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Bengals Quarterback Jason Campbell Leaves With Apparent Elbow Injury

The Bengals' backup quarterback had his ups and downs on Thursday night, but left the game with what appeared to be an arm injury.

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In his Cincinnati Bengals debut as backup quarterback, Jason Campbell had moments of greatness and others of pure misery. Though he threw two touchdowns, his two interceptions were ugly throws to the sideline that resulted in two pick-sixes. There were other moments of shakiness as well, with him never seeming comfortable in the pocket and missing a number of other throws.

Midway through the third quarter, Campbell took a hit after releasing a throw and came up grimacing. He was holding and shaking his arm after the play and was immediately yanked and relieved by Matt Scott. It didn't seem that serious at first, but Campbell was seen with his elbow wrapped and iced shortly after the hit.

Sideline reports by the CIncinnati media said it "might be a bigger injury than originally thought". Paul Dehner, Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer noted that the trainers were working with the injury.

The severity of Campbell's injury likely won't be fully known until after the game, but anything to a quarterback's throwing arm isn't good. The guys behind Campbell on the depth chart are mostly unproven, including Scott and rookie A.J. McCarron who is nursing a shoulder injury of his own.

More on this as it develops.