Updates on Griese, Ruud
The injury toll from today's game will include quarterback Brian Griese and linebacker Barrett Ruud. Here's what we were able to glean from them in the locker room:
Griese says he sustained an elbow bruise and experienced immediate swelling. You might recall that Champ Bailey head him head on after coming free on the delayed blitz in the third quarter. Griese said it was his understanding that there is no structural damage in the elbow, which is obviously good news.
Regarding Ruud, he was limping around the locker room quite gingerly after sustaining a knee injury in the second half and not returning. He, too, said there doesn't appear to be structural damage, though there is likely to be some swelling and some pain. He will undergo an MRI exam back in Tampa on Monday, but he seemed optimistic after spending a good while with the training staff after the game.