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Fantasy Football Injury News
Check out the latest news and notes around the NFL.
Isiah Pacheco (hamstring) back at practice Thursday
Isiah Pacheco (hamstring) will be back at practice for the Chiefs on Thursday.
Pacheco has missed some practice while nursing a hamstring injury, but he’s set to return and participate on Thursday. It’s unclear if he will be limited yet, but chances are that the team will take it slow with his return. He should play on Sunday and could be a good flex option in an easy matchup against the Bears.
Kadarius Toney (toe) won’t practice Thursday
Kadarius Toney (toe) won’t participate at practice on Thursday.
Thursday will be the second practice that Toney has missed because of a toe injury. He recently sustained it, and it may be serious enough to knock him out for Sunday’s game with the way that his practice participation is going. If he doesn’t practice in at least a limited fashion on Friday, he’ll probably be out in Week 3, which would lead to more work for rookie Rashee Rice in his absence.
Bryce Young (ankle) won’t practice Thursday
Bryce Young (ankle) won’t practice for the Panthers on Thursday.
Young is dealing with a lingering ankle injury that will force him to miss his second-straight practice on Thursday. This isn’t a good sign for his availability for Sunday, but we’ll have to wait and see if he participates on Friday or not before we know more. Andy Dalton would be the next in line to start for the Panthers, which would make almost all of their skill position players good sit candidates against the Seahawks this week.
Saquon Barkley dealing with high-ankle sprain
Saquon Barkley has stated that he’s dealing with a high-ankle sprain.
Barkley is out on Thursday after injuring his ankle during Sunday’s comeback win over the Cardinals, but he’s now telling reporters that he’s dealing with a high-ankle sprain rather than a low-ankle sprain. This is noteworthy because the former is a much tougher injury to rehab from than the latter, meaning his recovery may take longer than initially expected and he may have a higher risk of re-injury. This news is less than ideal for fantasy managers of the stud RB and for QB Daniel Jones, who will now have to turn to veteran Matt Breida to try to create a spark on this offense in his absence.