Marvin Lewis took the podium in front of local Cincinnati media on Tuesday and began addressing everyone on the state of the Cincinnati Bengals. One of the main subjects was the overall health of punter Kevin Huber after taking a huge hit on Sunday night against the Steelers. He suffered a fractured jaw and a cracked vertebrae in his neck.
According to Joe Danneman of FOX 19, Lewis said that Huber's spirits are good, even though he is in a neck brace and will need surgery. Lewis also mentioned that the team will be signing a punter sometime today and that that newly-signed punter will be the holder on field goal tries.
Marvin says Huber is in a neck brace. Will need oral surgery. Says there will be no future ramifications on his career.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) December 17, 2013
Marvin says retaliation isn't part of a team he's ever been around. Says injuries happen and it's time to move on.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) December 17, 2013
Marvin says they will sign a new punter today. Had tryouts today.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) December 17, 2013
It's good to know that Huber's career doesn't sound to be in jeopardy at this point, though his recovery from his injury sounds miserable. As we reported yesterday, the Bengals were going to try out five punters, so it sounds like one of those will be the guy that gets signed later today. We'll break that news when we hear it.