-- Here are the most significant players on NFL playoff teams who got banged up in Week 17:
Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders:?McGloin, who's replacing the injured Derek Carr at quarterback, took a big hit from Jared Crick in?the second quarter. Trainers examined his left (non-throwing) shoulder on the sideline before taking him to the locker room. McGloin did not return to the game, and rookie? Connor Cook?replaced him in the lineup as Carr is sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Eric Berry, S, Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs announced a heel injury for their star safety with 3 minutes remaining in the third quarter. It wasn't immediately clear when the injury occurred; the last time the Chiefs' defense was on the field was late in the first half. The All-Pro did not come back into return.
Tom Savage, QB, Houston Texans: Savage got up slowly after a quarterback sneak early in the second quarter. He went to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion, and? Brock Osweiler replaced him in the lineup. Savage cleared concussion protocol and came back to the sideline with his helmet with 6 minutes left in the second quarter. Savage came back in the game with 23 seconds remaining in the first half to take a knee but was re-evaluated for a concussion at halftime and ruled out. Osweiler started the third quarter.
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins: Ajayi took his last carry of the game with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The team did not announce an injury, but multiple reports after the game said the running back went to the X-ray room after the game. Ajayi was questionable entering Week 17 with a shoulder injury.
Donald Penn, LT, Raiders: Penn went down clutching his left knee on a strange play in the fourth quarter that was blown dead after Shaquil Barrett jumped offside. Penn, who's been a big part of the Raiders success up front, walked off the field under his own power. Menelik Watson replaced the Pro Bowler at left tackle.
A.J. Bouye, CB, Texans: Bouye left Sunday's game in the second half with a groin injury. The breakout cornerback did not return to the game, but he told the media that he will be able to play in the wild-card game next week. Bouye has 15 passes defended this season.
Nate Allen, S, Raiders: Allen, who has been filling in for injured rookie safety Karl Joseph, took a knee to the back of the head in the first quarter. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion.? Keith McGill replaced Allen in the lineup
Ricardo Mathews, DE, Steelers: Mathews was taken to the locker room in the first quarter after sustaining a right ankle injury. The team downgraded the rotational defensive lineman from questionable to out in the third quarter. He has just one sack this season, but Mathews would be a significant loss for a Steelers team that's already thin along the D-line.
Vic Beasley Jr., OLB, Atlanta Falcons: The NFL's sack leader was evaluated on the sideline for a left shoulder injury in the first quarter against the Saints before being taken to the locker room. He returned to the game in the second quarter and got a sack, bringing him to 15.5 on the season.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs: Maclin had his right ankle pinned underneath him as he was spun to the ground at the beginning of the third quarter. Maclin, who missed five games earlier this season with a groin injury, limped off the field but came back into the game after a short absence.