NFC South injuries: Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson to undergo test for rib injury

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The NFC South suffered its fair share of injuries in Week 3.

The NFC South went a combined 2-2 in Week 3, but all four teams suffered injuries along the way. Here are the bumps and bruises around the division:


The Falcons lost cornerback Robert McClain and running back Josh Vaughan during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. McClain suffered an apparent leg injury that forced him out of the Week 3 matchup, while Vaughn seemed to have injured his ankle. The Falcons entered the game without seven of their starters due to injury, including running back Steven Jackson, who may miss next week's battle against the Patriots as well.


Saints' wide receiver Lance Moore left Sunday's win against the Cardinals with an apparent wrist injury. An update on Moore's status is expected on Monday.


Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson left Week 3's loss against the Patriots with a rib injury in the third quarter. He did not return to the game and will undergo a "full battery of tests" on the injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.


Panthers' wide receiver Steve Smith hurt his hip during Sunday's win against the Giants. He returned to the game, so the injury did not seem to limit him on the field.

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