As the Week 7 injury reports are released by teams, here’s a quick look at some of the injury news around the league:
- While Giants QB Eli Manning suffered a bruised chest in Monday night’s loss to the Browns, he appears to have escaped serious injury. Manning was able to throw during the Giants’ session on Wednesday, which wasn’t full-speed, and said he wouldn’t be limited during the week. He was not listed on the team’s injury report.
- “It is just soreness, no injury,” Manning said. “It is part of football, you are going to get banged-up, you are going to get some soreness here and stuff, but there is nothing injured and nothing that would cause any reason to miss any time or any practice or be worried about playing in a game.”
- The Broncos held WR Brandon Stokley, who suffered a concussion last week, out of practice on Wednesday. The high-powered Broncos could get some options back on offense, though, as rookie WR Brandon Royal (ankle) participated in a full practice and TE Tony Scheffler (groin), RB Ryan Torrian (elbow) and RB Selvin Young (groin) participated on a limited basis. All four players sat out the 24-17 loss to the Jaguars.
- “[Stokley] is better today than the last couple days,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “Each day, he seems to improve a little bit. It is an on-going process and he will be a day-to-day evaluation. We should know something by the end of the week.”
- Rookie RB Darren McFadden participated in a full practice with the Raiders on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his toe in Week 2 against Kansas City. McFadden was not listed on the Raiders’ injury report.
- The Redskins had several starters sitting out of practice on Wednesday: RB Clinton Portis (hip), OT Chris Samuels (ankle), S Chris Horton (ankle) and OG Pete Kendall (knee). All four players played in Week 6.
- Rams OT Orlando Pace was limited in practice on Wednesday due to a thigh injury. Coach Jim Haslett said Pace did some individual work and is day to day this week; he will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
- Lions WR Calvin Johnson (concussion) was held out of practice on Wednesday, but coach Rod Marinelli said he should be ready to go on Thursday. Marinelli was tight-lipped on several starting spots, refusing to say whether Shaun McDonald or Mike Furrey would start in place of the traded Roy Williams. Marinelli said Dan Orlovsky is getting the majority of snaps with the first-team offense and that he is the starter “right now” over Drew Stanton.