Late night NFL injury headlines

With Week 2 of he NFL set to really heat-up tomorrow as 28 teams take to the field, there are some notable injuries to key players around the league. Here are some of the more recent and notable injury updates:

November 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (51) plays defense during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans starting inside linebacker  has passed his concussion tests and is cleared against the Tennessee Titans.

“He’s fine,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s ready to go, so he’ll be up. Ready to go. Play special teams. He and Joe will probably split some time inside at linebacker, but he’s ready to go.”

 

Minnesota Vikings starting defensive tackle Kevin Williams is listed as probable against the Chicago Bears. The six-time Pro Bowler missed the season-openiner because of a hyperextended right knee suffered in the preseason.

“We’ll have to monitor how he’s doing in between series, just talk to him sometimes,” head coach Leslie Frazier said. “Based on what happened after practice [on Thursday], he was feeling good.”

 

The Atlanta Falcons have both of their starting wideouts on the injury report. Julio Jones (knee) was limited in practice Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable. Roddy White (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is listed as questionable.

 

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Dunta Robinson is not expected to play vs the Dallas Cowboys to be with his cousin who was involved in a car accident this week.

 

The Cincinnati Bengals’ thin linebacking corps will likely avoid becoming razor-thin vs the Pittsburgh Steelers, as starting linebacker Vontaze Burfict had full-participation in the team’s final practice today before their Monday night showdown vs their AFC North rivals.

 

 

Topics: Injury Report, NFL

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