Many gamers throughout the NFL are coping with accidents heading into Week 13.
The Buffalo Bills put pass-rusher Von Miller on the injured reserve record on Thursday, that means he’ll miss the workforce’s subsequent 4 video games. Miller mentioned he suffered lateral meniscus injury to his proper knee throughout the Payments’ win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.
“He is been doing remedy and making an attempt to rehab it,” Payments basic supervisor Brandon Beane mentioned. “… We simply suppose in speaking to the medical those who the most effective choice proper now’s to present this time, and that provides him the most effective alternative to assist us down the stretch.”
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields‘ standing for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Green Bay Packers is wanting extra promising. Fields practiced on Thursday and Friday after being listed as restricted on Wednesday. He’s now expected to start on Sunday. The ailment triggered him to overlook the Bears’ recreation in opposition to the New York Jets on Sunday.
The Packers even have well being points at quarterback, as Aaron Rodgers is coping with a rib damage he suffered in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Rodgers will play on Sunday and can “most likely” put on some kind of rib safety for the primary time in his profession.
Listed here are some extra damage updates from our NFL Nation reporters getting into Week 13.
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Mixon was restricted all week whereas nonetheless in concussion protocol. Bengals coach Zac Taylor mentioned Mixon can be monitored all through the weekend as they eye a possible return for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Kansas Metropolis.
— Ben Child
Njoku, who got here down with a game-tying, one-handed TD seize on fourth down in Sunday’s eventual win over Tampa Bay, was unable to follow this week with a knee damage. Njoku, who battled an ankle damage earlier this season, is a key a part of the Browns’ offense. If Cleveland goes to make a push for a playoff spot, it might want to get Njoku again from this damage as rapidly as doable.
— Jake Trotter
The Packers would possibly lastly be capable of use their two rookie receivers collectively extensively if Doubs performs on Sunday. Thus far, they’ve performed a grand whole of 52 snaps collectively this season. Whereas Doubs was taking part in extensively early within the season, Christian Watson was battling accidents. And Watson’s emergence has come whereas Doubs has missed the final three video games due to an ankle damage. Doubs returned to follow on Wednesday.
— Rob Demovsky
The Colts can be lacking a key piece of their offensive line at an inopportune time. Dallas leads the NFL in sacks with 45. In the meantime, Smith simply had a powerful efficiency in opposition to Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt, holding him with out a sack and limiting him to at least one quarterback hit within the Colts’ Monday night time loss to the Steelers.
— Stephen Holder
Jacobs initially tweaked his left calf in follow final Friday, was a gametime choice at Seattle, reaggravated it late within the recreation, satisfied his coaches to let him return and completed with 303 all-purpose yards and two scores, together with his epic 86-yard walk-off landing. The calf has saved him restricted in follow all week. “I do not really feel too unhealthy,” he mentioned. “It is extra so simply not making an attempt to overwork myself. Not making an attempt to do an excessive amount of in follow after which come into the sport sore. I really feel fairly good. Simply making an attempt to keep up that.” If Jacobs can’t play, anticipate rookie Zamir White to get added reps.
— Paul Gutierrez
Williams will miss a second consecutive recreation after aggravating a excessive ankle sprain in Week 11 in opposition to the Chiefs. Williams initially suffered the damage in Week 7 in opposition to the Seahawks and missed two video games earlier than returning and reaggravating the damage. The Bolts’ offense additionally can be with out beginning middle Corey Linsley (concussion) and proper sort out Trey Pipkins III (knee), so quarterback Justin Herbert can have his work minimize out for him.
— Lindsey Thiry
Stafford has been cleared from the concussion protocol, however he’ll miss the Rams’ Week 13 recreation in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks with a neck damage. Coach Sean McVay mentioned final week that Stafford felt some numbness in his legs after taking a success in Week 11 in opposition to the New Orleans Saints, a recreation Stafford was taking part in in two days after he was cleared from the concussion protocol the primary time. McVay mentioned there was dialogue about shutting Stafford down for the remainder of the season, however that the Rams are nonetheless taking it “a step at a time” with the quarterback’s damage.
Donald will not play on Sunday in opposition to Seattle after injuring his ankle in opposition to the Chiefs in Week 13. That is the primary recreation the three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months has missed due to damage in his NFL profession.
— Sarah Barshop
Carter, the Jets’ main rusher since Breece Hall was injured in Week 7, is doubtful with a low ankle sprain. Search for a backfield by committee, with Ty Johnson, rookie Zonovan Knight and James Robinson dealing with the work. Johnson and Knight, each of whom sparked the offense final week, determine to get many of the carries.
— Wealthy Cimini
Quinn was a late addition to the damage report this week. He is listed as out for Sunday in opposition to the Titans together with security C.J. Gardner-Johnson (lacerated kidney). Defensive sort out Jordan Davis, in the meantime, is predicted to make his return from a excessive ankle sprain — simply in time to face Derrick Henry.
— Tim McManus
Harris performed simply half of Monday night time’s win in opposition to the Colts earlier than exiting with an indirect damage. He returned to follow Friday, although, and mentioned he was clear to play Sunday. Nonetheless, he may very well be restricted in opposition to the Falcons after not working towards Wednesday or Thursday. The Steelers do not essentially must rush him again with Jaylen Warren (hamstring) obtainable once more and after getting stable performances from Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland within the second half of the win Monday.
— Brooke Pryor
Gibson didn’t follow Thursday and was restricted Friday, however Washington stays optimistic about his availability for Sunday. Offensive coordinator Scott Turner mentioned he anticipated Gibson to play vs. the Giants. Contemplating that Washington needs to assault New York on the bottom, pairing Gibson with Brian Robinson can be pivotal. If he cannot play, Jonathan Williams would play extra and Jaret Patterson can be elevated off the follow squad.
Younger was restricted in follow Friday, and Washington will not make a ultimate name on his standing till pregame Sunday. The coaches have wished to see him push off his knee with confidence and that is not one thing they’ve seen constantly. They have been keen about what they noticed per week in the past however extra muted this week. It may very well be one other recreation earlier than Younger performs.
— John Keim