Pro Bowl injury report: Unverified updates

Sun, Jan 31
10:03
AM ET

Nearly 40 percent of the players originally selected for Sunday night's Pro Bowl won't be playing in this year's edition of the star-studded exhibition. So, Page 2's dubious network of sources has provided this injury report to keep you in the loop:


NFC

• Brett Favre, QB, Minnesota: OUT (People to see, lawns to mow)

• Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona: OUT (Umm, knee injury?)

• Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota: PROBABLE (Dropsies)

• Charles Woodson, CB, Green Bay: OUT (I've played 12 seasons in this league. You should know better than to ask.)

• Julius Peppers, DE, Carolina: PROBABLE (I'd rather not be here, but I'm definitely not turning down a $1.5 million bonus for playing.)

• Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis: OUT (Back … and other issues)

• Bryant McKinnie, OT, Minnesota: OUT (Crunk apathy)


AFC

• Tom Brady, QB, New England: OUT (Diaper duty)

• Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego: OUT (Impending diaper duty)

• Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh: OUT (Wait, isn't Norv Turner coaching the AFC? Yeah, my shoulder isn't quite right.)

• Jake Long, OT, Miami: OUT (Unspecified injury? Wink, wink.)

• Nate Kaeding, K, San Diego: OUT (Bruised ego)

• Chad Ochocinco, K, Cincinnati: PROBABLE (Wait … what?!)


The game can be seen live at 7:20 p.m. ET on ESPN. (What, you were going to watch "Dateline NBC"?)