McCourty 'fine' after fourth-quarter injury scare

McCourty 'fine' after fourth-quarter injury scare
January 1, 2012, 10:18 pm
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FOXBORO -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty spent Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills playing safety, and while he was part of a second half that saw major improvements in the secondary, he finished the game with an injury scare.

With 1:41 left in the fourth quarter, and the Patriots leading 49-21, McCourty hit Bills wide receiver Ruvell Martin on a play that resulted in a Kyle Arrington interception. The interception was overturned because McCourty was flagged for a personal could on the hit.

But McCourty seemed to have suffered a lower-body injury on the play. He stayed down on the field for several minutes, until the Patriots' training staff came rushing over to the opposite sideline -- including coach Bill Belichick.

McCourty got up on his own power and jogged off the field with a slight limp, saying after the game, "Yeah, I was fine."