Thankfully for your playoff teams there weren’t too many big name players hurt this week like last, but people still get hit by 300 pound guys that can lift their weight and lap you 12 times in a race, so there will be injuries and here they are.
Arizona Republic's Kent Somers reports that Larry Fitzgerald is "not OK" after sustaining a concussion in Sunday’s game against Tennessee. Fitzgerald "didn't feel well" and was "out of it" following the hit, which was believed to have occurred late in the fourth quarter on an onside kick. Fitzgerald's Week 16 availability is up in the air at this point. He'll have to progress through the NFL's concussion testing protocol in order to be cleared to play at Seattle.
Donald Brown never returned to the game after leaving in the first quarter with a "stinger." Trent Richardson got the bulk of the work after Brown left and totaled 102 yards and a touchdown on 23 touches.
Victor Cruz when he banged his head hard on the turf after going upd for the reception. He was down for a few minutes and then slowly went ino the locker room. He also sprained his knee to add injury to injury and his availability for the rest of the season is now in serious doubt with there being no legitimate reason to rush him back.
Jermaine Gresham was forced from Sunday night’s game against the Steelers due to a right hip injury. Tyler Eifert caught a touchdown in his absence and would get a bump in value if the injury keeps Gresham out any games.
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Steelers’ linebacker LaMarr Woodley suffered a calf injury in the first quarter of the Sunday night game against the Bengals. He entered the game with a calf injury, but the team says the injury was to the opposite calf.
Drew Brees had his right (throwing) hand wrapped in ice following Sunday's loss at St. Louis. Brees played the entire game without issue and said his hand is fine.
Browns cornerback Joe Haden suffered a hip pointer against the Bears. Coach Rob Chudzinski said the team would know more about the severity after he is evaluated on Monday.
Patriots’ left tackle Nate Solder was forced from the game against the Dolphins with a head injury. This would be Solder’s second concussion in as many weeks and wouldn’t bode well for his Week 16 status.
Peyton Hillis suffered a concussion in the Giants loss to the Seahawks. He suffered the injury while catching a 14-yard pass in the fourth quarter. Michael Cox would fill in if Hillis can’t play next week.
Bengals’ linebacker James Harrison was taken to the locker room near the end of the first quarter of the Sunday night game against the Steelers to be evaluated for concussion and did not return.
Other Injury Notes:
Packers’ tight end Brandon Bostick left the game against Dallas due to a foot injury. . . . Packers’ defensive tackle Johnny Jolly suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of the Cowboys’ game. . . . Jaguars’ guard/center Mike Brewster fractured his left ankle in Sunday's loss to the Bills. . . . Cowboys’ linebacker Ernie Sims suffered a hip injury in the first half against the Packers. . . . Cowboys’ linebacker Justin Durant aggravated his hamstring injury. . . . Washington’s cornerback E.J. Biggers left the game against the Falcons due to a sprained knee. . . . Falcons’ linebacker Sean Weatherspoon left the game against Washington due to a knee injury. . . . Raiders’ cornerback Charles Woodson was forced from the game against Kansas City in the first half due to a rib injury. . . . Kansas City’s cornerback Brandon Flowers suffered a groin injury in the second quarter of the game against the Raiders. . . . Jets’ offensive tackle Austin Howard left the game against the Panthers in the second quarter due to a left knee injury. . . . Buccaneers’ strong safety Mark suffered a hamstring injury against the San Francisco 49ers. . . . Vikings’ offensive tackle Cullen Loeffler left the game against the Eagles after injuring his hand. . . . Eagles’ cornerback Brandon Boykin suffered a possible concussion. . . . Eagles’ strong safety Kurt Coleman injured his hamstring. . . . Giants’ offensive tackle James Brewer left the game against the Seahawks due to an ankle injury. . . . Jaguars’ offensive guard Mike Brewster suffered an ankle injury against the Bills. . . . Colts’ offensive guard Joe Reitz left the game with a possible concussion. . . . Dolphins’ defensive tackle Paul Soliai injured his ankle against the Patriots. . . . 49ers’ fullback Bruce Miller left the game against the Buccaneers due to an arm injury. . . Bengals’ punter Kevin Huber suffered a fractured jaw against the Steelers.
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