Friday, September 28, 2012
AFC East injury updates
By James Walker
There were several key injuries in the AFC East last week that will impact this weekend's games. Here are the latest updates from around the division:
Buffalo Bills: Both running backs Fred Jackson (knee) and C.J. Spiller (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Jackson is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, according to head coach Chan Gailey. But Spiller is making progress, as well, and had limited participation the past two days. Cornerback and dangerous return specialist Leodis McKelvin (groin) is probable.
New England Patriots: Backup receiver Julian Edelman (hand), as expected, is out for Sunday's game. The same goes for tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle). The Patriots had their usual long list of players listed questionable. The late addition was Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, who suffered a hip injury and is now questionable. Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and guard Logan Mankins (hip) are both questionable. Mankins didn’t practice this week, so he could be a concern.
Miami Dolphins: Tailback Reggie Bush is the biggest injury this week. He injured his knee last week and is questionable Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Bush had limited participation in practice Thursday and Friday and will be a game-time decision. Miami has a lot of depth behind Bush with Daniel Thomas and rookie Lamar Miller. Dolphins starting cornerback Richard Marshall (back) also is questionable. Receiver and special teams ace Marlon Moore (hamstring) is doubtful.
New York Jets: No surprise that Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis (knee) is out for this game against San Francisco and indefinitely. The only reason he's on the injury report is because the Jets have yet to put him on injured reserve. Receiver Stephen Hill pulled his hamstring last week and is doubtful. The biggest question mark is starting tight end Dustin Keller, who is questionable and slow to recover from a hamstring injury.