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BUSH'S LEFT LEG, SHOCKEY'S PRIDE HURT FOR SAINTS

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Saints RB Reggie Bush won't travel with the team to London after Sunday's loss to Carolina, instead heading to Alabama to have his left knee examined.

Bush is expected to see Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, coach Sean Payton said. The Saints believe Bush injured his meniscus and won't face San Diego next week.

Bush was injured on a punt return late in the first half. He reversed field on his run, which ended when he stepped out of bounds on the Carolina sideline. He seemed to pull up a bit and favor his left leg after that.

Also, TE Jeremy Shockey questioned how the team has handled his sports hernia injury. "If it wasn't misdiagnosed in camp like it was, there (would) have been no problems. ... Next time I know. When I get hurt, I'll get three or four opinions besides just the team's." Shockey, who had surgery four weeks ago, played Sunday but was slowed by another injury.

Chiefs' Johnson being investigated

Chiefs president Carl Peterson said the team is aware of an investigation into RB Larry Johnson's alleged involvement in an altercation with a woman during the team's bye week. Johnson, suspended for Sunday's game for violating team rules, is being investigated by "Kansas City authorities," according to Peterson, and by the league, though no charges have been filed in the case.

Also, QB Brodie Croyle, just back from a separated shoulder, sprained his right knee and is likely out for the season.

BENGALS: LB Keith Rivers (jaw) was leveled on a hit by Steelers WR Hines Ward and is out for the season.

BILLS: The power went out at Ralph Wilson Stadium for about 45 minutes and came back on in the second quarter. The electricity went out about half an hour before the game after three helium balloons became entangled in power lines across the street from the facility. The kickoff was not delayed.

BROWNS: TE Kellen Winslow was active after missing Monday's game with an undisclosed illness.

COWBOYS: OLB DeMarcus Ware tied the league record with a sack in his 10th straight game. He stopped the Rams' Marc Bulger for a 1-yard loss late in the first quarter to equal the mark of Denver's Simon Fletcher in 1992-93.

GIANTS: LB Antonio Pierce (strained quad) sat out.

PATRIOTS: Injured QB Tom Brady, writing on his Web site, confirmed for the first time that he had not one, but two operations on his injured left knee.

COLLIER CASE: Police charged a man with shooting Jaguars OL Richard Collier, who last month was paralyzed below the waist in a shooting. Tyrone Romaro Hartsfield, 32, was charged Saturday with attempted murder, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office undersheriff Frank Mackesy said. Hartsfield was held in the Duval County Jail without bail.

Times wires

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