NFL Week 9 Injuries – Mark Andrews, Corey Davis, More

NFL Week 9 Injuries – Mark Andrews, Corey Davis, More

9th week NFL season is here, but injuries will prevent some stars from joining their teams on the field.

Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen is dealing with a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury that followed his team’s Week 8 bye.

Elsewhere in SoCal, Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Coupe expected to play against Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, despite the ankle injury he suffered in last week’s game against San Francisco 49ers.

Several backfields around the league will be thin this week, like the running backs Jonathan Taylor and D’Andre Swift missed significant training time this week.

James Conner and Chuba Hubbard were limited participants in practice for Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthersthat is,

Here’s more Week 9 injury coverage from our NFL Nation reporters:

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An injury: Knee

Patterson returned to practice from injured reserve on Wednesday. Although he hasn’t been activated yet, Falcons coach Arthur Smith hasn’t ruled out Patterson’s availability for Sunday against the Chargers.

Patterson took part in every practice this week and seemed in good spirits, calling himself “90 percent” on Wednesday after his first official practice with the club. If Patterson returns, the Falcons will get back one of their most versatile players and their best rusher — he averaged 5.9 yards per carry before his injury. If he doesn’t return, expect the Falcons to continue using the combination Caleb Huntley and Tyler Allgeier in the hinterland. If he returns, both Huntley and Allgeier could still have roles, as Patterson is a player who can be used throughout the formation to create mismatches for opposing defenses.

— Michael Rothstein

An injury: Knee/shoulder

Andrews missed the second day of practice in a row, meaning he has a tendency not to play. He’s never missed a game with an injury in his five-year career, but it might be wiser for Baltimore to keep him around. If Andrews sits, he would get 24 days of rest between games (the Ravens have a bye next week) and be healthier heading into the second half of the team’s schedule. Isaiah Likely likely to start in place of Andrews.

An injury: hamstrings

Edwards appears to be far from a chance to play Monday night after missing the second straight practice. If Edwards doesn’t play, the Ravens would lean on them Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill against the saints. Drake leads Baltimore in rushing with 251 yards this year and Hill tops all Ravens RBs with a 6.4 yards per carry average. This looks to be a tough matchup for Baltimore, who will be without Andrews at tight end and No. 1 at wide receiver Expenditure Bateman.

— Jamison Hensley

An injury: Elbow

Poyer will miss his third game of the season with a left elbow injury suffered late in the team’s win vs Green Bay Packers. He didn’t practice all week. Safely Micah Hyde (neck) off season, security Damar Hamlin and Jaquan Johnson start is expected. In the games he did play, Poyer was a key veteran presence in the secondary, starting the year with four interceptions (tied for second most in the NFL). Linebacker Matt Milan (oblique) and right stroke Spencer Brown (ankle) are both questionable for the game against the Jets.

— Alaina Getzenberg

An injury: Joint

With Hubbard in his second straight match, you’re looking D’Onta Foreman to get the main body again. Foreman has had 118 yards rushing in each of the past two games, but his touches increased significantly last week against Hubbard-less Atlanta. He had 15 carries against Tampa Bay and 26 against the Falcons. Look for him to be in the 20-seed range again.

— David Newton

An injury: Shoulder and concussion, respectively

Having their most reliable receiver (Lazard) and their most explosive receiver (Watson) available could be a game changer for the Packers offense. Aaron Rodgers was without Lazard (shoulder) last week against the Bills and lost Watson (concussion) for the first series. Both returned to training this week. Coach Matt LaFleur said Lazard will be a game-time decision, while Watson has one more step to take to clear the protocol.

— Rob Demosky

An injury: Joint

Taylor has been struggling with injuries for weeks and is now struggling after re-injuring his ankle. He aggravated a previous injury during last week’s loss to Washington and will not play against New England. The question now is whether Taylor can make enough progress by sitting out Sunday to get healthy, or if he’ll have to sit through this for weeks to come.

— Stephen Holder

An injury: hamstrings

Waller hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring after eight snaps at Kansas City on Oct. 10, and he was officially listed as questionable in Jacksonville after being limited in practice all week. “No one wants to play faster than Darren,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said. If Waller, who will test his leg before Sunday’s game in Jacksonville, can’t go, expect it Foster Moreau to re-amplify. Moreau is coming off a six-catch game against New Orleans last week.

— Paul Gutierrez

An injury: hamstrings and ankle, respectively

The Chargers will be without their top two wide receivers on Sunday, with Allen ruled out after suffering another setback in his recovery from a nagging hamstring injury and Williams dealing with a high ankle sprain. To make a matter of concern, a reliable backup DeAndre Carter is questionable due to illness.

— Lindsey Thiry

An injury: calf

Tomlinson doesn’t get a lot of big-league glory, but he had a Pro Bowl-caliber season as the tight end in the Vikings’ new 3-4 scheme. The Vikings will rely on a number of backups Sunday against Washington James Lynch that Khyiris Tonga that Ross Blacklockhoping to stop the inner game of the Commanders.

— Kevin Seifert

An injury: Disease

Harris, who is second on the team with 302 yards on 71 carries (4.3 average) and three touchdowns, did not participate in practices Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He is officially listed as a suspect. While Rhamondre Stevenson has taken over as No. 1, he can’t do everything, and that’s where Harris comes in as an important addition. If Harris doesn’t respond on Sunday, the team has starters Pierre Strong Jr. and Kevin Harris as backup options, with JJ Taylor on the training team.

— Mike Reiss

An injury: Joint

With Michael Thomas now on IR, the last wide receiver is Landry, who hasn’t played in a month after injuring his ankle. Landry returned to practice this week on a limited basis, so it’s up in the air if he can return against Baltimore Ravens on Monday or if he needs more time to heal.

— Katherine Terrell

An injury: Knee

Davis will miss it his second game in a row, leaving the QB Zach Wilson without its most reliable receiver against the Bills’ top-ranked defense. Once again, Davis will be replaced Denzel Mimswith Garrett Wilson likely starts as the second outside receiver. The Jets expect Davis to return in Week 11 after their bye.

— Rich Cimini

An injury: hamstrings

Dotson will miss his fifth straight game with a hamstring injury. This week he did not practice and on Friday he only worked on the secondary field. However, Washington coach Ron Rivera said the team hopes to have Dotson back next week. Sophomore receiver Dyami Brown will return after missing the previous two games with a groin injury.

An injury: foot

Holcomb was shut out for the second straight game. The problem is that his support, David May, will also miss the game due to a hamstring injury. Washington, however, has veterans Jon Bostic play along with improvement Jamin Davis. Washington also likes to run a five-man defensive line — which often resembles a 3-4 front — or use a safety Chamber Curl in a large nickel role. Curl called defensive signals last week.

— John Keim

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