The 2013 NFL season has seen some of the league’s biggest stars go down with injuries. The 2011 MVP was forced to sit out in Week 10, and this year’s likely winner could be in danger of missing the next game. Below are updates for the biggest names that are currently battling injuries.
The Denver Broncos quarterback has been battling ankle injuries for a few weeks now, but things may have gotten worse on Sunday. On his last pass in the 28-20 win over the San Diego Chargers, Manning took a low hit from defensive end Corey Liuget, which appeared to aggravate his injury. After the game, the 2013 MVP frontrunner said that he was feeling pretty sore and would undergo an MRI on Monday. However, he doesn’t expect to miss any playing time.
The Green Bay Packers need their quarterback now more than ever, since Seneca Wallace went down in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Green Bay will be forced to start Scott Tolzien in Week 11 because of a groin injury that Wallace suffered. Tolzien was the Packers’ third-string quarterback, and had never thrown a pass in the NFL before Sunday. Rodgers’s fractured collarbone will likely force him to miss the next two weeks. His return against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving is uncertain.
Vick won’t be ready to play in the Eagles’ Week 11 game. He told Albert Breer of nfl.com that his hamstring injury will keep he sidelined for another week or two. Even when Vick is healthy enough to play, it doesn’t look like he’ll get the chance to start. In his absence, Nick Foles has played as well as any quarterback in the league. He’s thrown 16 touchdown passes and no interceptions, registering a 132.5 passer rating. The second-year quarterback has won three of his four starts and helped put Philadelphia in a tie with the Dallas Cowboys for first place.
The Houston Texans running back hasn’t taken a handoff since Week Seven, and it looks like that won’t change for the rest of 2013. According to multiple reports, Foster is done for the season because of a bulging disc in his back. Foster reportedly reinjured himself in Week Nine and will be forced to undergo surgery. This year, he has 542 rushing yards in eight games.