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NFL injury report, Week 5, Cardinals vs. Broncos: Paul Fanaika sits out, Jonathan Cooper could start

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Another look at the injury status for the Cardinals and Broncos

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The Arizona Cardinals might see a different offensive line on Sunday. Starting right guard Paul Fanaika, who was previously limited with a knee injury, apparently had a setback and did not participate in practice on Thursday, according to the team's official website. Fanaika and quarterback Carson Palmer, who is still recovering from a nerve issue in his right shoulder, were the only players listed on the team's injury report as those who did not participate.

In Fanaika's place, 2013 first round pick Jonathan Cooper got the practice reps. Coope got work both at left guard and at right guard. If Fanaika is unable to play on Sunday, the team hasn't decided if Ted Larsen, the starter at left guard, would slide over to Fanaika's spot to allow Cooper to play left guard, or if Cooper would just stand in for Fanaika at right guard.

Three players for Arizona were limited in practice -- punter Dave Zastudil (groin), running back Andre Ellington (foot) and defensive end Frostee Rucker (calf).

Tight end Rob Housler, recovering from a hip issue that kept him out of Arizona's last game, was again a full participant in practice and linebacker Alex Okafor was upgraded to full participation after being limited on Wednesday.

For the Denver Broncos. everyone practiced. Safety David Bruton (ankle), who sat out Wednesday, was limited. Also limited in practice were guard Louis Vasquez (rib cage) and linebacker Lerentee McCray (knee).

Everyone else was a full participant.

Injury Report

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
David Bruton S Ankle DNP LIMITED
Lerentee McCray LB Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Louis Vasquez G Rib Cage LIMITED LIMITED
Quinton Carter S Knee FULL FULL
Virgil Green TE Concussion FULL FULL
Brandon McManus K Right Groin FULL FULL
Danny Trevathan LB Knee FULL FULL

Arizona Cardinals

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Carson Palmer QB Right Shoulder DNP DNP
Andre Ellington RB Foot LIMITED LIMITED
Paul Fanaika G Knee LIMITED DNP
Alex Okafor LB Thigh LIMITED FULL
Frostee Rucker DT Calf LIMITED LIMITED
Dave Zastudil P Left Groin LIMITED LIMITED
Rob Housier TE Hip FULL FULL