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The Facts: Beckham was taken to the locker room with a thumb injury and while the Giants characterized his return as questionable, the star wideout was back on the field shortly thereafter.
Diehards Line:The star wideout hurt the right thumb. He left the game in the first quarter with the Giants tied at zero with the Browns and was back in the second quarter. ... We'll follow up as needed.
The Facts: Luck was unable to play Thanksgiving night against the Steelers as he remained in the concussion protocol, but team sources said had the game been on a Sunday they believe he would have been cleared based on the progress he was making. Luck is on track to play in Week 13.
Diehards Line:Luck was officially ruled out Wednesday when the Colts put out their final injury report, but sources told CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora the QB continued to feel better Thursday and suffered no setbacks through the weekend. Had it been a normal week, he could have started in what was clearly a huge game for Indianapolis. The Colts anticipate Luck being cleared to practice Monday ahead of their game against the Jets.
The Facts: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Browns are hopeful Griffin will start for them before 2016 ends once he's cleared.
Diehards Line:Rapoport added the caveat is if Cody Kessler gets on a roll. The Browns have a bye in Week 13 and Griffin could be ready to return for Week 14, so Kessler might not have a chance to get on that roll. ... Stay tuned. We'll be following up as needed.
The Facts: Gronk participated in Wednesday's practice on a limited basis.
Diehards Line:Gronk is dealing with a lung injury that kept him out of last week's game, but was able to participate in Wednesday's practice. His status for Week 12 is unknown at this time, but it is something we will monitor throughout the week and update you on.