Key Week 7 NFL Injuries: Cutler, Bradford, Foster among many injured
Week 7 saw a plethora of injuries, with stars like Jay Cutler, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing leaving games due to injury. Eye on Football staff has compiled some of the notable ones.
Jay Cutler: The Bears QB left the game vs. the Redskins in the second quarter with a groin injury. Cutler was injured when he was brought down on the first career sack by 333-pound nose tackle Chris Baker. Cutler clutched at the top of his left leg and limped off the field. He will have an MRI on Monday.
He finished with 28 yards passing and was replaced by Josh McCown, who was 14-for-20 for 204 yards and a score. The Bears ended up losing 45-41 to the Redskins. Chicago didn't waste any time securing the services of another QB, bringing back Jordan Palmer.
Sam Bradford: The Rams QB was injured in the fourth quarter after being pushed out of bounds by Panthers safety Mike Mitchell. Sources tell CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that the injury is believed to be serious.
Pro Football Talk reported that Bradford suffered a torn ACL.
Mike Silver of NFL Network floated the idea that Tim Tebow could be brought to St. Louis as a possible replacement, which is highly unlikely, La Canfora reports. Bradford was 21-for-30 for 255 yards and a score before being replaced by Kellen Clemens.
Nick Foles: The Eagles quarterback left with a head injury after a performance he may not want to remember. He was 11-for-29 for 80 yards after being hyped as a must-start fantasy play and someone analysts pegged as a sure-fire big performer against a porous Dallas defense.
Foles was replaced by Matt Barkley, who wasn't much better, and was even berated by Michael Vick's loudmouth brother, Marcus on Twitter at one point of the game. There was no word on the extent of Foles' injury.
Reggie Wayne: The Colts longtime wideout left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee sprain. NBC reported that he had tears in his eyes walking to the locker room. He finished the game with five catches for 50 yards.
Brian Cushing: Ouch. It just looked painful when Cushing got his leg was awkwardly caught during a low block by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in the third quarter. Cushing broke his leg and suffered a torn LCL.
This is the second year in a row that Cushing's season has ended early. The fifth-year linebacker missed almost all of last season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in Week 5. That injury sidelined Cushing for nine months.
Arian Foster: Foster's game lasted just four carries before he was ruled out with a hamstring injury. He was limited all week with a hamstring injury and should get time to let it heal as the Texans have a bye in Week 8. Suffice it to say, this won't help his stock price.
Leon Hall: Leon Hall missed much of the 2011 season after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Now, the top-notch Bengals cornerback will miss the rest of the 2013 season with the same injury to his right Achilles. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Hall tore his Achilles while defending Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in the Bengals' win Sunday. In his absence, it appears as if Adam Jones will take over his starting job.
Jermichael Finley : The Packers tight end was taken off on a stretcher in the fourth quarter against the Browns. The Packers said he had movement and feeling in all of his extremities. The team said he was taken to a hospital for further examination. Finley was knocked out of a game earlier this season with a concussion, and provided some thoughtful commentary about the injury that you can watch here.
Martin took a hard hit attempting to haul in a pass near the goal line in the third quarter. He was off to a good start before the injury, finding some running room with rookie quarterback Mike Glennon establishing a connection with star wide receiver Vincent Jackson. He had 47 yards on 11 carries and 7 on one catch.
Mike James took Martin's place in the lineup, finishing with 45 yards on 14 carries and 8 on three catches. He would likely get the majority of the workload if Martin is unable to play in what figures to be a tough matchup Week 8 against the Panthers.
For more NFL injuries check in our player news page, which is constantly updating with the latest info.
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