Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 2

A review of the late week practice report

KEY THURSDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***The Giants continue to allow Odell Beckham to talk to the media in the locker room. On Thursday, he told reporters his high ankle sprain was expected to be a 6-8 week recovery then clarified to a 4-12 week timetable. Ignore the details in those statements. The underlying point is Beckham is not yet fully recovered despite returning to a limited practice today -- and may not be for another week. Beckham won't play until Monday night. The extra day will help him recover but also likely keeps his status unclear through Sunday lineup lock. If Beckham is active this week, expect him to see fewer than his usual targets.

***Jordan Howard is on this week's injury report with a shoulder injury. After last week's game, the team said he was "banged up." The Bears aren't likely to give us any additional actionable information on the injury so we're left to read the practice report. There doesn't appear to be any major concern around the team but a full practice on Friday would help allay any concern.

***John Brown did not practice for the second consecutive day. It's hard to see this as rest and there's now reason to worry he exacerbated his quad condition despite looking healthy in 63 of 75 snaps last week. Bruce Arians did not update Brown's status on Thursday. Tomorrow's practice participation will tell us more.

***Danny Woodhead was moved to injured reserve today. He'll be eligible to return after Week 9. With the Ravens on a Week 10 bye, his soonest return will be Week 11.


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.

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

Quarterbacks
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cam Newton Shoulder Full Limited     Expected to Play
Sam Bradford Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Blake Bortles Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
LeSean McCoy Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Jay Ajayi Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Jordan Howard Shoulder Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Thomas Rawls Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Frank Gore Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP     Expected to Play
Mike Tolbert Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Duke Johnson Chest Full Full     Expected to Play
Jamaal Charles Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Danny Woodhead Thigh DNP Injured Reserve     Inactive
Matt Forte Knee / Abdomen Full Full     Expected to Play
T.J. Yeldon Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
Chris Thompson Back Full Full     Expected to Play
Devontae Booker Wrist Limited Limited     Likely Inactive
Donnel Pumphrey Hamstring Limited DNP     Unlikely to Play
Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*Odell Beckham* Ankle MNF Limited     Likely to Play / Limited
Amari Cooper Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
*Golden Tate* Finger MNF Limited     Expected to Play
Jamison Crowder Hip Full Full     Expected to Play
John Brown Quad DNP DNP     Game-time Decision
Danny Amendola Concussion / Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Josh Doctson Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play / Limited
Mike Williams Back DNP DNP     Inactive
Markus Wheaton Finger Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Terrance Williams Ankle DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Kenny Britt Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Charles Clay Shoulder Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jermaine Gresham Ribs DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
George Kittle Hamstring Limited Full     Expected to Play
Offensive Line
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jason Peters Groin Full Full     Expected to Play
Mike Iupati Tricep DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Cordy Glenn Foot Limited Full     Expected to Play
Bryan Bulaga Ankle / Illness DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Jason Spriggs Hamstring DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
David Bakhtiari Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Alex Mack Back Limited Full     Expected to Play
Mike Pouncey Hip Full DNP     Expected to Play
Ryan Kalil Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Kyle Long Ankle Limited Limited     Unlikely to Play
Joe Thomas Knee DNP Full     Expected to Play
Kevin Zeitler Thumb DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Ronald Leary Concussion DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Garrett Bolles Shoulder Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Marcus Cannon Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jack Mewhort Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP     Expected to Play
Kelvin Beachum Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
James Carpenter Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Linder Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Spencer Long Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Morgan Moses Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Joe Staley Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Andrew Whitworth Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
*Bobby Hart* Ankle MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
Jeremy Vujinovich Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
D.J. Humphries Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Zach Strief Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Ryan Kelly Foot DNP DNP     Inactive
Terron Armstead Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Edge Players
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Khalil Mack Not Injury Related Limited Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Graham Tricep Full Full     Expected to Play
Bud Dupree Shoulder Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Myles Garrett Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
*Ezekiel Ansah* Knee MNF Limited     Expected to Play
Julius Peppers Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Charles Johnson Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP     Expected to Play
Za'Darius Smith Ankle / Knee DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Defensive Line
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Leonard Williams Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Mike Daniels Hip Not Listed Limited      Awaiting Information
Jurrell Casey Back DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Stephon Tuitt Biceps DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Bennie Logan Knee DNP Full     Expected to Play
Danny Shelton Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jared Crick Back Limited DNP     Likely Inactive
Robert Nkemdiche Calf Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Linebackers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kwon Alexander Illness Not Listed Limited     Expected to Play
Reuben Foster Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Thomas Davis Knee DNP Full     Expected to Play
Karlos Dansby Shin DNP Full     Likely to Play
Deone Bucannon Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
K.J. Wright Ankle DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Anthony Barr Hamstring DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Donta Hightower Knee DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Wesley Woodyard Illness DNP Full     Expected to Play
Duke Riley Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Cory James Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Antonio Morrison Elbow DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Anthony Walker Hamstring DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Emmanuel Lamur Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Anthony Hitchens Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Defensive Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Eric Weddle Illness DNP Full     Expected to Play
Devin McCourty Groin Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jalen Ramsey Ankle DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Ron Parker Ankle Full Limited     Expected to Play
Sean Davis Ankle Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Jason Verrett Knee Not Listed DNP     Awaiting Information
Vontae Davis Groin DNP DNP     Inactive
Sean Smith Neck Limited DNP     Likely to Play
Richard Sherman Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely to Play
*Janoris Jenkins* Ankle / Hand MNF Full     Expected to Play
Ronald Darby Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Orlando Scandrick Hand DNP DNP     Inactive
Darian Stewart Groin DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Aqib Talib Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
A.J. Bouye Illness DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Darius Butler Hamstring Limited DNP     Unlikely to Play
Xavier Rhodes Hip Not Listed Limited     Likely to Play
Terence Newman Knee Not Listed Limited     Likely to Play
E.J. Gaines Shoulder Limited Full     Expected to Play
Prince Amukamara Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Byron Jones Groin Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Morris Claiborne Ankle Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jalen Mills Thumb Full Full     Expected to Play
Johnathan Cyprien Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Leshaun Sims Groin Limited Full     Likely to Play
D.J. Swearinger Back Limited Full     Expected to Play
Bashaud Breeland Elbow Full Full     Expected to Play
Gareon Conley Shin Limited Full     Likely to Play
Jimmie Ward Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Maurice Alexander Shoulder DNP Full     Expected to Play
Kayvon Webster Shoulder DNP DNP     Likely Inactive

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

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