Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 10

A review of the late week practice report

KEY THURSDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***After missing practice Thursday, Dez Bryant told reporters he would return to practice Friday and play this week. More specifically, he said, "The way I feel right now, I expect to go." Bryant has a bruised knee -- which isn't a weight-bearing injury like his 2016 injury -- and a high ankle sprain. Thursday's comments were in line with what Jason Garrett said on Monday. Still, Bryant hasn't practiced yet or tested his ankle under stress. He'll need to prove to the medical staff he's healthy enough to run routes without significant aggravation. If he practices on Friday and responds well through Sunday, there's a chance he can play without limitation. 

***Like Bryant, Julio Jones continues to rehab rather than practice this week. Jones was seen doing ladder drills and conditioning on Thursday. Dan Quinn told reporters Jones is expected to return to practice tomorrow, after which the team will make a determination on his likely availability. Expect Jones to be listed questionable on the team's game status report and we'll be watching the Sunday morning reports closely for details on his snap count if he's active.

***T.Y. Hilton was added to the injury report on Thursday with a groin injury. We've seen Hilton limited with midweek injuries in the past, practice on Friday, and see his usual workload on the weekend. However, Thursday soft tissue injuries warrant close attention. The Colts did not address Hilton's injury on Thursday. We'll hopefully know more after Friday's workout.

***Devonta Freeman fully practiced on Thursday. Dan Quinn provided no additional information but there's every reason to believe Freeman's issue is minor and unlikely to limit his snap count this week. Another full practice tomorrow and positive post-practice comments from either Freeman or Quinn would be even more reassuring.

***Jordan Reed and Charles Clay both practiced again on Thursday. Both are trending toward playing but neither is likely to be fully recovered this week.


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 Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jameis Winston TB Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
*Cam Newton* Car Shoulder MNF Limited     Expected to Play
*Jay Cutler* Mia Ribs MNF Full     Expected to Play
Teddy Bridgewater Min Knee Full Full     Likely to Play
Blake Bortles Jac Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Running Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Devonta Freeman Atl Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
C.J. Anderson Den Ankle / Illness Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
Matt Forte NYJ Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
*Jonathan Stewart* Car Toe MNF Full     Expected to Play
Jeremy Hill Cin Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
*Damien Williams* Mia Illness MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
Malcolm Brown LAR Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Wide Receivers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Dez Bryant Dal Knee / Ankle DNP DNP     Game-time Decision
Julio Jones Atl Ankle DNP DNP     Game-time Decison
T.Y. Hilton Ind Groin Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Stefon Diggs Min Tooth Not Listed Limited     Likely to Play
Michael Thomas NO Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Demaryius Thomas Den Hamstring DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Emmanuel Sanders Den Ankle Limited Full     Expected to Play
Eric Decker Ten Illness DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Marqise Lee Jac Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Chris Hogan NE Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Danny Amendola NE Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Will Fuller Hou Knee Full Full     Likely to Play
Jamison Crowder Was Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
*Curtis Samuel* Car Ankle MNF Limited     Likely to Play
Kenny Britt Cle Knee Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Brandon LaFell Cin Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Markus Wheaton Chi Groin Limited  Full     Likely to Play
Tyler Boyd Cin Knee Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Michael Floyd Min Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
Laquon Treadwell Min Toe Full Full     Expected to Play
Zay Jones Buf Ankle DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Kamar Aiken Ind Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Bennie Fowler Den Ankle DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Trent Taylor SF Ribs DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Tight Ends
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Delanie Walker Ten Ankle DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Jordan Reed Was Hamstring Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Charles Clay Buf Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Vernon Davis Was Hand Limited Full     Expected to Play
Niles Paul Was Concussion Limited DNP     Likely Inactive
George Kittle SF Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Ryan Griffin Hou Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Offensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Andy Levitre Atl Knee Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Cordy Glenn Buf Foot / Ankle DNP DNP     Game-time Decision
*Ryan Kalil* Car Neck MNF DNP     Likely Inactive
*Trai Turner* Car Knee MNF Full     Expected to Play
*John Theus* Car Concussion MNF Limited     Awaiting Information
Tom Compton Chi Ankle DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Kyle Long Chi Finger Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand Full Not Listed     Expected to Play
Cody Whitehair Chi Elbow Full Not Listed     Expected to Play
Tyron Smith Dal Back / Groin DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Ronald Leary Den Elbow DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Matt Paradis Den Back DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Donald Stephenson Den Calf Limited Limited     Likely to Play
T.J. Lang Det Concussion Limited DNP     Likely Inactive
Greg Robinson Det Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Lane Taylor GB Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Jeff Allen Hou Hand Full Full     Expected to Play
A.J. Cann Jac Triceps Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Patrick Omameh Jac Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Spencer Pulley LAC Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot Full Full     Expected to Play
*Mike Pouncey* Mia Hip MNF Full     Expected to Play
*Ted Larsen* Mia Biceps MNF Full     Expected to Play
*Ja'Waun James* Mia Hamstring MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
Mike Remmers Min Concussion DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Jeremiah Sirles Min Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Danny Isidora Min Ankle Limited Full     Expected to Play
Nick Easton Min Calf Full Full     Expected to Play
Marcus Cannon NE Ankle DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Terron Armstead NO Chest DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Larry Warford NO Abdomen Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Justin Pugh NYG Back Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Brian Winters NYJ Abdomen DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Shell NYJ Neck Full Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Fusco SF Biceps Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Joe Staley SF Eye Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Demar Dotson TB Hamstring DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Donovan Smith TB Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
J.R. Sweezy TB Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Trent Williams Was Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Shaun Lauvao Was Stinger Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Spencer Long Was Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Morgan Moses Was Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Ty Nsekhe Was Core muscle Limited Limited     Likely Inactive
Brandon Scherff Was Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Edge Players
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Shane Ray Den Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Ezekiel Ansah Det Back DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Jadeveon Clowney Hou Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
John Simon Ind Neck DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Robert Quinn LAR Illness DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Everson Griffen Min Foot DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Olivier Vernon NYG Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Robert Ayers TB Ankle / Calf DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Derrick Morgan Ten Knee DNP Full     Expected to Play
Defensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Grady Jarrett Atl Ribs Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Derek Wolfe Den Neck Not Listed DNP     Awaiting Information
Henry Anderson Ind Throat DNP DNP     Injured Reserve
Marcell Dareus Jac Illness DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
*Ndamukong Suh* Mia Knee MNF DNP     Likely to Play
Malcom Brown NE Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Shoulder / Foot DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Leonard Williams NYJ Back Full Full     Expected to Play
Solomon Thomas SF Knee Limited Limited     Likely Inactive
Gerald McCoy TB Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Linebackers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Duke Riley Atl Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Danny Trevathan Chi Calf DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Kevin Minter Cin Elbow DNP DNP     Inactive
Vontaze Burfict Cin Thigh Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jamie Collins Cle Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Todd Davis Den Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Brandon Marshall Den Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Joe Thomas GB Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Dylan Cole Hou Hamstring DNP DNP     Inactive
Denzel Perryman LAC Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
B.J. Goodson NYG Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Devon Kennard NYG Quadricep DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Keenan Robinson NYG Quadricep DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Jonathan Casillas NYG Neck Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Calvin Munson NYG Quadricep Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Reuben Foster SF Ribs Full Full     Expected to Play
Zach Brown Was Ankle Not Listed DNP     Awaiting Information
Defensive Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Desmond Trufant Atl Ankle Limited Full     Expected to Play
E.J. Gaines Buf Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
*Mike Adams* Car Concussion MNF Limited     Awaiting Information
Sherrick McManis Chi Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Shawn Williams Cin Hamstring DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Illness Not Listed DNP     Likely to Play
Jason McCourty Cle Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jabrill Peppers Cle Toe Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Darian Stewart Den Thigh Limited Full     Likely to Play
Morgan Burnett GB Groin DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Johnathan Joseph Hou Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Vontae Davis Ind Groin Limited Free Agent Free Agent Out Free Agent
Jalen Ramsey Jac Groin Limited Limited     Expected to Play
*Michael Thomas* Mia Knee MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
*Bobby McCain* Mia Hamstring MNF Limited     Likely to Play
Stephon Gilmore NE Concussion / Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Kenny Vaccaro NO Groin DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Morris Claiborne NYJ Foot DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
Michael Mitchell Pit Achilles Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Eric Reid SF Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Brent Grimes TB Shoulder Limited Full     Likely to Play
Bashaud Breeland Was Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play

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

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