Matthew Stafford Injury
September 13, 2010 by staff
Philadelphia’s Kevin Kolb and Caroline Moore, Matt was sidelined by concussion on Sunday – and quarterbacks were not the only ones left stunned by a great success. New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss and Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley suffered similar injuries in their season openers.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was knocked out to Chicago with a strained right shoulder after a sack by Julius Peppers surprise.
The league recently launched the game back and guidelines for players who suffer a concussion in practice or a game, and each team should consult with an independent neurologist when a head injury.
Kolb was forced against Green Bay, ending his first start in the post-Donovan McNabb after the half. He was hurt in the second quarter, when Packers linebacker Clay Matthews tackled him from behind. The quarterback fumbled out of bounds and took one up.
Making his third career, Kolb was observed by the coaches for several minutes to stop the Eagles side. He returned to the game in a series more and threw three incomplete passes short.
Kolb was 5 of 10 for 24 yards and was sacked twice. Eagles were one of several injuries in the game. Bradley also suffered a concussion – and returned to play after their collision. Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver (knee) and center Jamaal Jackson (elbow) did not return from their injuries. Left tackle Jason Peters suffered a sprained right knee, but stayed in the game.
Weaver has a torn ligament in his right knee and Jackson has a torn biceps in his right arm.
Stafford status for Detroit’s next game is uncertain. He said evidence will go through this week and do not know if it will be ready to play against Philadelphia.
“I do not know, we’ll see,” said Stafford. “I’ll try, though.”
Bears running back Matt Forte had scored only one touchdown of 89 yards on a screen pass to pull Chicago to 14-10 when Stafford went down. Peppers beat him in the shoulder as he dropped back to pass and fell on him; the ball is released in the process.
Moore was injured in the fourth quarter after being sacked by Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora near his own goal line. Moore, who fumbled on the play, cautiously approached the court with athletic trainers at his side. Panthers coach John Fox said after the match that Moore suffered a concussion.
Boss was removed from the game with a neck injury and concussion in the first quarter, and special teams Giants’ Chase Blackburn captain injured his knee late in the second quarter.
Boss was injured after being beaten in the back of the neck by Panthers safety in the work of Martin Sherrod quarter of New York from the line of scrimmage. Boss was on the floor when he was beaten on the pass incomplete. He was taken off the field on a cart.
Carolina receiver Charly Martin also suffered a concussion.
And group banged-up Buffalo’s linebackers could be another key player after Paul Posluszny suffered what was described as a knee injury long term potential.
Bills coach Chan Gailey said it was too early to determine the severity of the injury because Posluszny is scheduled for more tests after a 15-10 loss to Miami. While Gailey said the injury could be “short term” did not rule out the possibility that it could be significant.
Posluszny was injured on the first play of the third quarter when he was one of the defenders of the three bills to reduce the running back Ronnie Brown along the sideline. Posluszny sat on the field for several minutes before standing up for himself.
Houston Texans defensive end Connor Barwin was taken off the field against Indianapolis with a right leg injury. Barwin fell in the first quarter when Houston defensive tackle Antonio Smith accidentally slid into him, while Joseph Addai were pursuing a work in progress. Barwin took off his helmet in obvious pain, and Houston coach Gary Kubiak joined the medical staff in the field.
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