The historic Wild Card Weekend was in our rearview mirror and the race to the Super Bowl became a lot clearer. With only eight teams left, it becomes extremely focused to break down each match and find an advantage.
That being said, a number of key injuries could still play a major role in all of this going down. Let’s take a look at some of the more relevant reports on the playoffs’ Split.
Nick Bosa was dropped from the 49ers Wild Card game against the Dallas Cowboys after taking a big hit in the first half. Bosa collided with DT DJ Jones in the second quarter and was placed on concussion protocols.
The 49ers took out three key players in Marcell Harris, Talanoa Hufanga and Maurice Hurst. Bosa was one of the most effective hurdlers in the entire league and finished the year with 15.5 tackles and led the NFL with 21 loss tackles. If Bosa can’t go, Arden Key is the next DE on the depth chart. At 6.5 times over the years, Key is still considered one of the better linebackers in the NFL,
BetSided’s Reed Wallach is backing the 49ers to get through this Saturday night against the Packers, but does he think they can win outright?
Coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to reporters yesterday to provide updates on some of his injured players. How surprising, Jimmy G’s name appeared after it was revealed he sustained a throwing shoulder injury in the second quarter of last weekend’s game against Dallas.
Shanahan said that Garoppolo passed the match and was in pain. He added that he will be training this week and is expected to be fine for Saturday. QB has also been dealing with a lingering finger injury although it doesn’t seem to affect him much.
The Bengals received some good news following their win in the Wild Card round. According to head coach Zac Taylor. This seems to suggest that Hendrickson would be good to go on Saturday against the Titans.
Speaking of Titans, Tennesee could get the best injury news at the weekend. Derrick Henry is about to return dangerously to action. Danger for the rest of the league that is.
The tournament’s best player while still healthy suffered a foot injury in October and required surgery. While coach Mike Vrabel did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether Henry will be on the field this week, he did admit that Henry was training on the pads today. Henry is expected to be activated this week but his chances of actually playing are still very high.
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