As camp progresses, players always get injured. This time, Ahmad Black suffered a high ankle sprain. High ankle sprains can take a long time to heal and are more than just twisted ankles. While Raheem Morris noted Ahmad Black was week-to-week, they can take a lot longer to heal, and I am skeptical as to whether Black can play in any preseason game.
If he is to miss the rest of the preseason, he will be set back even further. Black has been quiet in training camp from what I have heard and did not show up in the game on Friday. It will be tough for him to make an impact this season if he misses all of preseason, although the rookie is intent on proving his doubters wrong.
Besides Black, we can now add Aqib Talib to the injury list with a minor hamstring injury. He is listed as day-to-day, according to Rick Stroud. He and Myron Lewis are both 'iffy' for the next preseason game.
Fortunately, there was also some good news on the injury front. Rookie TE Luke Stocker practiced today, though he didn't participate in all the drills. It seems unlikely that Stocker will be ready for the game on Thursday, but he should participate in the last two preseason games. Before his injury, Stocker was expected to play a large role in the offense.
Similarly, Erik Lorig was back at practice as well. Lorig is more likely to participate in Thursday's game, but that remains a long shot as well. The second-year player is expected to be the starting fullback once the season starts. In addition, Raheem Morris noted that Brian Price and Gerald McCoy, both recovering from injuries, are likely to play on Thursday. He wasn't sure about Arrelious Benn yet, although Benn should be ready for the season opener.