Cutler, Peterson among stars hurt in games

November 21, 2011 - 4:45 PM
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In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) , right, falls to the ground slowing San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason, rear, after Cason intercepted a Cutler pass in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Chicago. Also chasing on the play is Matt Forte, left. Bears coach Lovie Smith says Cutler suffered a broken thumb on his right throwing hand during their 31-20 win against the Chargers. He says it happened when Cutler helped tackle Antoine Cason on an interception return in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a broken thumb, Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck is dealing with an injured right elbow, and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a high left ankle sprain.

Those three stars were injured in games Sunday, placing their status in doubt not only for next weekend's games, but for a longer term.

Also hurt Sunday were Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams, gone for the season with a broken left arm; Bills cornerback Terrence McGee (left knee), who also is likely done for 2011; and Buffalo running back Fred Jackson (right calf).

Sustaining concussions were Giants running back D.J. Ware, Cardinals tackle Brandon Keith, and Browns fullback Owen Marecic.

Bills receiver Donnie Jones aggravated an ankle problem, while Carolina DE Charles Johnson hurt his left shoulder.