Found January 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib was forced to leave Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter because of a leg injury. He was taken to the locker room before returning to the sidelines, but it was uncertain whether he would return to the game. USA Today reported that the injury appeared to be to his hamstring. Talib played in six games, including five starts, for the Patriots this season after being acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay.
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