The Bengals appeared to come out of Sunday’s loss in Buffalo without any significant injuries.
However, starting defensive end Sam Hubbard was spotted in a walking boot on Monday, according to Paul Dehner of The Athletic.
Sam Hubbard in a walking boot. #Bengals— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 23, 2019
Hubbard played in 90% of the defensive snaps Sunday and never appeared to get injured, so he may just have a sore foot that the team is being extra precautious with.
The emergence of Hubbard has been one of the biggest bright spots of the 2019 Bengals, as he’s become a force off the edge who’s frequently pressuring opposing passers. Through three games, he already has 21 total tackles and two sacks after recording 39 tackles and six sacks across 16 games in 2018.
With backup Kerry Wynn already out while recovering from a concussion, that means the Bengals could be down two defensive ends next week vs. the Steelers. But thankfully, Hubbard has a full week to recover before the Monday Night Football clash.