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Week 9 NFL injury report: Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray, and more updates

Week 9 NFL injury report: Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray, and Kenny Pickett among big-name players questionable for the week.

Our comprehensive Week 9 NFL injury report is now available, providing updates on the status of key players in skill positions. A significant number of starting quarterbacks are featured on this report, with Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams, Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals, and Kenny Pickett of the Pittsburgh Steelers all listed as questionable for Week 9.

In addition, running back Derrick Henry, a two-time rushing champion, is also included in the Week 9 injury report, along with wide receiver Drake London of the Atlanta Falcons.

Bookmark this page and stay tuned for updates throughout the week as we keep you informed and prepared for the upcoming week of NFL action.

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Starting with the quarterbacks, Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings suffered a torn Achilles in Week 8, ending his season. Despite the setback, the Vikings are not actively seeking a trade for a replacement. Rookie Jaren Hall is expected to start in the short-term, with veteran Nick Mullens currently on injured reserve. Another veteran, Sean Mannion, is on the Vikings' practice squad.

Meanwhile, Rams head coach Sean McVay revealed that Matthew Stafford has a UCL sprain in his throwing thumb and is considered day-to-day. Stafford did not finish the Rams' recent loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it's unclear if that was due to the injury or the lopsided score. Updates on Stafford's status for Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers will be provided as more information becomes available. If Stafford is unable to play, veteran journeyman Brett Rypien will start, and the Rams may also explore options outside the organization for reinforcement.

Kyler Murray, who suffered a torn ACL last season, has been designated for return from injured reserve and has been practicing with the Cardinals. However, it remains uncertain when he will be ready to play. Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon announced that Joshua Dobbs has been benched, and the starting quarterback position for Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns will be between Murray and rookie Clayton Tune. If Murray is deemed fully recovered, he is expected to start, although indications suggest that Tune may get the nod.

Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears missed his second consecutive game due to a dislocated thumb. Bears head coach Matt Eberflus expressed satisfaction with Fields' progress, but his return date is still uncertain. In Fields' absence, undrafted rookie free agent Tyson Bagent started but struggled in a blowout loss. Fields has already been ruled out for Week 9, with Bagent set to start against the New Orleans Saints.

Deshaun Watson continues to be on the injury report, as he left Week 7's game against the Indianapolis Colts with a shoulder injury. After missing the past two games, Watson is currently listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. If Watson is unable to play, P.J. Walker will start for the Cleveland Browns, despite throwing two interceptions in last week's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Kenny Pickett of the Pittsburgh Steelers exited the Week 8 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a rib injury and did not return. Mitchell Trubisky replaced him and struggled, throwing two interceptions. Pickett's status for Thursday night's game against the Tennessee Titans is questionable, considering the short week. More updates on his condition will be provided soon.

Daniel Jones of the New York Giants has missed the past three games due to a neck injury. However, he has been cleared for full contact and could potentially return for Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders. This is significant for the Giants, as their current starter, Tyrod Taylor, is dealing with a rib injury.

Derrick Henry, who has been the subject of trade rumors, is dealing with an ankle injury. This could impact his availability for Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Henry is unable to play, Tyjae Spears is expected to handle the primary running back duties.

Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers exited Week 6's game with a shoulder injury and has missed the past two weeks. However, he is expected to return following the team's Week 9 bye.

Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings has been sidelined since Week 5 with a hamstring injury and has been placed on injured reserve. In his absence, Jordan Addison has stepped up and delivered impressive performances. However, Kirk Cousins' season-ending injury could impact Addison's fantasy value moving forward.

New England Patriots' leading receiver Kendrick Bourne suffered a torn ACL in Week 8 and will miss the remainder of the season. Bourne had been a key contributor to the team's offense, and his absence puts the Patriots in a challenging position at wide receiver. Jalen Reagor and JuJu Smith-Schuster may need to step up to fill the void.

Finally, Dawson Knox of the Buffalo Bills is set to undergo wrist surgery and will be out indefinitely. This leaves rookie Dalton Kincaid as the primary tight end option for quarterback Josh Allen.

Stay tuned for more updates on these players and other injuries in our NFL Week 9 injury report.

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