The NFL playoffs injury report has updates for players like Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Peyton Manning, Greg Olsen, Carson Palmer, Ted Ginn, Jared Allen, Chandler Jones, DeMarcus Ware and Omar Bolden heading into the championship round.
The Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers are the last four teams left in the playoffs. All the teams are dealing with some injuries, but nothing too major heading into the next round of the playoffs. Peyton Manning was able to play for the Broncos against the Steelers without any major issues, while Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Chandler Jones and Danny Amendola are all on track to play next week after being active in the divisional round.
Greg Olsen was banged up in the Panthers game against the Seahawks, but he was able to return and should be fine for next week. Carson Palmer came into this week dealing with a finger injury, but he was fine on Saturday, while Jared Allen broke a bone in his foot for the Panthers on Sunday. According to NFL.com, Allen is dealing with a small bone break in his foot and he will see a foot specialist about the injury heading into next weekend. Allen was reportedly able to play part of the game while dealing with the injury.
The only significant injury for the Broncos against the Steelers on Sunday was to Omar Bolden, who dealt with a knee injury and left the game. According to Pro Football Talk, Bolden could be dealing with a ligament issue and he will be getting an MRI on Monday to see the extent of the damage. Gary Kubiak said after the game it was the only "big injury" the team is dealing with coming out of the divisional round.
Gronowski came into the weekend dealing with back and knee issues, but he was able to play a full game for the Patriots without any problems. According to the Boston Globe, Gronk was on the field for all but five offensive snaps for the Patriots and had two touchdowns against the Chiefs. Edelman also played a full slate after coming back from foot surgery, as he was on the field for all but seven snaps for the Patriots on offense and he also said that he did not need any postgame x-rays for his foot. Danny Amendola was limited in practice coming into the weekend, but he was able to play against the Chiefs.
Chandler Jones had an off the field issue with police that was related to his health, but he was able to play on Saturday for the Patriots. Jones was listed as questionable and ended up playing 36 of 89 snaps on defense for the Pats against the Chiefs. Ted Ginn dealt with a knee injury coming into the game against the Seahawks and while he did not catch a pass on Sunday, he was able to play without any issues. Olsen took a big hit and suffered a "burner" and after the game he said that he is "fine."