Injury notes from around the league

The full Wednesday injury report will be posted later in the “Injury Report” section (nice name, right?), but here are some tidbits that are floating around the internets today:

Saints running back Pierre Thomas missed practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons. While Thomas was able to return to the game in overtime, he may be limited this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. There’s also the chance he may not be able to play at all. Backup Chris Ivory is now a hot waiver wire commodity.

Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson will be a game-time decision Sunday when the Texans travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders. Johnson originally injured his ankle in Week 2 at Washington, but re-aggravated the injury last Sunday vs. Dallas. Johnson did not practice on Wednesday.

Detroit running back Jahvid Best did not practice on Wednesday due to a turf toe injury. No word yet on his status for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

While it’s not official, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno will likely miss his second game in a row this weekend due to a hamstring injury. We will continue to monitor his status.

It looks like Ravens running back Ray Rice should be ready to play Sunday against Pittsburgh, although that’s not a lock as of yet. In addition, this is a bad matchup for Rice, so owners should exercise caution when setting their lineups this week.

Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham suffered a concussion in New York’s Week 3 loss against the Titans and did not practice on Wednesday. No word yet on whether or not he’ll be ready to go Sunday vs. Chicago.

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