The Bengals are predictably in the middle of a divisional brawl with the Steelers on Monday Night Football and need all of the able bodies on defense that they can get. Even though their defense has been mostly solid through the first half, they will apparently be without a key rotational player the rest of the evening.
According to Paul Dehner, Jr. with The Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers will be out at least the rest of the evening with an injured elbow.
Robert Geathers is out for the rest of the game with an elbow injury. Bengals deep on the line, already running all 8 in and out.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 17, 2013
Though Carlos Dunlap has supplanted Geathers as the starter at defensive end, he still is a valuable defensive end in the formidable rotation up front. We don't know how significant the elbow injury is at the moment, but he won't be reappearing tonight on Monday Night Football.