Week five was rough on the NFL’s running backs.
Najeh Davenport broke his right ankle and Deuce McAllister is scheduled for an MRI exam on his knee. Julius Jones missed the second half and there’s no telling what’s wrong with Corey Dillon.
Davenport scored two touchdowns for Green Bay, as a fill-in starter. The fourth year runningback broke his right ankle after being dragged down on a 2-yard recption in the first half.
“More than likely, the seriousness of this would take away his season this year,” Packers coach Mike Sherman said. “That’s very unfortunate. He was playing well at the time.”
Saints runningback Deuce McAllister will get an MRI exam Oct. 10 on his right knee, which he sprained in the third quarter. He finished with 31 yards on 11 carries.
New England runningback Cory Dillon rushed for 106 yards before he went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury late in the game. The Patriots, who are notoriously sneaky about the injury status of players, aren’t likely to elaborate on Dillon until the Oct. 12 report is due.