INJURY REPORT: Week 16
July Football Continues to Lead to an Exciting 2023 NAL Playoffs
ATLANTA, GA – The National Arena League enters the final weeks of the regular season as the #2 San Antonio Gunslingers (8-3) host the #3 Carolina Cobras (8-4) the winner of this game will claim the #2 spot in the NAL playoffs. Kickoff in San Antonio is set for 3pm (Central) 4pm (Eastern). The West Texas Warbirds (2-10) head to Jacksonville to take on the #1 ranked Sharks (9-2) at the Vystar Memorial Arena with kickoff set for 7pm. The #4 Orlando Predators (4-7) are scheduled for a bye this week. Next week will be the NAL 2023 regular season finale, see tonight’s matchups and full injury report.
#2 SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS (8-3)
The Gunslingers look to host their final regular season home game as the Carolina Cobras come to town. Both teams fight for the #2 seed currently held by the Gunslingers it’ll be up to San Antonio to defend their home turf and their position in the NAL playoffs. See injury report.
OL/DL - Miquail Harvey (Out, Short-Term Injury Reserve)
WR/DB/KR - Kali Rashaad (Questionable)
#3 CAROLINA COBRAS (8-4)
The Cobras are on a mission and have traveled far to extend their three-game win streak. With a victory tonight in San Antonio the Cobras will advance to the #2 seed with one week left in the regular season. They will have a tough opponent as they face the Gunslingers who are 4-1 at home with a passionate fan base behind them. See injury report.
OL/DL - Jared Aiken (Out, Short-Term Injury Reserve)
OL - Josh Fields (Questionable, Knee)
WR/LB - Jalen Rima (Questionable, Foot)
#1 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS (9-2)
The Sharks host their last home game of the regular season in a packed Shark tank, Jacksonville is on a roll swimming on a seven game win streak. The Warbirds may be out of the playoff race but they can still make an impact beating Jacksonville will not only rattle a confident team but will force Jacksonville to must win final regular season game to keep their #1 seed. See injury report below.
WR/DB - Marquel Wade (Out, Short-Term Injury Reserve)
WR/DB - Darien Townsend (Active, Activated from Injury Reserve)
QB - Connor Blount (Out, Injury Reserve)
OL/DL - Justin Carter (Out, Injury Reserve)
WR/LB - Khalil McClain (Out, Injury Reserve)
#5 WEST TEXAS WARBIRDS (2-10)
The Warbirds have had many close games this season many resulted in a loss but they have pulled off some upsets. With nothing to lose this week it would be an incredible upset if West Texas can manage defeat the Sharks on the road. However, the Sharks have yet to lose to the Warbirds this season and with their current lineup, they do not look like they are going to lose anytime soon. See injury report.
QB - Mitch Kidd (Out, Season-Ending Injury Reserve)
Both games today can be watched online at nationalarenaleague.com or by visiting the NAL’s YouTube Channel. Stay tuned for next week as the National Arena League has it’s final regular season games for the 2023 season.
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