Injury - Football Wiretap

Urlacher Still Out With Hamstring Injury

Dec 30, 2012 1:09 PM

Brian Urlacher was inactive for the Chicago Bears' regular season finale against the Lions.

Urlacher has been out since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring on Dec. 2.

Nick Roach will remain at middle linebacker for Chicago.


Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury

Report: Justin Smith Has Partially Torn Triceps

Dec 27, 2012 3:50 PM

Justin Smith has a partially torn triceps, according to a report from the Sacramento Bee.

Without Smith for the majority of the past six quarters, San Francisco has allowed 66 points and 753 yards to opposing offenses.

The 49ers have listed Smith's injury as related to his elbow.

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury

Peterson Sits Out Thursday's Practice

Dec 27, 2012 3:47 PM

Adrian Peterson did not practice on Thursday, but he is expected to play as usual in Week 17.

Peterson has recently been bothered by abdominal soreness.

Peterson left Week 16's win early due to the injury.

Mark Craig/Star Tribune

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Gronkowski Still Not Ready To Return

Dec 26, 2012 2:35 PM

Rob Gronkowski continues to be listed as day-to-day after suffering a broken forearm in Week 11.

"We'll see how he is," Belichick said. "He did more last week than the week before, and we'll see where he's at today and tomorrow when we go out there (to practice); we'll see what he can do. We'll take it day-to-day, we'll make decisions day-to-day based on where he's at. He's moving along, (he's) not ready yet. We'll take it day-to-day and see how it goes." 

Gronkowski has been listed as questionable for each of the past 23 games.

Field Yates/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Injury

Browns May Start Third-String QB In Finale

Dec 26, 2012 2:31 PM

The Cleveland Browns may start third-string quarterback Thad Lewis in their Week 17 finale with both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy out with shoulder injuries.

The Browns faced an eerily similar scenario in 2008 when Bruce Gradkowski started after Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson and Ken Dorsey were all on injured reserve.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Injury

Packers To Leave Cobb On Special Teams Despite Injury

Dec 24, 2012 11:36 PM

The Green Bay Packers will leave Randall Cobb as the team's kick and punt returner in spite of an ankle injury.

Cobb was injured when tackled returning a punt on Sunday.

Cobb leads the Packers in receiving.

"I'll be honest with you: I don't have a really high tolerance for this (line of questioning) because I don't understand how you play scared in the game of football. I don't get that," Mike McCarthy said. "I think it's convenient questioning. I understand the risk involved in every single play. Some plays are higher risk than others, and I'm fully aware of that.

"But you can't sit here and say special teams is important if you don't put a guy like Randall Cobb out there as a returner. Now, if we're sitting here next year, we might be having a different conversation. But the way our team is built for 2012, Randall Cobb is a huge part of our success on special teams."


Tags: Green Bay Packers, Injury

Heath Miller Tears ACL

Dec 24, 2012 10:56 PM

Heath Miller tore the ACL in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

"Unfortunately his season comes to an end," Mike Tomlin said. "He has been rock solid for us and we really appreciate his efforts. We understand injuries are a part of the game, but unfortunately it brings his season to a close."

Miller finished the season with 71 catches for career highs of 816 yards and eight touchdowns.


Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury

Manningham Tore ACL, PCL

Dec 24, 2012 10:54 PM

Mario Manningham tore his ACL and PCL in his left knee during the San Francisco 49ers' loss on Sunday to the Seahawks.

Manningham is the 49ers' third leading receiver.

Manningham was tackled low by Leroy Hill.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury

Palmer To Miss Week 17, Leinart Expected To Start

Dec 24, 2012 9:38 PM

Carson Palmer will miss Week 17 due to cracked ribs and a bruised lung.

Palmer left Sunday’s 17-6 loss at Carolina in the first quarter after he was hit hard by defensive end Greg Hardy.

A CT scan revealed the injuries, but he was deemed OK to make the long flight home. 

Matt Leinart is expected to start at quarterback over Terrelle Pryor.

Gerry Spratt/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

Vick Could Start Week 17 With Foles Out

Dec 24, 2012 1:19 PM

Nick Foles will not play in Week 17 for the Philadelphia Eagles due to a broken hand.

Michael Vick could start at quarterback against the Giants in what is expected to be his final game with the franchise.

"Nick will obviously not play," Reid said. "This was something that showed up on the MRI this morning; it wasn't present on the X-ray.


Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Ray Lewis Unlikely To Return Before Playoffs
Ray Lewis suffered a torn triceps in Week 6.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Gronkowski Out Week 16
Rob Gronkowski is recovering from a broken forearm.

Shalise Manza Young/Boston Globe

Ware Playing Through Elbow, Shoulder Issues
DeMarcus Ware is wearing a brace to protect a hyperextended elbow.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Griffin Expected To Play Against Eagles
Robert Griffin III is expected to start for the Redskins in Week 16 against the Eagles.


Cousins To Start At QB For Redskins
Robert Griffin III will not start for the Redskins and instead will go with Kirk Cousins.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Clay Matthews To Return For First Time In Four Weeks
Clay Matthews has had a recurring hamstring injury.

CBS Sports

Gronkowski Returns To Practice For First Time Since Injury
Rob Gronkowski returned to practice Friday for the first time since breaking his left forearm.

Mike Reiss, Field Yates/ESPN

Jets Reverse Course, Tebow Could Play Monday
Rex Ryan backtracked from comments on Thursday about the availability of Tim Tebow for Monday's game.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Britt Still Not Fully Back From Knee Surgeries
Kenny Britt had eight catches for 143 yards last week.

John Glennon/Tennessean

Griffin Encouraged By Progress On Knee
Robert Griffin III is optimistic he will play on Sunday against the Browns.


Cutler Expects To Play Sunday
Jay Cutler has a neck and knee injury.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Griffin Participates In Individual Drills
Robert Griffin III had a slight limp as he walked on Wednesday.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Gould On IR, Bears Sign Mare
The Bears have placed Robbie Gould on injured reserve due to a calf injury.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Source: Redskins Haven't Ruled Out Griffin Starting
Pierre Garcon said that Kirk Cousins will start on Sunday for the Redskins with Robert Griffin injured.

Mark Maske/Washington Post

Talib Injures Hip
Aqib Talib injured his hip during the second quarter of the Patriots' win on Monday.


Bryant Has Fractured Finger, Hopes To Keep Playing
The Cowboys are hoping Dez Bryant can wait to have surgery until after the season is over.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Bowe To IR With Broken Ribs, Likely Done With Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe will be a free agent in 2013 and is unlikely to return to the Chiefs.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Nicks Banged Up Knee, X-Rays Negative
Hakeem Nicks had four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Jane McManus/ESPN

Griffin Sprains Knee, No Major Damage
Robert Griffin's availability for next week is unclear, but an X-ray and MRI revealed no major damage to the knee, including major ligaments.

Dan Loumena/Los Angeles Times

Gould Strains Calf During Warmups
Robbie Gould strained his left calf during pregame warmups.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN