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LA Wildcats at New York Guardians injury report

Who is out or questionable for Week 4 of the new and improved XFL? We break down the New York and Los Angeles final injury reports.

Quarterback Josh Johnson #8 of the LA Wildcats sets to pass during the XFL game against the DC Defenders at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 23, 2020 in Carson, California. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Wildcats head to New Jersey as -7.5 favorites after dismantling the DC Defenders at home last week. They looked like the real deal but they’ll need to back it up on the road against a poor Guardians team.

Both teams have some key injuries, but the Wildcats are hurting more than the Guardians, who only have one player out, their starting quarterback Matt McGloin. For most teams the loss of their starting quarterback is a bad thing, but in this case, it might be a good thing, as McGloin has been awful. At the very least, it can’t get much worse.

Marquise Williams came in for McGloin last week after his injury, but Luis Perez finished off the game and helped his team to their only touchdown. Neither is the savior for the Guardians and we still don’t know who of the two will start, but I don’t think you downgrade the offense from where it was already downgraded.

Probably the best news for the Guardians is that running back Darius Victor is probable after missing much of the week with an ankle injury. Victor has shown the mist burst and versatility of the two main backs and is needed to help create on an offense that has trouble doing so.

The biggest blow to the Wildcats’ offense is Nelson Spruce’s absence. He’s been their best receiver all season and a top receiver in the league overall. Spruce’s absence should help Tre McBride who went off last week on just 11 routes run, but it could help a host of their receivers, as we just aren’t certain who will get the biggest boost.

The Wildcats won’t have Marquez Carter, who just went for 75 yards and three touchdowns last week, but will get Elijah Hood back, as he isn’t listed on the injury report. Carter showed much more burst and elusiveness than Hood, so this could be a downgrade.

Josh Johnson is listed as questionable again, which is annoying, but he went off last week with the questionable tag, so it doesn’t appear to be something to worry about.

LA Wildcats at New York Guardians injury report

LA Martez Carter RB Hip Did not participate Doubtful
LA Nelson Spruce WR Knee Did not participate Out
LA Mike Stevens DB Thigh Did not participate Questionable
LA Brandon Barnes TE Knee Limited participation Probable
LA Latarius Brady DE Knee Limited participation Questionable
LA Josh Johnson QB Thigh Limited participation Questionable
LA Chad Kanoff QB Shoulder Limited participation Questionable
LA Harlan Miller DB Thigh Limited participation Questionable
LA Larry Rose RB Foot Limited participation Probable
LA Jaylen Dunlap DB Ankle Full participation Probable
LA Tre McBride WR Thigh Full participation Probable
NY Matt McGloin QB Thorax Limited participation Out
NY Avery Young OL Shoulder Limited participation Probable
NY Garret Dooley LB Ankle Full participation Probable
NY Jawuan Johnson LB Head Full participation Probable
NY John Kling OL Shoulder Full participation Probable
NY Darius Victor RB Ankle Full participation Probable