Friday, October 8, 2010
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Friday injury report, including a significant injury revealed in Minnesota:
Chicago Bears: To no one's surprise, the Bears declared quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion), left tackle Chris Williams (hamstring) and safety Major Wright (hamstring). All other players will be available for Sunday's game at the Carolina Panthers.
Detroit Lions: Linebacker DeAndre Levy (ankle) has been ruled out, along with quarterback Matthew Stafford (shoulder). Levy will have missed four of the Lions' first five games. Running back Aaron Brown (hand) is doubtful and not expected to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Running back Jahvid Best (toe), safety C.C. Brown (quadriceps) and tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion) are questionable. Best is expected to be available, but the forecast is less clear for Brown and Scheffler. Receiver Nate Burleson (ankle) will play.
Green Bay Packers: Four players have been ruled out of Sunday's game at the Washington Redskins: Linebacker Brandon Chillar (shoulder) and Nick Barnett (wrist), fullback Quinn Johnson (glute), and cornerback Sam Shields (calf). Right tackle Mark Tauscher is doubtful and unlikely to play. Coach Mike McCarthy hasn't said whether Bryan Bulaga or T.J. Lang will replace him. All other players will be available.
Minnesota Vikings: The team won't classify the status of players until Saturday in advance of Monday night's game at the New York Jets, but the Star Tribune is reporting that cornerback Chris Cook is out after tearing the meniscus in his right knee. He missed the first two games after suffering the same injury in his left knee. All other players were at least limited participants in Friday's practice.