The Bengals had a rough go of it in their home opener. They lost to the 49ers 17-41. Unfortunately, they also lost a number of names during the game as well. We will have to see how many of these players suffered serious injuries, and how many got nicked up during a blowout.
Here is the injury roundup against the 49ers:
Carl Lawson, pass rusher: Hamstring
We won’t know how serious this injury is until the Bengals start practicing during the week. Lawson exited in the second half after suffering the injury, and he was declared out. The Bengals were down by three scores at the time though, so it could be a matter of the coaching staff being safe.
Sam Hubbard and Carlos Dunlap were given all the snaps they could handle at defensive end in his absence after the team was also left without Kerry Wynn.
Kerry Wynn, defensive end: Concussion
Wynn didn’t make much of an impact. He only had a tackle before leaving the game. Without Wynn and Lawson, the Bengals were only left with Dunlap and Hubbard in the game. Wynn’s injury probably means the Andrew Brown is in line to be active next week if the veteran can’t recover enough to play. This also comes after the Bengals waived Jordan WIllis during the week.
Michael Jordan, guard: Left knee
Jordan was carted off the field, which is never a good sign for severity. His left leg got extended, and all we can do is hope the injury isn’t as serious as it looked. The rookie offensive lineman won the spot during a preseason battle. He was replaced by Billy Price, but at that point the game was pretty much out of reach.
If Jordan can’t go it will be interesting to see how the offensive line shakes out inside. John Jerry replaced Andre Smith at left tackle earlier in the game, and whether Trey Hopkins would remain at center or be kicked out to guard is something to watch.
Andre Smith, tackle: Hamstring
This was a weird one, because the Bengals announced that Smith was originally questionable to return as Smith was out blocking for a field goal. He was replaced by Jerry, but you have to wonder if Smith not returning to left tackle was due to injury or his undisciplined play early in the game.
B.W. Webb, cornerback: Right arm
Webb was listed as questionable to return with a right arm injury, but there was very little doubt about whether he would be going back into the game. The 49ers were already up by three scores, and they were set on just running the ball. If Webb does have to miss time it would mean that Tony McRae or Darius Phillips would take his place. The Bengals may opt to just go with more three safety sets with Clayton Fejedelem.
Webb was seen after the game in a cast, which is never a good sign.
B.W. Webb in a cast. Defers all questions to Zac.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) September 15, 2019
Wide receiver A.J. Green remains out, but he is out of his walking boot. He was seen walking the field before the game as well. It is just great to see him progressing as the Bengals are sorely missing him.
Left tackle Cordy Glenn missed his second regular season game with a concussion he suffered during the preseason. Andy Dalton probably would love for him to be able to return for next week after the Bengals resorted to benching Smith for Jerry during this game.