AP) PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison was taken off the field on a stretcher Sunday after being hurt on the final play of the first half against Buffalo.
Harrison was hurt on Marshawn Lynch's 8-yard carry that ended the second quarter. Harrison became caught up in a pileup as Lynch was tackled by Brett Keisel and Clark Haggans.
After initially starting to get up, he fell onto the field and remained motionless for several minutes.
Harrison could be seen moving his legs and arms and gesturing with his hands while being assisted onto the stretcher. He also was talking to trainers and doctors as he was taken off the field.
He was back on the sideline, walking freely, midway through the third quarter.
A fourth-year NFL player, Harrison replaced former Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter as a starter this season. He was credited with two tackles in the first half.
The week before, Bills tight end Kevin Everett sustained a life-threatening spinal cord injury against Denver.
After doctors initially said he might be paralyzed, Everett showed significant improvement in only several days. By the end of the week, doctors said Everett could wiggle his toes, bend his hip, move his ankles, elevate and kick his leg, as well as extend his elbows and slightly flex his biceps.
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