Steve Smith, Le’Veon Bell out for season

Dave Pratt, DPT, checks in on Le'Veon Bell, Steve Smith Sr., Matt Forte, and all other fantasy-relevant injuries for Week 9 of the NFL season.

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(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Steve Smith, Le’Veon Bell out for season

It was an injury-riddled Sunday in the NFL. Two superstars suffered season-ending injuries. Many others suffered multiple-week injuries. I’ll cover all of the fantasy-relevant injuries you need to know heading into Week 9. As with every week, this article will be updated throughout the week as more is known regarding these injuries.



Andrew Luck has been playing with multiple rib fractures since Week 3, per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Luck has not looked like himself recently, and this may explain why.

Luck isn’t listed on the injury report with a rib injury, and the Colts were not required to list him. Luck didn’t need treatment for the injury, and the Colts didn’t believe there was a real chance of him missing any playing time. Because he met both criteria, the Colts weren’t obligated to add him to the official injury report.

At this time, Luck will continue to play with this injury. We will know more following Monday’s game.

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Dave Pratt, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist and a former collegiate football player. He has years of experience analyzing game footage and injuries. Throughout the NFL season, he will breakdown and discuss all fantasy-significant injuries in this weekly column. The first edition of the column will be made available on Monday afternoons, and updates will be made throughout the week. An accelerated update on all of the pressing injury news will be made available on Sunday mornings. Follow him on Twitter @PFF_DavePratt

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