Injury Expectations | Midweek Update | Week 3

A review of the early week practice participation reports

Wednesday Media Updates

***George Kittle has a chance to play through a knee sprain this week but after the Niners saw multiple players go down with season-ending leg injuries last week on the new turf at MetLife Stadium, they may choose not to risk an aggravation of his injury on the same field this week.

***The Saints did not practice Wednesday -- a planned off day after their road Monday night game in Las Vegas. Their estimated practice report suggests Michael Thomas would not have practiced. There were conflicting reports on Thomas' progress last week and it's unclear how meaningful today's DNP may be. Given Tom Pelissero's report that Thomas could miss multiple weeks with this high ankle sprain, I'm suspicious of the subsequent positive reports. Consider Thomas doubtful until he practices consecutively and there's clear indication he's nearing full strength.

***The Packers told reporters Davante Adams did not return to last week's blowout win for precautionary reasons. Adams, reassuringly cleared to talk to the media after not practicing today, said he was "making good progress every day" but is choosing "to wait it out and see" rather than committing to playing this week. We'll know more about Adams' status by Friday.

***You should be more concerned about Julio Jones this week. In previous weeks, Jones returned to practice by the end of the week and was not listed on the game status report -- indicating he was near full strength. Unfortunately, Jones aggravated a mild hamstring strain last week and is not practicing. Expect him to be a game-time decision at best.

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