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AP Source: Saints safety Bush has fibula fracture

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the injury says New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush has a fractured fibula in his right leg which will likely be surgically repaired. The person says it remains unclear if Bush will have to miss the rest of the season. The person spoke to The Associated Press today on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed the injury.

Receiver Brandin Cooks will also be out after suffering a broken thumb. His agent said Cooks had surgery today and his recovery time is four to six weeks.

–Also from the NFL:

— The Cleveland Browns may have lost starting linebackers Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard for the season. Dansby injured his left knee in Sunday’s 23-7 loss to Houston and coach Mike Pettine said the 11-year veteran will be out for “upwards of a month,” and maybe the year. Sheard’s foot injury could be more serious and his season is likely over.

— An MRI has confirmed that Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams has a sprained knee ligament. Coach Jay Gruden says Williams is “day to day,” but that rookie Morgan Moses will be ready to take over if the two-time Pro Bowl player can’t play against San Francisco.

— Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects 2013 Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert to play in the team’s next game Nov. 30 against the Minnesota Vikings. Tolbert has spent the last eight games on the injured reserve/designated to return list with a hairline fracture in his left leg, but is eligible to return against the Vikings.


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