NFL Week 2 Injury Updates: The Biggest Injury News for Sunday's Games

Matt King@TheRealMattKingFeatured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2011

NFL Week 2 Injury Updates: The Biggest Injury News for Sunday's Games

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    Maybe the lockout mattered more than we thought.

    With less time for teams to prepare, it seems like we saw more than our share of injuries in Week 1 of the NFL season.

    Check out this list to see updated info on all the big names in the NFL who might be inactive for today's games or get injured during play today.

    Kicking things off: Will Arian Foster play? And, if so, how much? Is Dez Bryant out?

    Click ahead to find out.

Arian Foster (Texans): Active

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    Foster will start and get the majority of carries, but the Texans will still limit his role and split time with Ben Tate. Look for Foster to get about 60 percent of the workload against the Fins.

    UPDATE: Arian Foster has re-aggravated his hamstring and he is out of the game. More details as they emerge. 

Santonio Holmes (Jets): Active

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    I hope you started Santonio Holmes today. There were a lot of questions about his knee prior to the game, but Holmes was listed as active and even caught a touchdown pass to kick off the scoring.

Calvin Johnson (Lions): Active

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    Same thing goes for Megatron. His ankle was questionable after last week, but you had to know he was not only going to play, but put up some numbers against a terrible Kansas City team.

    Johnson also started off the game with a touchdown.

Jamaal Charles (Chiefs): Knee Injury, out of the Game

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    Talk about a freak injury. Jamal Charles was carted off the field after stepping on the first down marker and colliding with the Detroit Lions mascot.

    Charles was grabbing his knee after the play, and even though it didn't look too serious, he wasn't even trying to get up after he got hurt. This is bad news for Chiefs fans.

    UPDATE: Adam Schefter reports that Charles has a torn ACL, but will have an MRI to confirm. This would mean Charles is likely out for the season.

Earl Bennett (Bears): Chest Injury, out of the Game

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    Bennett left Sunday's game against the Saints in the first quarter with a chest injury. He returned for a couple of plays in the second quarter, but eventually left the game for good.

    More details as they emerge.

Dez Bryant (Cowboys): Inactive

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    After a spectacular first drive for the Cowboys last Sunday night against the Jets, Bryant injured his quad returning a punt.

    Bryant has been declared inactive and will not play in today's game against the 49ers.

Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers): Injured Right Leg, Back in Game

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    Roethlisberger injured his right leg against the Seahawks and briefly left the game in the second quarter. He returned to throw one pass before halftime hit.

    He is back in the game after the break, so it seems like he will finish the game. He is still limping somewhat, but we'll keep you updated on everything that's going on with Big Ben.

Nick Mangold (Jets): Ankle Injury, out of the Game

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    The Jets' Pro-Bowl center left the game after injuring his ankle blocking for a Shonn Green run in the first quarter.

    His return is doubtful. Big hit to the Jets' offense.

Brandon Lloyd (Broncos): Inactive

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    Brandon Lloyd, Denver's star receiver, will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

    Lloyd injured his groin last week and was expected to play, but apparently, that changed.

Knowshon Moreno (Broncos): Inactive

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    As if Lloyd's injury wasn't a big enough blow to the Broncos, RB Knowshon Moreno has also been declared inactive. 

    This is less of a surprise after injuring his hamstring last week, but still a huge loss for Denver.

Nick Collins (Packers): Neck Injury, out of the Game

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    Packers S Nick Collins was carted off the field after a scary hit to the head.

    The good news is that Collins gave a wave to the fans to let them know he's OK, but he will not be returning.

Michael Crabtree (49ers): Inactive

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    The Niners' enigmatic wide receiver was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas and has been declared inactive today.

    San Francisco did not want to risk him playing with pain. So with Dez Bryant out, it looks like the game will be missing two exciting wideouts.

Stevie Johnson (Bills): Limped off the Field, out of the Game

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    With the Bills driving late in the 4th quarter for the win, they were missing their top wide receiver.

    Stevie Johnson had to limp off to the sidelines. No word on what is hurting just yet, but we'll keep you updated on what this means for Week 3.

Felix Jones (Cowboys): Injured Shoulder, Back in the Game

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    Felix Jones went out for a brief moment in the first quarter and the medical staff seemed to be working on his shoulder.

    He is back in the game for the Cowboys, though. More details as they emerge.

    Jones has been out of the game most of the second half as the Cowboys are keeping an eye on his injury.

    UPDATE: Jones is back in the game. Dallas does not want to let this game slip away. They're pulling out all the stops. 

Braylon Edwards (49ers): Right Knee Injury, out of the Game

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    With Michael Crabtree already out for San Francisco, the Niners can't really afford to have another WR injury, but Michael Crabtree has left the game with a leg injury.

    No word yet on when or if he might be back. Updates coming.

Tony Romo (Cowboys): Rib Injury, Back in the Game!

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    The Niners defense has been after Tony Romo all game, and it seems to have paid off.

    Romo did not start the third quarter with a rib injury and has just left the bench to go back into the locker room.

    It doesn't look like he'll be returning, he seemed pretty pissed. But we'll keep you updated right here on whether or not he'll be back in. Or even if Dallas wants him back in.

    UPDATE: Tony Romo has come out of the locker room, put on his helmet and is throwing the ball around. He's back into the game folks!