Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 8

What to expect from this week's injured players

UNDERSTANDING THE NFL'S INJURY REPORT

The injury report released by the NFL is actually two reports. The first is the Practice Participation report, which lists which injured players were able to practice and how much. It also includes players who rested or missed practice for non-injury related reasons. The second is the Game Status Report, which gives the probability a player will play, i.e. Questionable, Doubtful, Out. The Practice Participation Report is released every day of the week (Monday through Saturday). The Game Status Report is released with the Friday participation report (Wednesday for Thursday games, Saturday for Monday games).

In this feature, I'll include the Game Status Listing, my expectation of their likelihood to play, and the player's practice participation throughout the week.

Key:

PLAYER | INJURY | GAME STATUS LISTING | FOOTBALLGUYS EXPECTATION

Practice Participation Listing by Day

* = playing on Monday night

I'll also include a table at the bottom of the article for easy reference.

Here's the latest on every relevant injured player on the practice participation and game status report this week:


QUARTERBACK

JAMEIS WINSTON | SHOULDER | QUESTIONABLE | EXPECTED TO PLAY

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Full

The Buccaneers again rested Winston's shoulder this week, limiting his throwing until Friday. There were no limitations on him in last week's game, with the Tampa Bay passing game plan looking very similar to what it had been prior to Winston's injury. In the two games prior to his AC sprain, Winston threw the ball 38 and 46 times. Last week, he had 44 passing attempts -- including a number of downfield throws -- on his way to a season-high 384 yards. Though he's listed questionable, there was no indication Winston's rest this week was related to soreness after his big workload in Week 7. He's expected to play and should not have any game plan limitations.

Others of note: Cam Newton (shoulder), Jacoby Brissett (thumb), Josh McCown (back), and Case Keenum (chest) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Sam Bradford (knee) and Andrew Luck (shoulder) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


RUNNING BACK

Melvin Gordon | Foot | Questionable | Likely to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

There has been no reporting on Gordon's foot injury this week in the local or national media. While the lack of reporting -- and a full week of limited practice -- means Gordon isn't likely to be dealing with a long-term injury, it's not clear whether Gordon will be limited on game day or the team is continuing its previous pattern of veteran rest. Previously, the team minimized concerns with Gordon when he was listed with a knee contusion and shoulder injury. Though there's no official word this week, I think it's reasonable to assume the same and expect Gordon to take his usual share of the team's workload this week. Check back Sunday morning for an update. 

***Sunday Update: Adam Schefter reported overnight Gordon will play but his foot is an "issue." Without additional information, it's difficult to predict how much the Chargers will limit his workload. The Patriots' front seven has struggled without Dont'a Hightower, who's now on injured reserve. Even if Gordon's usage drops, he may still be productive.

Tevin Coleman | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri -Full

The Falcons didn't share specifics on Coleman's knee injury. Dan Quinn told reporters Coleman was "fine" on Friday and the team allowed him to fully practice. Not listed on the game status report, Coleman is expected to play. Atlanta continues to take heat over the offensive game plan and erratic usage pattern of their offensive weapons. While Coleman's health looks to be a non-issue, deducing this week's workload remains difficult.

Others of note: Rob Kelley (ankle), Chris Thompson (toe), Jonathan Stewart (toe), Christian McCaffrey (wrist), Matt Forte (knee), and Wendell Smallwood (knee) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. C.J. Prosise (ankle) is doubtful and likely to be declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


WIDE RECEIVER

Stefon Diggs | Groin | Questionable | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Diggs traveled with the Vikings to London then fully practiced on both Thursday and Friday. He told reporters early this week he felt ready to play last week but the medical staff opted to rest him for another week. Minnesota listed him questionable but Diggs is expected to play. The clearance for long travel, consecutive full practices, and preparation to play with a bye week ahead strongly suggest the Vikings are ready to have Diggs fully participate in this week's game plan. And with Jason McCourty likely out with injury, Diggs' workload could be a productive one. Watch for any surprising notes during pregame warmups but, while there's always a risk of an in-game setback in a player's first game after a multiple-week soft tissue injury, Diggs has a good chance to see his usual 6+ targets.

Michael Thomas | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Full

After a concerning Wednesday DNP, Thomas increased his practice participation all week and fully practiced on Friday. He is not listed on the New Orleans game status report and told reporters on Friday his early-week rest was "just being smart" and said he's ready to play. Expect no limitation on Sunday.

Golden Tate | Shoulder | Questionable | Likely to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

The early reports on Tate's injury suggested he would miss multiple games and Tate was seen wearing a sling last week during the Lions' bye. It was surprising to see him practice on Wednesday and then continue to practice throughout the week. Mid-grade AC sprains can be difficult to project in the early stages. Predicting how quickly stiffness and swelling resolve and when full range of motion returns is key. Some players struggle with both or have a playing style that risks aggravation. Others heal more quickly than expected. Tate seems to be in the latter category. 

Still, it's unlikely Tate's injury has fully healed. He will be at risk of aggravation if he plays. This week's practice participation and media discussions are reassuring but be aware Tate's floor is lower than usual this week.

*Emmanuel Sanders | Ankle | Questionable | Unlikely to Play

Practice Participation: Thurs - DNP | Fri - DNP | Sat - DNP

The Broncos have yet to release Saturday's game status report but Sanders was still limping and only doing rehab work on a side field through the end of the week. Sanders has a low ankle sprain but the injury is of higher grade. While the Broncos would prefer to have Sanders available for Monday night's road divisional matchup in Kansas City, it's unlikely he'll have recovered enough to play.

***Sunday Update: Sanders did not practice on Saturday. When asked if Sanders was a game-time decision, Vance Joseph replied, "We'll see." Expect Sanders to be inactive.

Danny Amendola | Knee | Questionable | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

Amendola hyperextended his knee last week and was limited in practice this week. It's not clear whether Amendola's injury is a low-grade ligament sprain, meniscus damage, or contusion but he told reporters he was playing this week. He addressed possible weather concerns and said the team had considered the impact of a wet field. It's possible Amendola would be limited in any scenario but a wet field is more likely to limit his workload.

Willie Snead | Hamstring | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Snead was inactive last Sunday. It was a surprise after he had returned to play the previous week. However, Snead's role remained minimal and the Saints expected a wet field and uncertain footing in Green Bay. A full week of practice also suggests last week's rest was primarily precautionary. Snead is not listed on the game status report and expected to be active. The Saints' wide receiver depth chart is healthy, however, and there's no guarantee Snead will see a spike in targets yet.

JuJu Smith-Schuster | Concussion | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Smith-Schuster was fully practicing on Wednesday after a recent concussion and had no setbacks. After getting clearance by an independent neurologist, Smith-Schuster was not listed on the game status report and will play.

John Ross | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Ross injured his knee late in the preseason and returned in Week 2. He managed only five offensive snaps, fumbled on his one rushing attempt, and was not seen again. It's unclear when Ross re-injured his knee or if he just wasn't comfortable at game speed. After another 4-6 weeks of deliberate rehab, Ross has made it through football-related practice over the past two weeks without issue. He's not listed on the game status report and is expected to be active. He'll likely see a limited role in situations where the Cincinnati offense can make best use of his speed -- multiple wide receiver sets, jet sweeps, etc.

Kamar Aiken | Shoulder | Questionable | Game-time Decision

Practice Participation: Wed - Not Listed | Thurs - Not Listed | Fri - DNP

Aiken was added to the injury report after not practicing on Friday with a shoulder injury. The primary beat reporters in Indianapolis had no information on Aiken's status. He's listed questionable. I'll have updates through the weekend as they are reported.

Others of note:  Alshon Jeffery (groin), Kelvin Benjamin (knee), Devin Funchess (hamstring), Kenny Britt (knee/groin), and Robby Anderson (knee) and have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and Markus Wheaton (groin) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


TIGHT END

Antonio Gates | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Full

Gates was limited with a knee injury this week but is expected to play. His snap count, target share, and red zone usage have all sharply trended downward over the past three games. While the injury doesn't appear to be significant, the larger trend of fewer snaps and targets is likely to continue.

Ed Dickson | Ankle | Questionable | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

The Panthers routinely use the questionable tab as a surrogate for probable. Dickson did not practice on Wednesday but fully practiced on Thursday and Friday and gave no indication he would be unable to play when talking to reporters about the Carolina offensive struggles early in the week.

Others of noteCharles Clay (knee) and Vance McDonald (knee) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER NOTES

EDGE:

Myles Garrett is out with a concussion. The travel to London accelerated the window for improvement and the Browns chose to be cautious. Hopefully, he'll return after the Week 9 bye.

DEFENSIVE LINE:

Stephon Tuitt was ruled out early this week. This will be his second missed game with his back injury. The Steelers may be looking ahead to the Week 9 bye and hoping the extra two weeks further aids Tuitt's recovery.

Muhammad Wilkerson played last week and was more productive than he had been after continued missed time with multiple injuries. He's likely to play again this week.

LINEBACKER:

Luke Kuechly cleared concussion protocol and will play this week.

Reuben Foster is battling a rib injury and was limited in practice. The 49ers expect him to play. ***Foster is inactive***

Duke Riley is out with a knee injury. It could be a multiple week recovery.

Dont'a Hightower was moved to injured reserve with a pectoral tendon tear. Mason Foster will have surgery to repair a torn labrum and will miss the rest of the season.

DEFENSIVE BACK:

Ronald Darby is nearing full recovery. He's listed questioanble but Doug Pederson strongly hinted Darby was not yet in football shape. Next week is likely, but the Eagles have a Week 10 bye that may prompt continued reconditioning.

The Bills are likely to be without E.J. Gaines (already ruled out) and Jordan Poyer (GTD, but doubtful).

Kurt Coleman, Adam Jones, Kevin Johnson, and Josh Norman are all likely to return.


OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES

Key Starters Declared Out:

  • Ryan Kalil-CAR (neck)
  • Greg Robinson-DET (ankle)
  • Chris Clark-HOU (calf)
  • Larry Warford-NO (abdomen)
  • Brandon Shell-NYJ (neck)
  • Marcus Gilbert-PIT (hamstring)
  • Luke Joeckel-SEA (knee)
  • Spencer Long-WAS (knee)

Key Starters with Unknown Status:

  • Hroniss Grasu-CHI (hand) -- Awaiting Information
  • Menelik Watson-DEN (calf) -- Likely to Play
  • Ryan Kelly-IND (pelvis/knee) -- Expected to Play
  • Mitch Morse-KC (foot) -- Likely to Play
  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif-KC (knee) -- Awaiting Information
  • Joe Barksdale-LAC (foot) -- Likely Inactive
  • Riley Reiff-MIN (knee) -- Expected to Play
  • Marcus Cannon-NE (ankle) -- Likely to Play
  • Marshall Newhouse-OAK (foot) -- Likely to Play
  • Justin Britt-SEA (ankle) -- Game-time Decision
  • Brandon Fusco-SF (biceps) -- Game-time Decision
  • Brandon Scherff-WAS (knee) -- Likely Inactive
  • Trent Williams-WAS (knee) -- Likely Inactive
  • Morgan Moses-WAS (ankle) -- Likely to Play

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

Quarterbacks
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cam Newton Car Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jameis Winston TB Shoulder Limited Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Ind Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jacoby Brissett Ind Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Josh McCown NYJ Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Case Keenum Min Chest Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Sam Bradford Min Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Running Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Melvin Gordon LAC Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Tevin Coleman Atl Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jonathan Stewart Car Toe Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Christian McCaffrey Car Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rob Kelley Was Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Chris Thompson Was Toe Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Matt Forte NYJ Knee Full Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
C.J. Prosise Sea Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Wendell Smallwood Phi Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Likely to Play
*Charcandrick West* KC Concussion Full Full Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Wide Receivers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Stefon Diggs Min Groin/Ankle Limited Full Full Questionable Active
Michael Thomas NO Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Golden Tate Det Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Alshon Jeffery Phi Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Emmanuel Sanders* Den Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
Kelvin Benjamin Car Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Devin Funchess Car Hamstring Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Danny Amendola NE Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Robby Anderson NYJ Ankle Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Willie Snead NO Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Curtis Samuel Car Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Markus Wheaton Chi Groin DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Albert Wilson* KC Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tyler Boyd Cin Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
John Ross Cin Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kamar Aiken Ind Shoulder Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Awaiting Information
Michael Floyd Min Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Laquon Treadwell Min Toe Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kenny Britt Cle Knee/Groin Limited Limited Full Not Listed Likely to Play
JuJu Smith-Schuster Pit Concussion Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Marquise Goodwin SF Back Limited DNP Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Tight Ends
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Charles Clay Buf Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Antonio Gates LAC Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ed Dickson Car Ankle DNP Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Vance McDonald Pit Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Offensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Richie Incognito Buf Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Cordy Glenn Buf Foot/Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ryan Kalil Car Neck DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Matt Kalil Car Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Trai Turner Car Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kyle Long Chi Ankle DNP Full Not Listed Not Listed Expected to Play
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Tyron Smith Dal Back/Hip DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
*Menelik Watson* Den Calf Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Donald Stephenson* Den Calf DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Greg Robinson Det Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
T.J. Lang Det Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Chris Clark Hou Calf DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Xavier Su'a-Filo Hou Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ryan Kelly Ind Knee/Pelvis DNP Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
*Laurent Duvernay-Tardif* KC Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
*Mitch Morse* KC Foot Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Riley Reiff Min Knee DNP Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Nick Easton Min Calf Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Marcus Cannon NE Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Larry Warford NO Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Brandon Shell NYJ Neck DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brian Winters NYJ Abdomen Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marshall Newhouse Oak Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Justin Britt Sea Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Luke Joeckel Sea Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Joe Staley SF Knee DNP Limited  Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Trent Brown SF Concussion DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
Brandon Fusco SF Biceps DNP DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Spencer Long Was Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Brandon Scherff Was Knee/Back DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
Trent Williams Was Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely to Play
Morgan Moses Was Ankle Limited DNP Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Edge Players
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Myles Garrett Cle Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Ezekiel Ansah Det knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
*Justin Houston* KC Knee Limited Limited DNP Questionable Expected to Play
Brandon Graham Phi Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
T.J. Watt Pit Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Preston Smith Was Groin DNP Limited Limited Questionable Limited if Active
Defensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Grady Jarrett Atl Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
*Derek Wolfe* Den Hand/Foot DNP DNP Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
*Bennie Logan* KC Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Corey Liuget LAC Back Limited Limited Full Questionable Likely to Play
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Shoulder/Foot DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely to Play
Leonard Williams NYJ Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Stephon Tuitt Pit Back DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Michael Bennett Sea Heel DNP DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Linebackers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Duke Riley Atl Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Deion Jones Atl Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Ramon Humber Buf Thumb DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Preston Brown Buf Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Luke Kuechly Car Concussion Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Kevin Minter Cin Elbow DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jamie Collins Cle Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Dylan Cole Hou Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
John Simon Ind Neck DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Donta Hightower NE Shoulder DNP DNP IR Injured Reserve Injured Reserve
Cory James Oak Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Mychal Kendricks Phi Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ray-Ray Armstrong SF Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Reuben Foster SF Ankle/Ribs Limited Limited Limited Questionable  Inactive
Zach Brown Was Back DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mason Foster Was Shoulder Limited Limited IR Injured Reserve Injured Reserve
Defensive Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
E.J. Gaines Buf Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jordan Poyer Buf Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable Inactive
Kurt Coleman Car Knee Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Sherrick McManis Chi Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Darqueze Dennard Cin Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Adam Jones Cin Back Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jason McCourty Cle Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Jabrill Peppers Cle Toe DNP DNP Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Glover Quin Det Concussion Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kevin Johnson Hou Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tramaine Brock Min Hamstring Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Eric Rowe NE Groin DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Stephon Gilmore NE Concussion/Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Morris Claiborne NYJ Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marcus Maye NYJ Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
David Amerson Oak Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Karl Joseph Oak Groin Limited DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Ronald Darby Phi Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely Inactive
Earl Thomas Sea Knee DNP DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jeremy Lane Sea Groin / Finger Full Limited Full Questionable Awaiting Information
Eric Reid SF Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brent Grimes TB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Josh Norman Was Rib Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Bashaud Breeland Was knee Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play 

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

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