The first wave of games today included three injuries to top-10 running backs! As a Cedric Benson owner I am a little concerned that he could miss a little time, however hip injuries are difficult to diagnose (and I am certainly no medical expert!) so we will have to watch his progress closely throughout the week to see his status for next week in what would be an excellent match-up against the Raiders.
Michael Turner left in the first half of a disappointing loss for the Falcons after exciting fantasy owners for 111 yards in the half! The official injury is a high ankle sprain, but as he wasn’t immediately ruled out for returning to the game I think Turner owners wont see him miss next weeks game as the Falcons try to prove that they are in fact a true playoff contender.
Ronnie Brown left during a nail biter against a bad Buccaneer team this Sunday. He suffered an ankle injury as he fumbled the final carry of the third quarter, however Ricky Williams filled in admirably and set up the game winning field goal as time expired with his 27 yard carry.
Owners of these backs will need to be closely watching their progress throughout the week and on game day next week.