LestersLegends Injury Report

Aug 18, 2008

It’s time to take a look around the league and see what’s happening on the injury front.

Tom Brady – Yikes.  At least it’s not the same one that cost New England their Perfect Season.  It did cost him to miss a Preseason game.  Naturally, you’re not going to get much info for the Pats, but I think he’ll be fine.

Ronnie Brown - Now’s he’s dealing with a sprained thumb.  Hopefully this isn’t a sign of things to come for Ronnie.

Plaxico Burress - Don’t be alarmed when you see Plax missed tonight’s game.  He proved himself last year.

Glenn Dorsey - Kansas City’s prized rookie made his debut after being shelved with a sprained knee.

Marvin Harrison – Marvelous Marvin caught a pair of passes vs. Atlanta.  I don’t think he’ll have much of an issue getting on page with Manning when he returns.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh - A sore hamstring kept Housh out of a second preseason game.

Tarvaris Jackson – The Vikes QB lands on the Injury Report with a sprained MCL suffered in their game against Baltimore over the weekend.  He’ll miss the all-important third preseason game vs. Pittsburgh (where the starters typically play into the 3rd quarter), but should be able to go in a tune-up game against Dallas.  Ultimately they may decide to hold him out until the Season Opener.  Unless you’re in a DEEP league or a two-QB league, you won’t be using T-Jack Week 1 anyway, but he could start off a little rusty against a tough Packer D.

Chad Johnson – Ocho Cinco hurt his shoulder while attempting to make a catch vs. Detroit.  Ocho will likely take the next week off.  There’s no need to risk further injury in a meaningless game.

Larry Johnson - LJ got some more work in rushing for 61 yards on 14 carries.  That has to be a little relief for LJ owners (myself included). 

Rudi Johnson – This is a who’s who of Bengal players.  Rudi missed a second game as well with hamstring concerns.  My guess is the Bengals are being cautious so their season doesn’t unravel before it starts.

Peyton Manning - Manning is a couple of weeks away from returning to practice.  He’s never missed a start so I wouldn’t be too worried if I were a Manning owner.

Deuce McAllister – Deuce made his return Saturday vs. Houston.  He carried the ball 4 times for 16 yards and caught a pair of passes for another ten.  It was good sign for the Saints.

Hines Ward – He hurt his ankle against the Bills last week.  He’s tough.  He’ll be fine.

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