Saturday, September 15, 2012
National Football League Foot Injury Update
John Skelton, QB
Skelton is recovering from a low ankle sprain suffered in Week 1 and has yet to practice. He is not expected to start in Week 2 against the Patriots.
Adrian Wilson, SS
Wilson has an undetermined ankle injury and has limited practice. Questionable for Week 2 against the Patriots.
Jonathan Stewart, RB
Stewart practiced for the first time in two weeks on Wednesday. He says he is limited, but he is progressing. Coach Ron Rivera told the New Orleans press Stewart will be back this week, then told Carolina reporters that Stewart looked good in practice, but will be evaluated over the next few days. We'll see at game time if Stewart plays or not.
George Iloka, SS
Iloka hurt his ankle in the first half of Week 1 against the Ravens and did not return. He has been in limited practice.
Chris Ogbonnaya, RB
Ogbonnaya has participated in full practice and will most likely play in Week 2 at Cincinnati.
Jay Ratliff, DE
Ratliff has not practiced and is questionable for Week 2 against Seattle.
Chris Houston, CB
Houston hoped to practice on Wednesday to help determine his availability for the team's Week 2 game against San Francisco. He did not play against St. Louis because of a lingering ankle injury.
Calvin Johnson, WR
Johnson, AKA Megatron, was held out of practice on Wednesday because of a foot injury. The Lions are preparing for the 49ers, the only team last year to keep Johnson out of the end zone.
Green Bay Packers
James Starks, RB
Starks is listed doubtful for Week 2 against the Bears. Starks was in limited practice on Wednesday and coach Mike McCarthy expects him to return for Week 3. "I was glad James was able to practice today and had a chance to watch him practice. That was something I wasn't expecting. He's making progress and looked good out there today. We'll see how he feels Thursday. He'll probably be part of the plan next week. I don't know. Something unforeseen happens that's probably the only chance he'd have to play in the game Thursday night," said McCarthy.
Antonio Smith, DE
Smith has been in limited practice and is questionable for Week 2 against Jacksonville.
Pat Angerer, LB
Angerer is still in limited practice and is questionable for Week 2 against Minnesota.
Dwight Freeney, DE
Freeney has a sprained ankle and is expected to meet with a specialist to determine his MRI results. He left during the Week 1 game against the Bears.
Austen Lane, DE
Lane is still suffering from a foot injury and has participated in limited practice. He is questionable for Week 2 against Houston.
Rhett Ellison, TE
Ellison has an ankle injury and has participated in limited practice. He is questionable for Week 2 against Indianapolis.
Marvin Mitchell, LB
Mitchell has an ankle injury and has participated in limited practice. He is questionable for Week 2 against Indianapolis.
Andrew Sendejo, DB
Sendejo is still out with an ankle injury and has participated in limited practice. He is questionable for Week 2 against Indianapolis.
Jarius Wright, WR
Wright is the final player on the Vikings team to have an ankle injury. He too is questionable for Week 2 against Indianapolis.
New England Patriots
Shane Vereen, RB
Vereen may have more to worry about than his foot injury. Stevan Ridley tore up the Titans' defense during Week 1, while Vereen watched from the sidelines. Vereen is back to practice, but limited, and his contributions may be minimal at best.
New Orleans Saints
Turk McBride, DE
McBride has an ankle injury and has not practiced. It is unlikely he will play in Week 2 against Carolina.
New York Giants
Prince Amukamara, DE
Amukamara is optimistic about playing in Week 2 against Tampa Bay. He tested his ankle running on Sunday and practiced on Monday. "The trainers saw how confident I was and they allowed me to go Monday. I did everything besides special teams. It felt good, I just went out there to see what I could do and see if I had any limitations. I didn't aggravate it today and it felt good. I feel like I'm still not running how I used to but I still feel good out there," said Amukamara.
New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks, WR
Nicks was listed as a nonparticipant in practice on Wednesday, but he said he was just resting and expected to practice on Thursday. The Giants are preparing to face Tampa Bay in Week 2, a team Nicks has never played against.
New York Jets
Laron Landry, FS
Landry still has a heel injury but has participated in full practice. Probable for Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
New York Jets
Chaz Schilens, WR
Schilens' ankle injury seems to have healed and he has participated in full practice. Probable for Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
New York Jets
Isaiah Trufant, DB
Trufant has an ankle injury and has been in limited practice. Questionable for Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
Juron Criner, WR
Criner has an ankle injury and has been in limited practice. Questionable for Week 2 against Miami.
Jacoby Ford, WR
Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Ford had a successful surgery on the Lisfranc injury to his left foot. There is no timetable for how long Ford will be out.
Rolando McClain, MLB
McClain has an ankle injury and has not practice. He is questionable for Week 2 against Miami.
Jonathan Dwyer, RB
Dwyer did not practice on Wednesday because of a foot injury. He is questionable for Week 2 against the Jets.
San Diego Chargers
Antonio Garay, DE
Garay has an ankle injury but has participated in full practice. He is probable for Week 2 against Tennessee.
San Diego Chargers
Shareece Wright, DB
Wright is doubtful for Week 2 against Tennessee because of an undetermined foot injury. He has not practiced.
Zach Miller, TE
It is not known when Miller suffered an undetermined foot injury, but it was most likely during Week 1. He has been limited in practice and is questionable for Week 2 against Dallas.
San Francisco 49ers
Ted Ginn, WR
Ginn still has an ankle injury and has not practiced this week. He is questionable going into Sunday's game against Detroit.
St. Louis Rams
Michael Brockers, DT
Brockers has not practiced with his right ankle injury and is questionable for Week 2 against Washington.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
E. J. Biggers, CB
Biggers has done full practice this week and is probable for Week 2 against the Giants.
Colin McCarthy, LB
Coach Mike Munchak said McCarthy, who injured his foot in Week 1 against the Patriots, is going in for an MRI. He has not practiced and is questionable for Week 2 against San Diego.
Chris Baker, DE
Baker has participated in full practice and is probable for Week 2 against St. Louis.
Pierre Garcon, WR
Garcon left the Week 1 game against the Saints with a foot injury but is "optimistic." He said he was "feeling great about everything." However, coach Mike Shanahan said Garcon did not practice on Wednesday and "we'll see how he is tomorrow."
If you are a football player suffering from a foot injury, call our Newington, Kensington, or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Sports Podiatrist in CT
Podiatrist in Newington, Kensington, and Middletown, CT
Visit our website, friend and like our page on Facebook, and follow my tweets on Twitter.