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Bengals at Jaguars: Running back Cedric Peerman suffers scary arm injury

It looks like the Bengals may have lost Cedric Peerman to a serious injury.

NFL: Preseason-Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Update: The Bengals have confirmed Peerman has a left forearm fracture.


The Cincinnati Bengals are enduring about as bad of a preseason as a team can suffer, at least regarding injuries.

They've looked impressive in all three preseason games thus far, but their performances have all come at a cost as key players have gone down in each game with injuries. After Adam Jones injured his calf in the warm up and A.J. Green hurt his knee in the first quarter, special teams ace Cedric Peerman may have suffered the worst injury of any Bengal this year.

In the second quarter of Sunday's preseason game in Jacksonville, Peerman took a handoff and tried to avoid a tackle by running toward the sideline. But as he was tackled, he landed awkwardly on his left arm. On replay, it appeared to be a serious injury as Peerman's arm bent in a way it should never bend.

During the broadcast, NBC reporter Michele Tafoya said that Peerman "was in a great deal of pain" as he had an air cast put on his injured left arm.

Peerman is set to turn 30-years-old in October during what would have been his seventh year in the NFL. The past six have been with the Bengals as one of their top special teams players, due to his impact on coverage units. He also will occasionally take a fake as the up-back on the punt team.

But with the Bengals having Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Rex Burkhead, Peerman was not expected to get touches this year at running back. Regardless, he is still an important player and it would be a significant loss for the Bengals if he's out to start the year.

We will have more details and updates on Peerman's injury as they become available.