NAL INJURY REPORT: WEEK 10
All Six Teams Enter the Final Regular Season Week
ATLANTA – The National Arena League has revealed its injury report for week 10, with all six NAL teams playing this weekend with playoff implications on the line in every matchup. Columbus (5-2) will play host to Jersey (2-5). Albany (6-1) will play host to Jacksonville (2-5). The Orlando Predators (4-3) will play host to the Carolina Cobras (2-5).
Three of the NAL teams have already clinched the playoffs, the Albany Empire, Columbus Lions, and Orlando Predators. If any of those teams lose this weekend they will still proceed to the playoffs and their seeding will not be affected. The story is quite the opposite for the other three teams, the Jacksonville Sharks, Carolina Cobras, and Jersey Flight. This part of the playoff pictured is puzzling but can easily be solidified if one of the three teams wins in week 10 and the other two teams lose. If all three teams lose, the NAL has activates it’s Rule #3 policy for playoffs “Strength of Victory vs. Common Opponents.” Meaning the Jacksonville Sharks will advance if all three teams lose or if all three teams win Saturday. This is due to the fact that they beat #1 ranked Albany Empire. If the Jacksonville loses this weekend and the Flight & Cobras both win the strength in victories falls to the Jersey Flight who would have defeated the #2 Columbus Lions which is greater than the Cobras potential victory over the #3 Orlando Predators. The only chance the Carolina Cobras will have to advance to the 2021 NAL playoffs is if the Jersey Flight and Jacksonville Sharks lose this weekend.
These three major games will take place Saturday, July 31 with kickoff set for 7pm. See full list of teams that reported injuries this week going into their week 10 games.
Jacksonville Sharks (2-5)
The Jacksonville Sharks have three players listed on their injury report for week 10. The Sharks are currently tied for the fourth seed in the NAL going into week 10 after their loss to the Carolina Cobras.
FB- Altevis Squirewell, Foot - (Questionable)
QB- Danny Southwick, Ribs - (Questionable)
WR- Jarmon Forston, Leg- (Questionable)
Carolina Cobras (2-5)
The Carolina Cobras have the most players to report this week after their week 9 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks, which kept the playoff race alive for Carolina, who has yet to miss a postseason since they started in the NAL in 2018.
OL- Jordan Harris, Knee - (Doubtful)
QB/WR/LB- James Summers, Ankle - (Probable)
DB- Brandon Rowland, Hip - (Probable)
K- TC Stevens, Hand - (Probable)
OL- Joe Harris, Ankle/Knee - (Out)
QB- Aaron Aiken, Hand - (Probable)
Albany Empire (6-1)
The Albany Empire have one player listed on their injury report following their win in Columbus last weekend that solidified their #1 seed in the NAL playoffs.
LB- Trevon Shorts, (Out)
Columbus Lions (5-2)
The Columbus Lions have one player listed on their injury report following their loss at home to the Albany Empire that sunk the Lions to the #2 seed in the NAL playoffs, the Lions. The Lions have only lost to the Empire this season.
WR- Romond Deloatch, (Out)
Orlando Predators (4-3)
The Orlando Predators have two players listed on their injury report following their bye week. The Predators enter their first playoff game in NAL history this year, they will join Albany and Columbus as the #3 seed in the NAL postseason.
DB- Mike Carey, Ankle - (Questionable)
DB- Josh Jenkins, Groin - (Questionable)
Jersey Flight (2-5)
The Jersey Flight have three players listed on their injury report for week 10. Following their bye week, the Flight will look to advance to the playoffs and have a great shot if either Jacksonville or Carolina loses this weekend.
DB- Svante Davenport, Knee - (Questionable)
WR- Larry Beavers, Knee - (Probable)
LB- Zach Mesday, Knee - (Out)
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