NAL Injury Report: Week 12
Two Matchups Two Days of Football
ATLANTA, GA – The National Arena League enters week 12 with major playoffs implications on the line the biggest being the Friday Night showdown in Columbus as the Lions (4-5) look to defend their #4 playoff spot as the Gunslingers (3-6) look to continue their move up the standings and could tie the Lions with a win tonight in Georgia. Meanwhile in Jacksonville, the Sharks (6-5) kickoff Saturday night against the Carolina Cobras (8-3) a victory for Jacksonville will improve their record to 7-5 could help the Sharks slide into a home-playoff seed as Albany (6-4) sit out with a bye week.
Check out our full injury report for week 12.
Columbus Lions (4-5)
The Lions have not had the season fans are used to but they still hang on to playoff hopes at the #4 spot. This week they will face an opponent that have their sight set on the same playoff seed, the come back team of the year the San Antonio Gunslingers (3-6) who battled a 0-5 start to make a major come back to now 3-6 this game may determine if the Gunslingers have playoff potential or if they will remain out of the race. The Columbus Lions have no injuries to report.
San Antonio Gunslingers (3-6)
A three-game win streak put the Gunslingers from last place to now fighting to play in the playoffs. This comeback story has been caused by a number of reasons as major changes in the roster and front office have helped Coach Shaw get the Gunslingers on the track as they previously seemed to be derailed during the first four weeks with injuries and nail biting losses. However, the second half of the season this San Antonio team seems to become the most talked about with a fan base that continues to swell, a much needed win on the road, the Gunslingers could win their way in the NAL playoffs. See full injury report below.
OL/DL - Tre Harlan, Knee (Questionable)
WR/DB - Erick McIntosh, Leg (Out)
Jacksonville Sharks (6-5)
Feeding off two back-to-back wins over last place Orlando the Sharks seem to be swimming to a playoffs but where they will rank has still yet to be determined. A big win over #1 Carolina (8-3) would not propel the Sharks to #1 but could help the Sharks towards a #2 seed currently held by Albany. If Jacksonville secures the #2 seed in the weeks to come and can manage to hold on the Jacksonville Sharks will host a home playoff game which the 5-1 (at home) Sharks will certainly look to be a favorite to clinch a spot in the 2022 NAL championship. See the Sharks injury report below.
WR/LB - Devin Wilson, Knee (Probable)
WR/LB - Kavon Gardner, Shoulder (Out)
WR/DB - Miles Kelly, Shoulder (Probable)
Carolina Cobras (8-3)
The kings of the NAL standings, Carolina continue to hold their throne at the top spot and now have clinched postseason play. Although the Cobras do not need to win to go to the postseason they can very well control the destiny and ultimately who they may play in the playoffs with week 12, 13, 14 being pivotal towards team records that determine where the seeds will lock. The Sharks and Cobras have proven to beat each other this season but this will be the first game in Jacksonville, fans will be eager to see how round three goes! Check out the Cobras injury report.
DB - Cris Page, (Out)
QB - Jonathan Bane, (Out)
The Albany Empire and Orlando Predators are currently in a bye week.
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