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Buffalo Bills DT Jerel Worthy leaves Lions game with head injury

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Worthy collided headed to head with teammate Joe Powell.

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jerel Worthy incurred a head injury in the team's preseason game versus the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Worthy was helped off of the field by the team’s training staff, walked directly to the locker room, and the team later announced that he would not return and was being evaluated for a head injury.

On the final play of the first quarter, Worthy collided with teammate Joe Powell as the two tried to bring down Lions quarterback Jake Rudock.

Worthy started the game in place of Kyle Williams. He is being counted on to play a key role in the defensive line rotation behind Williams and Marcell Dareus.

Appearing in 13 games for the Bills last season, Worthy recorded seven total tackles.