Wild Card Weekend Injury Report
Brandon Browner is expected to start for the Seattle Seahawks in the playoff
opener Sunday at Washington despite just returning this week from his four-game
Coach Pete Carroll was pleased
with a nearly empty injury report Friday. The only players listed were running
back Marshawn Lynch (back) and cornerback Jeremy Lane (knee). Both were
probable and expected to play.
Vikings have listed quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine
Winfield as questionable for their playoff game Saturday against Green Bay. Ponder was limited in practice
all week with a bruised right elbow. He hurt it when it hit a Packers helmet on
the follow-through on Sunday, and he remained in the game to finish one of the
best performances of his career. Coach Leslie Frazier said yesterday he
expected Ponder to be able to play on Saturday. Winfield did not practice on
Wednesday or Thursday and did so on a limited basis on today because of a
broken right hand. He had to come out of the game on Sunday when it swelled up
on him, but Winfield said he will definitely play in the rematch.
Baltimore Ravens star
linebacker Ray Lewis is expected to return for Sunday's AFC Wild Card Game
against the Indianapolis Colts. The team has declared the 17-year veteran
probable on the final injury report. Lewis announced on Wednesday that he
will retire after this season. He has not played since tearing his right
triceps in an October 14th game against Dallas.
Washington Redskins quarterback
Robert Griffin the Third is listed as probable for Sunday's playoff game
against the Seattle Seahawks. RG3 has been a full participant in practice
this week. The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor sat out a Week 15 win at
Cleveland with a knee injury but returned to lead the Redskins to wins over
Philadelphia and Dallas to secure the NFC East title. Meanwhile, starting
left guard Kory Lichtensteiger missed practice all week with an ankle injury
and is listed as questionable.
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