Week 7 injury report: Texans’ Johnson hospitalized

Here are the latest updates on notable player injuries in Week 7 games:

  • Texans coach Gary Kubiak said WR Andre Johnson went to a Houston hospital for further examination on a chest contusion that he suffered during the fourth quarter against the 49ers. Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowler, returned for one play after hurting his chest, then came out of the game for good.
  • Jets RB Leon Washington suffered a broken fibula against the Raiders and underwent surgery Sunday night in Oakland. According to the Jets, Washington is out indefinitely and is not necessarily headed directly to injured reserve. Jets DE Shaun Ellis also left with an ankle injury, but he was questionable to return.
  • The Steelers lost DE Travis Kirschke (calf) and LB Lawrence Timmons (ankle) to injuries during the fourth quarter against the Vikings.
  • Colts WR Reggie Wayne left the game against the Rams during the second quarter because of a strained groin, but he returned after halftime. Colts rookie RB Donald Brown suffered a strained shoulder in the first half and didn’t return.
  • Packers TE Jermichael Finley injured a knee during the first quarter against the Browns and didn’t return. WR Brett Swain also sustained a knee injury. The Packers said both would undergo more testing Monday.
  • Bills DT Kyle Williams didn’t last long against the Panthers, leaving the game after the first defensive series with a knee injury. Williams was questionable to play because of a shoulder injury, but he started, then hurt his knee. Bills FB Corey McIntire also suffered a sprained knee.
  • Panthers TE Dante Rosario (knee) and S Charles Godfrey (ankle) were injured against the Bills.
  • Chiefs C Rudy Niswanger injured his left knee during the first quarter against the Chargers and couldn’t continue. Wade Smith moved to center, and Barry Richardson took over at left tackle.
  • Saints DT Sedrick Ellis was forced from the game against the Dolphins with a sprained right knee. The Saints also lost FB Heath Evans to a right leg injury late in the game.
  • The 49ers sustained a number of injuries against the Texans, including RT Tony Pashos (left shoulder). Coach Mike Singletary didn’t know the extent of Pashos’ injury following the game. Also injured for the 49ers were LB Takeo Spikes (right shoulder strain), DT Justin Smith (left calf strain), NT Aubrayo Franklin (right knee strain) and LB Marques Harris (hamstring strain), according to The Associated Press.
  • Rams starters OG Richie Incognito (left foot), WR Donnie Avery (ribs, shoulder) and CB Bradley Fletcher (hyperextended right knee) suffered injuries against the Colts.
  • Dolphins CB Will Allen left the game in the second half with a knee injury and did not return.
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