Early Game Injury News…

The AP is reporting that Chiefs QB Damon Huard left Sunday’s game against the Raiders with what the team is calling “mild head trauma.” Huard started in place of Brodie Croyle and played the first two series before leaving, finishing 2-of-4 for 19 yards. He was replaced by Tyler Thigpen.

Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester left Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers with an apparent rib injury.

Hester was injured on a kick return late in the third quarter. As he was shoved out of bounds at the end of a return, he clutched his ribs on the left side.

Appearing to be in distress on the sideline moments later, Hester was taken to the locker room on a cart. His return is unknown.

Jaguars RB Maruice Jones-Drew limped off the field late in the third quarter with an apparent leg injury. MJD was stuffed for no gain on a third-and-1 play, and then hobbled to the sideline, looking to favor his right leg. On the sideline, MJD had his right shoe off and trainers appeared to be examining his lower right leg.

Oakland RB Justin Fargas left the game during the second quarter against the Chiefs. Fargas was injured while running a pass route, and was clutching his left hip/groin area as he went down. He was able to leave the field on his own, but was walking gingerly. Fargas has nine rushes for 43 yards.

– Titans C Kevin Mawae left the game midway through the fourth quarter against Bengals. Mawae was injured when RB LenDale White ran into him from behind, and Mawae was bent over backwards over a pile of players. He walked off the field under his own power and was replaced by Leroy Harris.

– Saints CB Aaron Glenn has left the game vs. the Redskins with an undisclosed injury.

– Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph limped off the field with an undisclosed injury early in the fourth quarter against the Titans.


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