COVID-19 is certainly affecting the NFL playoff picture, but injuries are as well. Bumps and bruises along with more serious issues are beginning to affect contenders as we inch closer to the regular season finish line.
Below, we will examine the midweek injury reports for NFL teams and analyze the final injury report for Thursday night’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans. If you have a question about an NFL injury heading into Week 16, this is the place to be.
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San Francisco 49ers (-3) at Tennessee Titans
The 49ers won’t have Mitchell again this week due to his knee injury. It sounded like he was going to be a game-time decision, but San Francisco went ahead and ruled him out. Jeff Wilson Jr., who went for 110 yards last week, will again be the lead back along with Deebo Samuel. Keep an eye on Al-Shaair, as he was a limited participant in practice all week.
Ryan Tannehill was sacked four times last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he won’t have the left side of his offensive line on Thursday, as Lewan and Saffold have been ruled out. Tennessee will have to wait another week for Long to return to the lineup, as he will miss his sixth straight game.
Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett did not practice Wednesday with his groin injury. Joining him on the sidelines were defensive tackle Malik Jackson (knee) and safety John Johnson III (hamstring). Limited participants were tight end Harrison Bryant (ankle), center JC Tretter (knee), tight end David Njoku (knee) and cornerback Denzel Ward (groin).
The Packers had a bit of a walkthrough Wednesday. Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), quarterback Aaron Rodgers (toe), linebacker Ty Summers (hamstring), wide receiver Malik Taylor (shoulder) and offensive lineman Billy Turner (knee) did not participate in the estimated practice report. Running back…