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Ron Brooks discharged from hospital

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brooks was discharged from a Detroit-area hospital Monday after suffering a neck injury in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions.

Brooks traveled back to the Buffalo area accompanied by a member of the team's training staff. The Bills said that Brooks walked out of the hospital but did not have any further update on his status.

Brooks was running downfield to cover a Bills punt in the first quarter of Sunday's game when he was hit in his lower body by Lions safety Jerome Couplin. Brooks landed directly on his helmet after the hit.

Trainers and EMS attended to Brooks as the game was stopped for several minutes. After Brooks was immobilized on a backboard, he waved to the crowd before being carted to the locker room and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Brooks, 25, has played in each game this season as a reserve, tallying six tackles. He was a fourth-round pick of the Bills in 2012.

Couplin, who was also injured on that play, walked off the field under his own power.