NFL Week 6 Injury Update: A.J. Green Carted Off Practice Field

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 | 0

NFL Week 6 Injury Update

Injuries continue to affect the NFL landscape in a major way heading into Week 6. Several key players were once again forced out of Week 5 action due to a variety of serous and not-so-serious ailments, especially at the running back position.

Some players are hopeful to play in Week 6, while others are looking more doubtful. Let’s break down the important medical statuses of prominent players featured on injury reports around the league.

First and foremost, Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green was carted off of practice today after he apparently re-aggravated the toe injury that’s been plaguing him since Week 2. His Week 6 status is up in the air at this point as the injury continues to hinder the elite talent.

Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte was held out of practice today for rest purposes. The Bears’ workhorse should play this Sunday after tearing up the Carolina Panthers in Week 5.

Hampered by a hamstring issue for weeks now, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is probable for his team’s Thursday Night Football match-up with the Indianapolis Colts. Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was held out of practice and is listed as questionable with an ongoing ankle injury.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he is one hundred percent earlier today. He missed Minnesota’s blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers last week but was diagnosed with only a minor ankle sprain. Bridgewater remains on track to play against Detroit in Week 6.

Lion’s running back Reggie Bush was held out of practice after injuring his ankle in Week 5 and is questionable for Week 6. Bush’s running mate Joique Bell returned to practice today after missing Week 5 with a concussion. It’s unknown if he will play in Week 6 or not. Third-string back Theo Riddick also returned to practice, seemingly on the mend from the hamstring ailment that kept him out last week.

Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno practiced today and is slated to play in Week 6 after dislocating his elbow in Week 2. Moreno will supposedly make a return at the bottom end of his diagnosed 4-8 week timetable.

Both of Tampa Bay’s top two receivers were affected by injuries today, but not in the same fashion. Top target Vincent Jackson was held out of practice with a rib issue, while first year wideout Mike Evans returned to practice after hurting his groin in Week 4.

Out with a broken hand, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram may return in Week 7 after the team has a bye in Week 6. Ingram is apparently still sporting a hard cast on his hand that he will shed before returning to action.

Atlanta Falcon star Julio Jones was limited in practice today. He’s still set to play at home against the Bears in Week 6. Fellow wide receivers Harry Douglas and Devin Hester also both missed practice today. Douglas is considered day to day with a foot issue, while Hester is set to play in Week 6.

San Diego Chargers wide receivers Keenan Allen and Malcolm Floyd were limited with a groin injury and a calf injury, respectively. They should be in line to play in the Chargers’ Week 6 game against the lowly Oakland Raiders.

Arizona Cardinals starting quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton were both limited in today’s practice. Palmer is still suffering from the nerve issue in his shoulder that he suffered in Week 1, while Stanton is attempting to battle back from a concussion suffered against the Denver Broncos last weekend. If neither of them can play against Washington in Week 6, rookie Logan Thomas would get the start.

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was limited with a leg injury in today’s practice. Rookie Bishop Sankey would get the more carries he’s been promised if Greene is unable to play.

Washington tight end Jordan Reed, who has been out of action with a Week 1 hamstring injury, returned to practice last week and is now set to return against the Arizona Cardinals.

Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was limited in practice with a hip injury suffered in Week 5 against Green Bay, but is expected to play against the Detroit Lions in Week 6.

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