NFL Conference Championship Injuries: Latest On Deebo Samuel, Mark Andrews & More
AFC and NFC conference championship week has arrived. Unfortunately, NFL injuries continued to pile up over the Divisional Round, which we must monitor heading into this week’s title games. Several big-name starters went down. These injuries are already shifting odds at the best sports betting apps. Handicappers must monitor for news before betting on NFL playoff odds. The most notable injured players we must monitor this week are 49ers WR Deebo Samuel, Ravens TE Mark Andrews, and Lions C Frank Ragnow.
Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant NFL injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing this week. Scroll to compare spreads, moneylines, and totals across NFL betting apps, and use our Prop Finder Tool to find the best prices on player props.
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Notable NFL INJURIES To monitor
Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries heading into the championship round.
- TE Mark Andrews
- CB Marlon Humphrey
Head coach John Harbaugh addressed the media on Monday and commented on Andrews’ status for this week. “We’ll just see how he goes,” Harbaugh said. “If he’s ready to play, he’ll play.” Andrews practiced this past week but ended up not playing against the Texans.
Harbaugh talked about CB Marlon Humphrey, who missed Saturday’s divisional-round matchup. “I promise you, if Marlon can go, he will. If he can practice, he will,” Harbaugh said. “I think you’ll see it as the week goes on. Based on how much he practices, you’ll probably get a pretty good feel for it. I’m pretty sure if he can be out there, he’ll for sure be out there. So, I’m very hopeful. We’ll have to see what happens.”
- C Frank Ragnow
- LG Jonah Jackson
Ragnow suffered both a sprained knee and a sprained ankle in Sunday’s win over the Bucs, sources say. Ragnow missed a few plays, then somehow went back in. He is expected to play in the NFC Championship Game. “The dude’s just a warrior man,” Lions left tackle Taylor Decker told reporters after Sunday’s win, via Fox Sports.
Jackson will not play in Sunday’s NFC championship game against the 49ers. Lions HC coach Dan Campbell said the Lions could have their starting left guard back in the lineup if they make it to the Super Bowl “I think the timeline could be there, it’s just a matter of how fast this thing heals and what it feels like,” Campbell said. “I think there’s a possibility, but we’ll see.” Jackson left in the first half of Sunday’s divisional playoff win over the Buccaneers after he appeared to tweak his knee.
Kansas City Chiefs
- G Joe Thuney
Thuney suffered a pec strain in Sunday’s win over the Bills. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the pectoral strain injury for Thuney is a promising sign for his availability over the next few weeks. The Chiefs’ first official injury report will drop on Wednesday afternoon. If Thuney cannot play, backup interior lineman Nick Allegretti would be expected to make the start. Allegretti has made four spot starts for the Chiefs due to various injuries over the last two seasons.
San Francisco 49ers
- WR Deebo Samuel
HC Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media on Monday to address Samuel’s shoulder injury. He said there is no fracture for Samuel’s shoulder, but it’s still hurting too much for the 49ers to know whether or not he’ll be available for Sunday’s NFL title game. The 49ers consider it “50-50” as to whether Samuel will be able to play. Stay tuned to the 49ers mid-week practice report for further updates.
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NFL Conference championship ODDS
Before diving into the NFL injuries, please review the updated NFL Conference Championship odds below. The point spreads, moneylines, and totals shown here are from the sportsbook in your state and are available to bet on now.