Coley Harvey | ESPN.com
DETROIT — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions late in the first quarter after suffering an Achilles injury while matched up against Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson.
Hall has been declared out for the remainder of the game with the second Achilles injury he has sustained in the past three seasons. He injured his left Achilles in 2011.
At the time the injury occurred, the Lions were at the Bengals’ 11-yard line and driving. As Hall backed up into his own end zone, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tried to complete a touchdown pass to Johnson.
When Johnson left his feet for the ball, Hall fell down. Johnson ended up bobbling the ball and eventually dropping it before Hall rolled over onto his stomach and took his helmet off.
Seconds after the injury, Hall got up and gingerly walked over to the sideline under his own power but under the watch of trainers.
On the next play, the Bengals moved veteran cornerback Terence Newman to Hall’s previous spot and had him matched up against the 6-foot-5 Johnson.
Hall was injured once before this season, suffering a hamstring injury that kept him out of the Week 4 and 5 games against the Browns and Patriots. He returned last week against Buffalo.
The Bengals had another defensive player, tackle Devon Still, leave the game with a first-half injury. Still was carted off the field early in the second quarter after suffering an elbow injury at the end of the first quarter. He was not expected to return to the game.
- Previously covered Florida State for Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech for Macon Telegraph
- Northwestern University graduate