Tests yesterday confirmed that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a bruised chest during Philadelphia's season-opening 14-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Monday night, and his status for Sunday's game will be determined after more tests this week.
McNabb was injured on a crushing hit by Brady Smith and Chad Lavalais early in the game. An elusive runner who usually makes at least one big play with his legs, McNabb seemed reluctant to run after the hard hit.
''He's had an MRI, a CT scan, and he did have an X-ray after the game," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. ''He has a bruised chest, and we just have to see how it works out in the next day or two."
KC's Johnson in altercation
Chiefs running back Larry Johnson
turned himself in to Kansas City police Monday night after an altercation with his girlfriend early Saturday at a bar. A police spokesman said Johnson was cited for domestic abuse assault. The running back posted bond and was released, with a court date set for Sept. 20 on the municipal charge . . . Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup cornerback Torrie Cox
was jailed early yesterday after being charged with driving under the influence, his second drunken driving arrest in nine months.
Brunell will start for Redskins
Redskins coach Joe Gibbs
named veteran Mark Brunell
his starting quarterback for Monday night's game against the Cowboys, replacing Patrick Ramsey
. . . The Chicago Bears waived offensive tackle Marc Colombo
. Colombo, who is from Bridgewater and played at Boston College, was drafted in the first round by the Bears in 2002 and started seven of 18 games he played over four seasons . . . The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran defensive end Rodney Bailey.
Bailey spent last season on injured reserve with the Patriots.
SUV driven by Klecko kills man
An SUV driven by former Jets star Joe Klecko
struck and killed a homeless man pushing a shopping cart on the Major Deegan Expressway Monday night. Police said Klecko couldn't see Ray Peterson
, 65, until it was too late because a car in front of him was in the way. According to a New York Daily News story, a police officer said Klecko stopped his 2005 Chevy Suburban immediately and waited for police to arrive. The officer also said Klecko volunteered for a Breathalyzer test, which showed no alcohol in his system, and he was not cited . . . Tests showed that former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Terry Long
died June 7 from a brain inflammation that resulted, in part, from repeated head injuries suffered while playing football . . . Toni Fritsch
, who went from Austrian soccer player to NFL placekicker, most notably for the Dallas Cowboys in the early 1970s, died yesterday in Vienna at age 60. The Austria Press Agency reported Fritsch collapsed and died of heart failure after eating at a restaurant.
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