Thursday was not the good day we had hoped on the injury front, and in fact I think it’s safe to say there were some surprises when Spags met with the media after. Quarterback Sam Bradford and DE Chris Long were both held out of practice as they deal with ankle injuries. According to Spags, both players regressed after Wednesday’s workout, so they did not participate Thursday. Spags wouldn’t predict whether either player would be available this weekend, but he said Friday’s practice will likely determine the statuses for Sunday.
Obviously, it’s time to be at least a little concerned. I don’t know what our chances are to beat the 49ers this weekend, but I do know that as small as they might be, they will decrease significantly if Bradford and Long can’t go. Losing Long specifically would be devastating, and things could prove to get ugly if they can’t go. Stay tuned for an update tomorrow, and keep your fingers crossed.
In other news, Darian Stewart practiced today as he battles a mild concussion. There wasn’t much contact, but it looks hopeful that he will be able to go tomorrow. Donnie Jones was limited with his ankle injury, but he should be fine. Everything else is pretty much the same. The big thing right now is to get Long and Bradford healthy, and I expect at least Long to practice tomorrow. I think Bradford will as well, but I’d say his chances aren’t quite as good.