Infirmary Report - Week 15
From Michael Vick’s injured thigh to DeAngelo Williams and his bum ankle, we’ve got it all here in the latest edition of the Infirmary Report, the first article to read for what happened on Sunday.
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Michael Vick (Thigh), Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Vick left Sunday’s game against the 49ers with a bruised thigh. Vick was stopped on a 3rd & 1 late in the first quarter and took a shoulder to the leg at the end of the play. He limped off the field on his own power and did not return to the game. Vick was seen hobbling around the locker room post-game and his status for Week 16 is uncertain but it doesn’t sound too serious, so he shouldn’t miss a lot of time. Regardless, Vick isn’t on many fantasy radars for this year but he’s almost certain to be in the mix next season on a different team.
Charlie Frye (Head), Oakland Raiders
Charlie Frye left Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter with an apparent concussion after being tattooed by Broncos’ LB Andra Davis. Frye smacked his head on the turf pretty hard and was surrounded by trainers for an extended period before being taken out of the game. While it looks like Frye might possibly have a concussion, it’s interesting that Coach Tom Cable has already gone out and named Frye the starter for week 16 if he’s healthy.
DeAngelo Williams (Ankle), Carolina Panthers
DeAngelo Williams left Sunday night’s game with a left ankle injury and did not return. Williams had 13 yards on six rushes and a three-yard catch before exiting but he was taken to the locker room for further examination at the end of the first quarter, killing many fantasy owners hopes/dreams. This is the same ankle that kept Williams out of the team’s week 13 game against the Bucs, so his status for next week is very much in doubt. Jonathan Stewart gets a significant upgrade if Williams is ruled out.
Michael Turner (Ankle), Atlanta Falcons
Michael Turner left Sunday’s game after just one carry for seven yards. Turner got the ball on the Falcons’ first possession of the game but got tripped up at the second level and did not return to the game after re-aggravating his ankle injury. The Burner didn’t sound too optimistic in the post-game press conference; “I’ve got to start all over again (rehabbing),” he said. Turner refused to say that he would shut it down for the year but admitted that his injured ankle just isn’t strong enough to take a hit.
Eddie Royal (Neck), Denver Broncos
Eddie Royal left Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter with a neck injury. He appeared to suffer the injury on a punt return and did not return to the game. Brandon Stokley replaced him and immediately broke a 63-yard reception to put the Broncos in scoring position. The extent of Royal’s injury is unknown at this point but it’s almost irrelevant from a fantasy perspective, as Royal has been a huge disappointment for fantasy owners this year. It’s likely just a stinger but keep tabs on this one if you’re still holding on to Royal for some strange reason.
Adewale Ogunleye (Leg), Chicago Bears
Ogunleye left Sunday’s game in the third quarter with a lower leg injury and did not return. Coach Lovie Smith said that the defensive end “has a fractured Lower left leg” and Ogunleye was seen in the locker room after the game with crutches and a walking boot. With Ogunleye looking to be done for the year, Mark Anderson and Gaines Adams should see a healthy increase in minutes.
Keith Bulluck (Knee), Tennessee Titans
Keith Bulluck was injured during the third quarter when his left knee gave out while he was being blocked by Dolphins’ guard Justin Smiley. Bulluck immediately grabbed for his knee when he went down and was unable to leave the field on his own power, but the team is initially calling the injury only a “sprain.” He was last spotted walking into the stadium tunnel with two team trainers. It’s never a good sign when players collapse like that, which makes Bulluck’s week 16 status very doubtful.
Lardarius Webb (Knee), Baltimore Ravens
Lardarius Webb left Sunday’s game with what was initially being diagnosed as a “sprained right knee” but it turned out to be much worse than that. Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson reports that CB Lardarius Webb is done for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Webb was having a tremendous season and his loss will definitely hurt a Ravens’ secondary that is already very banged up. Look for the Ravens to hit the free agency market for a corner very soon.