Domata Peko's knee injury isn't severe; Antwan Odom officially lands on IR

After leaving the field on a cart against the Houston Texans, news about Antwan Odom was bleak. Words like ruptured and torn circulated around his right Achilles. Head coach Marvin Lewis admitted Sunday night that Odom's achilles is torn. Bad news for a guy set to rebound after a terribly disappointing 2008 season, already kicking ass this season.

On Monday, the Bengals officially put Odom on Injured Reserve which, if you haven't picked up on by now, means he's out for the year. Odom underwent surgery to repair his achilles today. Lewis also "said defensive tackle Domata Peko (knee) does not have a severe injury". Peko will be on a day-to-day basis and still could miss Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

With Odom out, the Bengals will need to rely more on veteran Robert Geathers as well as expand Michael Johnson's playing time. Frostee Rucker, barring the likelihood he'll keep getting hurt, should get playing time also. Jonathan Fanene, whose had a good start this season, could see more playing time rotating with the defensive tackles, as well as playing defensive end because he could be one of the more effective defensive ends right now.

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