Lions linebacker out for season…So are Washington’s Hall and San Diego’s Woodhead
(AP) — Week 3 took its toll on a number of standout NFL players.
Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL he suffered while celebrating a sack. Tulloch injured his knee in the first quarter of Detroit’s 19-7 victory over Green Bay on Sunday. He returned to action shortly after but was unable to continue playing.
In other NFL injury news:
— Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a dislocated right hip. The injury occurred in Sunday’s game against Cleveland, when Pitta went down without being touched and had to be removed from the field on a cart.
— Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has a ruptured left Achilles and is done for the season. The three-time Pro Bowl player went down without being touched in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia. Defensive end Jason Hatcher injured a hamstring in Sunday’s game but says he’s confident he will play Thursday against the New York Giants in a short week for Washington.
— San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy says running back Danny Woodhead has a broken lower right leg and will miss the rest of the season.
— Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor underwent surgery Monday to repair the right forearm he broke in the third quarter of Sunday night’s 37-19 win over Carolina.
— Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert has a hairline fracture in his right leg and running back Jonathan Stewart has a severely sprained right knee. Rivera says Tolbert won’t play Sunday at Baltimore and will be reevaluated on a week-to-week basis, while Stewart will be reassessed on Friday.
— Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker hurt his wrist in Tennessee’s loss to Cincinnati. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says Locker had an MRI on his right wrist Monday morning. Locker’s availability for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis will be known later this week.