Entries in Will Play (5)


Injury or Not, Jackson Not 'Missing This Game'

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) -- Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson isn't going to let a shoulder injury stop him from playing against his former team on Sunday.

Jackson, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in the spring after articles came out questioning his character, says despite spraining his left shoulder last week against Jacksonville, he will be on the field Sunday.

"I don't think an AC joint is jeopardizing my career in the long haul," Jackson said. "If it's all on me, I'm playing. I don't plan on missing this game."

Jackson did not practice Wednesday, but Washington head coach Jay Gruden said the receiver will be a limited participant in practice Thursday.

Before being released, Jackson played six seasons with the Eagles. During that time he played in 87 games, catching 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, and also returning four punts for touchdowns.

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Tiger Declares He's Ready to Play in PGA Championship

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Just three days after withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational due to pain in his back, Tiger Woods has announced he will play Thursday in the PGA Championship.

"Pain-free, yes, except for the headache of talking to you guys," Woods said during a press conference Wednesday after being asked if he was in any pain.

Woods played a nine-hole practice round Wednesday at Valhalla Golf Club, where he won the 2000 PGA Championship.

"I felt pretty good about how I played and the shots I hit," Woods said. "I have to get used to how this golf course is playing."

Woods injured his back Sunday on the second hole at Firestone when he awkwardly hit a shot out of fairway bunker. He continued to play until after his tee shot on the ninth hole before being assisted off the course in a golf cart.

Woods had surgery on his back on March 31 but he said the pain he felt Sunday wasn't related.

Woods tees off at 8:35 a.m. Thursday. He's playing in a group with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington.

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ESPN: Ronaldo Will Be Ready for World Cup Opener

Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be ready to play for his country in its World Cup opener against Germany Monday, according to ESPN.

Ronaldo has been dealing with patellar tendonitis and a thigh injury, which lead to uncertainty about the star forward's status for the World Cup. Ronaldo has since returned to group training.

The 29-year-old Ronaldo has scored 65 goals in 59 games this season with Real Madrid and Portugal.

Portugal will face the United States on Sunday, Jun. 22, in Group G play.

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Tamba Hali Says He'll Play Against Denver

Jason O.Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- This Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs could very well determine who wins the AFC West. That's why Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali's comments about the status of his sprained ankle must be a welcome sign for Chiefs' fans.

"I'll be ready to go," Hali said after not practicing Wednesday. "I love the game. The training staff has done a great job of jumping on the injury and being proactive. I've been here early, in the pool and running. I'm feeling good.

"I know I can push off. I haven't cut yet. I know I can push off and run forward. I haven't run yet, but I believe I can do it because I've been doing it on the treadmill."

Hali rolled his ankle in the second quarter of the Chiefs loss to the Chargers last Sunday. The 6-foot-3, 275 pound Hali immediately left the field and did not return to the game.

Kansas City (9-2) will now play Denver (9-2) for the second time in three weeks. Denver won the first game meaning a Chiefs loss will essentially put them two games behind the Broncos for first place due to the tie breaker.

The 30-year-old Hali's return would help the Chiefs. This season Hali has 35 tackles, nine sacks and four forced fumbles.

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Del Rio Says Welker Will Play Versus Pats

(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- Although listed as "probable" on the Denver Broncos' injury report, receiver Wes Welker is a "definite" to play against his old team the New England Patriots Sunday, according to Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio.

Welker suffered a concussion during the Broncos victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. The injury made it unclear if Welker would get to play in his first game against his old team since leaving this offseason. But Welker passed all of the NFL's concussion tests and practiced in full on Friday, leading Del Rio to declare the 32-year-old ready to go.

"First and foremost, we've done the right thing by the player and he's safe to return,'' Del Rio said. "That's first and foremost.

"It's kind of like Peyton a while back: If you had a 'definitely will go' category, he'll probably be on there. ... He'll play.''

Welker played the previous six seasons in New England. During that time he went to two Super Bowls and caught 672 passes.

Welker has 61 catches for 648 yards and nine touchdowns for the AFC West leading Broncos this season.

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