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Injuries: Reggie Bush believed to have torn ACL

Sunday marked a brutal injury day in the NFL, with many big names going down.

Among them was San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush who suffered a knee injury early in the first half of a 27-6 loss to the Rams. Bush was hurt on a punt return after being pushed out of bounds and slipping on the concrete surface around the field at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bush is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, per sources informed of the injury. He'll undergo an MRI to confirm the injury.

Bush is the second player to slip on the concrete in St. Louis and slam into the barrier separating the fans from the field. Last week, Browns quarterback Josh McCown skidded on the slick surface in his cleats and hit his shoulder.

As the Niners' season spirals, their backfield is disintegrating. Carlos Hyde was out Sunday with a foot injury that could linger. With Bush now out for the duration of the season, rookie Mike Davis is the next back in line. Sunday, Davis rushed for just four yards on 10 carries.

In an example of poor timing, the 49ers waived Aussie Jarryd Hayne on Saturday. Hayne is a candidate to return if he clears waivers -- a big if at this stage. Rookie Kendall Gaskins was promoted from the practice squad when the Niners cut Hayne. He had six yards on five carries Sunday.

Here are the rest of Sunday's injury news from around the league:

  1. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bellsuffered a torn MCL against the Bengals, along with other damage, and is expected to be out for the season, Rapoport reported.
  1. Calvin Johnson re-injured his ankle in the Lions' embarrassing, 45-10 loss to the Chiefs in London. He left the game in the fourth quarter after compiling five catches for 85 yards on 10 targets.

A change at offensive coordinator was supposed to help get Megatron on track, but Jim Bob Cooter didn't help the Lions' offense in London. It's hard to go deep to your best receiver when Matthew Stafford and the team's offensive line can't recognize where pressure is coming from.

  1. Bears running back Matt Forteleft the game with a knee injury and did not return to the loss.
  1. Steve Smithsuffered a torn Achilles and is out for the season. This could spell the end of his illustrious career.
  1. The Chargers were dealt a slew of injuries against the Ravens. Wideout Keenan Allen had muscle spasms and didn't return. Left tackle King Dunlap was carted to the locker room with an ankle injury and did not return. Defensive end Corey Liuget joined Dunlap in the locker room as he was carted off as well with a foot injury and didn't return. Both left the locker room in walking boots.

Chris Watt (shoulder) and tight end Ladarius Green (ankle) didn't return from their injuries. Cornerback Patrick Robinson was also diagnosed with a concussion.

  1. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatricksuffered a hand injury and returned briefly late in the fourth quarter. Coach Todd Bowles told reporters Fitzpatrick suffered torn ligaments in the thumb of his non-throwing hand. Geno Smith also isn't at 100 percent. He hurt his left shoulder and abdomen.

Brandon Marshall injured his toe on one foot and ankle on the other in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

  1. Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga suffered a calf injury and teammate Andre Smith suffered a possible concussion during the team's win over the Steelers. Both players didn't return.
  1. Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston suffered a knee injury. He did not return.
  1. Saints running back Khiry Robinson suffered a leg injury and was carted off the field in the second quarter against the Giants. An air cast was placed on his leg before he was carted off. He didn't return to the contest.
  1. Niners safety L.J. McCray left the game with a knee injury and didn't return. Tight end Garrett Celek also left and didn't return to the game from a head injury. Running back Mike Davis left with a hand injury and didn't return.
  1. Bears wideout Eddie Royal left the game with a knee injury and did not return.
  1. Titans wideout Kendall Wright suffered a knee injury and didn't return to the game.
  1. Giants tight end Larry Donnell (neck), running back Orleans Darkwa (back) and wideout Dwayne Harris (sprained knee/sprained ankle) all left the game and didn't return.
  1. Browns defensive backs Joe Haden and Donte Whitner both suffered concussions and did not return.
  1. Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown suffered a concussion and didn't return.
  1. Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette was carted off the field on a stretcher late in the second quarter on Sunday. Lockette was on the field for several minutes, but moved his arms while being carted off the field.
  1. Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields (shoulder) and Quinten Rollins (shoulder) are both out for the rest of the game.
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