LestersLegends Injury Report

Aug 14, 2008


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

Nnamdi Asomugha – Asomugha (foot) is still practicing, but will take it easy.  It doesn’t look good right now for the Raider secondary.

Plaxico Burress - Plax practiced, but not at full speed.  The good news for Giants fans is he proved he doesn’t need much practice last year.  Slap yourself if you said or thought about Allen Iverson’s “Practice” quote.  Let’s put that and “Playoffs” to bed people.

Brett Favre - In case you forgot about him, he’s still in the news.  His arm is sore.  Thanks Brett.  I’m sure half the league’s QBs have sore arms.

Dwight Freeney - The Colts are showing patience with Freeney as he recovers from a foot injury.

Antonio Gates - Gates got some work in this week, but is still on the PUP.  I wouldn’t count on him in Week 1 so if your strategy is to carry just 1 TE until bye week, you may have to alter your plans if you want the big fella.

Joey Galloway - A sore groin could sideline the aging speedster the entire preseason.  He’s old and savvy.  He’ll be fine.

DeAngelo Hall – His hand is really bothering him.  It may hinder his ability to pick off passes, but he shouldn’t miss any regular season time because of it.

Matt Hasselbeck – His sore back cost him some practices, and will likely cost him a preseason game.  I wonder how much fo this is a veteran QB taking advantage of some time off. 

A.J. Hawk – Hawk (chest) will miss the Pack’s preseason game vs. San Fran.  He’ll be treated with kid gloves to make sure he’s fine when the regular season rolls around.

Andre Johnson - AJ (groin) will miss this week’s preseason game vs. New Orleans.  There is no reason to risk further injury in a meaningless game.

Rudi Johnson - After sitting for a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury, Rudi is ready to get back at it.  He continues to appear to be a great value in fantasy drafts.

Kevin Jones - Jones (knee) has been practicing, but will likely miss this week’s preseason game vs. Seattle.  It’s hard to know what to expect from him until he gets some game action, but my expectations aren’t lofty.

Willis McGahee -  In all likelihood McGahee will miss the first week of the season after having his knee scoped.  He’ll likely get off to a slow start too as he gets into shape.  For the season I’m not worried…yet.

Asante Samuel - He missed the bulk of Training Camp with a hamstring injury, but it appears he’s almost ready to contribute for the Birds.

Bob Sanders - The Colts activated Sanders (shoulder) from the PUP.  It will be a slow go with the hopes to get him ready for the season opener against Chicago.

Jonathan Stewart - Stewart (toe) could play tonight vs. Philly.  DeAngelo Williams put in a solid effort in Stewart’s abscence in Carolina’s preseason opener.

Javon Walker – After almost retiring, Walker seems to be improving.  He’s the lightest he’s been since he’s been in the NFL so that should help his burst.

Cadillac Williams - Old Cadillac Williams is nearing his return from a knee injury.  Sorry Cadillac, Tampa Bay moved on without you with Earnest Graham.  He’ll get some carries when he’s ready, but this is becoming a pretty crowded backfield.

Chris Williams – What’s with the Bears and their first round draft picks?  Benson, Cade McNown, David Terrell, Curtis Enis, Rashaan Salaam.  Need I continue?  I hope for their sake Williams doesn’t fall into that category.  What does concern me is the fact that he had surgery to repair a herniated disk.  Not exactly how I would want a First Round Left Tackle to start things off.

Madieu Williams – Bid Adieu to Madieu for about six weeks.  Timeout, let me slap myself for that lame comment.  He hurt his neck.   He’ll likely miss a couple regular season games.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chris
    August 14th, 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    Breaking News: Brett Favre might be tired or he might not be, full 60 minute special on ESPN tonight…
    Nice rundown here…even with the terrible adieu to Madieu pun!

  2. LestersLegends
    August 14th, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    Chris – no kidding. I know what’s more tired than his arm…me hearing about him.

    That was a bad pun, huh.

  3. Chuck
    August 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    “Bid Adieu to Madieu”. Wow, that was bad.

  4. LestersLegends
    August 14th, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    Chuck – my apologies

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