Aug 10, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) is tended to by trainers during the game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
We wrote earlier that defensive end Carlos Dunlap, who sported a big knee brace and crutches after the game, suffered a knee sprain during Cincinnati's 17-6 win over the New York Jets Friday night. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis appeared to sound somewhat optimistic during the postgame press conference, saying Dunlap should be alright with time, though he admitted uncertainty regarding the severity and offered no timetable. In other words, it could be a concern, or it could be fine. We'll know more later.
Lewis was also unsure about the severity with Rey Maualuga injury, also dealing with a knee sprain after Shonn Greene's helmet made contact with his knee early in the first quarter. Maualuga's injury appears far more positive, with the linebacker saying that he'll only be out for a couple of days. Taylor Mays also left Friday's game after a hit to the head, suffering a possible concussion.
The worst injury Friday night may have been guard Travelle Wharton, who was carted off the field early in the game. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis wasn't updated on scans conducted on Wharton before the postgame press conference. Again. We'll know more later.