NFL Week 5 injuries: Panthers' Christian McCaffrey returns to practice; Chris Carson questionable for 'TNF'

Injuries are starting to install in the NFL, and it is essential to keep tabs on these reports due to the fact that they can impact your bets, who you begin and sit for your dream group and, naturally, how your preferred group will carry out on Sunday. Below, we will take a look at every NFL group’s midweek injury report and break down the last injury report for Thursday night’s match in between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks. If you have a concern about an NFL injury heading into Week 5, this is the location to be. 

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Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) at Seattle Seahawks

The Rams are completely healthy heading into Week 5, as the group has actually noted no gamers on its last injury report. Sean McVay stated Wednesday early morning that all gamers will be excellent to go vs. Seattle. 

Seahawks running back Chris Carson did not practice at all today due to a neck injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter includes that Seattle is not anticipated to eventually choose his video game status till prior to Thursday’s match, making him a real game-time choice. If he can’t go, Alex Collins must get the beginning nod. 

No genuine surprises for the Jets as they get ready for their London fight with the Falcons. Receiver Denzel Mims did not practice due to a non-COVID associated disease. Fellow pass catcher Elijah Moore (concussion) was restricted. 

As for the Falcons, receiver Russell Gage and protective lineman Marlon Davidson stay out with ankle injuries. Safety Erik Harris is likewise sidelined due to a calf injury he suffered versus Washington. 

Eagles lineman Lane Johnson — who was a surprise non-active in Week 4 — stayed far from the group and did not practice Wednesday due to an individual matter. Head coach Nick Sirianni did not offer any more information regarding what Johnson’s individual matter is. Center Jason Kelce (foot) didn’t not practice, however the group noted it was a day of rest for the veteran. Corner Avonte Maddox (neck), take on Jordan Mailata (knee) and receiver Quez Watkins (knee) were restricted. 

Linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot) and offensive take on Cameron Erving (neck) missed out on practice on Wednesday for the Panthers, however the huge news was that star running back Christian McCaffrey was a restricted individual with his hamstring injury. It wasn’t long earlier when numerous assumed this might be a season-ending problem, however McCaffrey going back to practice is a big advancement. 

Detroit lacked 2 essential beginners to start the week as tight end T.J. Hockenson (knee) and take on Penei Sewell (ankle) did not take part Wednesday. Hockenson is the Lions’ finest gamer on offense, so his status deserves viewing as the week continues. Meanwhile, coach Dan Campbell did state that Sewell’s status for Sunday remains in concern. Defensive lineman Trey Flowers did return Wednesday on a restricted basis after missing out on the last 2 video games due to a knee injury. Running back D’Andre Swift (groin) was likewise restricted. 

The Vikings did not have Dalvin Cook on the field as he handles an ankle injury. The star back did state Wednesday that he means to continue to play through the injury. Michael Pierce (elbow), Ihmir Smith-Marsette (toe) and Nick Vigil (ankle) likewise did not practice. 

Teddy Bridgewater went back to conferences and the weight space Wednesday after suffering a concussion that sidelined him in the middle of Week 4. Despite being at the center, Bridgewater can’t take part in Sunday’s video game in Pittsburgh till he is cleared. Coach Vic Fangio stated it’s possible he returns on a restricted basis Thursday. 

Meanwhile, the Steelers were likewise missing their beginning quarterback to start the week of practice as Ben Roethlisberger remained due to a pectoral and hip injury. Roethlisberger stated his strategy is to play Sunday regardless of the discomfort he remains in presently. Receivers Chase Claypool (hamstring) and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) were amongst those restricted in practice. 

The Patriots lacked a variety of significant gamers, particularly along the offending line. Starting right take on Trent Brown (calf) and beginning ideal guard Shaq Mason (abdominal area) were nonparticipants in practice, while beginning left take on Isaiah Wynn and left guard Michael Onwenu were just recently put on the reserve/COVID list. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy (groin) was the other Patriot missing out on from practice. 

As for Houston, they lacked offending linemen Marcus Cannon (back) and Justin Britt (knee) Wednesday together with running back Rex Burkhead (hip). Receiver Danny Amendola (thigh) was restricted. 

Tennessee has a prolonged injury report to begin the week with Julio Jones (hamstring) and Taylor Lewan (toe) amongst the most significant names to miss out on Wednesday’s session. Meanwhile, A.J. Brown (hamstring), Jeffery Simmons (back), Bud Dupree (knee), and Rashaan Evans (quad) were amongst the Titans who were restricted. 

Jacksonville was missing out on protective lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) and pass rush Lerentee McCray (hamstring) to start the week of practice. Corner Tyson Campbell (toe) was restricted, however the group did have running back Carlos Hyde (shoulder) as a complete individual. 

The huge injury news with the Dolphins is that they positioned pass receiver Will Fuller on hurt reserve due to a damaged finger. As for the remainder of the lineup, fellow receiver DeVante Parker was restricted due to a shoulder injury together with tight end Adam Shaheen (neck). Corner Byron Jones (quad, Achilles) was the only nonparticipant. 

With the Bucs, they lacked corner Carlton Davis (quad), tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs), protective lineman Pat O’Connor (calf), and security Antoine Winfield Jr. (concussion). Running back Giovani Bernard (knee) and pass rush Jason Pierre-Paul were amongst those restricted. 

As anticipated the Packers lacked cornerback Jaire Alexander on Wednesday after suffering an air conditioner joint injury in his shoulder recently. Coach Matt LaFleur stated the group is wanting to prevent surgical treatment at all expenses, and the group is likewise preparing to be without him for this Week 5 match in Cincinnati. Running back Aaron Jones (ankle) was a noteworthy Packer who was restricted to start the week. 

The excellent news for the Bengals is that they saw security Jessie Bates go back to practice completely capability Wednesday after a neck injury required him to miss out on Week 4. The club lacked center Trey Hopkins (knee) and running back Joe Mixon (ankle) at practice, however coach Zac Taylor stated Hopkins was offered a rest day. As for Mixon, he’ll likely evaluate that ankle out later on in the week. Receiver Tee Higgins (shoulder) was restricted. 

New Orleans lacked center Erik McCoy (calf) and take on Terron Armstead (elbow) to start practice today. Meanwhile, 

Washington had a half-dozen gamers missing out on from practice Wednesday, consisting of running back Antonio Gibson (shin), receiver Curtis Samuel (groin), and guard Brandon Scherff. Scherff is anticipated to miss out on a number of weeks due to a knee injury he suffered in Week 4. Running back J.D. McKissic (ankle) were amongst those restricted for Washington. 

Both Myles Garrett and Malik Jackson did not practice for the Browns Wednesday, however the group signified that those 2 were simply getting a day of rest. Jadeveon Clowney (elbow), Greg Newsome II (calf), JC Tretter (knee, back), Denzel Ward (neck), and Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) likewise did not practice. 

As for the Chargers, they are reasonably healthy to begin the week with Chris Harris (shoulder), Justin Jackson (groin) and Derwin James (toe, shoulder) being restricted in Wednesday’s practice. 

The huge news out of Chicago is that Justin Fields has actually been called the beginning quarterback moving forward. That stated, veteran Andy Dalton (knee) will apparently exist to back him up today as he went back to practice completely. David Montgomery (knee), Khalil Mack (ribs, foot) and Akiem Hicks (groin) were amongst those who did not practice for the Bears. Receiver Darnell Mooney (groin) was restricted. 

In Las Vegas, Josh Jacobs (ankle), Kolton Miller (knee) and Johnathan Abram (shoulder) were restricted. Peyton Barber (toe) and Damon Arnette (groin) were amongst those missing out on. 

Several significant gamers missed out on practice on Wednesday for the Giants. Among them were security Jabrill Peppers (hamstring), pass receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton (hamstrings), tight end Kaden Smith (knee), offending take on Andrew Thomas (foot) and protective lineman Leonard Williams (knee). While he’s coming off of a breakout video game, running back Saquon Barkley was a restricted individual with a knee injury. Other restricted individuals stank guard Ben Bredeson (hand), protective back Nate Ebner (quad) and pass receiver Kenny Golladay (groin). 

Dallas held Amari Cooper (hamstring), Ezekiel Elliott (knee), Donovan Wilson (groin), and Dorance Armstrong (ankle) out of practice Wednesday. Meanwhile, Carlos Watkins (knee), Ty Nsekhe (disease), and Randy Gregory (knee) were restricted. 

The 49ers saw star tight end George Kittle miss out on practice to start the week thanks to a calf injury that has actually been pestering him in current weeks. Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo was not present at practice either as he handles a calf injury. He informed press reporters Wednesday that his status might “go up to game time,” so the very first start of novice Trey Lance does not seem like a slam dunk right now. Meanwhile, take on Trent Williams (shoulder) was likewise not provide for practice and running back Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) was restricted. With the Cardinals, they rested a variety of veterans, consisting of DeAndre Hopkins, James Conner, Chandler Jones and A.J. Green. 

Bills protective end Greg Rousseau (toe), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and linebacker Matt Milano (hamstring) missed out on practice Wednesday. Offensive take on Spencer Brown (knee), offending guard Jon Feliciano (concussion), cornerback Dane Jackson (knee), security Jordan Poyer (ankle) and cornerback Tre’Davious White (shoulder) were restricted. In Kansas City, the Chiefs lacked protective end Chris Jones (wrist) and protective back Armani Watts (disease) on Wednesday. 

Analysis to come.

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