The NFL playoffs injury report has updates for players like Greg Olsen, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Harris, Jared Allen, Jamie Collins, Chandler Jones, Julian Edelman, Peyton Manning and Jerod Mayo heading into the conference championship round.
The Carolina Panthers likely will be without Jared Allen on Sunday after the defensive end suffered a broken bone in his foot. The team should have Greg Olsen after the tight end suffered a "burner" on a hard hit against the Seahawks. Peyton Manning is doing fine after coming back from a foot injury last week, while Chris Harris is dealing with a shoulder injury. Denver will be without Omar Bolden, who was lost for the season with a knee injury last week.
The New England Patriots are banged up on the defensive side of the ball coming into championship weekend with Jamie Collins, Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones dealing with injuries. Jones came into the game with injury issues already and he suffered a right leg injury in the game against the Chiefs. Jones is dealing with an off the field issue as well, but he was able to play and contributed a sack and a forced fumble against the Chiefs before leaving the game.
Jones should be fine for the game this week, while Collins had to leave the game for the Patriots while dealing with a back injury. Collins reportedly is dealing with an oblique strain and according to the Providence Journal, the team will get an update on Collins and Jones on Wednesday. The team already knows what's going on with Mayo, as the Patriots have placed the linebacker on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season. Mayo played in all 16 regular season games and had 47 tackles this year.
According to NFL.com, Jared Allen is doubtful to play for the Panthers this week and is considered "day to day" for the time being. Allen will not practice on Wednesday after suffering a broken bone in his foot and he is expected to see a specialist about the injury. Jonathan Stewart is dealing with soreness in his foot, but he is expected to play on Sunday. Rob Gronkowski came into the game against the Chiefs dealing with injuries last week, but did not suffer any setbacks and should be ready for Sunday.
Harris is dealing with a shoulder injury that he aggravated in the game against the Steelers on Sunday. Harris had already been dealing with a shoulder injury coming into the game. Chris Johnson is ready to play for the Arizona Cardinals after suffering a fractured tibia earlier in the season. Johnson cannot be activated unless the Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl after he was placed on IR with designation to return.