Bills WR Hardy leaves game vs. Jets with knee injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Buffalo rookie wide receiver James Hardy was carted off the field with an injured left knee early in the first quarter of the game against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Hardy, the Bills' second-round pick out of Indiana, was injured while blocking down the right sideline on a 35-yard run by Marshawn Lynch to the Jets 22. Lynch broke several tackles on the run before being taken down by Darrelle Revis. When the pile cleared, Hardy was laying on the turf on his back.

He was immediately checked out by Bills trainers, who called for the cart to take Hardy off the field and into the locker room for further examination. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.

Bills starting left cornerback Terrence McGee also left early in the opening quarter with back spasms, but returned in the second quarter.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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