Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Another week, another list of notable NFL players whose health statuses are the topic of major conversation. Dak Prescott kicked things off earlier in the week when he did not rule out playing this Sunday after having the stitches removed from his surgically repaired thumb. Prescott is itching to get back on the field after watching teammate and backup Cooper Rush lead the Cowboys to a pair of wins over the past two weeks. 

Prescott isn’t the only notable player who is dealing with an injury. Tua Tagovailoa’s status for Miami’s Thursday night game in Cincinnati remains in question after he was injured during this past Sunday’s dramatic win over Buffalo. Keenan Allen is hoping to play for the first time since injuring his hamstring in the Chargers’ season-opener. Jets fans are hoping that Zach Wilson get make his season debut this Sunday in Pittsburgh, where Steelers fans are keeping their fingers crossed that Minkah Fitzpatrick can play after entering the concussion protocol. 

Here’s a look at each of those injuries as well as every other significant injury entering the NFL’s fourth week of the regular season. 

Dolphins: Analysis to come. 
Bengals: Analysis to come. 

Vikings: Analysis to come. 
Saints: QB Jameis Winston did not practice as he was given a veteran’s day off. Winston, who has been dealing with back and ankle injuries, is expected to practice on Thursday. Receivers Michael Thomas (toe) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) did not practice, while running back Alvin Kamara (rib) was limited. 

Browns: Myles Garrett did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from Monday’s single-car accident. Garrett, who suffered minor injuries during the crash, has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game. 
Falcons: Analysis to come. 

Bills: Analysis to come. 
Ravens: Analysis to come. 

Commanders: Analysis to come. 
Cowboys: Analysis to come. 

Seahawks: Analysis to come. 
Lions: Analysis to come. 

Chargers: Analysis to come. 
Texans: Analysis to come. 

Titans: Analysis to come. 
Colts: Analysis to come. 

Bears: Analysis to come. 
Giants: Analysis to come. 

Jaguars: Analysis to come. 
Eagles: Analysis to come. 

Jets: Zach Wilson has been cleared to make his season-debut after missing the season’s first three games. Jets coach Robert Saleh said on Wednesday that the second-year quarterback will start Sunday’s road game against the Steelers if all goes well during this week’s practices. 

Wilson has been recovering since suffering a bone bruise and a meniscus tear during New York’s first preseason game against the Eagles. The Jets are off to a 1-2 start with 15-year veteran Joe Flacco filling in for Wilson. 

Steelers: Analysis to come. 

Cardinals: Analysis to come. 
Panthers: Analysis to come. 

Patriots: As expected, Mac Jones did not practice on Wednesday as he is dealing with a high ankle sprain. Bill Belichick did not rule Jones out for Sunday, however, saying that his quarterback has made significant progress over the past 48 hours. Belichick added that veteran Brian Hoyer will be New England’s starter if Jones can’t play. 
Packers: Analysis to come. 

Broncos: Analysis to come. 
Raiders: Analysis to come. 

Chiefs: Analysis to come. 
Buccaneers: Analysis to come. 

Rams at 49ers (Monday night)

Rams: Analysis to come. 
49ers: Analysis to come. 

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