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Injuries: Bill O'Brien doesn't think Foster plays Sunday

The winless Eagles finally caught a break Wednesday when Chip Kelly announced Kiko Alonso had a sprained knee and not a torn ACL.

There was fear in Philadelphia that the linebacker could be lost for the season. Now, Alonso could be back as soon as Sunday against the Jets.

"We're evaluating this week what he can and can't do. Status uncertain for Sunday," Kelly said during his news conference.

Alonso's injury is to the same knee that was surgically repaired following an ACL tear in the summer of 2014. Alonso also tore his right ACL in college and underwent hip surgery earlier in 2014.

The Eagles were hopeful Alonso could regain his rookie form when he recorded 87 tackles for the Bills.

Only time will tell if Kelly's bold move to send LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for Alonso pays off.

Here are other injuries we've been tracking Wednesday:

  1. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he doesn't thinkArian Foster (groin) will play Sunday against the Buccaneers. Foster was limited Wednesday in practice.

"He is really looking good at practice," O'Brien said. "I'm not sure about this week. He will be back sooner rather than later."

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not practice due to a concussion.

  1. Eagles running back DeMarco Murray left practice with a hamstring injury. Tests revealed that Murray has a tweaked hamstring, according to Rapoport.
  1. Lions coach Jim Caldwell is taking a "we'll see" approach to Matthew Stafford's status for Sunday against the Broncos. Stafford injured his ribs -- and took 10 hits -- in a loss to the Vikings. Stafford was a full participant at practice.

Linebacker DeAndre Levy did not participate. Levy hasn't practiced since injuring his hip during the preseason.

  1. Darrelle Revis (groin), who's coming off a big Monday night performance, did not practice. Revis' groin is sore but it's not believed to be serious, per Rapoport.

Jets wideout Eric Decker's status is to be determined, coach Todd Bowles said. Fellow pass-catcher Chris Owusu will be out a week or two with a knee scope and running back Chris Ivory (quadriceps) and linebacker Trevor Reilly (finger) didn't practice Wednesday.

  1. Bills running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) did not practice.

"Trying to get those two ready to go on Sunday," coach Rex Ryan said.

  1. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (knee) and defensive tackle Pat Sims (hip) did not participate.
  1. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) was a full participant and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (shoulder) was limited.
  1. Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was not in pads or helmet during practice. Kuechly missed the first game of his career last Sunday due to a concussion.
  1. Todd Gurley was not on the Rams' injury report on Wednesday. Gurley was a game-time decision last week for St. Louis. There's a good chance that the Rams first-round pick will play on Sunday versus the Steelers.
  1. Niners coach Jim Tomsula said Reggie Bush (calf) is "still working through it" and his status remains unknown for Sunday versus the Cardinals.
  1. Cowboys tight end Jason Wittenwas in full pads despite dealing with two sprained ankles and a sprained knee.
  1. Bears wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Eddie Royal (back/hip) did not practice. Matt Forte was limited with a knee injury.
  1. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said left tackle Eugene Monroe remains in concussion protocol. Monroe, Chris Canty (calf), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice.
  1. Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert (hamstring) tight end Jordan Cameron (groin) and running back Lamar Miller (ankle) did not practice.
  1. Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle), cornerback Darius Butler (hip) and offensive guard Lance Louis (shoulder) are day-to-day and did not practice.
  1. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said tight end Ladarius Green had concussion-like symptoms on Tuesday. The team will lean on the medical staff for the situation.
  1. Jaguars guard Brandon Linder left practice with a left shoulder injury.
  1. Vikings left guard Brandon Fusco (concussion) was held out of practice on Wednesday.
  1. Justin Tuck (knee) and Charles Woodson (shoulder) didn't practice for the Raiders.
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