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Laird (back) served as a designated hitter in Saturday's game and said afterward that his back is no longer bother him, MLB.com reports. "I knew it was going to be a week, and then I'd be ready to go," Laird said. "I feel great right now. There's no problem. It doesn't feel like it's going to happen again. It's one of those things that happens, and then it's over. It released, did its thing and now I'm ready to go."
Nicks' troublesome left knee is completely healed and no longer subject to swelling, while the wideout's ankle showed mild degenerative changes that are "not unexpected given [his] career path," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Hazard, who picked up a slight ankle injury during Belgium's international friendly against Cote d'Ivoire on Wednesday, scored from the spot in the 60th minute of Chelsea's 4-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday.