Divisional Playoffs: Injury updates around the NFL

John Clayton provides the latest news on key injuries going into the divisional playoffs.

Originally Published: January 7, 2005
By John Clayton |
Here is the latest news on key injuries for Saturday and Sunday's divisional playoff games:

SteelersJetsN.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, 4:30 ET
• Jets: The Jets removed quarterback Chad Pennington (flu) and defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson (thigh) from the injury report Thursday after they practiced. Pennington still looked pale from what he called a 24-hour virus. Coach Herman Edwards said that Pennington wasn't 100 percent, but that he should be fine for Saturday. Robertson practiced Wednesday and Thursday without difficulty. Defensive end John Abraham practiced again Thursday. Even though he's listed as questionable, he's not expected to play. He is expected to miss his sixth game. He has a partial tear of the lateral collateral knee ligament. A visit to Dr. James Andrews on Monday revealed he's still not ready to play even though he's cleared to practice. Quarterback Quincy Carter is expected to miss the Steelers game after leaving the team to be with his ill mother in Georgia. Brooks Bollinger is expected to back up Pennington.

John Clayton

ESPN Senior Writer