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Conference Championships Injury Update #1
Philip Gentles
January 16, 2007

Joseph Addai, RB, IND
Undisclosed Shoulder Injury

Huddle Up: An undisclosed shoulder injury limited Colts' rookie RB Joseph Addai to just four carries in the second half. But head coach Tony Dungy told reporters that he expects Addai to play in the AFC Title game. Addai reportedly suffered the injury on a carry early in the first quarter and was able to stay in the game for the remainder of the half. Addai began to split carries with Dominic Rhodes in the third quarter but with Rhodes running well the medical staff decided to keep Addai out in the fourth quarter. He apparently underwent an MRI on Sunday however the Colts have not detailed the nature and severity of his injury. All that has been said is that he will get at least three days of rest and that he will be reevaluated on Wednesday. Dungy is confident that he will play, but check back on Friday for an update.

Mark Bradley, WR, CHI
Sprained Ankle

Huddle Up: Bears' WR Mark Bradley sprained his right ankle during Sunday's playoff win over the Seahawks and according to reports his status for next weekend's NFC Title game appears to be in question. Bradley, who missed five games during the regular season with an injury to the same ankle, was injured after his foot got caught in the turf while he made catch in the second quarter. He was able to limp off the field but after being examined on the sideline he was carted to the locker room and he did not return. Bradley spoke with reporters after the game and although he labeled he status for next weekend's game against the Saints as "probable" he was clearly having trouble putting weight on his injured leg. X-rays and an MRI were performed on Bradley's leg on Monday morning and while the results of the tests have not been released to the public Bradley was seen wearing a protective walking boot, which he will likely keep until at least Wednesday. This is something to be concerned about since he has already missed several games this season because of a similar injury to the involved ankle. We'll keep you posted.

Marvin Harrison, WR, IND
Sprained Wrist

Huddle Up: According to reports Colts' veteran WR Marvin Harrison aggravated a lingering wrist injury during Saturday's playoff win over the Ravens. However head coach Tony Dungy told reporters that Harrison is OK and that he expects him to play in the AFC Championship game. Dungy did not say when Harrison was hurt or how severe the injury is but he admitted that Harrison's wrist was still an issue. Harrison sprained his wrist early in the regular season and he's been dealing with the injury every since. I can't imagine that Harrison would miss the biggest game of his career because of this injury but it could prevent him playing at this best. So keep an eye on the Colts' practice reports and check back on Friday for an update on his status.

Jason McKie, FB, CHI
Sprained Ankle

Huddle Up: Bears' FB Jason McKie, who suffered a sprained ankle during Week 16 of the regular season, aggravated the injury in the first half of Sunday's game but he was able to play in the second half and it appears that he is going to be OK. McKie left the game after twisting his ankle while trying to block in the second quarter. He was examined and then taped in the locker room at half-time and he was cleared to return to the field in the second half. McKie was seen with an ice bag wrapped to his ankle after the game and although he complained of soreness in his leg on Monday morning the medical staff expects him to be ready in time for the NFC Title game.

Adewale Ogunleye, DL, CHI
Quadriceps Contusion

Huddle Up: Bears' DL Adewale Ogungleye was hit in the quadriceps during Sunday's game against the Seahawks and he has been diagnosed with a quadriceps contusion or "Charlie Horse." The Bears did not say when he was hurt but Ogungleye was seen limping in the locker room after the game. He will likely be limited in practice for the first couple of practices this week but the medical staff does not believe that the injury is serious and they expect him to practice with the team on Friday and play this upcoming weekend against the Saints.