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Peyton Hillis Injury: Running back not expected to miss significant time with hyperextended knee

Peyton Hillis' knee injury won't keep him out for long. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back is expected to be fine.

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Peyton Hillis' knee injury is not overly serious, as the running back is not expected to miss significant playing time, according to Sports Talk Florida's Jenna Laine. Hillis is said to have suffered a hyperextended knee in last night's preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Hillis looked decent in limited time, rushing for 13 yards on four carries before being hit in the knee. The hit sent him somersaulting and caused him to lose control of the football. Hillis looked like he was running hard before the hit, lowering his pads at the end of each run to deliver a blow to tacklers.

While the running back isn't expected to miss significant time, he is falling behind in the battle as the backup running back. Mike James and Brian Leonard got most of the carries with the first and second team offense, while Hillis didn't come onto the field until halfway through the third quarter. With Doug Martin safely entrenched as the starter and Brian Leonard seemingly taking the reigns as the third-down back, there's not much room on the roster for the former Browns star.

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