NFL Week 15: Latest Injury Updates for Each Team
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It seems that, every week, a big-time receiver goes down with an injury, and this Sunday was no different.
Baltimore Ravens speedster Torrey Smith was forced to leave the game against the Denver Broncos with a concussion, in what proved to be a blowout win by Peyton Manning and Co.
Elsewhere around the league, injuries struck the Miami Dolphins secondary, as Nolan Carroll and Chris Clemons were banged up.
Keep checking in here for all the latest injury news around the league.
Baltimore lost its best receiver in a poor showing against the Broncos.
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Torrey Smith (WR) and Bernard Pierce (RB)
The Baltimore Ravens took a big hit, as second-year wideout Torrey Smith and rookie running back Bernard Pierce suffered concussions and didn't return against the Broncos:
Injury Update: RB Bernard Pierce and WR Torrey Smith are both OUT with concussions.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 16, 2012
Green Bay Packers
Tom Crabtree is a solid role player for Green Bay.
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Nolan Carroll suffered a knee injury.
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Nolan Carroll (CB)
Starting cornerback Nolan Carroll suffered a knee injury, although the severity is unknown, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.
No official word on Nolan Carroll, but he hasn't returned from the locker room. Suffered a knee injury— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) December 16, 2012
Charles Clay (RB)
The Dolphins also had another player suffer a knee injury, as versatile offensive threat Charles Clay was banged up against the Jaguars.
Charles Clay suffered a knee injury and his return is questionable. Dolphins only have two tight ends for the rest of the game.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) December 16, 2012
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:29 p.m. ET
According to Kelly, Charles appears to have avoided a major injury.
Charles Clay said he's fine and that he's optimistic he doesn't have a tear in his right knee.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) December 16, 2012
San Diego Chargers
Ryan Mathews has proven to be injury-prone.
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Ryan Mathews, RB
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered a shoulder injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Carolina Panthers.
Ryan Mathews is out for the game (shoulder)— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) December 16, 2012
Brian Robison is one of the league's underrated defensive ends.
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Brian Robison (DE)
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison was unable to return against the St. Louis Rams after suffering a right shoulder injury, according to Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune:
Brian Robison is finished for today w that right shoulder injury.— Dan Wiederer (@StribDW) December 16, 2012
The Redskins don't have great depth on the offensive line.
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Tyler Polumbus (OT)
The Redskins offensive line took a hit when starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus suffered a concussion and couldn't return against the Cleveland Browns:
Polumbus has a concussion. He's out for the game— John Keim (@john_keim) December 16, 2012
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Emmanuel Sanders (WR)
UPDATE: Sunday, December 16 at 5:55 p.m. ET by Rick Weiner
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was forced from Pittsburgh's Week 15 game in the second quarter with a rib injury, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via Twitter):
Emmanuel Sanders out with rib injury. return is questionable for #Steelers— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) December 16, 2012
Prior to being injured, Sanders had been targeted only once by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and was without a catch on the day.
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Alfonzo Dennard (CB)
UPDATE: Sunday, December 16 at 10:59 p.m. ET by Rick Weiner
New England Patriots' corner Alfonzo Dennard was forced from the team's Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter with what appeared to be a knee injury, according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss (via Twitter):
Patriots injury update: CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee), return questionable.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 17, 2012
Dennard wasn't exactly helping the Patriots, who trailed 31-10 when he left the game. Dennard finished the game with one tackle.
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Kevin Matthews (C)
Center Kevin Matthews injured his right ankle and is questionable to return to Monday night's game against the New York Jets, according to the Titans' official Twitter account.
The Titans tweeted:
#Titans C Kevin Matthews has a right ankle sprain and is questionable to return.— Tennessee Titans (@tennesseetitans) December 18, 2012