NFL Injury Roundup: DeMarco Murray Limited Role, Cardinals Lose Defensive Veteran For Season, And More

The final week of the NFL season comes with the expectation that players will have bumps and bruises. In general, this season has been plagued by injuries and in this injury roundup, another player is lost for the season. These injuries come at a bad time considering the loss of these players will impact games with playoff implications.

Here are the latest NFL injuries that you need to know entering Week 17:

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DeMarco Murray Limited
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray suffered a sprained knee in the team's 27-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. According to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey refused to rule Murray out for Week 17, and said the team hopes to have him for a "limited role."

Expect to see the second year running back Derrick Henry get the lion share of the carries in a must-win game for the Titans. On the season Henry has carried the ball 148 times for 693 yards and five touchdowns.

Antoine Bethea Out For The Season
Arizona Cardinals veteran safety Antoine Bethea is out for the season with a torn pectoral.  He suffered the injury in the Cardinals 23-0 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. Darren Urban reported he may need surgery.

This is a huge loss for a Cardinals secondary that is already riddled with injuries this season. Bethea is 33-years-old and his solid year should earn him a spot on the Cardinals 53 man roster next year, but at his age, nothing is guaranteed. 

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Jeremy Maclin Has A Chance To Play
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin missed Week 16 with a knee injury. Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec reported on Wednesday, head coach John Harbaugh had no significant update on Maclin besides he is a quick healer and has a chance to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Ravens control their own destiny and with a win, they are in the playoffs as the five seed in the AFC. On the season Maclin has 40 receptions, 440 yards, and three touchdowns in 12 games.

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