Orlando Scandrick bloodies his nose


OXNARD, Calif. -- Cornerback Orlando Scandrick bloodied his nose during Thursday's practice. It's at least a contusion and possibly a fracture.

The injury is not expected to prevent Scandrick from playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Scandrick got injured when he made a diving play to deflect a pass to Terrell Hudgins on the sideline. He stayed down for several seconds and was helped off the field by head athletic trainer Jim Maurer, who held the nose with a bloodied towel.

Rookie Akwasi Owusu-Ansah filled in as the slot corner with the first-team nickel package the rest of practice.

Scandrick has been playing in pain all training camp after shattering his left index finger during offseason workouts.