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NFL Injury Rundown- Week Seven - This Is Sports Zone

Here are the most significant NFL players who got banged up in Week 7:

LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills: McCoy tried to play Sunday after injuring his hamstring during the week. But he was largely ineffective (11 yards on eight carries), and the team eventually ruled him doubtful to return to the game.

Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets: Smith can’t catch a break. After waiting a year to get his starting job back, Smith got sacked, went down awkwardly and suffered a knee injury in the second quarter. Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom the team benched this week in favor of Smith, came into the game for the Jets. Smith showed up on the sideline in street clothes in the second half, after the team ruled him out for the game. When asked about his injury after the game, Smith said, “I don’t think [the knee] will be anything too significant, but we’ll see.”

Josh Norman, CB, Washington Redskins: Norman stayed down on the field after landing hard on his head following a deep catch from Lions WR Marvin Jones. The cornerback walked off the field slowly, immediately went to the locker room for further concussion testing and was eventually ruled out for the game. He had shut Jones down all game prior to the 52-yard catch.

Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Coleman left Atlanta’s game against San Diego with a hamstring injury in the second half. The team listed him as questionable to return, and TV cameras showed him limping to the locker room. Coleman, who recorded 74 total yards and a TD before being forced from the game, did not return.

Cody Kessler, QB, Cleveland Browns: Kessler took a shot as he bought extra time on a red zone play in the second quarter. The play resulted in an 11-yard gain, which eventually propelled the Browns to the end zone, but Kessler was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. The team eventually ruled him out. Rookie Kevin Hogan, whom the Browns had been using as a zone-read QB against the Bengals when Kessler was healthy, took over as the starter. Hogan is the sixth quarterback to take a snap for the Browns this season.

Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown left the game late in the third quarter following a short-yardage catch. After lying on the sideline in pain and trying to stretch out his thigh/hip, Brown limped to the locker room. He returned to the field after a very short absence but was clearly not 100 percent, as he favored his left leg. Brown will have the bye week to get right.

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Evans took a huge shot from 49ers CB Jimmie Ward as he was trying to make a tackle following a Jameis Winston interception at the end of the first quarter. He stayed down on the field for a while before walking off the field slowly with trainers. Evans came back into the game on the Bucs’ next possession.

Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Hill hadn’t rushed for more than 71 yards in a game this season, but he had rushes of 74 and 40 yards against the Browns on Sunday. He left the game early in the fourth quarter because of a chest injury. With the game in hand, Hill did not get another carry, but the team’s listing him as probable is a good sign for his status next week.

Nick Mangold, C, New York Jets: Mangold limped off the field and immediately went to the locker room in the first quarter after RT Ryan Clady rolled up on his ankle. The Pro Bowl center did not return to the field.

Terrance West, RB, Baltimore Ravens: West limped off the field after the Ravens’ first play of the game. Rookie Kenneth Dixon replaced him in the lineup for the remainder of the series, but after his ankle was retaped, West returned to the game.

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