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The Seahawks began taking inventory of their injury situation Friday, a day after a brutal 22-16 victory over Arizona kept Seattle on the heels of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West at 6-3. Yes, it was an important win. It was also a costly victory after cornerback Richard Sherman was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon in his right leg.
Sherman first injured the tendon a month ago against the Rams and it finally popped against the Cardinals. After never missing a game in his career due to injury, Sherman will now be a spectator the rest of the way.
Sherman was just one of a host of players knocked out of the game. At least seven players left the game with injuries, including knee injuries to Arizona’s starting left tackle D.J. Humphries and the team’s leading tackler, safety Tyvon Branch. Both could be headed for injured reserve, Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. Humphries has an MCL injury and a dislocated kneecap. Branch was to undergo cartilage repair surgery Friday and ACL surgery later, Arians said.
The NFL confirmed it is reviewing whether the Seahawks followed proper concussion protocol with quarterback Russell Wilson.
An NFL spokesman said Friday that the league is conducting a ‘‘thorough review’’ of whether the Seahawks followed the protocols when Wilson was sent off the field in the third quarter
Wilson was hit in the chin Thursday night by Karlos Dansby, who was flagged for roughing the passer. Referee Walt Anderson sent Wilson off the field. But Wilson was in Seattle’s injury tent for only a few moments and he missed just one play.
Wilson said after the game, ‘‘I wasn’t concussed or anything like that.’’
New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse says the NFL should get rid of Thursday night games because they are detrimental to players' health.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his objection to a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not because of star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.
Jones said on his radio show Friday he wants all 32 owners to have a chance to approve the deal being negotiated between Goodell and the compensation committee that includes six owners. Jones is not on the committee.
The NFL has said owners already voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract and authorize the committee to work out the deal. Jones said circumstances have changed since that May vote, including the escalation of the protests over social injustice that have involved the national anthem.
Jones also said ‘‘behavioral policies’’ have been an issue since May. Goodell suspended Elliott in August.
The Detroit Lions have released injured offensive tackle Greg Robinson . . . Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been fined $42,541 by the NFL for fighting with Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey last Sunday. Green grabbed Ramsey around the neck from behind and took him to the turf while throwing punches at him late in the first half of the Jaguars' 23-7 victory. Green was docked for fighting and for unsportsmanlike conduct. Ramsey was not fined by the league . . . The Buffalo Bills will be without left tackle Cordy Glenn and wide receiver Zay Jones for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Both have ankle injuries and did not practice all week. The Bills are 5-3 and second in the AFC East. New Orleans is 6-2 and leads the NFC South . . . New York Jets running back Matt Forte has been ruled out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday because of swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. The 31-year-old Forte didn’t practice all week after having a season-high 77 yards rushing against Buffalo last Thursday night.
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