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Titans lose CB Harper with broken right forearm vs. Colts

Another bad break for the Tennessee Titans' secondary.

Veteran cornerback Nick Harper left Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts with a broken right forearm, coach Jeff Fisher said. The Titans already were playing without veteran safety Vincent Fuller, who also has a broken forearm, and Pro Bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who's nursing a hamstring injury, for the second consecutive game.

Harper was hurt on the Colts' opening drive in the third quarter. He immediately walked to the locker room from the field, accompanied by a doctor while Harper held his arm at the wrist and wriggled his fingers.

Harper walked back onto the sideline late in the third quarter with a white brace from his hand up to his elbow before putting a sling on to support his arm. He didn't have his helmet, wore a T-shirt with no jersey and covered his head with a towel.

Harper has played in all five of Tennessee's games this season and entered Sunday tied for second on the team with 31 tackles. The Titans had listed Harper as questionable to play against the Colts because of injured ribs.

Tennessee entered Week 5 ranked 31st in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 282.2 yards per game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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