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NFL Week 3 injury roundup: Roethlisberger, Lynch, others

Among the notable NFL players injured in Sunday’s action are Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Chargers lineman Orlando Franklin.

For the second week in a row, one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks suffered a potentially serious injury.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday’s game against the Ramswith a knee injury and will be out at least four weeks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch exited with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Here are other notable injuries from Week 3.

• Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis left in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury after missing practice time this week with a groin injury. Head coach Todd Bowles would not speculate on the severity of the injury. 

• Jets guard Willie Colon hurt his knee and did not return. He left the stadium in a golf cart

• Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson injured his hamstring in the fourth quarter. The injury could keep Johnson out for multiple weeks Joe Person of the Charlotte Observerreports.

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• Browns cornerback Joe Haden hurt his ribs in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. X-rays were negative and he’ll have an MRI, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot.

• The Chargers had several injuries along the offensive line. Guard Orlando Franklin, who signed a a five-year, $36.5 million contract this off-season was taken to the locker room on a cart with an ankle injury. Center Chris Watt, who hurt his groin last week, started the game but was forced to leave. Guard D.J. Fluker played through a high ankle sprain that was originally supposed to sideline him for four weeks and said after the game that he was “walking on adrenaline.” Tackle King Dunlap has a concussion. 

• Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett tried to play through a foot injury but was eventually forced to the sidelines

Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes was taken to the locker room for a concussion test and ruled out with a “head injury.”

• 49ers tight end Vernon Davisinjured his knee and was deemed questionable to return. 

• Falcons tight end Jacob Tammeleft Atlanta’s game against the Cowboys with a “head injury.”

• Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee left with a hamstring injury but told ESPN’s Michael DiRocco he would have gone back in the game if the team had let him.