Player Updates 10/4

Eagles QB Mike Vick left Sunday’s game after suffering chest and rib injury and is scheduled to have an MRI today. Vick was injured after making a great run down to the goal line and was just rocked by two defenders. To add insult to injury their was a holding penalty on that run and the play didn’t count anyway. Kevin Kolb replaced Vick and was mediocre at best. The fear is that Vick has a fractured collarbone so it appears were going to get a second look at Kevin Kolb, at least for a few weeks. SOURCE: Jeff McLane on Twitter UPDATE: No fractured rib or collarbone for Vick, he does have a rib cartilage injury. No timetable yet as to how long he will be out but is considered day to day right now as Vick’s ribs are very sore.

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy now has a fractured rib. HC Andy Reid just made the announcement. No word yet on how long he will be out. The mess is Philly continues to get worse. Mike Bell would get the start if McCoy is going to be out for any period of time. SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew admits he suffered a light ankle sprain during their upset victory over the Colts. He should be good to go this week, but will probably be limited if not held out of a few practices this week. Check back with us throughout the week for updates. SOURCE: Florida Times Union

Bears QB Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday nights have with concussion like symptoms after getting sacked 9 times in the first half against the Giants. His status for next week is not yet known, so monitor the situation closely.

Carolina WR Steve Smith was carted off Sunday against the Saints and has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. This injury usually takes a few weeks to recover from so start looking for other options as they will play it safe with Smith, although he does appear to be a quick healer.  Rookie’s Brandon LaFell and David Gettis would be the starters if Smith misses significant time. SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews has the confidence of his coach Norv Turner and stated that Mathews is still our starter. The reason behind this is that Mike Tolbert had the bulk of the carries as well as being the most productive with his carries. Tolbert had over a 100 total yards and a TD while Mathews had 68 total yards and a TD. Mathews is a pretty safe start going forward and should see his touches increase week by week. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune

Raiders RB Louis Murphy admitted he reaggravated his Collarbone injury and that played a major role in him not seeing a lot of snaps and dropping that pass which was deflected and interecepted to close out the win for the Texans. Keep an eye on Murphy as the week goes on. SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

Texans RB Arian Foster was benched for the 1st quarter in Sunday’s win over the Raiders after missing a team meeting. No worries fantasy owners as Foster came into the game in the 2nd quarter and totaled 187 yards and 2 TD. Keep him in all lineups going forward and is a solid low end RB2. SOURCE: John McClain on Twitter

Redskins RB Clinton Portis left Sunday’s game against the Eagles with a groin injury. Portis said he heard his groin pop and immediately went to the trainers table. If you haven’t already picked up Ryan Torain, do it now as Portis will probably miss at least a few weeks of time.

Rams RB Steven Jackson(groin) played yesterday and totaled 124 yards. He said he felt fine during and after the game so it looks like Jackson should be fine going forward.

Texans WR Andre Johnson was a last minute scratch Sunday against the Raiders with an ankle injury. The Texans are reporting they actually decided Johnson wouldn’t play Saturday night but also feel he should be ready to go next week. This is a situation you want to obviously monitor so check back daily for updates on this injury. SOURCE: Houston Chronicle

Texans WR Jacoby Jones left Sunday’s game with an injury to his calf. The severity of the injury is not yet known so keep your eye on this. Losing Jones opens things up for backup TE Joel Dreesen, who had five catches for 73 yards to lead the team. SOURCE: Houston Chronicle

Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger, Texans LB Brian Cushing and Jets WR Santonio Holmes are all eligible to return this week after serving four game suspensions. Big Ben won’t return until week 6 as the Steelers have their bye week in week 5. All 3 of these guys are safe starts going forward with Cushing obviously being a starter in IDP leagues.

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