Monday Injury Rounds: Week 17

Reviewing the Week 16 injuries, follow up on recovering players, analysis on those returning from injured reserve, and projected Week 17 availability on all injured players

Inseason injury coverage

Footballguys will again provide comprehensive injury coverage during the regular season.

My writing and podcast schedule will include:

Monday Injury Rounds > Published as soon as complete Sunday night and updated through Tuesday morning, this feature will review all the major injuries from the weekend's games, provide follow up analysis on injured players who have yet to return to play, and project when every injured player will return.

Waiver Wire Podcast > Tuesday morning release reviewing all injuries at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom heading into your weekly waiver run.

Midweek Injury Expectations > Published late Wednesday night after the first weekly practice participation report and updated through Thursday's practice report, this feature will detail the current practice participation of every listed player and project the likelihood each player will play in the coming week.

Thursday Live Audible podcast > Joining Cecil Lammey, Sigmund Bloom, and Matt Waldman at 9:00 ET every Thursday night for a comprehensive Q&A updating all player injuries.

Gameday Injury Expectations > Published Saturday, this feature will review the practice status of every injured player, provide analysis on player/coach/beat writer comments throughout the week, and discuss how likely and how effective each injured player will be on Sunday.

Sunday Live Gameday podcast > Joining Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman at 10:00 ET every Sunday morning to discuss and interpret the week's practice participation reports and breaking weekend injury news.

Injury Rounds

Kyler Murray | Right leg contusion | Questionable Week 17

Murray was hit just below the right knee on the final play of the game. The Cardinals will evaluate him during the week. If he's able to return to practice by midweek, he'll have a good chance to play this week. Any concern would likely prompt the team to hold him out.

Monday Update: The Cardinals did not update Murray's condition. Kliff Kingsbury would only say the team was "hopeful" Murray would be able to return this week. While he's more likely probable than doubtful, watch practice participation carefully this week.

Deshaun Watson | Right arm injury | Questionable Week 17

Watson injured his right arm on two separate plays and was able to finish the game. The Texans plan imaging studies on Monday. Watson said he felt "pretty fine" after the game and expects to play. Video showed stress on his throwing elbow, however, and any weakness or stiffness in the joint early this week will likely prompt Houston to sit Watson this week.

Monday Update: Initial indications are Watson's injury is "not serious" and Romeo Crennel told reporters Watson would play if cleared by the team's medical staff.

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