The Bengals dropped like flies in their Week 2 matchup against the 49ers. With impact players like A.J. Green and Jonah Williams already sidelined, the Bengals can ill afford to take anymore injuries.
On Monday, Zac Taylor spoke with the media and provided some injury updates regarding the players that were removed from action on Sunday.
First of all, there is some good news on this front. De facto starting LT Andre Smith missed some playing time due to groin tightness, but will likely return next week. The tackle spot is the position that can least afford another injury.
Carl Lawson is a little iffy after he was taken out of the game on Sunday because of a hamstring injury. Lawson said he’s fine, but Taylor wants to wait for more testing.
CB B.W. Webb is going to be day-to-day. Webb left the game with an arm injury, but the Bengals are hoping he will be back any day now.
DE Kerry Wynn entered concussion protocol, so he could possibly miss one game, maybe more. We’ve learned from the Cordy Glenn saga that concussions are complicated, and simply get better whenever they get better.
Bad news follows the offensive line into Week 3 as LG Michael Jordan will miss some playing time. He was carted off the field with a knee bruise on Sunday. One of the bright spots on the offensive line will miss time, so his college teammate Billy Price will likely start in his place in Buffalo.
Carl Lawson update.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) September 16, 2019
He told us it's a hamstring strain and that he'll be fine. Zac Taylor hedged a bit. Said they'll know more today. #Bengals
Unfortunately, all of the players likely to miss time are going to be dearly missed. If Webb and Wynn won’t be able to play next week, their spots are going to be stretched pretty thin. Webb is already the team’s second slot corner, and Wynn plays a valuable role on special teams. Jordan’s absence is going to be a huge blow to an already battered offensive line.