Entries in Practice (5)


Leafs Lose Lupul to Broken Hand

Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Toronto Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is out indefinitely with a broken hand, according to a post on the team's Twitter account.

Lupul injured the hand during practice Thursday. It initially didn't bother him but the pain worsened Friday so he had  X-rays which ended up revealing the fracture.

The 31-year-old Lupul is in his fifth season with Maple Leafs. During that time he has played in 188 games scoring 69 goals while dishing out 81 assists.


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Clowney Back on the Practice Field

Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney practiced Friday for the first time since having arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus during the second week of September.

Clowney, who was the first pick of this year's draft, practiced with a brace on his right knee. Despite practicing, Clowney will be a game-time decision according to Texans head coach Bill O'Brien.

"He didn't take a ton of reps today, but the ones that he did he seemed to be moving around well," O'Brien said.

The 21-year-old was injured during the first half of the Texans season opener versus Washington while trying to bat down a pass. Clowney jumped to hit the ball and landed funny.

Whitney Mercilus has been playing in place of Clowney. In six games this season, Mercilus has 19 tackles.

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Cary Williams Apologizes for Practice Comments

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Cary Williams apologized Tuesday to his teammates and coach regarding remarks he made after Sunday's game about how the team practices.

Williams blamed the Eagles sluggish starts in their first three contests on head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo practices.

"When you're a pro for seven years and you make a mistake, you understand you affected the welfare of everybody in this locker room, and you have to address those guys man to man and let them know that you're sorry," Williams said. "That's what I did."

Williams and Kelly have since talked about the player's controversial comments.

"I'm not telling you guys anything that Chip said to me personally," Williams said to the media. "We just had a great conversation, guys. We have a little bit more of an understanding. We understand where each other stand. We're able to agree on some things. That was that."

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Eagles Receiver Jeremy Maclin has Torn ACL

David Dermer/Diamond Images/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a torn right ACL during practice Saturday, which could end the 25-year-olds season.

Maclin fell to the ground and was carted off the field during a non-contact drill.

Maclin had 69 catches for 857 yards and seven touchdowns for the Eagles last season.

"It's tough," Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said when asked about losing Maclin. "But unfortunately when something like this happens other guys got to step up. It's a part of the game, injuries are going to happen. They could happen to anybody."

Maclin is entering the final season of his five-year rookie contract.

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Calvin Johnson Suffering from Nerve Damage

Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Detroit Lions star wide receiver is having a tough 2012 season.

He announced Thursday that one of the reasons is that he suffered nerve damage in his hands in a September loss to the Minnesota Vikings, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The hits Johnson took in the game has made it hard for him to grip the football when making catches.

Johnson has only one touchdown catch this season after finishing second in the NFL with 16 last season.  Through the first eight games of this season he has 767 receiving yards after leading the league with 1,681 last year.

After the Lions week 5 bye, Johnson had at least three drops in the three games to follow, and he is blaming the nerve damage.

On top of the nerve damage, Johnson hasn't practiced the past two weeks because of a sore knee.  The injuries haven't caused him to miss any games.  He caught seven passes for 129 yards in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

As the Lions prepare to face the Vikings for the second time this season, Johnson has said he is feeling better.

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