Recapping Major Injuries from the NFL's Thanksgiving Day Action

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Recapping Major Injuries from the NFL's Thanksgiving Day Action
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Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers.

While the country began to enter Thanksgiving's tryptophan-induced food comas—which, by the way, are nothing more than a myth*—NFL players took the field to kick off Week 13.

Unfortunately, injuries followed close behind.

A number of key players went down during Thursday's action, and the ramifications will become more apparent in the coming days as teams conduct further exams and MRIs.

Let's take a look, starting with those from the early game—Green Bay versus Detroit—and continuing on into the late-afternoon and evening matchups.

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*As mentioned, the notion that consuming tryptophan causes sleepiness is a myth. More than likely, eating unusually large quantities of food on Thanksgiving diverts a greater proportion of blood and energy to the digestive system, leading to drowsiness. In fact, according to this article by Lisa Zamosky of Web MD, turkey actually contains less tryptophan than, say, chicken.

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