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Saints’ QB Jeff Blake Injures Foot

November 19, 2000

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans quarterback Jeff Blake fractured and dislocated his right foot late in the first quarter of the Saints’ 31-22 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Blake was injured when Oakland defensive end Lance Johnstone landed on it. Johnstone was chasing Blake on a first-down play. Blake immediately grabbed the ankle and writhed in pain.

He was helped from the field and taken by cart to the locker room.

The Saints, playing without star running back Ricky Williams, who was out with a broken ankle, trailed 3-0 at the time and were on their longest drive of the game.

Aaron Brooks, who appeared in two previous games this season, but did little more than kneel with the football, replaced Blake.

After handing off on his first play, Brooks was sacked for a 6-yard loss. On his first pass in the next series, Brooks was intercepted. The Raiders scored a touchdown on the resulting drive.

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