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Schwartz gives injury updates on Vanden Bosch, Best and Fluellen

Posted Aug 23, 2011


Head Coach Jim Schwartz gave updates on injured players Tuesday afternoon, namely Kyle Vanden Bosch, Jahvid Best and Andre Fluellen.

Vanden Bosch hasn't practiced since the Cleveland game and was not out at practice.

"He's got a sore shoulder from the game," said Schwartz. "He actually had a doctor's appointment today, otherwise he would have been out here, but I don't think it's anything other than short term."

On whether Vanden Bosch will play this weekend against New England, Schwartz said it is "probably going to be a no."

Best, who played just one series at Cleveland, was cleared Tuesday morning.

He didn't participate in practice, working out with the team's strength and conditioning staff.

"Hopefully we'll have him back on the practice field tomorrow, but with an eye toward not playing in the game," said Schwartz. "We'll be in shorts tomorrow, so (it will be) a good chance for him to run and get his legs (without contact)."

Fluellen, who has been unable to participate in practice due to a hand injury, was back on the practice field on Tuesday, wearing a cast to protect the hand.

"The idea is to get him where he can get his use of his legs and get back in the swing of things (while protecting the hand)," said Schwartz. "We'll probably play with that for a couple weeks and then get in a little more reasonable cast once we get into regular season stuff."

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