Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown told USA Today after Sunday's 24-20 victory over the New York Giants that he had a high ankle sprain, but he also said he would be able to play next week. One of those things can't be true: Either he's going to miss some time or it really wasn't a high ankle sprain. Fantasy owners should be concerned.
Here's the rest of the major injuries from Week 9:
1. The Oakland Raiders lost running back Darren McFadden to a reported high ankle sprain and his backup, Mike Goodson, to an ankle injury during their 42-32 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that McFadden is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. It's a bad sign that McFadden's injury came early in the game and he wasn't seen again.
2. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright left with an elbow injury and did not return in a 51-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. X-rays were negative, according to The Tennessean, and it sounds like there's a good chance the rookie will play next week.
4. The Indianapolis Colts had a number of injuries, which isn't what you want with a Thursday night game coming up. Linebacker Robert Mathis (back), wide receiver Donnie Avery (hip) and center Samson Satele (leg) all left the Colts' 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins. Linebacker Jerry Hughes and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will be asked to step up.
5. The Green Bay Packers are happy to finally reach their bye week. One of the most injury-plagued teams in the NFL lost three more starters to injury Sunday. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson (knee), right tackle Bryan Bulaga (hip) and linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) all left a 31-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The Packers have done a great job managing their schedule and injuries to reach 6-3.
7. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told reporters that he had X-rays on his ribs, but he downplayed the severity of the injury after a 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He never left action. Wide receiver Santana Moss left with an apparent head injury late in the game.@greggrosenthal.