Rashean Mathis suffered a knee injury that caused him to leave the game for good in the second quarter of today’s game in Indianapolis. “Had an X-Ray, the X-Ray didn’t show anything,” Mathis said. “…It doesn’t feel bad but they’re being extra cautious. They didn’t want me to walk on it or anything until we really know what’s going on. No pain, no swelling. Feels a little weak, but we won’t know for sure until the MRI.”
Mathis had to be helped off the field, then rode a cart to the locker room. The way others talked about the injury, though, was with a little bit more of a grave tone than what Mathis took. “We lost a great one today in Rashean,” said Will Middleton, who entered the game in place of Mathis. Mathis had been healthier this season than he had been for years.