Injury - Football Wiretap
Von Miller Has Ligament Damage In Thumb
Broncos rookie pass-rusher Von Miller underwent a surgical procedure to repair a strained ligament in his left thumb and missed Wednesday's practice. Miller is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota. He was injured in Denver's 16-13 overtime win at San Diego on Sunday.
Eagles Won't Have Vick, Maclin
The Eagles have ruled out quarterback Michael Vick (ribs), wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring and shoulder) for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. In addition, Philadelphia will be without cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle), linebacker Moise Fokou (ankle) and tackle King Dunlap (concussion). Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) and running back LeSean McCoy (toe) are questionable and will be game-time decisions.
Cutler Could Be Done For Season
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday he'd "want to play next week if they let me," but admitted that because of the uncertainty about the time frame for recovery from his broken right thumb that "it could be [that] I'm done for the season." Cutler said he didn't want to put a specific date on his return because of all the variables concerning the recovery process. He underwent surgery in Colorado last week. Doctors inserted three screws and two pins to stabilize the right thumb. Cutler disclosed that depending on how fast he heals, the pins could be removed "anytime after three weeks, [but they could stay] up to 10 weeks," but the screws would remain. "So it's just a matter of if they're not hindering me being able to throw the ball, [whether] I'm comfortable with them, if they're not pinching," Cutler said. "There's a lot of factors."
Seahawks Won't Have Rice Against Eagles
The Seahawks will not have wide receiver Sidney Rice for Thursday night's game against the Eagles. Rice suffered a concussion on Sunday, his second head injury in three games. "We spread it more," coach Pete Carroll said of the offense. "Mike [Williams] has had some opportunities here in the last couple weeks that we didn't capitalize on. We're still going to him. We've given him a lot of balls and all. Just unfortunately, the numbers aren't working out."
Vick Expected To Miss Third Game
Vince Young will likely make his third straight start for the Eagles on Thursday night against the Seahawks. Michael Vick is expected to miss his third game with a pair of broken ribs. He threw on the sidelines, but did not fully participate in practice Tuesday. Young threw for 400 yards with a touchdown and an interception in last Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Manning To Have Neck Re-Evaluated Wednesday
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is set to have another checkup on his surgically repaired neck this Wednesday. However, when speaking to reporters on Sunday he gave no indication to how he is progressing. "I'll probably check in with y'all this week," Manning said. Manning underwent neck surgery Sept. 8 -- his third such operation in 19 months -- and has been out indefinitely since the operation.
Miles Austin Still Not Practicing
Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Austin didn't work with the team during the walk-through and was doing rehab work as he still recovers from his injury. He's missed the last three games because of the injury.
'Strong Possibility' Leinart Done For Season
Texans quarterback Matt Leinart, making his first start of the season in place of the injured Matt Schaub, hurt his throwing shoulder Sunday at Jacksonville. Leinart believes he broke his collarbone, but coach Gary Kubiak said initial X-rays were inconclusive. "There's a pretty strong possibility I probably won't be coming back this season," Leinart said. "It's pretty disappointing. It's tough to swallow, but we'll just move forward. Everything that's happened to me, this was a great opportunity. ... It's unfortunate, but I'm not going to give up. It's not my nature. I'll just keep moving forward and figure this thing out one step at a time."
Polamalu Leaves Game With Head Injury
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu left Sunday night's 13-9 win over Kansas City after his head banged into the knee of offensive tackle Steve Maneri. Maneri lined up in the backfield as an eligible receiver and hauled in a short pass from Tyler Palko. Polamalu came up to make the tackle and dove at Maneri's legs, his head banging into the big offensive tackle's knee. Polamalu, who had been dealing with some sore ribs, looked a bit wobbly as he got up. He was helped to the sideline by trainers and did not return on Pittsburgh's next defensive series.
Nnamdi Asomugha Starting For Eagles
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will start against the Patriots just three days after hurting his knee in practice and being carted off the field.
Leinart Knocked Out With Shoulder Injury
Texans quarterback Matt Leinart left Sunday's game at Jacksonville with a left shoulder injury.
Tomlinson Likely To Sit With MCL Sprain
All signs point to LaDainian Tomlinson missing Sunday's game against the Bills with a sprained MCL.
Ochocinco Among Inactives For Patriots
There will be holes in New England's secondary as well.
Eagles Won't Have Jeremy Maclin
Jeremy Maclin was limited in Wednesday's practice, but pulled up lame on his injured hamstring.
Eagles List Asomugha As Questionable
Nnamdi Asomugha injured his knee during practice on Thursday.
Vikings Won't Have Peterson Against Falcons
Adrian Peterson is dealing with a sprained left ankle.
Giants Rule Bradshaw Out Against Saints
Ahmad Bradshaw had hoped to return from a foot injury.
Adrian Peterson Doubtful Against Falcons
Adrian Peterson is dealing with a high ankle sprain.
Detroit Places Best On Injured Reserve
Jahvid Best has missed the team's last five games since suffering a concussion in Week 6.
Hillis A Game-Time Decision For Browns
Peyton Hillis participated in team drills with the Browns on Friday.
Andre Johnson To Face Jacksonville
The Texans will have wide receiver Andre Johnson back for their game against the Jaguars on Sunday.
Hillis Could Return To Practice With Browns
Peyton Hillis has missed six straight games with a hamstring injury.
Source: Asomugha Sore, Knee Injury Not Serious
There is no structural damage to the injured knee of Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Vick, Jackson Don't Practice With Eagles
Michael Vick missed this past Sunday night's win over the Giants after suffering a rib injury on Nov. 13 against the Cardinals.
Texans Put Schaub On IR; Sign Clemens
The Texans placed quarterback Matt Schaub on injured reserve Wednesday and signed Kellen Clemens to take his roster spot.
Jaguars Put Clint Session On IR
The Jaguars have placed linebacker Clint Session on injured reserve following his second concussion this season.
Raiders Won't Push McFadden Back Too Soon
The Raiders aren't going to put running back Darren McFadden back on the field until he is 100% healthy.