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September 22, 2008

Banged Up: Injuries from NFL Week 3


Shockey Out 3-6 Weeks
Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey is expected to miss three to six weeks to surgically repair a sport hernia, reports NFL Gridiron Gab
. He has been somewhat silent in the passing game so far for New Orleans, as he has 16 catches for 151 yards in the team going 1-2. Fantasy football fans should look to the teams other tight ends are Billy Miller and Mark Campbell.

Westbrook Ankle Sprain
Eagles coach Andy Reid told reporters that Brian Westbrook suffered a strained ankle in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. An MRI revealed no ligament damage, but his status for Week 4 remains uncertain, according to the NFL's blog.

“He’s limping around without crutches today,” Reid said. “I guess that’s a positive. It will be a race to get him ready for Sunday.”

Roethlisberger's Hand Not Fractured
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger hurt his throwing hand when he was sacked late in the game and didn't finish. Coach Mike Tomlin said X-rays on Roethlisberger's hand did not show a fracture and said he's expected to play next week.

Kitna Sprains Knee
Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna will be evaluated during the week after suffering a sprained knee at the end of Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Harris May Be Out For Season
Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris may have a ruptured spleen, which would sideline him for the rest of the season, pending a second opinion, reports the National Football Post.

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