Morning Headlines: Recapping Week 4′s Biggest Injuries

 

September 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans strong safety Glover Quin (29) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) during the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

 

Titans QB Jake Locker (separated shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 5 against the Vikings and could be out for a significant amount of time.

 

While X-rays came back negative, the Jets still do not know the full extent of the foot injury that WR Santonio Holmes suffered in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

 

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that backup QB Matt Flynn’s sore elbow would likely keep him from playing this week.

 

Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak believes All-Pro RB Arian Foster can handle 400 or more carries.

 

Colts owner Jim Irsay acknowledged Monday that as head coach Chuck Pagano deals with his leukemia, he is unlikely to fully return as the teams’ head coach this season. It’s unclear if and when he’ll return to the team in any role in 2012.

 

Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that WR Hakeem Nicks’s injured knee isn’t getting any better, and is unsure of when he’ll make his return. Meanwhile starting safety Kenny Phillips has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL and is listed as week-to-week.

 

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is ready to make his return after missing the last two games with a calf injury, but has to be careful to avoid setback.

 

Ravens All-Pro safety Ed Reed is appealing his $21,000 NFL fine for last Sunday’s game where he laid a devastating hit on Patriots WR Deion Branch.

 

The Browns are accusing the Ravens of dirty play that took place in their Thursday night matchup last week.

 

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Topics: Jake Locker, NFL News, Santonio Holmes

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