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Aqib Talib leaves game with injury, return questionable

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  January 20, 2013 07:18 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib appeared to injure his right hamstring after breaking up a pass intended for Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin in the first quarter of Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

Talib was seen heading into the locker room with a member of the Patriots medical staff. His return was listed as questionable during the game, and he did not play again. Talib returned to the sidelines wearing a jacket and was testing out this thigh when he came back to the sidelines in the second quarter.

Cornerback Kyle Arrington replaced Talib on defense and covered speedy Ravens receiver Torrey Smith.

Patriots safety Patrick Chung was also shaken up when Ray Rice scored the Ravens' first touchdown. Defensive lineman Kyle Love suffered a knee injury. Neither Chung nor Love returned to the game, which the Patriots lost, 28-13.

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