Whether it's a high ankle sprain, Influenza or the misplacement of a brain, Joshua Caudill tells us who will likely be out for week 3 this upcoming week.
Ladies and gentlemen, its that time again where you care way too much about the statuses of player's bodies. It feels as if we're breaking the doctor/patient confidentiality agreement, but this is the nature of the beast for us sickos.
Here we go for the notable players' injury report.
WR Roddy White (Questionable)- White tweeted that he expects to play Monday night against the Broncos. He also tweeted that he likes jam and that his local Pizza Hut doesn't close til 10pm. Aww Twitter.
RB Fred Jackson (Inactive)- Jackson has a sprained right knee and will not return for another 3 weeks. In other words, WHO CARES? DID YOU SEE WHAT CJ SPILLER HAS BEEN DOING? Jackson has most certainly lost his starting job and Bills fans can now feel better about that 2010 first round draft pick they used on Spiller. I guess it just took three seasons for him to decide to turn into Superman. Sorry, Fred. I know this is very insensitive.
RB Matt Forte (Questionable)- Reports state Forte did not sustain a high ankle sprain; just an ankle injury. The Bears are optimistic that Forte will suit up in week 3 against the Rams. That's good news for the Bears. The bad news is that Jay Cutler is still your QB.
Green Bay Packers
WR Greg Jennings (Inactive)-Jennings' groin injury caused him to miss week 2's game against the Bears. Coach McCarthy said that he would be surprised if Jennings was unable to play against Seattle next week. The 'cheeseheads' will continue to keep an eye on Jennings' groin. *snicker*
RB Arian Foster (probable)- Foster had the flu this past Sunday but still managed to rush for 110 yards and a touchdown. Foster's performance has now caused a trend amongst other starting halfbacks who are now rushing out to lick handrails and door knobs in hopes to get the flu.
QB Blaine Gabbert (Questionable)- Gabbert left Sundays game with a strained leg, but the Jaguars are hopeful he can play in week 3 versus the Colts. If he's not able to suit up, it won't be a big loss for the Jaguars. Gabbert was beyond awful his rookie season and on Sunday was only 7 of 19. I've said this from day one. Gabbert will be a huge bust in the NFL. He wasn't even that good in college with sub par stats in a conference with little defense. The Jaguars reached in last year's draft just for the sake of taking a QB at the 10th pick. This happens every year in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Bengals landed Pro Bowler Andy Dalton in the 2nd round. I wonder if the Jags regret that move? Who are we kidding? Of course, they do.
New England Patriots
TE Aaron Hernandez (Doubtful)- Hernandez will have an MRI on his ankle Monday afternoon. Early reports are that it appears to be a high ankle sprain with the star TE possibly missing up to six weeks of action. This is a huge loss for the Patriots this early in the season after a surprising loss to Arizona yesterday. Take note, fantasy owners. If you have Gronkowski or Welker, this is beneficial to you. If you have Hernandez, you better be searching the waiver wire ASAP! If you're a Patriots fan, just go watch some Ben Affleck movies.
WR Jeremy Maclin (Questionable)- Maclin suffered another hip contusion on Sunday but still managed to score a touchdown on his one reception of the game. The Eagles will monitor him closely this week and limit Maclin in practice.
San Diego Chargers
RB Ryan Matthews (Questionable)-Matthews is expected to return from his shoulder injury and make his 2012 debut Sunday versus Atlanta. The Chargers are 2-0 and the addition of Matthews will probably increase that win streak. If not, Chargers fans can always just go surfing.
St. Louis Rams
RB Steven Jackson (Questionable)- Jackson suffered a groin injury in Sunday's game and left early after an unsportsmanlike penalty. There are conflicting reports coming out of the Rams' camp stating that he was injured while others say Jackson was benched by coach Jeff Fisher after the bonehead penalty. In other news, the NFL should fine Fisher for that mustache.
RB Chris Johnson (Undeniably awful)-Johnson is not listed on any injury report but he should be after his awful performance in 2012. Johnson who has rushed for over a 1,000 yards in every NFL season including a 2,000 yard season in 2009, has only put up 21 yards in the 2012 campaign. Just another reason to not pony up on high contracts for NFL running backs. If Johnson and the Titans continue to perform as poorly as they have, they better start deciding who they want to take with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. On the bright side, Titans fans can always go down to Music Row and drink themselves silly at a honky tonk bar.
WR Josh Morgan (brain)- Morgan cost the Redskins a win on Sunday after his unsportsmanlike penalty in the closing minutes. While the Skins were driving to tie the game versus the Rams, Morgan caught a pass putting them in field goal range. However, Morgan was not happy about being shoved and got up from the field and threw the ball at Rams CB Corteland Finnegan resulting in a 15 yard penalty. The Skins were forced to attempt a 62 yard field goal which didn't even come close. Morgan has already solidified the honor of 'Bonehead Play of the Year.' If the Redskins had any sense, they would have released him in the locker room after the game. I'm sure his teammates wouldn't have minded. Morgan is a mental midget and his selfish actions are everything that is wrong with the modern day athlete.
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