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Lions not sure how long Kitna will be out with sprained right knee

Updated: September 21, 2008, 10:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jon Kitna sprained his right knee in the final minutes of Detroit's 31-13 loss to San Francisco on Sunday, and the Lions didn't know how long their veteran quarterback would be sidelined.

Kitna, who went 15-of-30 for 146 yards, was hurt while getting pulled down on a sack by 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter. The 12th-year pro hobbled to the bench, where the team's medical staff surrounded him on a rough end to his 36th birthday.

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