Game Day Injury Recap - Week 10
Philip Gentles
November 15, 2009
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This is a brief recap of the injuries occurring during Sunday's games. A complete in-depth injury report will be published on Tuesday.

Joseph Addai, RB, IND – Finger Injury

Addai left Sunday night’s game in the first half after injuring his finger. He sat out the remainder of the first half but returned to action in the second half and finished out the game with his fingers taped together. He'll be examined on Monday to determine if the injury is serious in nature and will cause him to miss any time.

Cedric Benson, RB, CIN – Strained Hip Flexor

Benson left Sunday’s game after pulling his hip flexor. He did not return but according to reports the injury is not considered serious and team officials believe he will be ready for Week 11.

Ronnie Brown, RB, MIA – Undisclosed Ankle Injury

Brown injured his ankle during Sunday’s game and was seen leaving the stadium on crutches afterwards. The injury forced him out in the third quarter and he was taken back to the locker room where he was x-rayed and examined. He did not return to the game. The results of the X-rays have not been released and his status for Week 11 remains unknown.

Keenan Burton, WR, STL - Undisclosed Knee Injury

Burton left Sunday’s game after hurting his knee and his leg was placed in an aircast and he was carted off the field and into the locker room. The nature of the injury is currently unknown but the injury appears to be serious. Don’t expect him to play for a while.

Julius Jones, RB, SEA – Undisclosed Chest Injury

Jones left Sunday’s game with a chest injury and did not return. Early reports are indicating a possible fractured rib. While in the hospital for examination he experienced some bleeding in his lung. He remained behind in the Arizona hospital while the rest of the team returned to Seattle. More will be known on Monday, but the injury does appear serious and he's likely to miss some time.

Kyle Orton, QB, DEN – Undisclosed Ankle Injury

Orton left Sunday’s game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. Initial reports are that he could miss a few weeks, but he'll be re-evaluated on Monday to determine the severity of the injury and his playing status for Week 11.

Troy Polamalu, DB, PIT – Undisclosed Knee Injury

Polamalu left Sunday’s game and did not return after re-injuring his left knee in the first half. The exact nature and severity of the injury is currently unknown but he missed 4 games earlier in the season after tearing the MCL in the same knee and there is speculation that he's suffered a similar injury.

Steve Smith, WR, CAR – Bruised Ribs

Smith left Sunday’s game with bruised ribs but he was able to return. The injury does not look serious, but he status for Week 11 remains uncertain.

Michael Turner, RB, ATL – High Ankle Sprain

Turner injured his ankle in the first half of Sunday’s game and he did not play in the second half as a result. X-rays in the locker room were negative but he could not put any weight on his foot. He was seen with a boot on his foot after the game and according to local newspapers it appears that he has suffered a high ankle sprain. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

Brian Westbrook, RB, PHI – Concussion

Westbrook left Sunday’s game after suffering another concussion and did not return. The severity of this concussion is currently unknown but he has now suffered 2 concussions in 20 days and there is a good chance that he will miss a significant amount of time while he recovers - possibly the rest of the season.

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