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Bengals RB Mark Walton evaluated for concussion

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Another running back injury for the Bengals.

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UPDATE

Mark Walton has entered the game, so he appears to be fine.


The Bengals’ backfield continues to get depleted, as Mark Walton is now being evaluated for a concussion.

The injury happened late in the third quarter on a pass Walton attempted to catch at the sideline, but as he dove for the ball, he was hit in the helmet by Falcons safety Brian Poole, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness.

Walton went to the sideline to be examined by trainers, and the team has since announced he is being evaluated for a concussion. For now, that means Giovani Bernard is the lone running back, and he’s come up gimpy a few times in this game.

Defensive back Brandon Wilson had limited experience at running back during his college career at Houston. He would probably be an emergency running back if Bernard goes down.

Joe Mixon is inactive due to a knee injury, but it sounds like he’ll return next week. Thomas Rawls was a healthy scratch for this game.

We will update this post if any more details come out...