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NFL injury report: Tony Romo, Vincent Jackson likely to play Sunday

In his weekly column, SB Nation Medical Expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi gives insight into the most notable injuries in the fantasy landscape and how they might affect your roster decisions for Week 10.

All signs look positive for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to return this week against the Jaguars in London. It's just shy of two weeks since he lay motionless on the Cowboys Stadium turf with what some feared could be a season-ending back injury. Romo fractured the transverse processes of two vertebrae, which kept him out of last week's loss to Arizona, but he has practiced this week without any setbacks and is listed as probable. Pain control is the biggest concern with an injury such as Romo's, and it can be managed with medication and protective padding. One issue to keep an eye on is how the injury impacts Romo's function -- the mobility of his back and spine and his throwing motion in general.

Sammy Watkins, the Bills rookie receiver who has hit his stride since Kyle Orton took over at QB for the Bills, suffered a groin injury in practice on Wednesday, calling into question his availability Sunday against Kansas City. Bear in mind that groin strains are notoriously easy to aggravate if an athlete returns to action before fully healing, which means that head coach Doug Marrone is likely to be cautious. Keep a close eye on reports from pregame warmups. If Watkins can't go, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin would likely get more targets in the Buffalo offense.

Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson has played through a rib injury in recent weeks. He now finds himself dealing with a knee injury that has him listed as questionable on the team's injury report for Sunday's matchup with Atlanta. The good news for Bucs fans is that Jackson was a full participant in practice late in the week, and given that he's toughed it out through injury the past few games, it seems likely he'll get the start again today.

More injury news

Montee Ball, Denver Broncos (groin)

The second-year running back, expected to be a large part of the Broncos' offense this year, suffered a groin strain in Denver's Week 5 win over Arizona and hasn't played since. However, Ball has practiced on a limited basis this week, and is listed as questionable against Oakland. But even if he does take the field, Ronnie Hillman is still likely to see plenty of action against the Raiders today

Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints (shoulder)

Ingram popped up on the injury list after hurting his shoulder last week against Carolina. The Saints running back is officially listed as questionable on the team's injury report. He has been limited in practice, but all indications are that he will suit up against San Francisco. If Ingram is unable to play, New Orleans would be thin at running back with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas both dinged up.

Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins (shoulder)

Miller left in the third quarter of last Sunday's mauling of San Diego after suffering an AC joint sprain of his left shoulder, and did not return to action. An injury to the AC joint, which is where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the shoulder blade, tends not to affect function, but can be painful. It's an injury that could sideline a quarterback if it involves the throwing shoulder, but for frame of reference, Washington's DeSean Jackson suffered a similar injury in Week 2, missed no time, and has been putting up career numbers this season.

Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears (rib)

The Bears tight end suffered a rib injury midweek. He was held out of practice the past couple of days, calling into question his availability for Chicago's showdown at Green Bay. Whether an athlete is able to play through a rib injury typically depends upon pain tolerance. Bennett will test the injury in pre-game warmups, and if he's unable to take the field, Dante Rosario would likely get the start.