NFL injury tracker Week 11: Lamar Jackson expected to play despite mystery illness


It’s week 11 of the NFL season.

With the Tennessee Titans’ official victory over the Green Bay Packers, here’s what you need to know about injuries on Sunday.

Lamar Jackson expected to play on Sunday

Despite missing Friday practice, Lamar Jackson is expected to start Sunday for the Baltimore Ravens.

Jackson missed Friday practice due to illness. Coach John Harbaugh did not elaborate on the details of the illness, but Jackson trained as usual on Wednesday and Thursday.

“He’ll be fine by Sunday,” Harbaugh said. “He tried to get into training, but he was too sick.”

Both tight end Mark Andrews and running back Gus Edwards have been restricted from training this week due to their respective injuries, though Harbaugh said they both are likely to be dealt with during the game. Andrews missed last week’s game with a knee and shoulder injury, while Edwards was out with a hamstring injury.

On Sunday, the Ravens will host the Carolina Panthers.

Juju Smith-Schuster out of Chiefs with concussion

On Sunday, Patrick Mahomes will not have two main goals.

The Kansas City Chiefs officially ruled out Juju Smith-Schuster with a concussion for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Smith-Schuster dropped out last week after taking a blow to the head in their victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and has been on league records ever since.

Fellow receiver Mekole Hardman was placed on reserves on Thursday with a stomach injury after missing a game against the Jaguars. He is now out for at least four games.

Marquez Valdez-Scantling, the Chiefs’ third-best wide receiver, returned to training on Thursday after missing Wednesday due to illness.

Kyler Murray progresses due to hamstring injury

Kyler Murray is still considered a playable decision for the Cardinals.

The Arizona quarterback, who missed a game against the Los Angeles Rams last week with a hamstring injury, is “improving” and “has come a long way,” coach Cliff Kingsburg said Friday. via ESPN.

It’s not yet clear if he can play Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City. If he can’t, the Cardinals will turn to Colt McCoy, who passed 26 of 37 for 238 yards and threw a touchdown in last week’s win.

Ezekiel Elliot is expected to return against the Vikings

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to bring back Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Elliott missed Dallas’ last two games with an overextended right knee. On Thursday, he said he would wear a knee brace but was “very optimistic” about his return.

“Apart from any setbacks in the next couple of days, I think I feel good,” he said on Thursday. via ESPN. “I feel as good as I did after the injury earlier in the week. I think I’m in a good place.”

The cowboys get along just fine without Elliott. Tony Pollard threw for four full touchdowns and rushed for at least 115 yards in each of two games without Elliott.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that DeMarcus Lawrence is likely to play defensively as well. He is limited to foot and knee injuries.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott is expected to return for the Cowboys this week after missing two games with a knee injury. (Matthew Pierce/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

Ja’Marr Chase marries Bengalis again

Ja’Marr Chase is not yet ready to return.

Chase, who missed the Bengals’ last two games with a hip injury, was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is not yet clear when he will be able to take the field again.

The Bengals also ruled out the safety of Saxton Hill with a shoulder injury. Running back Chris Evans is officially in question due to a knee injury he sustained in their last game against the Panthers. Cornerback Tre Flowers is also in question.

JD McKissick dropped out of Commanders

Commanders running back JD McKissick will miss the third game in a row.

Washington ruled out McKissick with a neck injury against the Houston Texans on Sunday. He has not been training since their game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8 and there is no timetable for his return yet.

The commanders also ruled out linebacker Cole Holcomb with a sprained foot. He returned to training on Thursday on a limited basis. Tight end Armani Rodgers was also out of action with a knee injury.