Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 9

A review of the midweek practice participation report

KEY Thursday UPDATES

***LeSean McCoy was cleared to return to practice today. He ran routes and told reporters he felt better than he had since suffering the injury. Running routes and doing individual drills is not the same as game speed / stress, however. Today's practice was more about learning how the hamstring would respond to light work than preparing to play. Another limited practice tomorrow would put McCoy on a clearer track to play.

***Jeremy Maclin (groin) and Delanie Walker (groin) were both added to the practice participation report as limited today. I'll be watching tomorrow's practice participation report and media availability for clues. 

***Ben Roethlisberger reportedly looked good in drills on Thursday. Barring a late week setback, I expect him to be less than full strength but play this week.

***Spencer Ware did not practice today. There's a slim chance he'll practice on Friday and complete the final stages of the return to play protocol successfully, but he looks doubtful at best to return this week.

***I think Devontae Booker and Randall Cobb will play this week. Both players may be limited, but the tone of reports around both are positive. I believe Carlos Hyde is less likely to play. He's yet to be cleared for contact and the team continues to show concern about aggravation.


MidWEEK PRACTICE PARTICIPATION REPORT AND EARLY EXPECTATIONS

The Wednesday and Thursday practice participation reports are our first chance to see which players each NFL team are limiting in practice after the previous week's games. Players limited in mid-week practice aren't necessarily in danger of missing that week's game. But they all need to be watched closely.

*Note: Monday night players with asterisk practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday


Quarterbacks
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ben Roethlisberger Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play / Limited
Andrew Luck Shoulder Not Listed Limited     Expected to Play
*Russell Wilson Knee / Pectoral *MNF *Full     Expected to Play
Alex Smith Head / Ear Limited Limited     Inactive
Trevor Siemian Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Cody Kessler Concussion Full Full     Likely Active
Tony Romo Back DNP Limited     Likely Inactive

Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*LeSean McCoy Hamstring *MNF  *Limited     Game-time Decision
DeMarco Murray Foot Limited Full     Expected to Play
Spencer Ware Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Matt Forte Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Devontae Booker Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play / ? Limited
Jonathan Stewart Not Injury Related DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Carlos Hyde Shoulder Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Frank Gore Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Theo Riddick Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Jerick McKinnon Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
*Thomas Rawls Fibula *MNF *DNP     Inactive 
Ryan Mathews Tooth Limited Full     Expected to Play 
Bobby Rainey Calf Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
DeAngelo Williams Knee Limited DNP     Likely Inactive
James Starks Knee DNP Limited     Inactive
Lance Dunbar Knee Full Full     Expected to Play

Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Antonio Brown Quad Full Full     Expected to Play
T.Y. Hilton  Hamstring DNP Full     Expected to Play
Amari Cooper Back Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Odell Beckham  Hip Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Brandon Marshall  Foot Full Full     Expected to Play
Dez Bryant  Knee / Back Limited Full     Expected to Play
Randall Cobb  Hamstring Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Terrelle Pryor  Hamstring DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Marvin Jones  Foot Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jeremy Maclin Groin Not Listed DNP     Awaiting Information
Tyrell Williams  Knee DNP  Limited     Expected to Play
Quincy Enunwa  Ankle / Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Travis Benjamin  Knee DNP Limited     Game-time Decision
Steve Smith  Ankle DNP Limited     Likely Inactive
Ty Montgomery Illness Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Corey Coleman Hand Limited Full     Expected to Play
Phillip Dorsett Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP     Expected to Play
DeVante Parker Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
*Marquise Goodwin Concussion *MNF *Limited     Awaiting Information
Markus Wheaton Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play

Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*Jimmy Graham Knee *MNF *Full     Expected to Play
Delanie Walker Groin Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Dwayne Allen  Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Julius Thomas  Ankle DNP Full     Expected to Play
Hunter Henry  Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
*Charles Clay  Knee *MNF *Limited     Expected to Play
Jared Cook  Ankle DNP Limited     Likely Inactive
Jordan Cameron  Concussion DNP DNP     Inactive

*Note: Monday night players with asterisk practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday

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