NFL Week 11 Injury Report: Who's Hurting the Most After Week 10?

Mike Hoag@MikeHoagJrCorrespondent IINovember 13, 2012

NFL Week 11 Injury Report: Who's Hurting the Most After Week 10?

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    Week 10 of the 2012 NFL season wasn't friendly to starting quarterbacks. Three QBs left their respective matchups with concussions, and Ben Roethlisberger left Monday Night Football with a feared separated shoulder.

    All in all, it was a brutal week for NFL stars after the league reached the midway point last week. Everyone's injured in some capacity at this point, so let's take a look at who's hurting the most and who's grateful for a Week 11 bye week.

Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders

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    Good news for Oakland Raiders fans: Darren McFadden is expected back in Week 11, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

    Despite the optimism, McFadden was seen in a walking boot on Monday, according to Steve Corkran (via Twitter), a Raiders blogger for the Contra Costa Times.

    CB Michael Huff has a calf injury, SS Tyvon Branch has a sore neck. RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson still in walking boots.

    — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) November 12, 2012

    Week 10: Missed game vs. Baltimore Ravens

    Week 11: Questionable

DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys

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    Dallas Cowboys’ starting running back DeMarco Murray missed another game in Week 10 but may have a chance to play in Week 11.

    Still, Clarence Hill from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported (via Twitter) that the Cowboys wanted him at 100 percent before bringing him back. He said not to “count on” Murray being back this week.

    Per a team source, don't count on Murray this week. Things could change but cowboys want him 100 percent. Not there yet

    — Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) November 12, 2012

    Week 10: Missed game vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Week 11: Questionable

Tracy Porter, CB, Denver Broncos

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    Denver Broncos defensive back Tracy Porter missed a fourth straight game in Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers. The cornerback has been ailing from seizure symptoms that began in August.

    Porter said he isn’t going to rush back (via Twitter) on Monday.

    Always! one step, one day at a time. I'll never rush my health RT @freakin_epic: @t_porter22 Don't overdue it Bro. Take it slow..:-)

    — Tracy Porter (@T_Porter22) November 12, 2012

    The Broncos haven’t suffered much in his absence, but his playmaking ability in the secondary will be greatly appreciated once he returns.

    Week 10: Missed game vs. Carolina Panthers

    Week 11: Questionable

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants

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    New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been injured most of the season but left Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals due to an undisclosed injury.

    Bradshaw has been dinged up and underwent a series of tests, including an X-ray of his neck, on Monday, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of

    Expect to see Bradshaw on the injury report even after the Giants’ Week 11 bye.

    Week 10: Left game vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Week 11: Bye week

Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears

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    It was only a matter of time before Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took another big hit. He’s been running for his life since coming to the Bears in 2009.

    Cutler will likely take seven to 10 days to heal after suffering a concussion against the Houston Texans on Sunday night, according to a report by Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The Bears take on the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 11. The 49ers are also dealing with a concussion with starting quarterback Alex Smith.

    Week 10: Left game vs. Houston Texans

    Week 11: Doubtful

Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Michael Vick has been running for his life behind the shaky Philadelphia Eagles offensive line in 2012.

    On the last play of the second quarter, Vick went down with a hard hit and was feared to have sustained a concussion.

    Andy Reid described the concussion as “pretty significant,” according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Nick Foles is expected to start in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins. Prior to the injury, there was a possibility of Vick being benched due to poor play, and this injury could keep him on the sidelines indefinitely due to the nature of the team’s decline over the past few weeks.

    Week 10: Left game vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Week 11: Doubtful

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Ben Roethlisberger left in the third quarter of Monday night’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs with a separated shoulder.

    The injury is described as “unusual,” according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

    It’s still unknown how severe the injury is, but Ed Werder of ESPN reported on Tuesday morning that the injury is “pretty significant” and may take a while to heal.

    Week 10: Left game vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Week 11: Doubtful

Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers

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    Alex Smith was concussed in the team’s tie with the St. Louis Rams in Week 10. He played six snaps and tossed a touchdown pass after suffering the hit that caused it.

    Jim Harbaugh said Smith felt “good” on Monday after getting a good night of sleep, according to Matt Maiocco of (via Twitter). That’s an encouraging sign that he could be able to go Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

    49ers QB Alex Smith slept well last night, things are looking positive and he'll visit with neurologist this afternoon, Jim Harbaugh said.

    — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 12, 2012

    He still needs to be cleared by the San Francisco medical staff before he gets back on the field.

    Week 10: Left game vs. St. Louis Rams

    Week 11: Questionable

Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills

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    Fred Jackson has already been ruled out for Buffalo’s Thursday night game against the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN’s AFC East blogger James Walker.

    Jackson suffered a head injury on the team’s final drive of the game against the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon. The concussion made it unlikely Jackson would play even if the team’s game were on Sunday this week.

    The short turnaround of a Thursday night game led to the quick “out” designation for Jackson this week.

    Week 10: Left game vs. New England Patriots

    Week 11: Out

Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant, WRs, Philadelphia Eagles

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    It got worse for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Both Jason Avant and Jeremy Maclin were dinged up in the team’s disappointing loss.

    Maclin suffered a strained neck and Andy Reid said he was “pretty sore” on Monday, according to Kevin Noonan of Avant injured his hamstring and will likely miss some time as a result of the lingering and slow healing process involved with that injury.

    That means the Eagles could be without two of their top three receivers and starting quarterback against the Washington Redskins this week.

    Week 10: Both left game vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Week 11: Doubtful (Avant), Questionable (Maclin)

Percy Harvin, WR, Minnesota Vikings

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    Percy Harvin missed Week 10, but the Minnesota Vikings found a way to beat the Detroit Lions for the second time this season and avoid a midseason meltdown.

    He’ll like be brought back slowly but could be back in time for the team’s Week 12 game at Chicago.

    Week 10: Out

    Week 11: Bye