Game Day Injury Recap - Week 14
Philip Gentles
December 13, 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.

Correll Buckhalter, RB, DEN - Sprained Ankle

Buckhalter had to leave the game early Sunday after suffering a sprained ankle. He was unable to return to action and will be re-evaluated on Monday to determin the severity of the injury and his possible playing status for week 15.

Aaron Curry, LB, SEA - Hip Pointer

Curry was carted off the field during Sunday’s game with what appeared to be as lower back injury. However he was diagnosed with a hip pointer in the locker room after X-rays came back negative. The severity of the injury is unknown but there is some concern that he could miss at least one game.

Bruce Gradkowski, QB, OAK - MCL Injuries in Both Knees

According to reports Gradkowski has been diagnosed with torn MCLs in his left and right knees. The injuries occurred on two separate occasions in the first half and he was unable to play in the second half. We’ll know more about the injuries after he undergoes additional testing on Monday, but it appears that he will miss the remainder of the season.

Greg Jones, RB, JAC - Sprained Ankle

Jones left Sunday’s game after spraining his ankle in the fourth quarter. X-rays were done in the locker room, however the results have not been made public. The severity of the injury and his status for Week 15 are unknown.

Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI - Plantar Fasciitis

Maclin was carted off the field in the first half of the Sunday night game after he aggravated plantar fasciitis in his foot and did not return. He status for Week 15 is unknown.

Kevin Smith, RB, DET - Possible ACL Tear

Smith left Sunday’s game and was carted to the locker room after twisting and hurting his left knee. There are reports that the team believes that he may have torn his ACL. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, but the injury looked serious and if his ACL is involved he will not play again this season.

DeMarcus Ware, LB, DAL - Sprained Neck

Ware appears to be OK after spraining his neck on Sunday. Ware was strapped to a spine board, carted off the field and transported to the hospital as a precaution after complaining of pain in his neck. He waved to the crowd as he left the field and early reports indicate that he has full feeling in and use of his extremities. His status for Week 15 is in doubt.

Vince Wilfork, DL, NE - Unknown Foot Injury

Wilfork left Sunday’s game in the third quarter with an unknown foot injury. He tried returning but it looked like he re-injured his foot and he had to leave the game again. The severity of the injury and his status for Week 15 are unknown.

Vince Young, QB, TEN - Strained Hamstring

Young left Sunday’s game after pulling his hamstring in the second quarter and he did not return. He has been diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain, however his status for Week 15 is currently unknown.

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