NFL Week 13: Latest Injury Updates for Each Team
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Injuries are a part of the game in the NFL, but for Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long, they're becoming too familiar.
The former top overall pick has seen his play decline the past few seasons due to a multitude of injuries, and the 6'7", 319-pounder wasn't immune to the injury bug against the New England Patriots on Sunday in Week 13.
Long wasn't the only offensive lineman from that game who had to exit either, as Patriots right guard Dan Connolly dealt with a recurring back issue.
Keep checking in here for all the latest injury news for every team around the league.
Paris Lenon is an underrated linebacker.
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Paris Lenon, LB
Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon suffered a left shoulder injury and is questionable to return, according to Mark Dalton of the Arizona Cardinals media department.
Injury update from Cards sideline: LB Paris Lenon, left shoulder, return questionable— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) December 2, 2012
Terrell Suggs went down in the fourth quarter.
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Terrell Suggs, DE/LB
Ravens pass-rusher Terrell Suggs went down in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. He was taken into the locker room for further examination.
Leodis McKelvin hasn't turned into the No. 1 corner Buffalo hoped.
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Leodis McKelvin, CB
With the Bills secondary already banged up, corner Leodis McKelvin had to exit to the locker room to have his back stretched, according to Chris Brown, lead journalist for BuffaloBills.com.
McKelvin officially has a tight back. Being stretched out in locker room. #Bills— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) December 2, 2012
Stevie Johnson, WR
Bills receiver Stevie Johnson was taken to the locker room after suffering a hamstring injury.
Stevie Johnson has a hamstring injury for Bills and is in lockerroom.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) December 2, 2012
Eric Wood, C
Bills center Eric Wood was carted off the field with an undisclosed injury.
Eric Wood going to #Bills locker room. Riding shotgun in the cart. Walked to cart himself.— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) December 2, 2012
Sherrod Martin had to leave the game.
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Sherrod Martin, S
Panthers safety Sherrod Martin suffered a right knee injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game, according to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer.
Sherrod Martin (right knee) not coming back. Out for game, just announced.— Joe Person (@josephperson) December 2, 2012
Brandon LaFell, WR
Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell suffered a foot injury and is questionable to return.
Brandon LaFell (foot) questionable to return.— Joe Person (@josephperson) December 2, 2012
Earl Bennett made a circus catch.
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Earl Bennett, WR
Chicago just can't catch a break at wideout as receiver Earl Bennett suffered a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
News Alarm: Earl Bennett (WR - Chi) Bears WR Earl Bennett is out with a concussion. (RotoInfo.com)— FantasyAlarm (@FantasyAlarm) December 2, 2012
Chris Conte, S
Bears safety Chris Conte was ruled out with an illness.
#Bears S Chris Conte ruled out with an illness.— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) December 2, 2012
Tim Jennings, CB
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings exited to the locker room after suffering what appeared to be a shoulder injury.
Tim Jennings headed to the locker room, it appears. #Bears— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) December 2, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:59 p.m. ET
Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago is reporting that Jennings was in serious pain in the locker room, but appeared to have avoided a major injury.
#Bears CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) was in some pain in the postgame locker room but injury is not believed to be extremely serious.— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) December 2, 2012
Brian Urlacher, LB
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had to have his right leg/knee wrapped up by trainers in the fourth quarter.
#Bears trainers medical staff wrapping Brian Urlacher's right knee/leg.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) December 2, 2012
Dre Kirkpatrick was expected to be an immediate contributor.
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Dre Kirkpatrick, CB
Dre Kirkpatrick's injury-plagued rookie season continued Sunday. The Alabama product suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter and did not return, reports Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Kirkpatrick does have a concussion, will not return— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) December 3, 2012
Ryan Broyles looks like a solid complementary receiver.
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Ryan Broyles, WR
Anwar Richardson of MLive.com reported that Lions receiver Ryan Broyles suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return.
#Lions WR Ryan Broyles' return is officially questionable because of the knee injury— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 2, 2012
Tony Scheffler, TE
Richardson later reported that tight end Tony Scheffler was given a concussion test on the sidelines after a hit to the head.
#Lions TE Tony Scheffler getting a concussion test on the sidelines.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 2, 2012
Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson's rough season continued.
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Jordy Nelson, WR, and TJ Lang, RT
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) and right tackle TJ Lang (ankle) were ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Minnesota Vikings.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 2, 2012
ESPN's Adam Schefter passes along an update on Nelson, and it is not promising.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy said WR Jordy Nelson would be "hard pressed" to play Sunday vs. Detroit.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2012
Duane Brown is the best left tackle in the league.
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Brice McCain, CB
Cornerback Brice McCain suffered a left foot injury and is questionable to return.
CB Brice McCain has a left foot injury and his return is questionable.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 2, 2012
Garrett Graham, TE
Tight end Garrett Graham was ruled out after suffering a head injury.
TE Garrett Graham is out with a head injury.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 2, 2012
Joe Reitz went out of the game.
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Jennings didn't return.
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Rashad Jennings, RB
Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings didn't return to the game against the Buffalo Bills after suffering a head injury.
Rashad Jennings is being walked into the lockerroom.Has a head injury and will not return.Brewster is questionable with hand injury.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 2, 2012
Aaron Ross, CB
Cornerback Aaron Ross suffered a leg injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Aaron Ross has a leg injury and will not return.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 2, 2012
Cecil Shorts, WR
The news only continued to get worse for Jacksonville as receiver Cecil Shorts didn't return to the game after suffering a head injury in the fourth quarter.
Cecil Shorts is jogging in the lockerroom. Has a head injury and is out.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) December 2, 2012
Jake Long suffered yet another injury.
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Jake Long, LT
Dolphins left tackle Jake Long suffered a triceps injury and is questionable to return, according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.
#Dolphins LT Jake Long has left the field for locker room...team said triceps injury, return questionable— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) December 2, 2012
New England Patriots
Dan Connolly has been very solid at right guard.
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Dan Connolly, RG
According to Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England, Patriots right guard Dan Connolly suffered a back injury and is questionable to return.
Matt Slater being checked on field for injury. Dan Connolly's back is wrapped in a wrap. For wrapping. His return is questionable.— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) December 2, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3:35 p.m. ET
Christopher Price of WEEI.com reported that Connolly was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Per the Patriots, Dan Connolly will not return to the game due to a back injury.— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) December 2, 2012
Julian Edelman, WR
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman suffered a foot injury and is questionable to return.
Patriots injury update: WR Julian Edelman (foot), questionable to return.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 2, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:26 p.m. ET
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reported that Edelman was seen in crutches and a walking boot following the Patriots' AFC East-clinching win against the Dolphins.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman was in crutches and had a walking boot on his foot after today's game.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 2, 2012
New York Giants
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Giants safety Tyler Sash reportedly tweaked his hamstring.
Giants S Tyler Sash (hamstring) doubtful to return.— Clark Judge (@ClarkJudgeCBS) December 4, 2012
It would be a shock if he returned to the field for this one.
Newsday's Tom Rock has some grim news for Giants tackle Sean Locklear.
Locklear writhing. They're stabilizing him on the cart. Might be a fracture.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) December 4, 2012
New York Jets
Dustin Keller hasn't had the season many hoped.
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Dustin Keller, TE
As if the offense needed any more adversity, Jets tight end Dustin Keller suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Dustin Keller is questionable to return with a left ankle injury. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) December 2, 2012
Joe McKnight, RB
Jets running back Joe McKnight was ruled out for the rest of the game with a rib injury.
Joe McKnight is out for the rest of the game with a rib injury. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) December 2, 2012
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Ike Taylor hasn't had a great year.
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Ike Taylor, CB
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor suffered a right ankle injury and is questionable to return.
Pittsburgh Injury Update: CB Ike Taylor has a right ankle injury and his return is questionable.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 2, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:39 p.m. ET
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette reported that Taylor is out for the remainder of the game.
#Steelers Ike Taylor, who never returned after right ankle injury on first series, nowannounced as out for game.— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) December 2, 2012
Emmanuel Sanders, WR
Already hurting from a lost fumble, Emmanuel Sanders suffered a shoulder injury and was ruled probable to return. He was already back on the field by the next drive.
James Carpenter has struggled to stay healthy at the NFL level.
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James Carpenter, LG
Seahawks guard James Carpenter suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return, according to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times.
Guard James Carpenter has a knee injury. His return is questionable.— Danny O'Neil (@dannyoneil) December 2, 2012
David Stewart has been a rock at right tackle.
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David Stewart, RT
This one was tough to watch. Titans right tackle David Stewart suffered a fractured right leg, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Stewart has a fractured right leg— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) December 2, 2012
Steve Hutchinson, LG
Titans left guard Steve Hutchinson suffered a right knee injury and is questionable to return.
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6:15 p.m. ET
Matt Rybaltowski of CBS Sports reported that Hutchinson will undergo an MRI on Monday on his injured knee.
RG Steve Hutchinson is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday. Munchak is unsure how long he'll be out until it's completed.— Titans RapidReports (@CBSTitans) December 2, 2012
Damian Williams, WR
Titans wide receiver Damian Williams suffered a hamstring injury and was ruled out.
#Titans WR Damian Williams is out with a hamstring injury— CBSFantasyFootball (@CBSFantasyFB) December 2, 2012