Minicamp injury news

The list of injuries reported so far in the June minicamp has been short and mostly minor. <P>

Center Mike Flanagan (knee): Backup Grey Ruegamer and rookie Scott Wells took snaps in team drills after Flanagan took himself out of team drills Thursday due to a knee problem. The injury is believed to be tendinitis, and it is not known if the center will return for next week's minicamp practices.

Cornerback Al Harris (ankle): Harris twisted his ankle in practice Wednesday and was limited to a few individual drills during Thursday's practice. He is expected back on at least a limited basis when the camp resumes Monday.

Defensive end Chukie Nwokorie (wrist): The DE is practicing using a protective cast on his right hand. Nwokorie had surgery Jan 14 to insert a screw to repair a broken wrist. He saw extremely limited action in the team's first minicamp, but did participate. With more healing time behind him, Nwokorie is able to practice with the club-like cast.

"I tried it during the first minicamp, and it didn't work," Nwokorie said. "The tendons and the muscle around the bone still aren't strong enough. I'm still doing rehab and strengthening."

Nwokorie will wear the cast for the rest of minicamp but hopes to have it removed before training camp in late July.

Other injuries: T Kevin Barry (hamstring), DT Grady Jackson (knees) and WR Devin Lewis (knee) all sat out of practice due to injury.


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