Published: October 15th, 2009 | Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Calvin Johnson, Carolina Panthers, Carson Palmer, Chad Clifton, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Damien Woody, Detroit Lions, Devin Hester, Donte Whitner, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Haloti Ngata, James Farrior, Jerricho Cotchery, Jonathan Stewart, Kevin Boss, Kyle Boller, Matthew Stafford, Mike Bell, Minnesota Vikings, Nate Burleson, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Paul Posluszny, Percy Harvin, pierre thomas, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Shaun Ellis, St. Louis Rams, Steve Smith, Tank Johnson, Troy Polamalu, Week 6 injuries, willie parker
Teams have released their latest Week 6 injury reports. Here’s a look at the developments among notable names through Thursday.
- Giants QB Eli Manning (foot) again was a limited participant in practice Thursday, as he continues to recover from plantar fasciitis in his right heel. Manning started last week against the Raiders and is expected to be a go Sunday at New Orleans. Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle, foot), who injured himself against Oakland, has been held out of practice all week. After being limited Wednesday, TE Kevin Boss (ankle) fully practiced Thursday.
- Lions QB Matthew Stafford (knee), who missed last week’s loss to the Steelers, was a limited participant Wednesday but was held out of practice Thursday. WR Calvin Johnson (knee) has been held out all week after injuring himself during the first quarter against the Steelers.
- Bengals QB Carson Palmer (left thumb) fully participated in practice for the second consecutive day. DT Tank Johnson (foot) was a limited participant after completing a full practice the previous day.
- Steelers S Troy Polamalu (knee), who hasn’t played since being injured in Week 1, has been a full participant in practice all week. So has RB Willie Parker (toe), who was sidelined the previous two weeks. LB James Farrior (elbow) was back at full participation after sitting out the previous day.
- Panthers WR Steve Smith (knee) was a limited participant. RB Jonathan Stewart (achilles) didn’t practice Wednesday but was back at full participation Thursday.
- Saints RB Pierre Thomas (hamstring) has been a limited participant in practice this week. Thomas missed the first two games this season but has been impressive since his return. RB Mike Bell (knee), who has missed the last two games after starting the season in place of Thomas, has been a full participant this week.
- Vikings rookie WR Percy Harvin (shoulder), who was held out of practice Wednesday, returned Thursday on a limited basis.
- Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (back), who had a big game against the Jaguars last weekend, has been a limited participant in practice this week.
- Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), DE Shaun Ellis (knee) and OT Damien Woody (foot) haven’t participated in practice this week. Coach Rex Ryan doesn’t expect Cotchery to play against the Bills but anticipates the return of both Ellis and Woody.
- After straining a muscle in his neck against the Lions before the bye week, WR Devin Hester wasn’t listed on the Bears’ injury report this week. Hester had previously said that he didn’t expect the injury to keep him out against the Falcons.
- Raven DT Haloti Ngata (back) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice after sitting out the previous day.
- Packers OT Chad Clifton (ankle) was limited Wednesday but practiced completely Thursday.
- Bills LB Paul Posluszny (forearm) and S Donte Whitner (thumb) were back at full participation after being limited the previous day. Posluszny hasn’t played since the season opener, and Whitner has been out for two weeks.
- Rams QB Kyle Boller (concussion), who was limited Wednesday, fully participated in practice Thursday. Still, Marc Bulger is expected to return as St. Louis’ starter.