Minnesota Vikings wide-receiver Cordarrelle Patterson suffered minor knee and ankle injuries during Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Brian Murphy reports that Patterson was hurt during his forty-two yard kickoff return in the third quarter of the game. He was briefly tended to by the training staff on the sidelines but later returned to the field.
The 4-6 New Orleans Saints look to take possession of first place in the disappointing NFC South tonight when they play host to the Baltimore Ravens. The Saints backfield has been hobbled all year and the Saints have four RB's on the injury report for the week, including Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas. WR Robert Meachem is also on the injury report and is listed as questionable heading into the Monday Night Football match up.
The Orlando Magic fell to the Miami Heat on Saturday by the score of 99-92. The loss dropped the Magic to 6-9 on the season, fourth in the Southeast Division. Nikola Vucevic lead the Magic with 33 points and 17 rebounds. The Magic were without Tobias Harris, who sat with a mild calf strain. The injury doesn't appear to be serious.
The Houston Texans made the decision to bench quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of the young Ryan Mallett, whom the Texans obtained via a trade from the New England Patriots just prior to the start of the season. Mallett was named the starter prior to Week 11, but it looks like Fitzpatrick will have to lace of his spikes and take the reins once again as Ryan Mallett may be done for the season.
The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Utah Jazz on Saturday by the score of 106-94. The win improved the Pelicans to 7-5 on the season, last in the competitive Southwest Division. The Pelicans were lead by Anthony Davis, who scored 43 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in 40 minutes. During the game, shooting guard Eric Gordon suffered a separated shoulder and is out indefinitely.
The Orlando Magic fell to the Miami Heat
on Saturday by the scored of 99-92. The loss dropped the Magic to 6-9 on
the season, fourth in the Southeast Division. Nikola Vucevic lead the Magic with 33 points and 17 rebounds in 33 minutes of action. On the injury front, Aaron Gordon had successful surgery on his left foot on Friday and will be re-evaluated in about six to eight weeks.
NHL teams have been dealing with some odd maladies this year, but the Anaheim Ducks having two players out with the mumps has to be among the weirdest. Forward Corey Perry and defenseman Francois Beauchemin missed time with confirmed cases of the highly-contagious and somewhat dangerous virus earlier this month.
Jay Bouwmeester has played in 737 consecutive games in the NHL. It is the longest active “Ironman” streak in the NHL and according to the St. Louis Blues, the longest in all of professional sports. It it came to an end on Sunday, according to NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk.