Tukuafu exits with leg injury

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A hard-hitting playoff game between former AFC West rivals has sent a couple of guys hobbling, but both Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson and 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree returned after suffering apparent injuries.

The first actual injury came to San Fran fullback Will Tukuafu, who was tackled awkwardly after making his first career reception.

Tukuafu walked off on his own power after cornerback Captain Munnerlyn fell on the converted defensive lineman’s leg.

6 responses to “Tukuafu exits with leg injury

  1. The corner who tackled this guy should be kicked out of the game. His form is dangerous. He pulls the guys down by the shoulder pads which puts knees in compromising positions. He almost took Crabtree out with the same tackle. Nfl needs to start penalizing and kicking guys out of games for dangerous tackling form. That will force corners and safeties to re learn how to tackle correctly, and you greatly reduce knee injuries. When I played football, if you arm tackled, you were called a pansy and did not play. But I guess you can’t say that word anymore because you might offend somebody.

  2. NOT SURE WHERE TO POST THIS BUT IT NEEDS TO BE SAID…..How disrespectful, so many NFL players were when they purposely failed to place their hand across their hearts at the beginning of the game during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner”…..even after the announcer instructed fans and players alike — Please stand with your hands remaining over your heart”
    Way to go NFL — you should view the tape and fine the disrespectful lot. NFL SUPPORTS THE TROOPS –RIGHT

  3. You are repping one tradition. The true old school tradition is: hand over heart for the Pledge of Allegiance, hands at your sides for the National Anthem and even sing along.

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