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Injury roundup: Lions mum on Stafford injury

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A look around the league at the latest injury reports and updates from Week 7:

» The Detroit Lions are remaining tight-lipped on Matthew Stafford's right leg injury. Neither Stafford nor coach Jim Schwartz would confirm the specifics of the injury, and the quarterback has an MRI exam scheduled for Monday.

» It would be a serious blow for the Cardinals to lose RB Beanie Wells for a significant period of time, and coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't have an update on the severity of the sprained knee Wells suffered against the Steelers.


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» Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham exited early in London with what appeared to be a serious right leg injury. Bucs coach Raheem Morris didn't offer an update, but it's being reported Graham sustained a torn Achilles tendon. The Bucs also lost C Jeremy Zuttah (knee) and Tanard Jackson (hamstring) to injuries. 

» The Rams had two players carted off the field in Dallas with head injuries. First OT Jason Smith, and then DT Darell Scott. The Rams said tests on both players showed no major damage. Smith was hospitalized for precautionary evaluation for a strained neck and possible concussion but was set to travel home with the team. Rams LB Brady Poppinga also left the game with a strained left calf.

» Raiders RB Darren McFadden didn't return against the Chiefs after suffering an undisclosed injury. The Contra Costa Times reported McFadden sustained a sprained foot, but coach Hue Jackson would only say that all the injured Raiders would be evaluated. Safety Matt Giordano (neck) and TE Kevin Boss (concussion) also had known injuries.

» Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said WR Hines Ward didn't return after suffering an ankle injury and he would be evaluated further during the week.

» It wasn't a positive day for the Redskins, who lost WR Santana Moss (broken bone in left hand) and RB Tim Hightower (left knee). Moss didn't have any type of timetable for his return after the game, while coach Mike Shanahan wasn't sure about the severity of the injury for Hightower, who will have an MRI exam. Redskins LB London Fletcher also left the game with a hamstring injury.

» Vikings WR Percy Harvin didn't return against the Packers after aggravating his lingering rib injury. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier didn't have an update on Harvin, who will be evaluated during the week. Starting RG Anthony Herrera limped off the field with an undisclosed injury.

» Broncos coach John Fox said RB Willis McGahee suffered a fractured hand in the overtime win over the Dolphins. Fox said LBs linebackers Robert Ayers (knee sprain) and Elvis Dumervil (ankle sprain) also sustained injuries.

» The Falcons avoided an injury scare with QB Matt Ryan, but didn't get as lucky with FB Ovie Mughelli, who limped off the field during the fourth quarter in Detroit with an apparent right knee injury.

» Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson left the win over the Chargers during the fourth quarter because of the flu. Jets DT Kenrick Ellis left with an ankle injury in the opening quarter and didn't return.

» It sounds like the Texans have lost FS Daniel Manning for an extended period of time with a left leg injury. Manning had X-rays Sunday and Texans coach Gary Kubiak said the team was still evaluating his injury, according to the team's official website. Manning, however, told SportsRadio 610 AM after the game that he had a fractured tibia.

» Chargers LT Marcus McNeill sat out most of the second half against the Jets with an undisclosed injury, while RB Ryan Mathews was able to return following a second-quarter thumb injury.

» The Browns ruled out the return of WR Mohamed Massaquoi and TE Benjamin Watson after head injuries during the first half against the Seahawks.

» Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was ruled out before things got started in Cleveland after injuring his back in pregame warm-ups. The Seahawks also announced CB Walter Thurmond is out for the rest of the season with a cracked fibula, while SS Cam Chancellor suffered a left knee injury.

» Titans coach Mike Munchak said WR Damien Williams was suffering from headaches after his head hit the ground during the second quarter of the loss to the Texans.

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