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Lions' QB out for year

DETROIT -- Lions rookie quarterback Joey Harrington will miss the rest of the season because of an irregular heartbeat.

Harrington, the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Oregon, left Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with the heart problem and was taken to the hospital for tests and observation.

Doctors said Harrington's heartbeat returned to a normal rhythm before he was hospitalized. Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg said the ailment is not career-threatening. Detroit (3-11) has two games remaining this season, including a Dec. 29 finale against the Vikings.

"If this were Week 5, we would expect him to return, but there is no way that he will be back within two weeks," Mornhinweg said.

Harrington entered Sunday's game having completed just over 50 percent of his passes, with 2,294 yards, 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

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