Bills lose Spiller in win over Browns

Associated Press Published: September 23, 2012
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Three AFC East stars were forced out of Sunday's games because of injuries.

Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller left Sunday's 24-14 victory over Cleveland because of an injured left shoulder.

He was hurt as he was tackled after catching a short pass and picking up 25 yards in the first quarter. Spiller stayed on the ground for several minutes before he was helped to his feet by trainers. He grasped his left arm as he walked off the field before being carted to the locker room

Bills coach Chan Gailey does not expect Spiller to be back for next week's home game against New England — and possibly longer.

"I don't believe it's long, long-term," Gailey said. "If he missed a week that's long for me. He's going to be out for sure this week and then we'll see."

Spiller will undergo further testing Monday.

At Miami, Reggie Bush limped off the field. Darrelle Revis was driven away.

They were both gone with apparent left knee injuries long before a four-hour overtime marathon between the Jets and Dolphins ended — but their absences could clearly mean plenty for both clubs going forward.

Bush departed just before halftime. He stayed down after being tackled on a play where the Dolphins were apparently trying to run out the clock but chose not to simply take a knee, giving their best offensive player the ball on a handoff instead. Revis left in the third quarter, falling awkwardly and grabbing at his knee even before he hit the grass, a non-contact injury where he wound up covering his face with gloved hands in obvious pain.

"No news yet," Jets coach Rex Ryan said after the game when asked about Revis. "He'll have an MRI when we get home tomorrow."

There was no update on Bush's status from the Dolphins, either.

Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was taken to the hospital with a neck injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers safety Ryan Mundy that was not penalized.

Heyward-Bey was running across the end zone early in the fourth quarter to catch a pass from Carson Palmer when Mundy launched his body and lowered his helmet into Heyward-Bey's facemask. Heyward-Bey's neck jerked violently and his head also crashed into the ground. The pass was incomplete.

Heyward-Bey's eyes were shut for the 10 minutes trainers attended to him as he lay motionless. He was strapped to a table and placed on a cart. As the cart started to leave the field, he raised his right hand to roaring cheers.

The Raiders said he was in stable condition and would stay in the hospital overnight for observation.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was replaced by Shaun Hill late in the fourth quarter after coming up limping trying to chase down a Tennessee defender on a 72-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

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