Published: December 27th, 2009 | Tags: Channing Crowder, Dominique Barber, Earnest Graham, Jimmy Wilkerson, Joe Staley, Josh Wilson, Julius Jones, Justin Smiley, Kenny McKinley, Matt Bryant, Michael Koenen, Mike Williams, pierre thomas, Reed Doughty, Rey Maualuga, Ricky Williams, Russ Hochstein, Steve Smith, Tony Gonzalez, Week 16 injuries
With Week 16 nearly complete, here’s a look around the league at some of the notable injuries:
- Panthers WR Steve Smith broke his left arm during a touchdown reception against the Giants. He’ll have surgery Monday, and won’t play in the season finale against the Saints.
- Dolphins RB Ricky Williams injured his right shoulder during the third quarter against the Texans and wasn’t able to return. Dolphins LB Channing Crowder injured his right foot during the first quarter and didn’t return, while OG Justin Smiley left during the fourth quarter with a knee injury.
- The Bengals had a tough setback, losing LB Rey Maualuga to a broken left ankle.
- Saints RB Pierre Thomas sustained bruised ribs against the Bucs, sitting out the second half.
- The Falcons had a number of injuries Sunday. TE Tony Gonzalez injured his right calf and didn’t return, while both of the team’s specialists — P Michael Koenen (head) and K Matt Bryant (hamstring) — left the game with injuries.
- Texans SS Dominique Barber left during the second half against the Dolphins with a hamstring injury.
- The Broncos lost WR Kenny McKinley (knee) and G Russ Hochstein (knee) to injuries.
- 49ers OT Joe Staley suffered a knee injury and was announced as doubtful to return against the Lions.
- Seahawks coach Jim Mora said RB Julius Jones aggravated a rib injury and also injured his ankle against the Packers and CB Josh Wilson sustained a hip pointer.
- Two Buccanneers sustained injuries — FB Earnest Graham (right leg) and DE Jimmy Wilkerson (knee).
- Redskins SS Reed Doughty was carted off the field a right ankle injury during the second quarter against the Cowboys and did not return. The Redskins also lost RG Mike Williams to a toe injury.