Although LaDainian Tomlinson's jammed right big toe was wrapped on Monday, fantasy geeks worldwide apparently have nothing to fear.
"No, I don't think so," the San Diego Chargers' star running back said.
If he's right, then it appears the worst injury sustained in the Chargers' shocking 26-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday was an organizationwide bruised ego.
Picked by many to make it to the Super Bowl, the Chargers were stunned by Jake Delhomme's 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dante Rosario as time expired.
Delhomme was playing for the first time in nearly a year, having undergone reconstructive surgery on his throwing elbow after hurting it in the third game of 2007. Additionally, the Panthers were without their leading wide receiver, Steve Smith, who is serving a two-game, team-imposed suspension for sucker-punching a teammate during a training camp practice.
That didn't stop the Panthers from outgaining the Chargers, 388 yards to 316.
SEAHAWKS' BURLESON OUT FOR SEASON: Matt Hasselbeck knows of one proven, healthy Seahawks wide receiver still standing.
"Steve Largent," Seattle's quarterback deadpanned Monday, referring to the team's first Hall of Fame player, after hearing the surprising news wide receiver Nate Burleson is out for the season with a knee injury.
An MRI Monday showed Burleson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while trying to cut outside on a pass pattern on a rain-slicked, synthetic field in Buffalo on Sunday during Seattle's 34-10 loss in its season opener. The non-contact injury occurred midway through the third quarter when he appeared to trip over his own feet or the 20-yard line.
YOUNG MRI RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY: While defending their quarterback from critics worried about his mental state on Monday, the Tennessee Titans had to reschedule a test on Vince Young's sprained left knee.
Detractors claimed Young quit on his team in the season opener.
Young was intercepted midway through the fourth quarter of the 17-10 win over Jacksonville and walked to the sideline to a heavy chorus of boos from the hometown fans. He threw his helmet and sat on a bench with a towel over his head. His defense forced Jacksonville into a three-and-out, and the offense went on the field with Young still on the sideline.
Backup Kerry Collins started taking a couple practice snaps, and coach Jeff Fisher pulled off his headset to talk with Young. The quarterback then put on his helmet and took the field. Four plays later, he rolled out on a bootleg and Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith collided with Young's left knee.
RAMS' BENNETT BREAKS FOOT: St. Louis Rams wide receiver Drew Bennett fractured his left foot in the first series of Sunday's opener at Philadelphia and will be sidelined at least a month.
Coach Scott Linehan said Monday the team would probably sign a replacement this week, but didn't think Bennett, who could miss as many as six weeks, would be placed on injured reserve. He said surgery is not required at this time.
BILLS' PETERS ENDS HOLDOUT: Jason Peters rejoined his Buffalo teammates for the first time since ending an offseason-long holdout, and he proclaimed his intention to play this weekend.
"Yeah, I'm 100 percent ready to go and glad to be back," the Pro Bowl left tackle said after the team held a walkthrough a day after a season-opening 34-10 win over Seattle. Though Peters hasn't played a game since Dec. 23, and missed all offseason practices including training camp, he said he plans to be ready for Buffalo's game at Jacksonville on Sunday.
That remains to be seen.
Coach Dick Jauron said that while Peters passed the team's physical and arrived in very good shape, it's too early to determine when the player will be added to the active roster.