Injury - Football Wiretap

Ailing Marshall Expected To Play

Dec 31, 2009 4:43 PM

Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall expects to play against the Chiefs on Sunday despite a hamstring injury. Marshall suffered the injury on Wednesday and Denver needs a win against Kansas City to help their playoff chances. He sat out practice for the second straight day Thursday with a strained right hamstring.

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Coughlin: Jacobs Needs Knee Surgery

Dec 31, 2009 9:29 AM

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs needs knee surgery. He will miss New York's season finale against Minnesota due to the injury, which has bothered him at times this season. Giants coach Tom Coughlin on Wednesday announced that Jacobs will have arthroscopic surgery next week.

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Charles Tillman Still In Hospital

Dec 30, 2009 9:08 AM

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman remains in the hospital as he recovers from a bruised lung and several cracked ribs. According to a league source, he is stable condition but will remain in the hospital for several days. Tillman has all but been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

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Stafford Has Successful Knee Surgery

Dec 30, 2009 9:01 AM

Lions rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford has undergone successful surgery on his right knee. Stafford had what the Lions called minor surgery on Tuesday. He was placed on injured reserve last week. Stafford completed 201 of 377 passes for 2,267 yards with 13 touchdowns and 20 interceptions this season.

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Polamalu May Not Make Return

Dec 29, 2009 5:53 PM

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu could miss Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Polamalu, out for the last six games and most of a seventh with a left knee injury, only began running on Monday. He has yet to begun cutting, turning or twisting, moves needed to play in a game. "[Monday] was a positive step," coach Mike Tomlin said. "The door's not closed on him participating. ... He's just progressing, trying to get him ready, hopefully to play."

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Chicago's Tillman Suffers Rib Injury

Dec 29, 2009 9:03 AM

Bears defensive back Charles Tillman suffered a rib injury while making a tackle in the fourth quarter of Monday night's win over the Vikings. He had to be wheeled off the field on a stretcher.

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Bills Hope Fitzpatrick Can Face Colts

Dec 28, 2009 9:33 PM

The Bills are hoping that starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be able to play on Sunday against the Colts. Saying "we think he'll be better," interim head coach Perry Fewell was optimistic that Fitzpatrick will play despite missing this past Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

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Carolina's Smith Suffers Broken Arm

Dec 27, 2009 8:12 PM

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith broke his left arm in Sunday's win over the Giants. Carolina coach John Fox said that Smith broke his radius and will have surgery on Monday. He appeared to suffer the injury after catching a 27-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter.

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Saints Lose Thomas To Bruised Ribs

Dec 27, 2009 8:00 PM

Saints running back Pierre Thomas left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with bruised ribs. Thomas appeared to suffer the injury on a 26-yard run in the second quarter. He finished with 60 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay.

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Vick Questionable Against Broncos

Dec 26, 2009 10:43 PM

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos. He missed practice on Friday with the quadriceps bruise he suffered against the 49ers last weekend. "I can't do what I like to do," Vick said. Vick says that he hasn't run since the injury. "We're still working with him to see if he can come around and be able to give us something on Sunday," head coach Andy Reid said.

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Royal Won't Play Against Eagles
Eddie Royal is dealing with head and neck issues.

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Hester Questionable For Monday Night
Devin Hester has missed Chicago's last two games with a strained left calf.

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Knee Injury Could Force Ward To Sit
Derrick Ward will be a game-time decision.

Tampa Tribune

Reed Doubtful With Groin Injury
Ed Reed is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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Fitzpatrick Will Be Game-Time Decision
The Bills may be forced to start Brian Brohm on Sunday.

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Ryan Misses Practice, Expected To Play
Matt Ryan is battling a toe injury.

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Colts Place Gonzalez On Injured Reserve
Anthony Gonzalez had 57 catches for 664 yards and four touchdowns in 2008.

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Stafford Will Have Knee Surgery
Matthew Stafford threw for 2,267 yards, 13 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 10 games.

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Panthers Place Delhomme On IR
Jake Delhomme will miss the final two games of the season.

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Westbrook Cleared To Face Broncos
Brian Westbrook is recovering from a pair of concussions and has played in just six games this season.

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Polamalu To Have Knee Examined
Polamalu has twice injured the knee and missed much of the season.

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Colts Hoping Gonzalez Will Face Jets
Anthony Gonzalez hasn't played since Week 1.

Indianapolis Star

Bills Lose Edwards, McGee For Season
The Bills have lost Trent Edwards and Terrence McGee for the final two games.

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Foot Injury Ends Quinn's Season
Derek Anderson will start for the Browns on Sunday.

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Eagles Could Have Westbrook Against Broncos
Brian Westbrook has missed five straight games.

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Titans Lose Two Starting Linebackers
The Titans have lost Keith Bulluck and David Thornton for the remainder of the season.

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Rams' Jackson Will Play Through Pain
Steven Jackson will play out the season despite a back injury.

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Bears Adewale Ogunleye Out For Season
Adewale Ogunleye won't need surgery to repair a fractured left tibula.

Chicago Tribune

Percy Harvin Headed To Mayo Clinic
Vikings rookie receiver Percy Harvin has disk problems in his neck in addition to migraine issues.

Star Tribune

Vick Leaves Game With Bruised Thigh
Michael Vick left Philadelphia's victory on Sunday.

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