Originally posted on Redskins Blog  |  Last updated 10/17/11
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After yesterday’s Saints-Bucs game, the biggest injury was to Saint’s head coach Sean Payton, who suffered a fractured tibia and torn MCL on the play shown above. Youch. Today, head coach Mike Shanahan remembered a time that he suffered an equally tremendous blow, while serving as head coach for the Denver Broncos. “Yeah, it has happened,” he said.  ”I remember one time, we were playing Kansas City, and a guy was only about three feet in front of me.  An offensive lineman, at the last second pushes the guy, and he hit me.  I went back and landed on the back of my head and just saw stars.” While Shanahan was shaking out the cobwebs, he instructed his assistant coach, standing next to him, to call in the next play. “By the way, it was a good play,” he said with a smile.  ”I wish that had happened more often for me.” Unlike Payton, however, Shanahan was unaware of the extent of the injury until he was taking the field to play the Raiders one week later. “We’re jogging along the sideli
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