NFL Injury Report: Week 11
Well, it happened. Fantasy owners finally felt the wrath of the Injury Gods in Week 10. No longer are we discussing the rehab of
The only good thing fantasy owners can take away from Westbrook's latest concussion is that at least he won't be listed as questionable this week. Instead, he's officially been ruled out and most likely will be for awhile. After suffering his second concussion in three weeks, Westbrook met with specialists on Wednesday, and there's speculation he could miss the remainder of the season.
Owners of the Dolphins' wildest Wildcat runner have found out what Brown can do for you, but unfortunately it's ruining your fantasy season by sustaining a Lisfranc injury. Miami placed "The Delivery Truck" on season-ending IR Wednesday, further establishing
The formerly dread-locked Rasta is coming off just his second 100-yard game since the 2005 season, and he'll inherit full Wildcat duties in
The fantasy insignificant Jones has already been ruled out of this week's action because of a significantly bruised lung.
Like a college student waking up on a Monday morning, Portis was still experiencing blurred vision as late as Wednesday of this week, and he met with a specialist as a result. He'll need at least 24 hours without experiencing any symptoms before he'll be allowed to practice again, and he must make it through a full workout before medical clearance will even be discussed. On the bright side,
In the meantime, it looks like
Benson aggravated a pre-existing hip injury in Sunday's victory over the Steelers. He left after gaining 22 yards on seven carries, giving way to rookie
With their next three games against Oakland, Cleveland, and Detroit, it would appear Cincinnati can afford to rest their workhorse running back (Benson was on pace for a ridiculous 396 carries this year). If they decide to do so, Scott, who returned a kick 96 yards for a touchdown against Pittsburgh, would see a good portion of the workload, with Leonard, and yes, even Johnson potentially seeing some spot duty.
Orton tore ligaments in his left ankle on a scramble right before halftime against the Redskins, and was unable to return. He didn't practice on Wednesday, but he was adamant about wanting to play on Sunday. "I came back last year as soon as I could and I'll do the same thing this year," he said, referring to a bad ankle injury that caused him to miss a game last season. What he didn't say was he returned too soon from that injury, and he subsequently averaged 150 passing yards while throwing eight interceptions over the season's final seven contests. Although a decision won't be made until later in the week, Orton does have one thing working in his favor;
Simms, filling in during the second half against Washington, went 3-of-13 for a grand total of 13 yards. He was so bad,
Uh-oh, it's the dreaded high ankle sprain for Turner. He was a boot-wearing spectator at Wednesday's workout, and there's been talk he could miss multiple weeks with the ailment. Obviously Turner disagrees with that assessment, going so far as to say he's not counting himself out for this week. Owners have to love the dedication, but doing anything other than tracing his name into your lineup with a finger would be a foolish decision. High ankle sprains are among the most lingering issues football players deal with (right behind paternity suits and