Cowboys WR Austin and Colts TE Clark injured

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin can’t seem to keep his hamstrings healthy, and a miserable season for Indianapolis got worse Sunday when tight end Dallas Clark went down with a leg injury.

After missing two games earlier this season with a left hamstring problem, Austin hurt his right one in a 23-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the Cowboys could be without their Pro Bowl receiver again.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo sounded resigned to losing one of his top targets for at least a week.

“It’s going to be hard without him,” Romo said. “He’s an explosive player who is outstanding in everything at that position. Obviously we’ll have to do some things to counter it.”

Austin caught two passes for 53 yards Sunday, but hurt his hamstring on his second catch, a 37-yarder, and didn’t return.

Austin began limping at the end of the play. He wasn’t putting weight on his right leg and immediately had an ice pack applied.

“Randomly on that one play, my other hammy just grabbed up, out of nowhere,” Austin said. “It’s hard to describe how it feels, but it really hurts.”

Already minus Peyton Manning all season because of neck surgery, the winless Colts (0-9) could be without their top two tight ends. Clark (lower left leg) and Brody Eldridge (hand) both left early in a 31-7 loss to Atlanta and coach Jim Caldwell provided no updates after the game.

Clark was injured in the second quarter after trying unsuccessfully to make a catch. He left with two receptions for 21 yards.

Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward left the Sunday night game against Baltimore with a stinger after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Ray Lewis. Ward’s return was questionable, but he was sitting on the sideline without his helmet and it did not appear he would re-enter the game.

Ward missed last week’s win over New England due to an ankle injury.

Three players were carted off the field during Arizona’s overtime victory against St. Louis. The most seriously hurt appeared to be Rams wide receiver Greg Salas, who has a broken leg and could be out for the season.

Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams and St. Louis tight end Lance Kendricks were also taken off on carts.

Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb sat out because of a turf toe injury that occurred in last weekend’s loss at Baltimore.

Elsewhere, running back Shonn Greene had 76 yards rushing for the New York Jets in a 27-11 victory at Buffalo, but did not finish the game after sustaining a head injury in the fourth quarter.

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