James Farrior cuts head making tackle

DENVER -- Pittsburgh linebacker James Farrior left the Steelers' game at Denver after suffering a head laceration.

Farrior's helmet went flying when he helped stuff running back LenDale White for no gain on second-and-goal at the 2 early in the first quarter.

After a timeout, Farrior was led off the field with a towel pressed against the right side of his head, although he wasn't gushing blood like New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning did after losing his helmet on a hard hit earlier in the preseason.

Farrior was taken to the locker room and the Steelers said his return was doubtful. White scored a touchdown on the next play.