The Bengals couldn’t make it through one quarter without a key player being injured against the Bears.
Linebacker Vincent Rey suffered what appeared to be a ankle injury during a punt return midway through the first quarter. He was down after the play and had to be helped off the field to be examined on the sideline.
UPDATE: Marvin Lewis says Rey has a sprained ankle. He’ll likely be evaluated further tomorrow.
Marvin says Rey has sprained ankle but hopefully not anything that keeps him out too long.— aly cohen (@alyco32) August 10, 2018
The team quickly announced Rey suffered an ankle injury and was doubtful to return. That does not necessarily mean it’s a bad injury as much as the team won’t risk further injury in what’s really a meaningless preseason game for the veteran.
Rey has been a mainstay on special teams an the Bengals defense for much of his career. He’s entering his ninth season with the club, and losing him would be a big blow to this defense and special teams.
We will have more on this story if any more details become available.