PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury
Sunday after being hurt on the final play of the first half against Buffalo.
Harrison was hurt on Marshawn Lynch's 8-yard carry that ended
the second quarter. Harrison became caught up in a pileup while he
was being blocked and he rammed his head into teammate Casey Hampton's back as Lynch was tackled by Brett Keisel and Clark Haggans.
The Steelers announced only that Harrison would not return to
the game. After being examined for a few minutes, Harrison returned
to the sideline midway through the third quarter and was walking
A fourth-year NFL player, Harrison replaced former Pro Bowl
linebacker Joey Porter as a starter this season. He was credited
with two tackles in the first half.
The week before, Bills tight end Kevin Everett sustained a life-threatening spinal cord injury against Denver. After doctors
initially said he might be paralyzed, Everett showed significant
improvement in only several days. By the end of the week, doctors
said Everett could wiggle his toes, bend his hip, move his ankles,
elevate and kick his leg, as well as extend his elbows and slightly
flex his biceps.