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Monday, November 19, 2012

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 11 INJURY WRAPUP

Lots of major injury news to get to to some of the biggest names in the game.  Let's get right to the gory details.

Rob Gronkowski (broken forearm, out 4-6 weeks):  The biggest news of the day was the monster revelation that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken forearm suffered in Sunday's win over the Indianapolis Colts.  This is devastating news for Gronk's owners as he is one of the few players who just can't be replaced.  Aaron Hernandez is slated to return for Thursday's game against the New York Jets but he is likely not available.  Guys to check out on the wire if you are a Gronkowski owner as Brandon Myers of Oakland or Dwayne Allen of Indianapolis.

Willis McGahee (knee):  McGahee was headed for an MRI on Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury.  No word yet on the severity of the injury but I wouldn't count on seeing McGahee for Week 12.  Ronnie Hillman would be the handcuff so start planning accordingly if you are a McGahee owner.  Also LaRod Stephens-Howling or Marcel Rease are other options to look at.

LeSean McCoy (concussion):  McCoy's frustrating season continued as he suffered a dreaded concussion during garbage time of the team's loss to the Washington Redskins.  McCoy will have top pass the battery of tests to play next week and he is likely a 50/50 scenario.  Just another blow to a guy who has let down his owners with his numbers down across the board.

Michael Vick (concussion):  Vick has yet to be cleared to hit the practice field due to his own concussion problems but head coach Andy Reid said he will start if he does pass the tests.  At this point most Vick owners have moved on but if he lurks on the waiver wire and you need help under center, he would be a decent gamble.

Ben Roethlisberger (ribs):  The Steelers are claiming that they think Big Ben could make it back for Week 13 despite a severe rib injury but this is still a longshot at best.  Byron Leftwich was horrible in his place on Sunday night but the Steelers won't rush him back.

Percy Harvin (ankle):  Harvin didn't practice on Monday but the team feels he will be ready to play Sunday.  The Vikings' leading receiver is dealing with an ankle injury that has Harvin in a state of limbo but he will likely try to get back into practice by Thursday.

There you have it.  As always let us know what you think.

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