wilson (@pwilson24) November 4, 2012
Despite no major media outlets reporting the injury first, ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that Colts starting running back Donald Brown injured his hip in the team’s victory Sunday. His status for Week 10 is questionable.
Young wide receiver Donnie Avery left the team’s game in the second quarter with a hip injury according to Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star, and his status going forward will be updated Monday.
Offensive tackle Winston Justice left the game with a knee injury and is questionable to return.
OT Winston Justice left game with a knee injury, return questionable. Sowell now in the game.— Tom James (@TribStarTJames) November 4, 2012
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey exited the game with a knee injury, but returned to the game after putting a brace on.
Mike Pouncey back in the game after getting a brace for his left knee— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) November 4, 2012
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin suffered a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.
Percy Harvin is now questionable to return with a hamstring injury.— Jamey Eisenberg (@JameyEisenberg) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: After undergoing an MRI, Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities is reporting on the severity Harvin’s ankle injury and his status for Week 10:
Percy Harvin underwent an MRI. Has an ankle sprain, no fracture. Day to day. Hoping to have Sunday but too soon to say.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 5, 2012
Not a high ankle sprain for Harvin, Frazier says.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 5, 2012
UPDATE: The nagging hamstring issue that Harvin was dealing with wasn't the only injury he has, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities. Harvin also rolled his ankle and wasn’t the same for the rest of the game.
In the third quarter, Harvin went to the ground in pain after a defender rolled up on his left ankle and received help from the team's medical staff as he left the field. He returned in the fourth quarter after getting the ankle taped, but he wasn't himself. Harvin admitted the ankle gave out when Ponder's pass sailed past his head on third-and-5, and the same appeared to happen on a "go" ball late that Brandon Browner intercepted.
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans' young defensive end hurt his ankle in the first half of Monday night's contest with the Philadelphia Eagles. While it appears he avoided a major injury, he won't return.
From the Times-Picayune's Larry Holder:
#Saints DE Junior Galette is out. X-rays on ankle were negative, though.
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 6, 2012
The offensive tackle left late during Monday night's game with a groin injury and was unable to return to action.
Strief is out for the remainder of the game with a groin injury #PHIvsNO— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 6, 2012
New York Giants
Running back Andre Brown suffered a shoulder injury and did not return to the game. Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting:
Andre Brown said his shoulder is OK. He didn't return to the game. #nyg— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 5, 2012
Defensive tackle Chris Canty suffered a groin injury and is questionable to return.
RB Andre Brown has a shoulder injury and DT Chris Canty has a groin injury. Their returns are questionable. #NYG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) November 4, 2012
Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly left the game against the Buccaneers with a chest injury and was questionable to return.
DT Tommy Kelly has a chest injury, return is questionable.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: Tommy Kelly returned to the field.
Running back Darren McFadden is doubtful to return after suffering a right leg injury for which he received x-rays. Source: CSNBayArea.com
RB Darren McFadden's X-rays negative, will not return.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, McFadden "suffered a high ankle sprain on his first carry of the game, played through it before aggravating injury later. McFadden is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Mondy and is considered week to week for now."
UPDATE: McFadden's x-rays came back negative, but he will not return to the game.
Running back Mike Goodson suffered an ankle injury and will not return.
Goodson has an ankle injury will NOT return— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezCSN) November 4, 2012
Safety Matt Giordano will not return due to a hamstring injury.
Giordano has hamstring injury, will not return— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezCSN) November 4, 2012
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return.
WR Antonio Brown (ankle) is now "questionable" to return. #NYG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: Despite telling the media that he had a high ankle sprain, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that “per a league source, it’s not a high ankle sprain. And it’s not regarded as severe.” That is good news for Brown and the Steelers.
Steelers running back Chris Rainey appeared to suffer a rib injury and was down on the field for a few minutes after being tackled.
Steelers RB Chris Rainey in some serious pain. Looks like a rib injury. twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 4, 2012
Outside linebacker K.J. Wright will not return against the Vikings after suffering a concussion.
Seahawks: KJ Wright will not return to this game. Concussion.— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@espn_nfcwest) November 4, 2012
UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:25 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney:
It's still early, but Wright's able has responded well overnight and he expects to play next Sunday (via the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt):
Kendall Wright said he expects to play Sunday. Said elbow didn't swell up #Titans— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 5, 2012
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Titans receiver Kendall Wright left the game against the Bears with an elbow injury and was questionable to return, according to the Titans' Twitter.
UPDATE: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that Wright is scheduled for an MRI Monday to determine how much damage was done to the rookie’s elbow.