Packers RB Ahman Green and WR Robert Ferguson were both carted off the field with severe left leg injuries yesterday during their 23-20 loss to Minnesota.
Green was hurt in the fourth quarter when he was hit by LB E.J. Henderson. He immediately grabbed his left knee in pain and had to be lifted onto a cart to be taken to the locker room for X-rays. Coach Mike Sherman said Green aggravated the injury that kept him out of the Packers' victory over New Orleans on Oct. 9.
Both Green and Ferguson will be reevaluated today. . . .
Charles Woodson broke his right leg and Derrick Gibson dislocated his left wrist, leaving the Raiders without two key starters in their secondary for up to two months.
Coach Norv Turner gave the preliminary diagnosis of the two players' injuries after Oakland's 38-17 victory over Buffalo and said the players would undergo further tests today.
"Those are six-to-eight-week injuries, but I can't say that's the final deal," Turner said. "We'll know more in the morning." . . .
Lions WR Kevin Johnson ruptured his Achilles' against the Browns and is out for the season.
* FANS AREN'T ALARMED: A false fire alarm went off at Lincoln Financial Field in the second half of Philadelphia's game against San Diego.
An announcement over the public address system appealed for an orderly evacuation, but no one appeared to follow instructions. The alarm was tripped in the club suite level, Eagles spokeswoman Bonnie Grant said.
Referee Ron Winter went to the sideline to discuss the situation with a woman in a fire department uniform and with Chargers Coach Marty Schottenheimer. Then the game resumed with no delay.
"The message was quickly relayed that it was a false alarm," Grant said.
-- From News Services