NFL Injury Update: Rashad Jennings Diagnosed With Sprained Knee

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 | 0

Rashad Jennings

Injuries bombarded several key NFL players in Week 5 action yesterday (Sun., October 5, 2014), leaving teams scrambling to formulate a gameplan for several upcoming weeks without some of their starting players.

Today many of their statuses have been updated after many players underwent MRIs to determine the severity of their ailments.

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings was diagnosed with a sprained knee. He is expected to miss at least one game, and could likely be held out through the team’s Week 8 bye. Andre Williams will take over for Jennings in the meantime.

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, who was expected to miss “quite some time” with a groin injury suffered in the team’s 41-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, could only miss 2-3 weeks after having an MRI today. Ronnie Hillman will be the lead back in Denver, with C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson getting some carries.

Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno said he “hopes” to play in the team’s Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers after dislocating his elbow in Week 2. Moreno said that he would most likely be out for another four weeks last week, so this situation is certainly fluid and uncertain;. His injury was a serious one that the team will most likely play it safe with.

St. Louis Rams starting running back Zac Stacy was forced to leave his team’s 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 with a right calf injury, but is expected to be “good to go” for Week 6. His injury is not thought to be serious, but he has lost snaps to backup Benny Cunningham.

Lastly, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker’s thumb on his throwing hand is reportedly bruised and swollen after he was replaced by Charlie Whitehurst in the Titans’ heartbreaking 29-28 loss to the Cleveland Browns yesterday. Locker can’t seem to be healthy in a contract year, so the team is reportedly set to begin grooming rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger to eventually take his place.

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