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Training Room Injury Update - Week 14
Philip Gentles
December 4, 2007

QUARTERBACKS

Damon Huard, KC
Bruised Arm - Chiefs' QB Damon Huard left Sunday's game late in the fourth quarter after getting hit on his arm near his elbow, but according to reports the injury isn't serious. Huard was hurt when he was sacked by Chargers' LB Shawn Merriman and he told reporters that he lost the feeling in some of his fingers. He tried to stay in the game but he was having trouble gripping the ball and he was eventually replaced. Brodie Croyle could be back this week, so Huard's status will probably be insignificant, but at this point it looks like he will be healthy enough to be active in Week 14.

Matt Schaub, HOU
Dislocated Shoulder - Texans' QB Matt Schaub will miss at least one game and could possibly miss the remainder of the season after dislocating his left (non-throwing) shoulder during Sunday's game against the Titans. Schaub was hurt on a first quarter sack and was seen on the sideline in a tremendous amount of pain and discomfort. According to reports the medical staff was able to reduce the dislocation (put it back in place), however his shoulder was very sore and the medical staff decided to keep him out for the remainder of the game. Schaub reportedly underwent an MRI on his shoulder on Monday and while the results have not been made public head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that "it sure looks like he's going to miss some time." Kubiak went on to say that the team wasn't sure how long he would be out, but he indicated that the damage in his shoulder could keep him sidelined up to 4 weeks. Schaub hasn't been ruled out for Week 14 yet, but it looks like he won't be playing for at least a couple of weeks.

RUNNING BACKS

Jesse Chatman, MIA
Sprained Ankle - According to reports Dolphins' RB Jesse Chatman aggravated his bad ankle during Sunday's loss to the Jets and his status for Week 14 is currently unknown. Chatman, who has been dealing with lingering ankle injuries in both ankles, was hurt on a carry in the third quarter and had to leave the game. He was later seen with his ankle heavily wrapped and walking with a limp. Chatman spoke with reporters on Monday and said that while his ankle was sore, he planned on taking part in practice this week and playing. However team officials aren't sure if his ankle will be strong enough to allow him to take part in team drills and it looks like a decision on his status won't come until the team sees how he responds several days of treatment.

Derrick Ward, NYG
Fractured Fibula - Giants' RB Derrick Ward will miss the remainder of the regular season and possibly the entire playoffs after fracturing his leg during Sunday's game. Ward was hurt when his leg got caught and bent awkwardly while he was being tackled on a run in the fourth quarter. He had to be helped off the field and was escorted to the locker room where he underwent X-rays. According to reports the X-rays showed a fracture in the fibula bone near his ankle and he was seen on crutches after the game. Ward spoke with reporters on Monday and confirmed that his ankle was broken and that his status for the remainder of the season will be determined later on in the week.

LenDale White, TEN
Dislocated Finger - Titans' RB LenDale White is expected to be fine after he dislocated the middle finger on his right hand during Sunday's game against the Texans. It's unclear how the injury occurred, however the medical staff was seen trying to reduce the dislocation on the sideline and White was eventually taken back to the locker room. According to reports White also suffered a laceration on his finger, but head coach Jeff Fisher said that he could have played. Fisher went on to say that Chris Brown was running the ball when and he decided to keep White out because Brown was on a roll. White might be limited early in practice this week, however Fisher expects him to be active for their Week 14 game.

Selvin Young, DEN
Bruised Arm and Knee - According to reports Broncos' RB Selvin Young suffered minor injuries to his arm and knee during Sunday's game and the team expects him to be ready for their Week 14 game. Young left the game on two separate occasions, the first time after bruising his knee and the second time after bruising his arm. He was able to go back in both times, however his playing time was limited in the second half. Head coach Mike Shanahan did not say if Young would be able to practice this week, but he did not seem to be worried about his status. He said that he would have an update after Wednesday's practice.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Anquan Boldin, ARI
Broken Toe - According to several reports Cardinals' WR Anquan Boldin dislocated and broke the toe next to his big toe during Sunday's game and he will likely miss the team's Week 14 game. Boldin, who was hurt when a defender fell on his leg after a catch in the third quarter, met with a foot specialist and a show specialist on Monday in hopes that they can find a way to pad and protect his toe enough that will allow him to play. The team is leaning towards keeping him out this week so that his toe can heal a bit, but the Cardinals will try and get him back on the field as soon as possible and they aren't ready to rule him out for their next game just yet. We'll keep you posted.

Roy Williams, DET
Sprained PCL - Lions WR Roy Williams is out for at least two weeks and could miss the remainder of the regular season after spraining the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee during Sunday's blowout loss to the Vikings. Williams was hurt in the second quarter and after coming out he returned for a series before leaving the game for good just prior to half-time. Williams was seen in street clothes with his knee heavily wrapped while on the sideline in the third quarter. An MRI on his knee on Monday revealed a sprain to the PCL and head coach Rod Marinelli confirmed that the injury would keep him out for at least two weeks. Despite reports that he would be out for the remainder of the season, Marinelli told reporters that if all goes well with his recovery he could be back before the end of the regular season. Unfortunately there are no guarantees outside the fact that he won't play in Week 14. So plan to take on your league's fantasy playoffs without him.

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