NFL Week 5 injuries: Explosive Tom Brady misses practice. Jonathan Taylor shutout the Colts

We’re four weeks into the 2022 NFL regular season and several clubs are dealing with major injuries. Just look at the quarterback issues around the league: Tom Brady is dealing with a lot of issues as he sits out Wednesday’s practice with right shoulder and right finger injuries. The Dallas Cowboys still don’t have Dak Prescott back after suffering a season-opening thumb injury, the New England Patriots’ Mac Jones may miss his second game of the season with a high ankle sprain, and then there are questions in New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones’ ankle injury.

With the number of injuries, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. We at are here to provide you with all the injury information you could possibly crave. Below, we’ll break down the midweek injury reports and final injury report for Thursday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

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Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (-3)

The Colts are sore and will be missing several players in a short week. The biggest name of course is star running back Taylor. He has only missed one game in his NFL career and that was due to being placed on the COVID-19 list in 2020. Indy’s offense will have to function differently without him in the lineup. On defense, the Colts will be without Blackmon, Leonard and Lewis. Leonard just made his 2022 debut last week against the Titans, but suffered a head/facial injury. All four Colts players ruled out for Thursday night did not practice at all this week.

Cleveland, Phillips and Turner all saw limited action throughout the week for Denver. The Broncos will have Russell Wilson (shoulder) and Melvin Gordon (neck) for Thursday night’s game after both players were listed as full participants on Wednesday’s injury report. Gordon looks to have a bigger role with Javonte Williams lost for the season with a torn ACL.

The Giants got some good news Wednesday as quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. Fellow quarterback Tyrod Taylor (concussion) and receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Richie James (ankle) were among the Giants players who did not practice Wednesday.

In Green Bay, safety Adrian Amos (concussion) was the only player who did not practice. Receiver Allen Lazard (ankle), center Josh Myers (foot), offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin) were among the seven Packers who were limited.

Zach Wilson was one of three Jets players limited at the start of the week. Wilson was placed on the ankle injury list after making his season debut in Sunday’s win over the Steelers. Offensive lineman Max Mitchell (knee) and linebacker Quincy Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, while tight end Breece Hall (knee) and linebacker Marcell Harris (neck) were limited.

As expected, Tua Tagovailoa did not practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from the concussion he suffered in last Thursday’s loss at Cincinnati. Teddy Bridgewater will start. Cornerback Xavien Howard (groin) and receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin) were two other notable Dolphins players who did not practice.

Linebackers Ola Adeniyi (neck), Bud Dupree (hip) and rookie wideout Treylon Burks (toe) were among five Titans players who did not practice Wednesday. Linebacker Monty Rice returned to practice Wednesday, starting the 21-day window to be activated to the 53-man roster. Rice is recovering from an injury that ended his 2021 season early.

Receiver Curtis Samuel (illness) was one of five Commanders who did not practice. Brian Robinson Jr. returned to practice on Wednesday. Robinson is recovering from two gunshot wounds to his lower body as the victim of an attempted robbery in late August. Robinson was placed on the non-football injured list on Sept. 1, sidelining him for the first four games of the season.

Guard Joel Bitonio (biceps/rest), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) and tight end David Njoku (knee/rest) did not practice Wednesday for the Browns. Cornerback Denzel Ward (back, side) was limited, while offensive lineman Myles Garrett (shoulder, biceps) was also limited after missing last Sunday’s game following a single-car accident.

The Steelers are dealing with multiple injuries on defense — especially in the secondary. Cornerback Akelo Witherspoon (hamstring), safety Terrell Edmunds (concussion) and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) did not practice Wednesday, while cornerback Cam Sutton (groin/hamstring), cornerback Buck Levy Wallace (foot), defensive back Chris Wormley (ankle) and defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (ankle/elbow) were limited participants.

The Bills were missing several key players, including cornerback Christian Benford (hand), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring), tight end Dawson Knox (foot/hip), wide receiver Jake Kumerow (ankle) and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) did not participate. Center Mitch Morse (elbow), offensive tackle Justin Murray (foot) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hip) were limited participants. In good news, wide receiver Gabe Davis was fully involved with his ankle injury.

Atlanta’s injury report included only one player who missed practice with an injury: Kyle Pitts, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.

For the Buccaneers, Tom Brady (right shoulder, right finger) sat out Wednesday’s practice, along with teammates Cameron Brate (concussion), Akiem Hicks (foot) and Logan Ryan (foot). Julio Jones (knee) and Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) were limited.

Analysis is coming.

Analysis is coming.

Analysis is coming.

The Lions had 10 players sit out Wednesday. Among them were the receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), DJ Chark (ankle), Josh Reynolds (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot). Running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder/ankle) also sat out practice.

New England had good news on the injury front as McJones (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. Fellow tight end Brian Hoyer (concussion) was among the four Patriots who did not practice. Jakobi Meyers (knee) and cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring) were also limited.

The Panthers had some players miss practice Wednesday as Laviska Shenault Jr. sat out with a hamstring injury, cornerback Standley Thomas-Oliver was out with a hamstring problem and safety Xavier Woods sat with a hamstring injury. Star linebacker Frankie Luvu was a limited participant with a shoulder injury.

Analysis is coming.

Dak Prescott did not practice Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a thumb injury. Noah Brown (neck) practiced, which is big news for a Cowboys offense that has been hit hard by injuries from a skill position standpoint. Jake Ferguson (knee), cornerback Jourdan Lewis (groin) and Prescott were the only Cowboys who did not practice Wednesday.

The Rams had four who didn’t practice: center Brian Allen (knee), cornerback Kobe Durant (hamstring), defensive back Jordan Fuller (hip) and guard Coleman Shelton (ankle). Defensive back Taylor Rapp (defensive back) practiced in a limited capacity.

Devin Asiasi (ankle) was the only Bengals player who did not practice Wednesday. Te Higgins (ankle), tight end Hayden Hurst (groin), kicker Evan McPherson (groin) and linebacker Germaine Pratt (knee) were limited.

Baltimore had four players miss practice Wednesday for injury-related reasons, including running back Rashod Bateman (foot), running backs JK Dobbins (chest) and Justice Hill (hamstring) and linebacker Justin Houston (groin). Offensive tackle Patrick McCary (ankle) was limited.

Analysis is coming.

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