The first official injury report of the Bengals’ 2018 season is out, and it’s mostly good news for the good guys.
The only player to not practice Wednesday was reserve receiver Cody Core due to a back injury. There was some concern this injury, which he sustained in early August, could be enough to land him on injured reserve, but for now, he remains on the 53-man roster and unlikely to play this week or next Thursday against Baltimore.
Backup defensive backs Clayton Fejedelem and Tony McRae were limited with what are believed to be minor injuries.
Tyler Eifert showed up on the injury report but as a full participant with a back injury. It’s probably the same back issue Eifert is working his way back from and led to him being limited throughout training camp and the preseason.
The big name on today’s report for Cincinnati was Cordy Glenn, who was limited as he’s still recovering from a shoulder injury suffered against Buffalo in Week 3 of the preseason. He’ll obviously need to get at least one full practice in to assure he plays Sunday.
On the other side, the Colts have several key players iffy for Sunday, the most notable of which being Anthony Castonzo. He’s still recovering from a hamstring injury suffered in the preseason and looks highly questionable for Week 1 after being limited on Wednesday. not having him would be a big loss for a weak Colts offensive line facing a strong Bengals front seven.
It was actually reported earlier in the day that Castonzo did not practice:
Not a lot of good news for the Colts on the injury front: Anthony Castonzo, Marlon Mack and Darius Leonard all not practicing today. Leonard is "day-to-day," per Frank Reich. All three are major pieces to this team.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 5, 2018
The official injury report does have Marlon Mack being a no-go Wednesday. He too is recovering from a hamstring injury and looks unlikely to play in Week 1. His injury came in Week 1 of the preseason, and he hasn’t practiced since then.