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NFL Injury Impacts: Ailing Stars Could be Missing in Huge Sunday Night Affair

San Francisco's Samuel, Philadelphia's Brown Among Injured WRs

Week 12 in the NFL is already underway with three games played on Thanksgiving and all of them decided by eight points or less.

It is uncertain what will happen with the rest of the games. However, there are plenty of key players dealing with injuries to keep NFL fans who bet online busy.

NFL Injury Impacts: Ailing Stars Could be Missing in Huge Sunday Night Affair
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers - Mitchell Layton/Getty Images/AFP

There isn’t a team across the league that isn’t dealing with injuries to key players and that includes the snake-bitten New Orleans Saints as well as the Philadelphia Eagles, the team that according to the NFL playoff odds has the best chance among the NFC teams to win the Super Bowl.

Keep on reading for more on the NFL injuries and updates on who could be in and who could be out in Week 12.

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Trainers Working Overtime in Green Bay

The big news this week in Green Bay came when quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he has been playing for much of the season with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.

He is far from the only offensive player dealing with injuries.

Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari, running back and leading rusher Aaron Jones, tight end Robert Tonyan as well as receivers Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard are among the players listed as questionable heading into the Sunday night game against Philadelphia.

The Eagles are already without tight end Dallas Goedert and now receivers A.J. Brown (illness) and DeVonta Smith (knee) are questionable.

Quarterback Questions for Bears-Jets Game

When the NFL schedule came out, the showdown between the Chicago Bears and New York Jets drew interest largely because it would feature two of the top four quarterbacks taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. Will either of them get into the game?

Chicago’s Justin Fields was limited at Thursday’s practice and is questionable for the game. Meanwhile, second-overall pick Zach Wilson not only won’t play but it is also expected that he won’t be active for the game.

Both offenses are also down key running backs. Jets rookie Breece Hall was off to an impressive start that had him listed by the NFL betting lines as a leading candidate for the NFL Offensive Player of the Year honor before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Chicago’s Khalil Herbert is among the NFL leaders in yards per carry but he is on injured reserve with a hip injury.

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Keeping Tabs on Injured Arizona Pass Catchers

As if losing tight end Zach Ertz for the rest of the season wasn’t painful enough, now there are questions surrounding the availability of receiver Greg Dortch and Rondale Moore. Dortch (thumb) did not practice on Thursday. Moore, who suffered an injured groin early in last week’s loss, also sat out Thursday’s practice.

There is a chance that receiver Marquise Brown (foot) will be activated off injured reserve. If that is the case, he will be on a snap count.

Kyler Murray (hamstring) has missed the last two games but he is expected to return for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Los Angeles can’t keep its two-star receivers healthy. Mike Williams hasn’t practiced this week due to an ankle injury he suffered in last week’s game.

Will Bengals Have Their Offensive Stars?

Could game-breaking receiver Ja’Marr Chase be back for the Cincinnati Bengals when they travel to meet Tennessee?

He was able to practice on a limited basis this week as he works his way back from a hip injury. Unfortunately, leading rusher Joe Mixon hasn’t practiced this week after being knocked out of last week’s game against the Steelers.

Broncos Could Remain In the Stable

NFL Injury Impacts: Ailing Stars Could be Missing in Huge Sunday Night Affair
Javonte Williams #33 of the Denver Broncos – Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

The last thing the Denver Broncos need would be more question marks at the running position.

First, second-year star Javonte Williams went out early in the season with a season-ending knee injury. Tiring of the fumble issues by veteran Melvin Gordon, Denver cut him loose.

With Chase Edmonds (ankle) and Mike Boone (ankle) out indefinitely and Latavius Murray (wrist) questionable, who will be carrying the ball when the Broncos play at Carolina this weekend?

Receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is questionable and fellow WR KJ Hamler (hamstring) is out, adding to Denver’s injury woes.

Stars on the Mend

Among the other key offensive players to keep an eye on include San Francisco receiver Deebo Samuel as a hamstring issue limited his participation in Thursday’s practice.

New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara is questionable for the game against the 49ers due to illness while a hip ailment has cut into Tampa Bay running back Leonard Fournette’s practice time this week. With how well rookie Rachaad White looked last week, that might speed up Fournette’s recovery process.

Rookie Report

It has been a tough year for recent draftees with two top-20 picks yet to play this season and many other top selections missing time.

It continues this week with prominent rookies dealing with injuries.

Baltimore safety Kyle Hamilton has been sidelined during practices this week as a result of a knee injury and is questionable to play against Jacksonville.

Green Bay receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) is doubtful for this week’s game against the Eagles.

Houston cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. is questionable with a tender hamstring that has kept him out of practice this week. New York Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, who is listed by the Las Vegas odds as the favorite in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year race, is also questionable to play this weekend.

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