Patriots running back Sammy Morris could be back in two weeks, the Herald has learned.
The veteran suffered a torn MCL on his first carry against the Titans and is close to returning. He’ll miss the Dolphins game and likely the visit to the Colts.
Presumably, the Boston Herald reporters who extracted this information from Pats sources relied on barbaric interrogative methods, so perhaps the reports cannot be trusted. Not sure. But those are some of the first meaningful, non-speculative notes we've seen.
If Morris only misses two more games, he'll make it back for the home matchup with the Jets on November 22. Laurence Maroney(notes) now has two weeks to demonstrate that he deserves a serious role; recall that the Patriots end-of-season schedule is extremely RB-friendly (CAR, at BUF, JAC, at HOU).
Update: Relax. White was a limited participant in practice on Friday. His head coach expects him to be ready to play against Washington.
Update: Rodgers and Driver were both back at practice on Friday. Crisis averted.
Update: Both Johnson and Kevin Smith practiced Friday. Very promising.
"The Indianapolis Colts have signed veteran free agent defensive end Josh Thomas(notes) and have placed defensive back Marlin Jackson(notes) on injured reserve. Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez(notes) underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery yesterday to clean out loose particles, and safety Bob Sanders(notes) visited with Dr. James Andrews yesterday to gather additional information on the left elbow injury he suffered last Sunday against San Francisco, the club announced today.
"Jackson suffered the left knee injury during a non-contact drill early in Wednesday's practice. He is out for the remainder of the season. Gonzalez suffered a recent setback in practice that led to yesterday's procedure. A timetable for his return is not determined."
Goodness. That's a lot of information to process. With Jackson and Sanders out and CB Kelvin Hayden(notes) (knee) dinged as well, we could see some unusually large point totals posted against the Colts' D. Over the next month they'll face Houston (twice), New England and Baltimore.
Gonzalez is tough to roster in any non-dynasty league at this point. Maybe he'll make it back by the fantasy playoffs, but the setback is clearly a bad sign and the Colts do not lack capable receiving options. [Indianapolis Star]
Update: NFL Network reports that Sanders will be "out indefinitely." This could be a season-ender, it appears.
Update: Hester returned to practice on Friday. Phew.
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