The Infirmary: NFL Conference Championship Injury Reports

Jared Allen is out for the Carolina Panthers, but all other players listed on the injury reports Friday should play in Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

The stark difference in how the New England Patriots view the injury report is evident for the AFC Championship game. The Patriots have 16 players listed as questionable – including TE Rob Gronkowski, WRs Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, and DEs Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich – and five listed as probable, including QB Tom Brady. Expect all of the above to play on Sunday.

The Denver Broncos have no one listed as out, doubtful or questionable, listing a dozen players as probable, including QB Peyton Manning and several defensive starters.

For the NFC Championship, the Arizona Cardinals have seven players listed as probable, including QB Carson Palmer, and no one listed as out, doubtful or questionable.

The Carolina Panthers declared DE Jared Allen out with a foot injury, but the rest of their players on the injury report are probable, meaning in all cases they are a “virtual certainty” to play.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME INJURY REPORT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at DENVER BRONCOS

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Status Report

QUESTIONABLE: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), G Tre' Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), WR Matt Slater (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)

PROBABLE: QB Tom Brady (ankle), S Patrick Chung (foot), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: WR Matt Slater (shin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), G Tre' Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)

Thursday: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), G Tre' Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), WR Matt Slater (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)

Friday: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), G Tre' Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), WR Matt Slater (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: QB Tom Brady (ankle), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)

Thursday: QB Tom Brady (ankle), S Patrick Chung (foot), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)

Friday: QB Tom Brady (ankle), S Patrick Chung (foot), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)

DENVER BRONCOS

Status Report

PROBABLE: S Josh Bush (shoulder), TE Owen Daniels (knees), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), G Max Garcia (groin), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), LB Brandon Marshall (ankle), QB Brock Osweiler (knee), CB Bradley Roby (quadricep), S Darian Stewart (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (ankle), LB DeMarcus Ware (knee)

Practice Report

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Friday: CB Bradley Roby (quadricep)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: S Josh Bush (shoulder), TE Owen Daniels (knees), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), G Max Garcia (groin), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), LB Brandon Marshall (ankle), QB Brock Osweiler (knee), S Darian Stewart (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (ankle), LB DeMarcus Ware (knee)

Thursday: S Josh Bush (shoulder), TE Owen Daniels (knees), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), G Max Garcia (groin), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), LB Brandon Marshall (ankle), QB Brock Osweiler (knee), S Darian Stewart (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (ankle), LB DeMarcus Ware (knee)

Friday: S Josh Bush (shoulder), TE Owen Daniels (knees), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), G Max Garcia (groin), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), LB Brandon Marshall (ankle), QB Brock Osweiler (knee), S Darian Stewart (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (ankle), LB DeMarcus Ware (knee)

ARIZONA CARDINALS at CAROLINA PANTHERS

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Status Report

PROBABLE: CB Justin Bethel (ankle), WR John Brown (shoulder), LB Markus Golden (knee), RB David Johnson (toe), DT Josh Mauro (calf), QB Carson Palmer (right finger), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle)

Practice Report

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: CB Justin Bethel (ankle), WR John Brown (shoulder), RB David Johnson (toe), DT Josh Mauro (calf), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle)

Thursday: CB Justin Bethel (ankle), WR John Brown (shoulder), RB David Johnson (toe), DT Josh Mauro (calf), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: LB Markus Golden (knee), QB Carson Palmer (right finger)

Thursday: LB Markus Golden (knee), QB Carson Palmer (right finger)

Friday: CB Justin Bethel (ankle), WR John Brown (shoulder), LB Markus Golden (knee), RB David Johnson (toe), DT Josh Mauro (calf), QB Carson Palmer (right finger), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle)

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Status Report

OUT: DE Jared Allen (foot)

PROBABLE: DT Dwan Edwards (foot), DE Charles Johnson (not injury related), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: DE Jared Allen (foot), DT Dwan Edwards (foot), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle)

Friday: DE Jared Allen (foot)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Thursday: DE Jared Allen (foot), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle)

Friday: DE Charles Johnson (not injury related)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday: RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle)

Thursday: DT Dwan Edwards (foot), RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle)

Friday: DT Dwan Edwards (foot), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle)

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