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Friday injury report

9/18/2009

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

Making sense of the Friday injury report:

Chicago Bears: Tight end Desmond Clark (ribs) and linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) are listed as doubtful and won’t play, but we already knew that. The two question marks for the week, left guard Frank Omiyale (ankle) and defensive lineman Mark Anderson (toe) both practiced in full Friday and will be available Sunday against Cincinnati.

Detroit Lions: Defensive end Cliff Avril didn’t practice this week because of a hamstring injury and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Minnesota. It would be a shock if he played. Meanwhile, cornerback Phillip Buchanon (neck) was added to the injury report but is listed as probable, meaning there is a good chance he’ll play Sunday.

Green Bay Packers: Left guard Daryn Colledge sat out practice Friday and is listed as questionable, but both he and coach Mike McCarthy appear confident he will start Sunday against Cincinnati. Cornerback Will Blackmon (quadriceps) is also expected to return kickoffs and punts. Meanwhile, rookie defensive lineman B.J. Raji (ankle) fully participated in practice all week but is still listed as questionable. Here’s Jason Wilde’s report over on ESPN Milwaukee. Running back Brandon Jackson (ankle) will not play.

Minnesota Vikings: The only minor question is whether linebacker and special teams ace Heath Farwell will play after straining a hamstring last week against Cleveland. Farwell was limited but did participate in a portion of practice every day this week. He is officially listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision.