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Steelers offer nothing about Roethlisberger

From Times Wire Reports

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t saying whether quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered his second concussion in slightly more than four months amid ESPN reports that he did just that in Sunday’s loss at Atlanta.

Roethlisberger flew home with the Steelers and drove to a team meeting Monday, despite being briefly knocked unconscious by a hit by the Falcons’ Chauncey Davis.

Roethlisberger suffered a concussion when his motorcycle collided with a car June 12 in Pittsburgh.

A football player receiving a second concussion in a relatively brief time can be susceptible to succeeding concussions, according to various concussion-related studies by doctors who have studied the issue for the NFL.

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Also, a player receiving multiple concussions in a brief time span may need a longer recovery time before playing again than a player coming off his first concussion.

The Steelers did not provide an update Monday. Unlike most NFL coaches, Bill Cowher doesn’t hold a news conference on Mondays or let anyone else in the organization speak about injuries. He will talk to reporters today.

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Indianapolis Colts safety Mike Doss will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament suffered Sunday against Washington.

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Meanwhile, the Colts expect defensive tackle Montae Reagor to miss a second straight game after he suffered an apparent head injury in an automobile accident en route to Sunday’s game.

Indiana police reports said Reagor’s SUV flipped over after another car hit him. Coach Tony Dungy offered no additional details.

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Cleveland Browns cornerback Gary Baxter will be sidelined for at least one year after tearing patellar tendons in both knees while trying to break up a pass in the first half of Sunday’s loss to Denver.

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Denver Broncos left tackle Matt Lepsis is sidelined for the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee in Sunday’s victory over Cleveland.

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Bobby McCray apologized after being charged with reckless driving and possession of a controlled painkiller, calling his arrest “a big embarrassment.”

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McCray admitted driving faster than 90 mph on his way home from the airport Sunday but said he was prescribed two Vicodin pills by team doctors, and the Jaguars expected the prescription drug charge to be dropped.

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After meeting with NFL officials last week, Chicago Bears defensive back Ricky Manning Jr. said that he’d be disappointed if he were suspended for his role in an altercation with a man in a Westwood restaurant last spring.

Manning, who played at UCLA, pleaded no contest last month to a felony assault charge and was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to attend a year of anger management counseling.

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The Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Robert Ferguson (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season early for the third straight year.

With little depth at receiver, the Packers claimed Shaun Bodiford on waivers from Detroit.


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