Injury Report for Week 10

(Philadelphia, Pa) – I know with Fantasy Football Playoffs starting soon, that FF players everywhere want to know about injuries every Sunday.

Expect Big Ben in the Game — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced Friday despite being limited by his slightly separated right shoulder and he should be able to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Expect to see more Rex in Chicago – Though starting Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton practiced Friday for the first time since getting injured, don’t expect him to make an appearance in Sunday’s game at Soldier Field against the unbeaten Tennessee Titans.  Orton has a high right ankle sprain suffered last Sunday against the Detroit Lions and is listed as doubtful on the official injury report even after working out Friday during individual passing drills.  Bears coach Lovie Smith said of Orton’s situation, “I can’t go that far, He’s making progress. This is the first day where he’s actually able to do anything, so he’s making progress. Beyond that I don’t know.”

Season-Ending surgery for Ravens DB — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister will have season-ending surgery on his damaged right knee and will be placed on injured reserve.  McAlister was hoping that he didn’t need surgery, but he has posterior cruciate ligament damage and cartilage issues. The Ravens will turn to veterans Frank Walker, Corey Ivy, and Fabian Washington to replace the former Pro Bowl player.

Other Important Injury News for Week 10 

  • Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) — Expect him in for a crucial NFC North Match-up against the Vikings.
  • Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell (knee tendonitis) — The sorry Raider turn to Andrew Walter against the Panthers as Big J takes a breather after a less than 50-yard passing performance in week 9.
  • Seahawks WR Deion Branch (heel) — The Hawks main receiving threat is still slowed by the heel injury he suffered against the New York Giants in Week 5.  He is unlikely to face Dolphins even though he practiced limitedly on Friday.  Also Branch’s quarterback Matt Hasselback is still out from a bulging disk, so it is still Seneca Wallace time.
  • Bears WR Brandon Lloyd  (left knee) – The explosive receiver is back from injury and expect him to go deep with the long throwing Grossman under cente
  • Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (thumb injury) – Fitzy missed Wednesday practice’s, but you know Warner needs his main target out there.  Definitely start him on MNF against a horrible Niners secondary.
  • Baltimore Ravens RB’s Willis McGahee (knee) and Ray Rice (chest) – It has truly been an up-and-down season for McGahee and the Ravens may have found their new running back.  All indications are Ravens’ offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is leaning toward Rice (must start) with the veteran McGahee scheduled for spot duty as he continues to sulk.  Speaking of the tough rookie, Rice has been limited in practice this week with a chest injury, but expect him to be ready for the Texans.   
  • Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (heel) – Sit him as the big rookie has a serious enough heel injury that he has been wearing a walking boot all week.  Expect to see a lot of DeAngelo Williams against the Raiders 

In

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook

Patriots RB LaMont Jordan

Texans RB Ahman Green

Colts RB Joseph Addai

Lions QB Daunte Culpepper

Out

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (turf toe on both feet)

Texans QB Matt Schaub (knee – 4 weeks)

Rams RB Steven Jackson (quad)

Saint RB Reggie Bush (knee)

Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (suspension)

Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder)

Lions QB Dan Orvolsky (hand)

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