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Sunday Injury Report - Week 17
Philip Gentles
December 28, 2008
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This is a brief recap of the injuries occurring during Sunday's games. A complete detailed injury report will be published on Tuesday.

David Martin, TE, MIA – Undisclosed Neck/Head Injury

Martin left Sunday’s game in the first half after sustaining neck and head injury. He was conscious and he was able to sit up while on the field but he was eventually taken off the field and carted to the locker room. He did not return to the game. The severity of the injury and his status for next week’s playoff game is unknown.

Anthony Gonzalez, WR, IND – Undisclosed Hip Injury

Gonzalez injured his hip in the first quarter on Sunday and he was held out for the remainder of the game. The severity of the injury and his status for next week’s playoff game is unknown.

Brett Favre, QB, NYJ – Aggravated Shoulder Injury / Elbow Contusion

Favre was hurt on Sunday while trying to make a tackle on an interception return in the first half. He landed on his right elbow and jammed his shoulder in the progress. According to reports he aggravated a lingering shoulder problem and bruised his elbow. Favre has indicated that he will likely need off-season surgery to repair the problem and he said that his return will depend on his recovery from the injury.

Fred Jackson, RB, BUF – Undisclosed Hand Injury

Jackson briefly left Sunday’s game in the first half with a hand injury but he soon returned and he had a productive second half. The injury does not appear to be serious and he should be completely recovered in time for the team’s off-season conditioning program.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT – Concussion

Roethlisberger was secured to a spine board and carted off the field after he lost consciousness following a hit during Sunday’s game. He regained consciousness while on the field and he gave a thumbs-up while he was being carted away, but he was taken to a local hospital for testing. Head coach Mike Tomlin has said that the tests were negative and that he remains hopeful that he will be ready in two weeks when the Steelers play their first playoff game.

Cadillac Williams, RB, TB – Potential Torn Patellar Tendon

Williams left Sunday’s game after suffering what is being described as serious damage to his left knee. There is concern that he tore the patellar tendon in that knee, which would require reconstructive surgery to repair. Williams tore the patellar tendon in his right knee last season.

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