Archive for the ‘Isaac Redman’ Category

We’ve spent a good chunk of our day musing about various broken bones and bruised muscles and other such maladies, because it was an unusually busy Friday for carnage. We’ve learned that Jordy Nelson will probably be doing something that doesn’t involve a football Sunday, while Darren Sproles could be out several weeks. Then there’s also Calvin Johnson, who will worry you, but please, lay your weary head to rest tonight. He’ll be fine.

So before we end our week prior to a quasi off day tomorrow in which we’ll wear pajamas backwards, let’s quickly catch up on a few other notable injuries, as is our regular week-end practice.

The most notable of the remaining notables is Jonathan Dwyer, the Steelers running back who didn’t practice all week due to a quad injury, making it highly unlikely that he plays against the Giants. With Rashard Mendenhall also still out while dealing with a lingering Achilles problem, that leaves only Isaac Redman to start Sunday. While he’s something far less than inspiring due to his own injury (ankle) and the fact that he’s a plodding also-ran after averaging only 2.5 yards per carry on 50 carries, those in leagues with moderate to deep depth may be forced to pick up Redman, and slot him in quickly.

He’s available in 70 percent of Yahoo leagues, while his ownership is a higher over at ESPN, but he’s still available in 43 percent of leagues there.

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The cliff beckons. Please step forward, but do so carefully. You may step forward again once the next major injury or injury concern regarding a running back is confirmed.

Welp, so ya later then. Thanks, Isaac Redman.

How serious Redman’s groin injury is remains a little confusing, because it’s an injury that he apparently first suffered during a practice on Aug. 3, and yet he still played during Pittsburgh’s preseason opener. While he wasn’t exactly productive (14 yards on five carries) he still received a typical workload for a first teamer during the opening week of preseason play.

But then why the hell is he getting an MRI today? That’s what Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, and as we slowly enter fantasy draft season, for the sake of your sanity and your fantasy team, we can only hope it’s a precautionary measure.

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