Leon Hall will undergo MRI on Monday to confirm torn Achilles

Patrick Smith

The Cincinnati Bengals have likely lost their best cornerback after suffering an Achilles injury against the Lions.

Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm that he tore his Achilles on Sunday, which is generally being reported around the league. Considering Hall's reaction after the play, along with the reaction of his teammates after the game, it was a foregone conclusion that Cincinnati's top cornerback was going to be lost for the season.

"It’s emotional," safety Reggie Nelson said via the Enquirer. "Knowing what type of player he is and what type of character he has. He worked his (butt) off to get back out there with us. Seeing him go down like that, it hurts. There’s nothing you can say about it knowing that he wanted to be out there real bad with us."

"It was tough after that series, going to the sideline and finding out what happens," cornerback Terence Newman said via the Enquirer. "I lost it. It’s just tough. He’s one of the best in the league and to have one of the best go down it’s tough. He’s like a brother."

Adam Jones will likely replace Hall as the starting cornerback opposite of Terence Newman. It'll be interesting to see what the Bengals do at cornerback, if Hall is forced to go on Injured Reserve. Behind Newman and Jones, you have guys like Dre Kirkpatrick and Brandon Ghee looking to build some sort of NFL resume after a history of injuries have kept them sidelined. Chris Lewis-Harris is the fifth cornerback already on the active roster.

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