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Week 7: Monday Injury Update

Here are some key players who were injured in week 6 — and there are some big names this week:

QB Tony Romo: Romo broke the index finger on his right (throwing) hand and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Advice: Brad Johnson will replace Romo in the lineup. Johnson is old, but the Cowboys have a great offensive line and a lot of weapons, so he could actually put up decent numbers.

RB Joseph Addai: Addai left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Advice: Addai was replaced by Dominic Rhodes, who played pretty well. The MRI results for Addai are not known yet, but if he misses time, Rhodes would be a nice play next week against a weak Green Bay run defense (that might have lost another defenisve lineman to injury).

RB Willis McGahee (BAL): McGahee left the game on Sunday in the third quarter and did not return, but the details of his injury are not known. Advice: Ray Rice stepped in for McGahee because they were down by quite a few points to the Colts. If the game had been closer, Le’Ron McClain probably would have received a few more touches. Add Rice if you have McGahee, but it is likely that McClain and Rice will split the carries if McGahee misses any time.

RB Felix Jones: Jones left the game with a strained hamstring and is expected to miss at least 2 weeks. Advice: Jones has been a solid RB this year despite being the backup to Marion Barber. With Jones out, look for Barber to get more looks in the passing game (he caught 11 passes on Sunday), and look for fellow rookie Tashard Choice to get a few carries to keep Barber fresh.

WR Brandon Stokley (DEN): Stokley started in place of Eddie Royal, who was expected to play but was a last-minute scratch. Stokley caught a TD pass but left wtih an injury and did not return. Advice: I expected Royal to play this weekend, so it was surprising to see him miss the game. Royal should be back next week, but Stokley’s status is inclear. If either miss any time, look for Darrell Jackson to step in.

WR Marques Colston (NO): Colston hoped to return this week and play a few snaps, but was not able to go. Advice: Look for Colston to return next week, although it may take him a game or two to re-establish a report with Brees.

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