October 27, 2011 in Sports

Jaguars’ Del Rio latest coach injured on sideline

Associated Press
 

The Jacksonville Jaguars are having some fun at coach Jack Del Rio’s expense.

Del Rio injured his left leg Monday night against Baltimore, becoming the latest coach injured in a sideline collision. He is limping and using a golf cart to get to and from the practice field.

Maybe the most embarrassing part for the hard-nosed, former NFL linebacker is that Ravens punter Sam Koch did the damage.

Assistant coach Mark Duffner nominated Koch for a weekly “Jackhammer” award, the accolade Del Rio gives out for hard hits during games. And place-kicker Josh Scobee laughed as loud as he could as Del Rio drove onto the practice field Wednesday.

Even Del Rio took a lighthearted approach with his injury.

“I got a bag of ice and a couple of Tylenol, and that’s it,” Del Rio said. “I’m good to go.”

Bradford likely to sit

Sam Bradford is still in a walking boot and it appears that at least another week will pass before the St. Louis Rams’ quarterback gets back on the field.

Bradford was not at practice Wednesday while rehabbing from a high left ankle sprain, leaving his availability in doubt for the second straight game. Backup A.J. Feeley got his first start since 2007 in a 34-7 loss at Dallas and expects to get the call again this week against the New Orleans Saints.

Around the league

San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Larry English was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a broken left foot. … San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is less optimistic about wide receiver Braylon Edwards returning from right knee surgery Sunday against his former Cleveland team. Edwards practiced Tuesday for the first time since his injury early in the game Sept. 18 against Dallas, the lone loss for San Francisco (5-1). … Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for kicking Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang in their game Sunday. Robison received word of the fine Wednesday. He apologized to Lang, the league and the Vikings via Twitter on Sunday evening after he kicked Lang in the groin during a field-goal try in the second quarter of a 33-27 loss to the Packers. … A judge in Minneapolis ruled that suspended Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will remain free on supervised release and is allowed to travel outside Minnesota with his team while he faces a felony domestic assault charge. That won’t happen this week. Cook will not travel with the Vikings to Sunday’s game at Carolina, a team spokesman said. Cook remained suspended without pay and on the reserve/ suspended list, which means the team can replace him on the active roster.

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