28 Dec The big names who went down with injuries in Week 16
A host of star players went down with injuries this week. Here are the most significant names who got banged up:
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: For the fourth consecutive week, Hasselbeck was forced to leave a game due to injury. This time, he hurt his shoulder after getting hit by Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips in the second quarter. Hasselbeck, who earlier this week said that he was so banged up that he was on a liquid diet, went to the locker room and did not return to the game. According to ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells, Hasselbeck said after the game that this injury was similar to one that he suffered in 2001, and it took longer than seven days to recover. If he’s unable to go, Charlie Whitehurst will make his 10th career start.
Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: Clowney injured his foot at the beginning of the fourth quarter and was declared out by the team. The injury occurred with the Texans up 34-0 against the Titans and most of Houston’s defensive starters on the sidelines. According to ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli, Clowney had a boot on after the game, but he insisted that he was fine.
Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: Forte could be seen getting stretched by a trainer on the sideline during the fourth quarter. At the time, the team did not announce any specific injury to the RB, but he did not return to the field for the remainder of the game. Coach John Fox said after the game that Forte suffered a back injury. According to ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson, Forte had this to say after the game: “I had a little nick. That happens to running backs, you get little nicks and stuff. I was trying to go back in, and they told me at that point there was no need to go back in. But I’ll be all right.” read more at espn.go.com