Kansas City Chiefs  

 

Dwayne Bowe left Kansas City Chiefs' game with neck injury

  • By Associated Press
More Columns >

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe left Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a neck injury and left tackle Branden Albert left with a back injury, while Bengals cornerback Terence Newman was sidelined with a concussion.



A four-part series on player health and safety with reporter Andrea Kremer aired Tuesday through Friday on NFL Network:

Tuesday: Football's safety issues
Wednesday: Virginia Tech's helmet technology, The "Hit System"
Thursday: Inside Darrelle Revis' rehab
Friday: The lack of common safety standards in youth football

» For more information on player health and safety, visit NFLEvolution.com.

Bowe was being covered on a deep pass down the sideline when he leaped up, bobbled the ball and then landed hard on the turf at Arrowhead Stadium. He was checked by several trainers on the bench, retreated to the locker room and then re-emerged without his helmet.

Kansas City was already playing without wide receiver Jon Baldwin, who wasn't cleared after sustaining a head and neck injury in last Monday night's loss at Pittsburgh.

Terrance Copper replaced Bowe. Steve Breaston played in place of Baldwin.

Albert was hurt early in the third quarter, though it was unclear exactly how he was hurt. He lay flat on the field for several minutes before slowly walking off the field.

The Chiefs were already playing without center Ryan Lilja (knee) and right guard Jon Asamoah (thumb surgery), which shuffled virtually the entire offensive line. Russ Hochstein started at center, Eric Winston slid from right tackle to guard and Donald Stephenson started in his place.

Albert's injury left Winston as the sole offensive lineman remaining who started Week 1.

Newman was diagnosed with a concussion in the third quarter. The Bengals were already playing without safety Reggie Nelson (hamstring) in the defensive backfield.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

Headlines

The previous element was an advertisement.

NFL Shop

NFL News
CONTENT
15