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Ron Brooks injury: Buffalo Bills CB discharged from hospital

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It's looking like Bills cornerback Ron Brooks, who suffered a scary head/neck injury on Sunday, has avoided disaster: he has been discharged from a Detroit hospital and is on his way back to Orchard Park.

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Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brooks is on his way back to Western New York after spending Sunday night in a Detroit-area hospital.

Brooks was injured in the first quarter of the Bills' 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday when, while covering a punt, he was hit low, flipped through the air, and landed on his head. Trainers immobilized Brooks on the field of play and carted him off, taking nearly 10 minutes to do so.

Preliminary reports during the game yesterday revealed that Brooks' initial CT scans had come back negative, but he was kept in Detroit overnight for observation. Brooks took to Twitter on Monday to let fans know that he was walking on his own power, and his girlfriend spread news of his status earlier in the morning, as well.

Brooks is one of the Bills' most-used special teams players, filling a key role as a punt gunner. Marcus Easley, who has now missed two games with a knee injury (and is expected to miss at least two more), is Buffalo's other punt gunner. To close out the win over the Lions, the Bills were using Corey Graham and Marquise Goodwin as gunners.