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THE ZAPPER
John Walters
August 18, 1997
Preseason injuries to star players already have begun to wreak havoc on the NFL's prime-time regular-season schedule. Among those now not scheduled to appear: Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins (broken jaw) on TNT's Week 1 Sunday-night game; Green Bay Packers running back Edgar Bennett (torn left Achilles tendon) on ABC's Monday night Football season premiere; and, most sorely missed, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell (damaged right anterior cruciate ligament) in what was to have been his only prime-time appearance, a Week 4 Monday-nighter. Unlike the case of NBC's highly rated sitcom Frasier, whose star, Kelsey Grammer, went on the disabled list (drug rehab) last September, ABC and TNT do not have the option of airing reruns.
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August 18, 1997

The Zapper

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Preseason injuries to star players already have begun to wreak havoc on the NFL's prime-time regular-season schedule. Among those now not scheduled to appear: Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins (broken jaw) on TNT's Week 1 Sunday-night game; Green Bay Packers running back Edgar Bennett (torn left Achilles tendon) on ABC's Monday night Football season premiere; and, most sorely missed, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell (damaged right anterior cruciate ligament) in what was to have been his only prime-time appearance, a Week 4 Monday-nighter. Unlike the case of NBC's highly rated sitcom Frasier, whose star, Kelsey Grammer, went on the disabled list (drug rehab) last September, ABC and TNT do not have the option of airing reruns.

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