NFL Week 5 injuries: Injured Tom Brady misses practice; Jonathan Taylor ruled out for the Colts

We are four weeks into the 2022 NFL regular season and several clubs are dealing with serious injuries. Just look at the quarterback issues in the league: Tom Brady is facing multiple issues, having sat out practice Wednesday with injuries to his right shoulder and right finger. Dallas Cowboys still haven’t fired Dak Prescott after injuring his thumb in the season opener, New England Patriots’ Mac Jones could miss his second game of the season due to a sprained ankle and then there are questions around New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones’ ankle injury.

With the number of injuries, it is sometimes difficult to follow. At CBSSports.com, we’re here to provide you with all the injury information you could possibly want. Below, we’ll detail the midweek injury reports and final injury report for Thursday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

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Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos (-3)

The Colts are battered and will miss several starters in a short week. The biggest name is of course the star running back, Taylor. He’s only missed one game in his NFL career, and that was due to his placement on the COVID-19 list in 2020. Indy’s offense will have to work differently without him in the roster. On defense, the Colts will be without Blackmon, Leonard and Lewis. Leonard just made his 2022 debut last week against the Titans but suffered a head and face injury. The four Colts players who were ruled out Thursday night haven’t practiced at all this week.

Cleveland, Phillips and Turner were each limited entrants throughout the week for Denver. The Broncos will have Russell Wilson (shoulder) and Melvin Gordon (neck) for Thursday night’s game after both players were listed as full participants in Wednesday’s injury report. Gordon believes he has a bigger role with Javonte Williams lost for the season due to a torn ACL.

The Giants received some good news on Wednesday as quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) trained in limited capacity. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor (concussion) and receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Richie James (ankle) were among the Giants players who did not practice Wednesday.

In Green Bay, safety Adrian Amos (concussion) was the only player not to practice. Receiver Allen Lazard (ankle), center Josh Myers (foot), offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin) were among the seven limited Packers.

Zach Wilson was one of three Jets players limited earlier in the week. Wilson suffered an ankle injury after making his season debut in Sunday’s win over the Steelers. Offensive lineman Max Mitchell (knee) and linebacker Quincy Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, while running back Breece Hall (knee) and linebacker Marcell Harris (neck) were limited.

As expected, Tua Tagovailoa did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from his concussion sustained in last Thursday’s loss to Cincinnati. Teddy Bridgewater will start. Cornerback Xavien Howard (groin) and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin) were two other notable Dolphins players who didn’t practice.

Linebackers Ola Adeniyi (neck), Bud Dupree (hip) and rookie rookie Treylon Burks (toe) were among five Titans players who did not practice Wednesday. Linebacker Monty Rice returned to practice Wednesday, beginning his 21-day window to be activated on the 53-man roster. Rice is recovering from an injury that prematurely ended his 2021 season.

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel (illness) was one of five commanders who did not practice. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. returned to practice on Wednesday. Robinson is recovering from two gunshot wounds to the lower body after being the victim of an attempted robbery in late August. Robinson was placed on the non-football injured list on September 1, which led to him being ruled out of the first four games of the season.

Wideout Keenan Allen (hamstring) was the only Chargers player who did not practice Wednesday. Justin Herbert (ribs) was a full participant, while kicker Dustin Hopkins (right quad), wide Josh Palmer (ankle) and linebacker Kyle Van Noy (back) were limited.

Guard Joel Bitonio (biceps/rest), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) and tight end David Njoku (knee/rest) did not practice Wednesday for the Browns. Cornerback Denzel Ward (back, ribs) was limited, while passing thrower Myles Garrett (shoulder, biceps) was also limited after missing last Sunday’s game after being involved in a single-car accident.

The Steelers face multiple injuries on defense, especially in the secondary. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring), safety Terrell Edmunds (concussion) and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) did not practice Wednesday, while cornerback Cam Sutton (groin/hamstring) , cornerback Levi Wallace (foot), defensive lineman Chris Wormley (ankle) and defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (ankle/elbow) were limited entrants.

The Bills were missing several key players, like cornerback Christian Benford (hand), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring), tight end Dawson Knox (foot/hamstring) , wide receiver Jake Kumerow (ankle) and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) did not participate. Center Mitch Morse (elbow), offensive tackle Justin Murray (foot) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring) were limited participants. Good news, wide receiver Gabe Davis was a full participant with his ankle injury.

Atlanta’s injury report included only one player who missed practice due to injury: Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Pitts, who is suffering from a hamstring injury.

For the Buccaneers, Tom Brady (right shoulder, right finger) was sidelined Wednesday’s practice, along with teammates Cameron Brate (concussion), Akiem Hicks (foot) and Logan Ryan (foot). Wideouts Julio Jones (knee) and Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) were limited.

Running back Rashaad Penny (shoulder) was one of three Seahawks who missed practice due to injury. Cornerback Justin Coleman (calf), guard Damien Lewis (calf) and wide Dareke Young (quad) were limited.

Quarterback Jameis Winston (back, ankle) and receiver Michael Thomas (foot) did not practice. Running back Alvin Kamara (rib), receiver Jarvis Landry (ankle) and tight end Taysom Hill (rib) have been training in a limited capacity.

Six Texans were sidelined Wednesday, including linebacker Blake Cashman (concussion) and tight end Brevin Jordan (ankle). Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (elbow) was one of three Texas players who were restricted.

Defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi (quadruple) was the only Jaguars player who did not practice. Linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson (ankle), wide Zay Jones (ankle) and lineman Cole Van Lanen (hamstring) were restricted.

Four Bears were unable to practice Wednesday, including running back David Montgomery (ankle) and cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad). Linebacker Matthew Adams (hamstring) and tight end Ryan Griffin (Achilles) were limited entrants.

Every Vikings player was able to practice on Wednesday. Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (quad) and linebacker Za’Darius Smith (knee) were restricted. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler (hip) was a full participant.

The Lions had no less than 10 players who did not practice on Wednesday. Among them were receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), DJ Chark (ankle), Josh Reynolds (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot). Running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder/ankle) was also dropped from training.

New England had some good news on the injury front as Mac Jones (ankle) has been training in a limited capacity. Quarterback Brian Hoyer (concussion) was among four Patriots who did not practice. Wide Jakobi Meyers (knee) and cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring) were also limited.

Left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) was one of four 49ers players who missed practice Wednesday. Defensive linemen Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) and Javon Kinlaw (knee) were limited entrants.

The Panthers missed practice for a few players on Wednesday, as wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. was out with a hamstring injury, cornerback Stantley Thomas-Oliver was out with a thigh problem and safety Xavier Woods sat with a hamstring injury. Star linebacker Frankie Luvu was a limited participant with a shoulder injury.

The NFL’s last undefeated team missed five players in practice Wednesday, including kicker Jake Elliott (right ankle), cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) and offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder). Linebackers Kyron Johnson and Patrick Johnson, who are in concussion protocol, were also not practicing. Running back Boston Scott (rib) was limited, while cornerback Darius Slay (forearm) was a full participant.

The Cardinals are among the most beat-up teams in the NFL entering Week 5. Nine Cardinals missed practice Wednesday due to injury, including Marquise Brown (foot) and linemen Max Garcia (toe) and Rodney Hudson (knee). Linebacker Zaven Collins (shoulder), wide AJ Green (knee) and JJ Watt (calf) were limited.

Dak Prescott did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from his broken thumb. Noah Brown (neck) practiced, which is big news for a Cowboys offense that has been hit hard with injuries from a skill position standpoint. Tight end Jake Ferguson (knee), cornerback Jourdan Lewis (groin) and Prescott were the only Cowboys not practicing Wednesday.

The Rams had four who didn’t practice: center Brian Allen (knee), cornerback Cobie Durant (hamstring), defensive back Jordan Fuller (hamstring) and guard Coleman Shelton (ankle) . Defensive back Taylor Rapp (defensive back) practiced in a limited capacity.

Tight end Devin Asiasi (ankle) was the only Bengals player not to practice Wednesday. Tee Higgins (ankle), tight end Hayden Hurst (groin), kicker Evan McPherson (groin) and linebacker Germaine Pratt (knee) were restricted.

Baltimore missed practice for four players Wednesday for injury-related reasons, including Rashod Bateman (foot), running backs JK Dobbins (chest) and Justice Hill (hamstring) and linebacker Justin Houston (groin) . Offensive tackle Patrick Mekari (ankle) was limited.

Both teams were out Wednesday in preparation for Monday night’s showdown in Kansas City.

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