We’re into Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season, and injuries are once again a factor in several key games this coming weekend. The story of this week is running back (and running game) injuries, with several backfield players expected to be out of action. But we’re also likely to have some stars returning to the field, including an MVP candidate quarterback.
As teams turn in their final injury reports of the week, let this be your hub for knowing who is in, who is out, and whose status may still be up in the air leading up to kickoff. Below, you’ll find every injury report and analysis of what it all means for Week 12.
Whitehead’s absence is a potentially big one against Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts, especially if White also can’t play. White did get in a full practice on both Thursday Friday, though, a good sign for his potential availability. Marpet practiced fully on Friday as well, while Dean was a full participant all week.
Atlanta gets Deion Jones and Kendall Sheffield back for this game, which is good because the Falcons need all the help they can get against the explosive Tampa Bay offense.
Murray may make his return to the field this Sunday, as he is questionable after being a limited participant in practice all week with his ankle injury. Hopkins’ status appears to be more up in the air, as he was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with his hamstring injury, but sat out on Friday.
While the Bears had a long week, it didn’t help them in the injury department. There are several big names that won’t be taking the field this Sunday. Robinson being doubtful is big for the offense, and while Fields is listed as doubtful as well, head coach Matt Nagy has already said that Andy Dalton will start in his place, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Smith will be a game-time decision, and he was a limited participant in practice on Friday with his hamstring…..