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New York Guardians at DC Defenders injury report

Who is out or questionable for Week 2 of the new and improved XFL? We break down the DC and New York final injury reports.

Fans celebrate after DC Defenders cornerback Elijah Campbell blocks a punt in the end zone by Seattle Dragons punter Brock Miller and it was recovered by Defenders linebacker Jonathan Celestin for a touchdown at Audi Field Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images

The DC Defenders host the New York Guardians on Saturday in a Week 2 matchup of 1-0 teams. DC was in a back-and-forth affair with Seattle last week before pulling away in the fourth quarter thanks to a big defensive stop and Cardale Jones. New York upset favored Tampa Bay in a big way, holding them to the lowest point total in Week 1.

The final injury reports have arrived for both teams, and there are some notable names on both reports either out for the game or making their return this week. For DC, starting wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins is listed as probably after missing last week with a foot injury. It remains to be seen how he’ll connect with Cardale Jones, but it adds a weapon to the quarterback’s arsenal. DC will have to wait on a final status update for linebacker A.J. Tarpley, who is questionable with a hand injury.

New York does not have an extensive injury report, but they have two key injuries. Right guard Garrett Brumfield (head) and center Ian Silberman (thigh) are both listed as questionable. The loss of the center is a particularly big deal given the QB/C exchanges. With a team that’s only been practicing together for six or seven weeks, this will be something to watch on Saturday.

New York vs. DC injury report

NY Garrett Brumfield OL Head Did not participate Out
NY Ian Silberman OL Thigh Did not participate Out
NY Dravon Askew-Henry DB Shoulder Full participation Probable
NY Cavon Walker DT Ankle Full participation Probable
DC Kalani Vakameilalo DT Ankle Did not participate Questionable
DC Khari Lee TE Foot Limited participation Probable
DC AJ Tarpley LB Hand Limited participation Questionable
DC Malcolm Bunche G Shoulder Full participation Probable
DC Simmie Cobbs WR Flank Full participation Probable
DC Malachi Dupre WR Thigh Full participation Probable
DC Desmond Lawrence CB Shoulder Full participation Probable
DC Shamarko Thomas S Thigh Full participation Probable
DC DeAndre Thompkins WR Foot Full participation Probable
DC Scooby Wright LB Knee Full participation Probable