Week 8 wasn’t as bad when it comes to injuries being suffered during the week. Most of the injuries that happened or became public this week are due to prior injuries that either reoccurred, have been deemed bad enough for surgery, or even happened in practice.
Obviously since this week didn’t have as heavy of a count
of newly disabled players, there was no shifts in future odds. However, some
nagging injuries will affect the lines in Week 9.
Packers, one of the reasons their line against the Cardinals is dropping, is
due to their banged up receiving core. Greg Jennings has been banged up all
season, and his abdominal injury was too severe to avoid surgery. He tore the
ab muscle in Week 1, and a few days ago, it was deemed that it was too severe
to avoid surgery during the season. He will have surgery on the abs muscle and is
expected to miss around 3 weeks.
same team, Jordy Nelson had to miss the Packers’ Week 8 game due to a hamstring
injury. He injured the hamstring, not in a game, but in practice on Wednesday.
I repeat… not a game, we’re talking about practice. This is especially
concerning for Green Bay, as Jennings and Nelson being out is a major concern.
Nelson is listed as questionable, and we should know more about his status come
practice time on Wednesday.
Jones-Drew has already been ruled out for Week 9 after missing Week 8 with a
foot injury. It was deemed that it wasn’t a lisfranc injury, however, it is a
serious injury, and there is absolutely no timetable for his return. The
Jaguars are going nowhere fast, so don’t expect Jones-Drew to be back anytime
Chiefs’ quarterback situation is getting worse by the day. Hey Michael Vick, if
you need a job next season after the Eagles dump you and Andy Reid, the Chiefs
would love to have you! Brady Quinn got the start last week for KC, but only
lasted a few plays before being knocked out of the game with a head injury.
Enter Matt Cassel, who was cheered for getting a head injury just a few weeks
ago. Needless to say, I think the Chiefs might be able to draft a Matt Barkley or
anyone number one overall.
Titans are dealing with a much worse quarterback injury, as their new franchise
quarterback, Jake Locker, has a broken shoulder, and he looks to be out longer
than normally thought. He may need surgery to fix the issue, so his return is
Jets’ injury problems just kept getting worse. This past week, linebacker Bart
Scott’s consecutive games streak came to an end. Scott missed his first game in
almost 8 years this past week with a toe injury he suffered a while ago. He had
been playing through the injury, but he apparently could not deal with the pain
and play effectively.
linebacker and probably the Giants’ best defender Chase Blackburn suffered a
hamstring injury in the Giants’ game against the Cowboys over the weekend.
Being a linebacker with a hamstring injury is no good, and those injuries can
be tough to determine when a player is available to come back from.
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