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Earnest Graham suffers ankle injury

WEMBLEY, England -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backfield took another hit Sunday when running back Earnest Graham suffered a right ankle injury in the first quarter of a 24-18 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Graham, starting for the injured LeGarrette Blount, went down untouched Sunday after catching a pass from Josh Freeman. Blount fell to the turf before being hit for a 2-yard loss.

He needed help leaving the field, struggling to put weight on his right leg. He was taken to the locker room for an examination and ruled out for the rest of the game.

Graham was starting for Blount for the second straight week. The 31-year-old Graham was coming off his best game in three years, rushing for 109 yards in a win over the New Orleans Saints last week.

He had two carries for 13 yards against the Bears before being hurt.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.