The NFL have fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 after he broke the jaw of Kevin Huber, reports ESPN.
Garvin also left the Cincinnati Bengals punter with a cracked vertebrae after a blindside hit on Sunday evening.
However Garvin is now expected to appeal against the fine for the hit, which ultimately ended Huber's season.
The Steelers star insisted that no intent was meant despite the NFL's head of officials Dean Blandinho admitting the hit was illegal meaning Garvin should have been given a personal foul penalty.
On the hit itself, Garvin told reporters: "I fell down on the play and I got up and saw A.B. coming towards me so I was like, 'Oh, I've got to try and help him break on this play.
"I wasn't out there trying to be vicious. When you're in the game you're really just trying to make a play and help your team out."
The Steelers, who won the clash against the Bengals 30-20 on Sunday, will now be hoping to make it back-to-back wins s they take on the Green Bay Packers this weekend.
They then complete their round of fixtures against the Cleveland Browns at the Heinz Field on Sunday December 29.
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