Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber is headed to Injured Reserve (which we expected) after suffering a fractured jaw against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. During Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown, Huber was clocked by linebacker Terence Garvin with an unflagged helmet shot that will definitely earn a fine -- in fact, the play shouldn't have even happened considering that 1) Gavin should have been flagged (Huber was struck in the head and neck area) and 2) Brandon Ghee's false start didn't lead to it (but not our place to riddle what-if).
During the hit, Huber suffered a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae in his neck, according to ESPN Insider Chris Mortensen.
Bengals punter Kevin Huber not only suffered broken jaw but also a cracked vertebrae in his neck on block by Steelers' Gavin. Headed to IR.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 16, 2013
The moment of impact.
The Bengals will likely hold work outs on Tuesday during the player's day off and sign someone at that point to replace Huber.
As for Gavin, one can only expect that he'll be fined on Friday when most fines are handed out.