NFL Week 8 Injury Updates: Reggie Bush, Brett Favre, Joseph Addai and More

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2010

NFL Week 8 Injury Updates: Reggie Bush, Brett Favre, Joseph Addai and More

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 17: Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts moves the ball upfield after making a reception against Kareem Moore #41 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 17, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Gett
    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    NFL Week 8 injury updates are here and ready for viewing.

    Whether you're a fantasy football owner, looking for news on an injured player. 

    Or, just a football fan trying to see if your favorite player will be out on the field this weekend, you've come to the right place.

    We've got a long list of injury updates.

    Here's the latest on Brett Favre, Reggie Bush, Joseph Addai and some of the NFL's biggest names.

Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings

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    GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after throwing a final incomplete pass against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Vikings 28-24. (Photo
    Jim Prisching/Getty Images

    The NFL's iron man—with 291 consecutive starts—will be looking to extend his streak on Sunday but Favre was hobbled by an injured ankle last week against the Green Bay Packers.

    His injury has been diagnosed as two fractures in his left ankle and is serious enough to jeopardize his start streak.

    Favre was seen wearing a walking boot this week while the Vikings were preparing for this Sunday game against the New England Patriots.  He did, however, practice on Friday on a limited basis.

    According to head coach Brad Childress, Favre will be a game-time decision. 

    Source: ESPN

Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints warms up against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    Bush wont be back this weekend perhaps may also sit next weekend. 

    With a Saints backfield already lacking Pierre Thomas, Bush doesn't look like he'll be able to bolster their running game until next weekend, at the earliest.

    The Saints have a bye week on Week 10 and the Saints could hold their injured running back for another week in case he needs the extra recovery time.

    The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Bush has been ruled out of Sunday's game.

    Source: NOLA.com

Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints

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    NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints in action during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
    Chris Graythen/Getty Images

    Pierre Thomas, along with Reggie Bush have been ruled out of the Saints game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

    Expect fill-in running back Chris Ivory to get a majority of the backfield workload this weekend.

    While Bush could return as early as next week, Thomas' status is more uncertain.  There were reports out of New Orleans that Thomas was once again on crutches and using a walking boot for his injured ankle.

    Source: NOLA.com

Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 17:  Running back Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts is helped off the field after being injured against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 17, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Colts won the game 27-24.  (Photo
    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    The Colts running back is still ailing from a shoulder injury that caused him to exit the Colts' Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins.

    Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star considers him unlikely to play on Monday night against the Houston Texans.

    Donald Brown is expected to start in his place.

    Source: Phil Richards, Indystar.com

Donald Brown, Indianapolis Colts

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    TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 19: Donald Brown #31 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during game action against the Buffalo Bills on August 19, 2010 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)
    Brad White/Getty Images

    Brown is expected to make the start, in place for the injured Joseph Addai on Monday night for the Indianapolis Colts.

    The running back has been recovering from an injured hamstring which has caused him to miss the last three Colts games.

    Mike Hart will also likely share backfield duties with Brown.

    Source: Phil Richards, Indystar.com

Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 10: Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the football against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Chiefs 19-9. (Photo by Scott Boehm/G
    Scott Boehm/Getty Images

    Collie, one of Peyton Manning's favorite targets this season, will be out indefinitely after getting surgery on an injured right thumb.

    Although the Colts will be facing a poor Houston pass defense, there has been a flood of injuries to several key Colts players this season.

    With Collie out and top pass-catching tight end Dallas Clark also out for the season, Manning may have to rely heavily on his number one target Reggie Wayne.

    Source: Indystar.com

Deion Branch, New England Patriots

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    FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 17:  Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots after he caught a touchdown pass in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on October 17, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriot won 23-20 in overtime.
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    The 31-year-old receiver is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

    According to the Boston Herald, Branch was limited during Friday practice because of a hamstring pull.

    Branch should make the start this weekend and the Patriots will need his experience against a solid Minnesota pass defense.

    Source: BostonHerald.com

Danario Alexander, St. Louis Rams

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    ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 17: Danario Alexander #84 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates his first career touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at the Edward Jones Dome on October 17, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Rams beat the Chargers 20-17.  (Photo by Dil
    Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

    Another week, and down goes another receiver for the St. Louis Rams.

    Two weeks after making his NFL debut, the 6'5" rookie has torn a meniscus on his left knee, per Brian Stully of 101 ESPN.  Alexander is expected to undergo surgery immediately and could be sidelined 2 to 4 weeks.

    The St. Louis receiving corps takes another blow after losing Mark Clayton for the season. 

    Source: Brian Stully

Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 24:  Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury, the star tight end should make the start in London as the San Francisco 49ers play the Denver Broncos.

    He was limited by the injury last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but was still able to contribute on the field with 4 catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

    Davis has now scored in four consecutive games.

    Source: SFGate.com

Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 24:  Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Smith has officially been ruled out of this Sunday's game with a shoulder injury he suffered last week against the Carolina Panthers.

    Niners coach Mike Singletary has already named former Heisman winner, Troy Smith, as his starter against the Denver Broncos.

    The 49ers have a Week 9 bye and Smith could make his return for Week 10, at the earliest.

    Source: SFGate.com

DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers

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    NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03:  DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers in action during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
    Chris Graythen/Getty Images

    Williams has not been able to practice the entire week as a result of a sprained foot and has been listed as doubtful in the team's injury report.

    He injured the foot last weekend against the San Francisco 49ers.  Consider Williams a game-time decision but if he's unable to make the start, Jonathan Stewart will carry the running workload this weekend against the St. Louis Rams.

    The Panthers' notched their first win of the season last week but have struggled to get their running game going all season.

    Source: The Charlotte Observer

Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

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    SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 24:  Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers drags Jonathan Wilhite #24 of the New England Patriots after his catch during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 24, 2010 in San Diego, California.  The Patroits won 23-20
    Harry How/Getty Images

    The star tight end for the San Diego Chargers is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Last week, Gates did not practice but still made the start for San Diego.  This week, he was limited in Friday's practice.

    With Gates having a history of playing through injuries, all signs point to another start on Sunday.

    Gates has grabbed 8 touchdowns in 7 games this season for the Chargers.

    Source: San Diego U-T

Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers catches a ball while defended by Stanford Routt #26 of the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Imag
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    After missing last week's game against the New England Patriots, Floyd is also expected to miss Sunday's match against the Titans because he has yet to recover from a hamstring injury.

    Although Floyd, the team's top wide receiver, has not yet been ruled out of the game he has not practiced all week for the Chargers.

    Source: San Diego U-T

Legedu Naanee, San Diego Chargers

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Legedu Naanee #11 of the San Diego Chargers warms up before their game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    San Diego's receivers are hurting and another receiver on their long list of injured receiver include Naanee.

    Naanee, is sideline by a hamstring injury, and is likely to sit out his third straight game according to Kevin Acee.

    Acee reported that Naane practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday but did not practice the other two days for the Chargers.

    Source: San Diego U-T

Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 17:  Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions drops back to pass against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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    Hill suffered a fractured forearm to his non-throwing arm (left) during Week 6 and is not expected to assume his usual backup duties this weekend.

    He started in place of the injured Matthew Stafford for five games this season, but Stafford is due to return on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

    Source: Detroit Free-Press

LeGarrette Blount, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10:  LeGarrette Blount #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reverses his direction while running with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty I
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    Blount is listed as probable on the team's injury report with an undisclosed illness but practiced on Friday and should be ready to go this Sunday.

    The rookie had an impressive showing last weekend against the St. Louis Rams, rushing for 71 yards on 11 carries.

    Source: Herald-Tribune

Geno Hayes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27: Geno Hayes #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moves on the field during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    The young linebacker is listed as questionable on the team's injury report but participated in Friday's practice and joined the team on their trip to Arizona.

    The 23-year-old has tallied 32 total tackles this season for the Buccaneers.

    Source: Herald-Tribune

Vince Young, Tennessee Titans

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans is helped from the field during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at EverBank Field on October 18, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo
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    The Tennessean is reporting that Young is "likely" to start on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, after sitting out last week with a knee/ankle injury.

    Young has participated all week in practice and - barring any setbacks - will get the call over Kerry Collins at quarterback.

    Last time the Chargers and the Titans faced each other, last Christmas, San Diego won, 42-17.

    Source: Tennessean

DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 24: DeAngelo Hall #23 returns an interception 92 yards for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 24, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Redskins defeated the Bears 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    Hall had a tremendous game last week against the Chicago Bears, with four interceptions—returning one for a touchdown.

    All this while he's also been dealing with a minor injury.  The Redskins injury report has Hall listed as questionable once again but will be expected to play.

    Source: Washington Post

Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 24:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals rushes out of the pocket against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Palmer missed Thursday practice this week with a hip injury but was back in action on Friday, taking part in full practice.

    He is listed as probable on the team's injury report and head coach Marvin Lewis has said that he expects his quarterback to play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

    Source: Sports Network

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