NFL Week 17 Injury: Doubtful Jimmy Garoppolo; Doubtful Lamar Jackson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire


As NFL teams fight for their playoff lives with Week 17 on the horizon, teams also battle the dreaded injury virus and the Omicron variant of COVID-19 sweeping the entire NFL. . The Washington football team took a hard hit with this as running back Antonio Gibson was placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list. It came out on Sunday. The 49ers might not have Jimmy Garoppolo for Sunday’s critical game against the Texans as Garoppolo has been listed as questionable with a thumb injury. The Ravens are hoping Lamar Jackson can face the Rams after missing Baltimore’s last two games.

Only one team has clinched a playoff spot in the AFC (Kansas City Chiefs), so six playoff spots are up for grabs with two weeks to go. There are two playoff spots left in the NFC, but the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles can lock them up this weekend. Injury will play a role for any of the 24 remaining Super Bowl vying teams over the past two weeks (all teams not eliminated from the playoffs), making Week 17 all the more interesting.

Here is the final injury report for all Sunday games prior to week 17 (remember there are no Saturday games this week):

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Washington has placed starting running back Antonio Gibson on the reserve / COVID-19 list, so he’s out for Sunday. Jaret Patterson should start at the running back. With Jackson out and Daryl Roberts on the COVID roster, Washington will be slim at the cornerback before this week.

Sanders was unlikely to play with a broken bone in his hand, but there is good news that Howard was given a questionable designation. Howard was limited to practice on Friday, so there’s a chance he’ll play. Expect to see a healthy dose of Boston Scott for the Eagles with two of their top three running backs battling injury.

Akers is in line to make his season debut after being a full participant throughout practice this week. Gains and Rapp were full participants on Friday after missing the first two workouts of the week. Floyd didn’t appear on the injury report until Friday.

While Jackson is listed as questionable, the Arrow heads south after Jackson missed the Ravens’ last two practices of the week after being limited on Wednesday. Tyler Huntley is set to make his third start of the season after being high from the team’s reserve / COVID-19 roster earlier in the week.

Buccaneers assistant head coach Harold Goodwin said “there is a chance” Evans will play on Sunday despite the wide receiver being “week to week” with the hamstring injury. Evans is a game-time decision. As for Brown, Goodwin says he may have twisted his ankle slightly, but still has a chance to play on Sunday.

Crowder didn’t train all week for the Jets and was the only player to receive an injury designation.

The Titans will have wide receiver AJ Brown for Sunday’s game after he was a full participant in Friday’s practice. Tennessee will also have lineman Corey Levin after missing the Titans’ first two practices of the week with illness.

Jacksonville was ravaged by COVID-19, but removed seven players from the roster on Friday, including Josh Allen, Laviska Shenault Jr. and Myles Jack. They still have over 20 players on the roster.

Hightower and Phillips were the only Patriots not training Friday to receive a questionable injury designation.

Hankins was limited throughout the week with his back injury. For the Colts, Doyle was a full participant on Friday after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. Fisher missed practice throughout the week, while Glowinski only appeared on the injury report on Friday, when he was listed as a participant in limited training.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid simplified matters with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, saying that if he was confident he could come back he would allow the starting running back to “try.” Reid also said Edwards-Helaire was “making progress” even though he was not training this week. If Edwards-Helaire isn’t playing, Darryl Williams is in line to be the star back.

Davis and Sample haven’t been training all week for the Bengals, so it was no surprise that they were out. Joe Burrow has a right finger injury, but he’s been a full participant all week.

The Giants are recovering a lot of players from the COVID roster, but still lack depth at the receiver level with Ross, Toney and Johnson missing – and Darius Slayton still on the COVID roster. Kenny Golladay is the only healthy receiver on the active roster, so expect a few calls from the practice squad.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy has said Andy Dalton will start for Chicago even though Fields was questionable. Peters was a full participant in practice on Friday, so it looks like he will start on the left tackle.

Moreau hasn’t trained for the Falcons all week, so he’s a long way from playing on Sunday.

Sanders did not participate in the Bills’ practice, despite the questionable injury designation. If he doesn’t play for the Bills on Sunday, Gabe Davis and Cole Beasley will have an expanded role in the passing game. Beasley was taken off the reserve / COVID-19 list this week.

Each of Houston’s questionable players were limited on Friday. Moreland was able to train on Friday after missing the first two practices of the week.

While rookie Trey Lance could fit into the starting lineup, the 49ers will be hopeful Garoppolo will be under center on Sunday even though he didn’t throw a pass in this week’s practice. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has said Garoppolo will try to pitch this weekend before the 49ers make a final decision on his status for Sunday.

The Chargers will have guard Derwin James for Sunday’s game after missing practice earlier this week with a hamstring injury. The Broncos will be without wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and linebacker Bradley Chubb after both players are put on the team’s reserve / COVID-19 roster. Gordon and Williams were both restricted earlier in the week.

Erving has missed practice all week, while Chandler has been limited in the last two practices of the week. Burris and Carter have been limited all week, while Henderson only appeared on the injury report on Friday, when he was a limited participant.

Montgomery missed practice on Thursday and Friday, while Ingram was limited in the last two practices of Saints Week. Roby and Humphrey did not appear on the Saints’ injury report until Friday, when both players were excluded from practice on Friday. Armstead was limited on Friday after being sidelined from the first two practices of the week.

Goff hasn’t been training all week, which means Tim Boyle could be in contention for his third start of the season. Running back D’Andre Swift will play on Sunday after a shoulder injury sidelined him for four games.

Shell missed a lot of practice time this week, while Collins was also limited earlier in the week after being ruled out of last week’s game against the Bears. Regardless of Collins’ status on Sunday, expect DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer to receive most of Seattle’s races against Detroit.

Each of the questionable Cardinals players without Harris was limited in Friday practice. Baker has been restricted for the past two days after not training on Wednesday. Conner was restricted on Friday after not training on Wednesday and Thursday. Running back Chase Edmonds will play after being limited in the first two practices of the week.

The Vikings will not have Kirk Cousins ​​for Sunday, as he has been placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list. Sean Mannion will start against Kellen Mond. Dalvin Cook will be back after missing last week due to being on the COVID-19 list, as he has not received an injury designation.

No surprise Bakhtiari is out, but Alexander is one after being limited to training all week. Aaron Rodgers (toe) received no injury designation. Neither does Aaron Jones, who suffers from a knee injury and was limited Thursday and Friday.

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