Edwards leaves game with head injury

Updated: October 18, 2009, 9:31 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was knocked out of the team's 16-13 overtime win over the New York Jets with a concussion following a sack early in the second quarter Sunday.

The Bills announced that Edwards had suffered a blow to the head, and coach Dick Jauron confirmed it was a concussion after the game.

On third-and-2 from the Bills 43, Edwards was taken down by David Harris and Calvin Pace and remained on the turf for a few moments. He gingerly got up and slowly walked to the sideline with trainers. Edwards sat on the bench with his helmet on as the trainers spoke with him for several minutes.

He was eventually taken to the locker room and Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him on the Bills' next possession. Edwards was 5 of 5 for 43 yards before leaving.

Jauron said safety Donte Whitner left early with an injured ankle, defensive tackle Kyle Williams has an injured shoulder, cornerback Terrence McGee has a bruised chest and tight end Shawn Nelson suffered a concussion.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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