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Lions Safety Rice Injures Neck

November 18, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Detroit starting strong safety Ron Rice injured his neck and back Sunday in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The game was halted for several minutes after Rice went down in a collision with Arizona tight end Steve Bush with 9:48 to play in the second quarter.

Doctors and trainers carefully loaded Rice onto a cart and strapped him down before he was taken from the field.

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