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Injuries to Monitor for the Wild Card Games: Jay Ajayi, Ladarius Green

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Lamar Miller RB, Texans: ankle sprain

Miller re-aggravated an ankle injury in Week 15 and sat the last two weeks of the regular season. As often happens, the injury was worse the second time around. He is now approaching the optimal recovery time and should be ready to go against the Raiders. Miller has improved from a risky start to a cautious start for anyone looking to play him in DFS.

Click here for an in-depth update on Lamar Miller’s injury.

Ladarius Green TE, Steelers: concussion

Green has not played since a Week 15 concussion, but he’s expected to suit up on Sunday. He was a full participant in Thursday’s practice session. Green has a long history of concussions that includes four over the last two seasons, so he remains in the elevated injury risk category even when he is cleared.

Randall Cobb WR, Packers: ankle sprain

X-rays on Jay Ajayi failed to turn up an injury to his shoulder. Photo Credit: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

X-rays on Jay Ajayi failed to find an injury to his shoulder. Photo Credit: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

An ankle sprain has sidelined Cobb for the last two weeks, but he should be ready to return this weekend. He’s been practicing on a limited basis this week. Cobb always seems to find his way onto the injury report, but this ankle sprain was more serious than many of his past ailments. His speed down the field shouldn’t be impacted by the injury, but his lateral movement may not be back to normal.

Ryan Tannehill QB, Dolphins: partial ACL and MCL tear

Tannehill is making progress in his recovery from a partially torn ACL and MCL, but he won’t suit up against the Steelers. Stability is a major concern when returning from this injury and it’s too soon for him to take the field. If he can start practicing by early next week he would have a shot to play if the Dolphins can advance.

Tom Savage QB, Texans: concussion

Just two weeks after winning the Texans’ starting job, Savage was knocked out with a concussion and will not play in the Wild Card round. He was initially checked in the first half, when an official sent him to be evaluated, but he was cleared. During halftime he entered the league’s concussion protocol after undergoing further tests. Brock Osweiler will take his job back, and Savage will not be available as his backup even if he progresses through the steps of the league’s protocol.

Matt McGloin QB, Raiders: shoulder injury

When Derek Carr went down with a fibula fracture that required surgery, McGloin was the next man up in Oakland. He didn’t last long. McGloin hurt his left shoulder when he was driven hard to the ground on Sunday. The Raiders have already named rookie Connor Cook as their starter against the Texans, although McGloin may be available as a backup. He got some reps at practice on Wednesday with the second team.

Jay Ajayi RB, Dolphins: undisclosed injury

Ajayi entered the Dolphins’ Week 17 game with a shoulder injury, but there was never much doubt that he would be able to play. He left to get x-rays on an undisclosed injury but everything checked out ok. So, for now, consider him good to go on Sunday. He was not listed on their injury report following Wednesday’s practice.

C.J. Prosise RB, Seahawks: shoulder injury

If the Seahawks advance, Prosise could be ready to join the team again, but he won’t be available for the Wild Card round. Prosise is recovering from a fractured scapula he suffered around seven weeks ago, and he is just one week away from the optimal recovery time for this injury. Once it’s healed, it’s healed and it shouldn’t increase his injury risk moving forward.

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