Saturday, August 25, 2012

National Football League Foot Injury Update

Arizona Cardinals
Paris Lenon, LB
Lenon suffered an ankle injury in Arizona's first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. He has been practicing since the injury, but there is no rush to get him back before the regular season starts.
Atlanta Falcons
Corey Peters, DT
Peters has an "undisclosed" foot injury and no timetable has been set for his return to the Falcons. Peters will at best be out only a couple of regular season games.
Baltimore Ravens
Vonta Leach, RB
Sprained ankle, questionable against Jacksonville.
Baltimore Ravens
Laquan Williams, WR
Sprained ankle, questionable against Jacksonville.
Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith, WR
Smith suffered a sprained ankle during the Raven's preseason opener, but is likely to return for the regular season. He appeared much better on Monday, not favoring his ankle the way he did on Sunday. Quarterback Joe Flacco said "Torrey brings something to the game that we might not have when he's not in there, but we've got a bunch of good receivers on this team."
Baltimore Ravens
Terrell Suggs, LB
Suggs suffered an Achilles injury while playing basketball during conditioning drills. The linebacker has told ESPN that he plans on coming back this season. Rehab has been going great and he wants to have an impact on the Raven's season. "I like the progress that I'm making. I came out of the boot last week. So I'm just walking right now, doing muscle strengthening, trying to get the muscle back strong. And I like where I'm at right now, loving the process... Y'all will see me play this year," said Suggs.
Carolina Panthers
Steve Smith, WR
Smith missed practice on Wednesday and after a doctor's visit was diagnosed with a foot infection. Following the exam Smith was seen on crutches but will be ready for the Panther's first regular season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The infection will be treated with antibiotics.
Cincinnati Bengals
Benjarvus Green-Ellis, RB
Green-Ellis sustained the injury in the Bengal's first preseason game against the Falcons. Probable for regular season.
Cincinnati Bengals
Leon Hall, DB
Hall injured his Achilles tendon last November against the Pittsburgh Steelers and has been recovering since. Hall was cleared for practice at the end of July, which is a shining light to the injury-laden Steelers. "I have been pretty much cleared to do everything. We are going to monitor how many reps I get in a row, basically, but it is a little easier now because we only have one practice a day. It just makes it easier as far as me practicing as much as I can. I'm pretty much full-go. I set the goal that I wanted and we were able to reach it," said Hall.
Cleveland Browns
Chris Cogong, LB
Cogong went down in practice at the beginning of August, injuring his Achilles tendon. He is likely out for the entire season. Cogong was in obvious pain after crumbling to the ground during morning practice. Covered in sweat, he grimaced as trainers removed his right shoe and gingerly examined his foot. "They're evaluating his ankle and we'll see," said coach Pat Shurmur. "Injuries are an unintended consequence of this game. As safe as you try to be, it sometimes happens and it drives the coach nuts. But for guys who don't play a lot, you learn you are one play from being in there full-time."
Dallas Cowboys
Caleb McSurdy, LB
Rookie McSurdy went down in mid-August during individual drills with an Achilles tendon tear. After he went down, he took off his helmet and slammed it to the ground. He is the sixth Cowboys draft pick to be injured this year.
Denver Broncos
Mario Fannin, RB
Fannin suffered a season ending tear to his Achilles tendon as well. Earlier in the month Fannin went down during practice, the second year in a row that he has had a season ending injury. Last year it was a knee injury.
Detroit Lions
Stefan Logan, WR
Logan was injured in the preseason game against the Ravens and needed crutches to get out of the locker room. X-rays came back negative, but according to coach Jim Schwartz "It didn't look great on film according to our doctors, but Logan's a pretty tough guy. We'll just see how that comes out."
Green Bay Packers
James Starks
Starks has a turf toe so serious the team signed Cedric Benson earlier in the month. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel predicts that Starks will be cut from the final roster. Starks may be ready for the Sept. 9th regular season game against the 49ers.
Green Bay Packers
John Kuhn, RB
Kuhn is still plagued with a troublesome ankle injury that he sustained mid-August during practice and has not returned since. There is no timetable for his return.
Indianapolis Colts
Pat Angerer, LB
Last year's leading tackler Angeler will probably miss six weeks because of a broken foot. He is doubtful for the beginning of the season.
Kansas City Chiefs
Brandon Flowers, DB
Flower's heel injury is the mystery of the Chief's season. Flowers was injured July 31 in a night practice and was carted off the field. It was originally thought that Flowers would return quickly after the injury, but Flowers' status is still unsure. Coach Romeo Crennel said in a report to the media the following on Tuesday: "He's not well enough to be out there. We need him out there. He's trying to get out there, we're doing everything we can, and the doctors have been looking at him to try and figure out how we can get him out there. We'll keep working, he'll keep working, and hopefully it will get done before too long.
New Orleans Saints
Curtis Lofton, LB
Lofton is suffering from a high ankle sprain. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt said "We certainly think Curtis is going to be ready for the first game."
New Orleans Saints
Nick Toon, WR
Rookie Toon has been injured the entire preseason battling a foot injury from practice on August 2nd. It was originally reported that Toon "tweaked" his foot, but he has not been playing since, with some speculating that he may not even make the 53 man roster.
New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks, WR
Nicks is questionable in the August 24th game against the Bears, but has increased his practice load significantly. Nick's fractured right foot has been problematic, but it was the second day in a row he practiced with the team. "I feel good. No setbacks. I'm getting my feet back under me, working on my releases a little bit, trying to get the timing back down and the routes and the plays," Nicks said.
New York Giants
Justin Trattou, DE
Trattou, who only played 6 regular season games last year, suffered ankle and heel injuries early in training camp and was waived from the team.
Oakland Raiders
Jacoby Ford, WR
Ford sprained his left foot last week and underwent an MRI, a day after leaving the team's loss to Arizona. Ford missed six games last season with a sprained left foot, although coach Dennis Allen said "Obviously, it looks like Jacoby is going to miss a little bit of time, don't know exactly to what extent yet. We're still seeing where he's at."
Philadelphia Eagles
Ronald Johnson, WR
Johnson suffered a fractured right ankle at the end of July when he fell awkwardly and his cleat got stuck in the turf. His availability to start the season is questionable, but coach Andy Reid said, "He really had a good chance to do something with our football team. It's tough. This is going to be a setback for him, but he's a battler and he'll battle through it."
Pittsburgh Steelers
Heath Miller, TE
Miller left practice early at the end of July with what was called a minor foot injury. He's probable for the start of the regular season, and coach Mike Tomlin says "We'll see where he is but we don't expect it to be significant."
Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger, QB
Roethlisberger was in good form in Sunday's game against the Colts after suffering a mild ankle injury earlier in the month when someone stepped on his foot. He will fine for the start of the regular season.

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