NFL Week 11 injuries – Davante Adams, Ezekiel Elliott, more

Many players in the NFL struggle with injuries in Week 11.

Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke will start this week while Carson Wentz recovers from a broken right finger. Coach Ron Rivera said Wentz was cleared to start throwing but was not scheduled to return to practice. Washington is 3-1 with Heinicke as a starter this season.

The Los Angeles Rams will be without wide receiver Cooper Kupp for the foreseeable future as he underwent surgery Wednesday for a high ankle sprain. He was placed on the injured reserve list, meaning he will miss Los Angeles’ next four games.

The Arizona Cardinals have question marks at quarterback ahead of their game against the San Francisco 49ers as Kyler Murray (hamstring) and Colt McCoy (knee) deal with complaints. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he would decide who will start later in the week.

On Wednesday, Murray said his injury was “feeling a lot better.”

Here are some more injury updates from our NFL Nation reporters coming into Week 11.

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injury: knee, shoulder

Andrews fully participated in practice on Friday after being restricted all week. He ran hard with no restrictions during the media viewing section. This is his first full practice session since October 14 and shows he’s leaning toward play after missing Baltimore’s last game. “I think we’ll wait until Sunday to be sure,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Andrews’ availability.

injury: hamstring, knee

Edwards is really questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He was limited in training all week and had a knee injury added to his designation on Friday. When Edwards can’t play, the Ravens rely on Kenyan Drake, who rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore’s last game (a 27-13 win in New Orleans).

injury: Illness

Jackson missed his first practice of the season, but Harbaugh didn’t express concern about the Pro Bowl quarterback’s availability against the Panthers. “He’s going to be fine,” Harbaugh said. When asked if he’ll play on Sunday, Harbaugh replied, “Oh yeah.” If Jackson can’t play — he’s officially considered questionable — backup Tyler Huntley will make his fifth career start.

– Jamison Hensley


injury: elbow

After missing two games with the left elbow injury sustained in the Bills’ Week 8 win over the Green Bay Packers, it’s debatable whether Poyer will return to the lineup against the Browns. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but would have been in full action on Friday if the team had practiced (the session was canceled due to weather conditions). Poyer wore a splint on his arm during the portion of the drill open to the media. The All-Pro has only played five games this year due to various injuries and would be a great asset to the defense if he can play, especially with lineback Tremaine Edmunds (groin/heel) and cornerback Tre’Davious White and cornerback Kaiir excluded Elam (ankle) questionable for Detroit game.

– Alaina Getzenberg


injury: knuckles

Cleveland’s outstanding tight end is again in doubt for this weekend’s game. Earning the second receiving option after two missed starts would help Cleveland end the upset in a must-win game against the Bills. Otherwise, Amari Cooper will see many goals.

– Jake Trotter


injury: Knee

Barring a setback during Saturday practice or additional pain, Elliott was set to play against the Vikings after missing the last two games with a hyperextended right knee. He’ll wear braces and how much work he’ll get is anyone’s guess. Tony Pollard has excelled with two 100-yard plays in Elliott’s absence, but the Cowboys want Elliott’s physical presence in their backfield. With a Thanksgiving Day game against the New York Giants four days later, the Cowboys could be leaning more on Pollard than Elliott in that game.

– Todd Archer


injury: hamstring

Stingley is struggling with a hamstring injury and is expected to be a game decider. He didn’t practice much all week either.

– DJ Bien-Aime


injury: concussion

With Schuster out, the Chiefs will play the Chargers without another of their best wide receivers, Mecole Hardman. Kansas City remains with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, recently acquired Kadarius Toney, Justin Watson and rookie Skyy Moore. Valdes-Scantling is third for the Chiefs in catches (26), Toney led the team’s wide receivers in catches last week (4), and Watson and Moore have combined 14 receptions and two touchdowns.

– Adam Teicher


injury: Belly

Adams has been restricted in training all week and is officially listed as doubtful. He has 57 catches for 784 yards and eight touchdowns and most recently missed a game in Week 8 of the 2021 season for the Packers. But if Adams can’t go, expect Albert Wilson to be promoted from the practice team.

– Paul Gutierrez


injury: hamstring or ankle

Allen and Williams, both of whom have been sidelined in their last two games, are doubtful for Sunday night’s matchup against the Chiefs. However, both told ESPN they were ready to return to action. Both intend to do the normal pre-game warm-ups, with no special testing required, and play against divisional rivals.

– Lindsey Thiry


injury: Knee

The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Parker injured his knee in the team’s first game on Oct. 30 against the Jets and returned to practice for the first time earlier this week. According to the team, he was a limited participant. There was optimism he could be operational in a rematch with the Jets on Sunday. “He can do things on the football field that many boys can’t,” said receiver colleague Jakobi Meyers. “I’m grateful we have him here.”

– Mike Reiss


injury: Knee

Davis will miss his third straight game, meaning Denzel Mims will once again start in the Z (flanker) position on the Jets’ offense. Coach Robert Saleh said he’s “really confident” Davis will be back to face the Bears next week.

– Rich Cimini


injury: ACL

Young has yet to be added to the 53-man squad, although coach Ron Rivera said that could happen as early as Saturday or as late as Tuesday. Even if he’s activated on Saturday, there’s no guarantee he’ll play Houston on Sunday. Washington still wants him to push off his right knee more with confidence. The knee has healed and there is little more the coaches can do for him, so it’s a matter of Young’s confidence in the knee and getting used to hitting 300-pound bodies again.

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