Injury Expectations | Wednesday Update | Week 3

Tracking who's practicing and who's not on the early week practice participation report

Key Wednesday Media Updates

***Adrian Peterson will have surgery to repair his torn meniscus. He will miss at least three months and could be out for the rest of the season.

***Donte Moncrief has a fractured shoulder blade and will miss at least 4-6 weeks.

***Doug Martin will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring strain.

***Arian Foster is a long shot to play in Week 3 with a groin strain.

***Corey Coleman broke his hand in practice on Wednesday.

***Jonathan Stewart likely has a mid-grade hamstring strain. Ron Rivera told reporters Stewart could miss 2-4 weeks.

***Jamaal Charles is still practicing with the scout team and Andy Reid said another week [of rehab] is going to help him.

***Ameer Abdullah had surgery for a foot injury and was placed on injured reserve. There is no timetable for a return yet.

***Jay Cutler was diagnosed with a sprained right thumb and is expected to miss at least two weeks.


Thursday Night Injury Expectations

Here are the skill position players listed on the game status report for Thursday Night Football:

Rob Gronkowski | Hamstring | Questionable | Game-time Decision

Practice Participation: Mon - Limited | Tue - Limited | Wed - Limited

There seems to be much more optimism about Gronkowski's availability this week. Multiple beat writers are expecting Gronkowski to play on Thursday night. The Patriots won't reveal Gronkowski's status until the inactive list comes out, listing him questionable. If Gronkowski plays, expect him to play on high leverage -- critical third down and red zone -- snaps only. Those are very favorable routes to run and Gronkowski will likely be a primary read in those situations. We've seen Jimmy Graham and Calvin Johnson thrive in these situations before but it's an extremely high variance situation.

Jimmy Garoppolo | Shoulder | Doubtful | Likely Inactive

Practice Participation: Mon - DNP | Tue - Limited | Wed - Limited

There were some sensational media reports this week about the Patriots pushing Garoppolo to play through his AC sprain. Whether those stories were accurate or not, Garoppolo playing this week was never a realistic possibility. It's tough enough for a quarterback to return within 14 days from a sprain to the throwing shoulder. Returning and playing effectively in less than a week would have been miraculous.

Braxton Miller | Hamstring | Declared Out

Practice Participation: Mon - DNP | Tue - DNP | Wed - DNP

Miller will have ten days to prepare for next week's game.


Early Week 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.


Quarterbacks
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Russell Wilson Ankle Full       Expected to Play
Jay Cutler Thumb DNP       Inactive
Andrew Luck  Shoulder DNP       Expected to Play
Andy Dalton  Hip Full       Expected to Play
Josh McCown  Shoulder DNP       Likely Inactive
Tony Romo  Back DNP        Inactive 

Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Adrian Peterson Knee DNP       Inactive
DeAngelo Williams  Not Injury Related DNP       Expected to Play
C.J. Anderson  Rib Full       Expected to Play
Matt Forte  Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Jamaal Charles  Knee Limited       Inactive vs Limited
Doug Martin  Hamstring DNP       Inactive
Jonathan Stewart  Hamstring DNP       Inactive
Arian Foster  Groin DNP       Inactive
Thomas Rawls  Shin DNP       Game-time Decision
Rashad Jennings  Thumb Limited       Expected to Play
Frank Gore  Not Injury Related DNP       Expected to Play
Jerick McKinnon  Toe Full       Expected to Play
Chris Ivory  Illness Limited       Expected to Play
Matt Jones  Shoulder Full       Expected to Play
C.J. Prosise  Hand Full       Expected to Play
Kenneth Dixon  Knee DNP       Inactive

Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Julio Jones* Ankle / Calf Monday Night Football       Expected to Play
A.J. Green Not Injury Related DNP       Expected to Play
Brandon Marshall Knee / Foot DNP       Expected to Play
Sammy Watkins Foot DNP       Active but Limited
Allen Robinson Illness DNP       Expected to Play
Larry Fitzgerald Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Alshon Jeffery Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Demaryius Thomas Hip Full       Expected to Play
Doug Baldwin Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Eric Decker Shoulder DNP       Expected to Play
DeVante Parker Hamstring Limited       Expected to Play
DeSean Jackson Knee / Ankle DNP       Game-time Decision
Quincy Enunwa Rib Full       Expected to Play
Corey Coleman Hand Not Listed       Inactive
Mohamed Sanu* Ankle Monday Night Football       Expected to Play
Tyler Lockett Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Tyrell Williams Shoulder Full       Expected to Play
Josh Doctson Achilles Limited       Expected to Play
Markus Wheaton Shoulder Full       Game-time Decision
Kendall Wright Hamstring Limited       Likely Inactive
J.J. Nelson Shoulder Full       Expected to Play

Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tyler Eifert Ankle Limited       Limited if Active
Antonio Gates Hamstring DNP       Game-time Decision
Delanie Walker Hamstring DNP       Expected to Play
Zach Ertz Rib DNP       Likely Inactive
Kyle Rudolph Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Eric Ebron Back DNP       Expected to Play
Jimmy Graham Knee Limited       Expected to Play
Charles Clay Knee DNP       Collecting Information
Virgil Green Calf DNP       Collecting Information
Josh Hill* Ankle Monday Night Football       Likely Inactive
C.J. Uzomah Rib DNP       Collecting Information

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