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Andrew Whitworth suffers knee injury vs Eagles

Even in an impressive performance, the Bengals still suffer a big loss.

Wild Card Round - Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images


All is well. Andrew Whitworth returned to the game late in the fourth quarter.

The Bengals offense suffered a pair of losses in the second half of their matchup with the Eagles, the biggest of which being to Andrew Whitworth.

The stalwart left tackle suffered a right leg injury late in the third quarter. He was grabbing his knee after a play and was clearly in pain. He did eventually get up and walked off under his own power. The Bengals have since announced his return as questionable, though it’s hard to see him coming back with the game out of reach as Cincinnati holds a 29-7 lead.

With Whitworth out, Jake Fisher was inserted at left tackle while Eric Winston went in at right tackle. Those two had been rotating at right tackle for the duration of the game, but now Fisher is thrust into the lineup on the left side while Whitworth is out. Of note, Cedric Ogbuehi did not take over either spot.

The Bengals also lost wide receiver James Wright to a knee injury in the second half. It was unclear when the play occurred, and the Bengals even said Wright was probable to return initially. However, the team later downgraded his status to questionable to return as he has yet to return.

The loss of Wright was evident on special teams in the second half when the Eagles returned a kickoff 61 yards into Cincinnati territory. That led to the Eagles’ first score of the game, to cut the Bengals’ lead to 29-7.

We will keep you posted as more details on this injury become available.