By Eric Schmidt

NFL week nine is coming to a close after tonight’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints. Fantasy football owners might have seen some of their key players go down with injury on Sunday. Oakland Raiders Darren McFadden and Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin were among some of the key fantasy players which suffered injuries this weekend. Let’s take a quick look at some of the key injuries from Sunday.

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III– Griffin had a tough day against the Carolina Panthers defense. He took a severe shot to the ribs and X-rays were negative. Griffin and the Redskins have a bye week upcoming so he should be fine when Washington returns to the field in week 11.

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson– Nelson had been battling a hamstring injury the last two weeks and was a game time decision to play against the Arizona Cardinals. Nelson twisted backwards to try to snag a pass from QB Arron Rodgers and fell awkwardly on his ankle. He did not return. The decision to start Nelson was somewhat of a surprise for me, but the Packers now head into their bye week.The Packers need the upcoming bye week as LB Clay Matthews suffered a hamstring injury and RT Brian Bulaga departed with a hip injury.

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown told reporters that he suffered a high ankle sprain but medical reports suggested otherwise. Brown has a chance to play this week, but continue to monitor the situation as the week progresses.

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo sustained a strained back injury on the last play of the game against the Atlanta Falcons last night. Romo told reporters that it was no big deal and he should be ready to go this week.

Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss suffered an apparent concussion in the Redskins loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Redskins have a bye week but monitor the situation going forward. Washington will likely find out this week whether or not they can expect WR Pierre Garcon back on the field this season.

Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin suffered an ankle injury while dealing with hamstring issues. He will be a must monitor situation for fantasy owners this week.

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered an apparent high ankle sprain. McFadden was just getting into a groove after a slow start and now will likely be out for a few weeks. The Raiders running back corps took another blow when Mike Goodson suffered an ankle injury.

New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles, originally reported to miss 2-4 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his hand, could return as soon as week 11.





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