Injury - Football Wiretap
Peterson Has Successful Knee Surgery
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said the team was informed that Friday's operation by Dr. James Andrews was "successful" and that Peterson was "resting comfortably." Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in the knee during last Sunday's game at Washington.
Brady Limited In Practice Because Of Shoulder
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday because of an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Asked before Friday's session what Brady was able to do in Thursday's practice, coach Bill Belichick said simply, "Play quarterback." On the team's injury report, he was listed as probable with a left shoulder injury for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Dolphins Rule Out Reggie Bush
Dolphins running back Reggie Bush will miss the team's season finale against the Jets because of a right knee injury. Bush, who has enjoyed his first 1,000-yard season, suffered the injury last week in Miami's loss to New England. His average of 5.0 yards per rush is the highest for a 1,000-yard runner this year.
Cowboys Expect To Have Romo At 'Full Strength'
Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones fully expects Tony Romo to play against the Giants on Sunday night. Romo was limited in practice on Friday for the third straight day, but he is officially listed as probable on the injury report. "He's going to be playing at full strength," Jones said on KRLD-FM Friday morning. "It's just a very big-time feel-good to know that we're going to be going in with this kind of quarterbacking. He's had an outstanding year. He's a top, top quarterback and he's got a good team around him. In my belief, a very good team around him, so the stage is set for us to play well in a big game."
Roethlisberger Expects To Face Cleveland
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want his sprained left ankle to keep him out of Pittsburgh's regular-season finale Sunday against the Browns. "As long as I can deal with pain, I'll be out there," Roethlisberger said. "I don't want to let the guys down, so I'll do what I can to be out there."
Romo Practices With Wrap On Hand
Tony Romo was able to do a little more in Thursday's practice than he was the previous day, but the Cowboys quarterback has yet to take a snap from center since suffering a bruised hand on Christmas Eve. "We're still in the process of doing some things like that," said Romo, who was listed as limited on the injury report, "and I think each day that stuff gets a little bit better." He wore a wrap on his hand in Thursday's practice after not using one on Wednesday. Romo, however, reiterated that he would play Sunday against the Giants, with the winner claiming the NFC East title and a playoff spot. "I think you have to go out there and practice all week and get yourself ready to go to the game on Sunday," Romo said. "I'm excited that we're in this position and we have an opportunity to go and play in a big game like this. This is when it gets fun. No matter what, you're not going to sit one of these out."
Report: Brady Has X-Ray On Shoulder
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a left shoulder injury that reportedly required X-rays. Brady was on the field for stretching and agility drills with teammates in sweatpants and helmets in the part of practice open to the media Thursday. The injury is not considered severe enough to prevent him from playing Sunday against Buffalo, but it is causing Brady discomfort.
Al Harris Decides To Retire
The Rams have announced that veteran defensive back Al Harris has decided to retire. Harris had 12 tackles in nine games for the Rams this season. For his career, the 14-year veteran played in 194 games and picked off 21 passes. He was placed on injured reserve for the third straight season and will now look to transition into a coaching career. "That's just God's way of telling me it's time for me to turn the page," Harris said of the injury. "I had an awesome time. I thank God for Spags giving me the opportunity to come out and I hope I left a positive impression on everybody."
Bears Place Cutler, Forte On Injured Reserve
The Bears placed quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on injured reserve on Tuesday, meaning they will miss the season finale at Minnesota this week. Chicago (7-8) has lost five straight since Cutler broke his right thumb late in a win over San Diego on Nov. 20, and things took another bad turn two weeks later when Forte sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against Kansas City. Cutler, who was scheduled to have surgically inserted pins removed Tuesday, threw for 2,319 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Forte finished with 997 yards rushing and 490 receiving and was selected to his first Pro Bowl hours after being placed on IR.
Adrian Peterson Hopes To Play By Week 1
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hopes to be on the field for Week 1 of the 2012 season. Peterson will have left knee surgery following a pair of torn ligaments suffered in Minnesota's Week 16 win over Washington. "We expect most people to recover from this injury in eight to nine months and instead of comparing Adrian to any other player at any level that's had an anterior cruciate ligament, and they happen every day, I would really like Adrian to stand on his own merit because Adrian, I feel, is very unique," Vikings head trainer Eric Sugarman said Monday. "Adrian has a great work ethic. Adrian has the DNA to heal quickly, which he has shown in the past. He certainly will have the desire and the mental toughness to be able to get through the rehab process, which will take months and months, as you know. So, I think if anyone can get better quickly and safely in that time period, it would be Adrian Peterson."
Cowboys Don't Feel They Need To Add Quarterback
The Cowboys have decided not to pursue signing a veteran quarterback at this time, according to a team source.
Jay Cutler To Have Pins Removed
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is scheduled to have the pins removed from his fractured right thumb on Tuesday.
Chris Johnson Took An Injection For Ankle
Titans running back Chris Johnson took a painkilling injection in order to play with a sprained ankle on Saturday, according to a league source.
Source: Jake Long Suffered Torn Biceps
Dolphins left tackle Jake Long tore his biceps during Saturday's loss to the Patriots.
Adrian Peterson Has Torn ACL, MCL
The Vikings may not have Adrian Peterson for the start of the 2012 season.
Romo Suffers Bruised Right Hand
Tony Romo said a bruised right hand will not keep him from playing in next week's winner-take-all finale at the Giants.
Packers Confident They'll Have Jennings For Playoffs
Greg Jennings has made a strong recovery from the sprained medial collateral knee ligament he suffered almost two weeks ago.
Devin Hester Could Sit Against Packers
Bears kick returner/wide receiver Devin Hester is questionable to face the Packers because of a nagging ankle injury.
Eagles Won't Have Samuel In Must-Win Game
Asante Samuel injured his hamstring against the Jets and missed the past three practices.
Ben Roethlisberger Sits Out Practice
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out Thursday's practice to rest his sprained left ankle.
McCoy Remains Out With Concussion
Colt McCoy will not travel with the Browns to Baltimore for Saturday's game.
Andre Johnson Out Again For Texans
Andre Johnson will sit out Thursday night's game against the Colts because of a strained left hamstring.
Darren McFadden Jogs At Practice
Darren McFadden has missed close to two months with a sprained left foot.
Mark Sanchez Says Neck Is 'A Little Sore'
The team has all but acknowledged that Mark Sanchez is dealing with a pinched nerve in his right shoulder/neck area.
Tomlin Never Thought About Pulling Roethlisberger
The Steelers never considered pulling Ben Roethlisberger late in the team's loss to the 49ers on Monday night.
Patriots Will Place Andre Carter On IR
Patriots defensive end Andre Carter is not expected to play again this season.
Johnny Knox Undergoes Back Surgery
Johnny Knox was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Monday.
Colts Say Manning Won't Play This Season
Peyton Manning has begun throwing the football, but he won't play in the team's final two games.
Knox To Undergo Back Surgery
Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox will have surgery to stabilize a vetebra in his lower- to mid-back.