|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL As the 2010 NFL regular season wraps up, here is the Week 17 injury report. Everyone is talking about Reggie Bush’s collar bone.
The Saints running back sustained a sprained sternoclavicular joint during Monday night's 17-14 victory at Atlanta, but he is not expected to miss any time. Bush had four receptions for 20 yards and three punt returns for 3 yards in the Saints' victory. But an MRI showed Tuesday night that his collar bone is normal. He already missed a whopping eight games in nine weeks this season when he broke a bone in his leg in Week 2, he was back on the field in Week 12 for the Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas.
Then there is Michael Vick’s leg bruise.
Eagles coach Andy Reid has not yet announced if he will rest Vick during the 2010 season finale this Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys. Vick received a quad consution during the Eagles very disappointing 24-14 loss against the Minnesota Vikings in the first Tuesday Night football game in 64 years. The QB claims that he tried to deal with the injury to get through the game. The Eagles will not necessarily need Vick for Sunday as they are already the number three seed, set to host the number 6 seed in the playoffs on either January 8th or 9th. Most likely we will see Reid rest the star athlete as there is no significance in the Week 17 game as far as the Eagles’ standings, so there is no use in risking further injury before the playoffs.
The Jaguars are also missing a quarterback. David Garrard will have to st out of the season finale at Houston due to a middle finger injury on his right hand that he sustained on Thursday. So in his place we will most likely see Trent Edwards start in his place. Edwards was formerly the starter for the Buffalo Bills. Garrard ramed his finger into an Colts’ helmet on the 19th when he threw a crucial interception late in the Week 16 game. Unfortunately, Garrard will most likely have to also sit out of a first-round playoff game if the Jags make it to the post season. But first they need to beat the Texans and the Titans need to beat the Colts to win the AFC South.