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Posted: Sunday November 11, 2012 3:20PM ; Updated: Sunday November 11, 2012 3:20PM

Lions' Avril exits game after suffering head injury

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Cliff Avril
Cliff Avril was being evaluated for a possible concussion.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril left the game against Minnesota in the third quarter with a head injury.

Avril was shaken up on Minnesota's first possession of the half. The Lions say he is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

He was listed as questionable on Friday with a back injury, but was able to start the game against the Vikings. He made an impact in the first half when he batted a pass by Christian Ponder back into the quarterback's arms and tackled him for a 15-yard loss.

Lawrence Jackson was getting the bulk of the work in Avril's place.

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