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Edwards suffers concussion, leaving Fitzpatrick as Bills' QB vs. Jets

  • By Associated Press
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.-- Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was knocked out of Sunday's 16-13 overtime victory over the New York Jets with a concussion after being sacked early in the second quarter.

The Bills announced that Edwards had suffered a blow to the head, and coach Dick Jauron confirmed after the game that it was concussion.

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On third-and-2 from the Bills' 43-yard line, Edwards was taken down by Jets defenders David Harris and Calvin Pace and remained on the turf for a few moments. Edwards gingerly got up and slowly walked to the sideline with trainers. He sat on the bench with his helmet on as the trainers spoke with him for several minutes.

Edwards eventually was taken to the locker room, and Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him on the Bills' next possession. Edwards was 5-of-5 passing for 43 yards before leaving.

Jauron said safety Donte Whitner left early with an injured ankle, defensive tackle Kyle Williams has an injured shoulder, cornerback Terrence McGee has a bruised chest and tight end Shawn Nelson suffered a concussion.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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