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NFL Week 5 injuries: Tom Brady returns to practice, says he’ll play; Jonathan Taylor ruled out for Colts


We’re 4 weeks through the 2022 NFL regular season, and several other clubs are coping with impactful injuries. Just have a look at the quarterback issues across the league: Tom Brady is coping with multiple issues, which led him to sitting out practice Wednesday resulting from right shoulder and right finger injuries. The Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott still is not able to return after he suffered a thumb injury within the season opener, Mac Jones of the Latest England Patriots may miss his second game of the season resulting from a high ankle sprain after which there are questions around Latest York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones’ ankle injury.

With the quantity of injuries, sometimes it’s hard to maintain up. We at CBSSports.com are here for you to offer all of the injury information you could possibly possibly crave. Below, we’ll break down the midweek injury reports, and the ultimate injury report for Thursday night’s matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

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Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (-3)

The Colts are banged-up and can be missing several starters on a brief week. The largest name in fact is the star running back, Taylor. He’s missed only one game in his NFL profession, and that was resulting from his placement on the COVID-19 list back in 2020. Indy’s offense can have to operate in a different way without him within the lineup. On defense, the Colts can be without Blackmon, Leonard and Lewis. Leonard just made his 2022 debut last week against the Titans, but suffered a head/face injury. All 4 Colts players who were ruled out for Thursday night didn’t practice in any respect this week. 

Cleveland, Phillips and Turner were each limited participants throughout the week for Denver. The Broncos can have Russell Wilson (shoulder) and Melvin Gordon (neck) for Thursday night’s game after each players were listed as full participants on Wednesday’s injury report. Gordon figures to have a much bigger role with Javonte Williams lost for the season resulting from a torn ACL.

The Giants received excellent news on Wednesday, as quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) practiced in a limited capability. Fellow quarterback Tyrod Taylor (concussion) and receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Richie James (ankle) were among the many Giants players that didn’t practice Wednesday. Jones was at practice again on Thursday and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka indicated that he was moving around well. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney was not spotted in the course of the portion of practice open to the media.

In Green Bay, safety Adrian Amos (concussion) was the one player that didn’t practice. Receiver Allen Lazard (ankle), center Josh Myers (foot), offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin) were among the many seven Packers who were limited. 

Zach Wilson was one in every of three Jets players who were limited firstly of the week. Wilson was listed with an ankle injury after making his season debut during Sunday’s win over the Steelers. Offensive lineman Max Mitchell (knee) and linebacker Quincy Williams (ankle) didn’t practice on Wednesday, while running back Breece Hall (knee) and linebacker Marcell Harris (neck) were limited. 

As expected, Tua Tagovailoa didn’t practice Wednesday as he continues to recuperate from his concussion sustained during last Thursday’s loss in Cincinnati. Teddy Bridgewater will start. Cornerback Xavien Howard (groin) and receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin) were two other notable Dolphins players who didn’t practice. Waddle, though, returned to practice on Thursday.

Linebackers Ola Adeniyi (neck), Bud Dupree (hip) and rookie wideout Treylon Burks (toe) were among the many five Titans players who didn’t practice on Wednesday. Linebacker Monty Rice returned to practice on Wednesday, thus starting his 21-day window to be activated to the 53-man roster. Rice has been recovering from an injury that prematurely ended his 2021 season.

Receiver Curtis Samuel (illness) was one in every of five Commanders who didn’t practice. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. returned to practice Wednesday. Robinson has been recovering from two gunshot wounds to his lower body because the victim of an attempted robbery in late August. Robinson was placed on the non-football injury list on Sept. 1, which led to him being sidelined for the season’s first 4 games. On Thursday, Samuel was not spotted at practice, while rookie wideout Jahan Dotson was working on a side field. 

Wideout Keenan Allen (hamstring) was the one Chargers player that didn’t practice Wednesday. Justin Herbert (ribs) was a full participant, while kicker Dustin Hopkins (right quad), wideout Josh Palmer (ankle) and linebacker Kyle Van Noy (back) were limited. 

Guard Joel Bitonio (biceps/rest), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) and tight end David Njoku (knee/rest) didn’t practice on Wednesday for the Browns. Cornerback Denzel Ward (back, ribs) was limited, while pass rusher Myles Garrett (shoulder, biceps) was also limited after missing this past Sunday’s game after being involved in a single-car accident. 

The Steelers are coping with multiple injuries on defense — especially within the secondary. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring), safety Terrell Edmunds (concussion) and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) didn’t practice on Wednesday, while cornerback Cam Sutton (groin/hamstring), cornerback Levi Wallace (foot), defensive lineman Chris Wormley (ankle) and defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (ankle/elbow) were limited participants. 

The Bills were missing several necessary players, as cornerback Christian Benford (hand), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring), tight end Dawson Knox (foot/hamstring), wide receiver Jake Kumerow (ankle) and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) didn’t participate. Center Mitch Morse (elbow), offensive tackle Justin Murray (foot) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring) were limited participants. In excellent news, wide receiver Gabe Davis was a full participant together with his ankle injury. 

Atlanta’s injury report included only one player who missed practice resulting from an injury: Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Pitts, who’s coping with a hamstring injury. Pitts sat out again on Thursday, and it’s increasingly looking like he can be out for this game.

For the Buccaneers, Tom Brady (right shoulder, right finger) was held out of Wednesday’s practice, together with teammates Cameron Brate (concussion), Akiem Hicks (foot) and Logan Ryan (foot). Wideouts Julio Jones (knee) and Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) were limited. Brady returned to practice Thursday, and told media that he’ll play on Sunday. Meanwhile, Jones and Chris Godwin each participated again and Brate was once more absent. 

Running back Rashaad Penny (shoulder) was one in every of three Seahawks who missed practice resulting from injury. Cornerback Justin Coleman (calf), guard Damien Lewis (calf) and wideout Dareke Young (quad) were limited. 

Quarterback Jameis Winston (back, ankle) and receiver Michael Thomas (foot) didn’t practice. Running back Alvin Kamara (rib), receiver Jarvis Landry (ankle) and tight end Taysom Hill (rib) practiced in a limited capability. 

Six Texans were held out of shape Wednesday, including linebacker Blake Cashman (concussion) and tight end Brevin Jordan (ankle). Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (elbow) was one in every of three Texans players who were limited. 

Defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi (quad) was the one Jaguars player who didn’t practice. Linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson (ankle), wideout Zay Jones (ankle) and lineman Cole Van Lanen (hamstring) were limited. 

4 Bears were unable to practice Wednesday, including running back David Montgomery (ankle) and cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad). Linebacker Matthew Adams (hamstring) and tight end Ryan Griffin (Achilles) were limited participants. 

Each Vikings player was in a position to practice Wednesday. Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (quad) and linebacker Za’Darius Smith (knee) were limited. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler (hip) was a full participant. 

The Lions had a whopping 10 players not practice Wednesday. Amongst them were receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), D.J. Chark (ankle), Josh Reynolds (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot). Running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder/ankle) was also held out of shape. 

Latest England had excellent news on its injury front, as Mac Jones (ankle) practiced in a limited capability. Fellow quarterback Brian Hoyer (concussion) was among the many 4 Patriots that didn’t practice. Wideout Jakobi Meyers (knee) and cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring) were also limited. Jones was again spotted on the open-to-media portion of Thursday’s practice, as was rookie wide receiver Tyquan Thornton.

Left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) was one in every of 4 49ers players who missed practice Wednesday. Defensive linemen Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) and Javon Kinlaw (knee) were limited participants. 

The Panthers had a couple of players miss practice on Wednesday, as wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. sat out with a hamstring injury, cornerback Stantley Thomas-Oliver was out with a thigh issue and safety Xavier Woods sat with a hamstring injury. Star linebacker Frankie Luvu was a limited participant with a shoulder injury. Carolina also placed safety Jeremy Chinn on injured reserve, knocking him out for no less than the subsequent 4 games.

The NFL’s last-remaining undefeated team had five players miss Wednesday’s practice, including kicker Jake Elliott (right ankle), cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) and offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder). Also not practicing were linebackers Kyron Johnson and Patrick Johnson, who’re within the concussion protocol. Running back Boston Scott (rib) was limited, while cornerback Darius Slay (forearm) was a full participant. 

The Cardinals are among the many NFL’s most banged-up teams entering Week 5. Nine Cardinals missed practice Wednesday resulting from injury, including wideout Marquise Brown (foot) and linemen Max Garcia (toe), and Rodney Hudson (knee). Linebacker Zaven Collins (shoulder), wideout A.J. Green (knee) and J.J. Watt (calf) were limited. 

Dak Prescott didn’t practice Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from his fractured thumb injury. Noah Brown (neck) did practice, which is big news for a Cowboys offense that has been hit hard by injuries from a skill position standpoint. Tight end Jake Ferguson (knee), cornerback Jourdan Lewis (groin) and Prescott were the one Cowboys who didn’t practice Wednesday. 

The Rams had 4 that didn’t practice: center Brian Allen (knee), cornerback Cobie Durant (hamstring), defensive back Jordan Fuller (hamstring) and guard Coleman Shelton (ankle). Defensive back Taylor Rapp (defensive back) practiced in a limited capability. 

Tight end Devin Asiasi (ankle) was the one Bengals player that didn’t practice Wednesday. Tee Higgins (ankle), tight end Hayden Hurst (groin), kicker Evan McPherson (groin) and linebacker Germaine Pratt (knee) were limited. 

Baltimore had 4 players miss practice Wednesday for injury-related reasons, including wideout Rashod Bateman (foot), running backs J.K. Dobbins (chest) and Justice Hill (hamstring) and linebacker Justin Houston (groin). Offensive tackle Patrick Mekari (ankle) was limited. 

Each teams were off on Wednesday in preparation for Monday night’s showdown in Kansas City. 

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