Albert suffers knee injury

DETROIT — The Miami Dolphins lost Branden Albert, their starting left tackle, a former Virginia standout and one of their best all-around players, to what appeared to be a major knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions.

On a pass play late in the second quarter, someone rolled the back of Albert’s right knee.

He stayed down after the play, and a cart took him directly to the locker room.

Albert has started every game and has been a rock on quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s blind side since signing a five-year, $47 million contract in the offseason.

Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan went down with an ankle injury.

Detroit offensive lineman Larry Warford left the game in the first quarter with a left knee injury.

The 6-foot-3 Warford has started every game of his career since the Lions picked him in the third round of the 2013 draft.

Cards await word on Palmer

The Arizona Cardinals were counting on quarterback Carson Palmer to lead them to big things this season, and beyond.

After watching their star quarterback get carted off with an injured left knee, they’re now just hoping for the best.

Palmer was hurt early in the fourth quarter of Arizona’s win over St. Louis, two days after signing a three-year contract extension worth a reported $50 million.

“We don’t know anything about Carson’s injury or the length, whatever it is yet,” coach Bruce Arians said.

“It is obviously a knee,” he said.

“He will be evaluated and get an MRI and everything and we will know something by tomorrow and hopefully by Tuesday.”

Palmer seemed to hurt himself while planting his leg trying to avoid a sack.

He missed three games earlier this season with a damaged nerve in his throwing shoulder.

Elsewhere

Chiefs-Bills: Backup running back Cyrus Gray will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament in 17-13 win at Buffalo.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano sustained a bruised knee, and receiver Junior Hemingway did not return after bruising his hip on punt coverage in the fourth quarter.

For Buffalo, backup receiver Marquise Goodwin was sidelined with injured ribs in the fourth quarter.

Giants-Seahawks: Seattle defensive tackle Brandon Mebane left of Sunday’s game with a pulled hamstring, while the New York lost running back Peyton Hillis to a concussion in the first quarter.

Mebane’s injury wasn’t obvious but occurred during the first half of Seattle’s 38-17 win and he did not return.

Seattle also lost tight end Luke Willson, who suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter.

Jaguars-Cowboys: Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns suffered a concussion in Jacksonville’s loss to Dallas.

Hurns was sandwiched between two defenders when going for a catch in the third quarter.

Cowboys cornerback Tyler Patmon left the game in the second quarter with knee and ankle injuries.

Jacksonville cornerback Peyton Thompson also left the game in the second quarter with injured ribs.

49ers-Saints: New Orleans backup running back Edwin Baker exited with a concussion. He was injured on punt coverage.

Niners nose tackle Ian Williams had a leg injury and receiver Bruce Ellington injured his ankle in the first half.

From wire reports

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