Sellers suffers hip injury

Updated: December 6, 2009, 11:11 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Redskins fullback Mike Sellers, who was involved in a controversial play in an overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints, was seen being taken away in ambulance soon after the game.

Sellers' leg was heavily wrapped and he walked to the ambulance on crutches. He was in obvious pain as the ambulance door was being shut.

A team official originally said after the game Sellers had suffered a hip injury and was being transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure. A team official later amended that to say Sellers had suffered a thigh contusion.

The Saints' victory was set up by Sellers' fumble in overtime. He was hit in the legs and flipped by Chris McAlister after making a catch -- a turnover that was only verified after a meticulous replay reversal -- giving the Saints the ball and the eventual win.

Sellers came up limping after the play, and broadcasters said that he had been dealing with a thigh injury. He was wearing an extra thick thigh pad.

Pat Yasinskas covers the NFC South for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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