The injury list ahead of week 10 in the NFL
It remains to be seen how some of the leading teams in the NFL this season will be able to hold on to their strong records if injuries take their toll, so we take a look at the NFL injury lists ahead of week 10 and see who has the most concerns.
We will start with the New England Patriots, who have a bye week, something that they may feel is needed after shipping their first, surprise loss last week against the Baltimore Ravens.
The news that Patrick Chung is training again is positive, and they will hope that he has a chance of springing back into action next time out.
The Ravens have a pretty clean bill of health, and only share worries about the fitness updates of their starting left tackle, Ronnie Stanley.
He has been dealing with a knee injury that limited practice on Wednesday, but he is still expected to fire back for the weekend match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals are missing A. J. Green this week with an ankle injury, and there is no guarantee that they will get him back in time to face the Ravens.
These ankle woes have kept the wide receiver out of the picture all season, and he is still yet to make his 2019/20 debut.
He is now in the longest injury gap of his career, and will hope to shake it off soon, though this weekend could come too soon.
The Philadelphia Eagles will also be glad to take a bye week to give Alshon Jeffery a week to get over an ankle injury that he picked up late on during their win over the Chicago Bears.
This would normally not be a worry, but he has had a calf strain already this season, and these little niggles can build up.
They need him healthy, and his extended absence could be a blow to their plans.
Davante Adams is now back for the Green Bay Packers, but he seems a long way short of fitness.
He said that he will “do what I can to contribute” but acknowledged that he is some way from his best just yet.
The New Orleans Saints have seen a big boost from their last bye week – they now have three players back who are expected to play a part this Sunday: Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook and Tre’Quan Smith.
Words: Josh Dixon