The biggest headline of last night’s Jets-Texans game may have been the potentially serious injury suffered by Texans All-Pro LB Brian Cushing, who went down when Jets OG Matt Slausen hit him with a low(dirty) block in the back of the knee, and Cushing appeared to be in a lot of pain, but was able to walk off the field and back to the locker room on his own. The team later revealed they believe Cushing tore his ACL, though they need an MRI today to confirm it.
Adam Schefter reported last night on ESPN that Packers starting RB Cedric Benson has been diagnosed with a Lisfranc foot injury and is out at least eight weeks, and the injury could potentially end his season, and perhaps the 8-year NFL career of Benson. He wasn’t signed until the middle of the preseason after it appeared he was close to running out of gas last season, so it will be even harder for him to catch on with a team next year.
Bears rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery suffered a fractured right hand in Sundfay’s win over the Jaguars, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Cardinals starting RB Ryan Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.