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Injury updates for Jonah Williams, Trey Hopkins and Bobby Hart

Williams could return after the bye week, and it may be longer before Hart comes back.

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The Cincinnati Bengals lost Jonah Williams on Sunday to an apparent neck injury, but they appear to have dodged a bullet in the process.

Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Williams’ injury doesn’t appear “overly serious” and while he’ll likely miss next week’s game, a return after their Week 9 bye is entirely possible.

When asked about Williams, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said his left tackle’s recovery is going to be day-to-day.

Williams’ injury came early in the second quarter. During his last snap, quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked from his left side after he escaped the pocket, but Williams didn’t appear to be at fault and he didn’t look like he got injured. Nevertheless, Fred Johnson came in for Williams at the start of the offense’s next drive.

Trey Hopkins and Bobby Hart also both left the game at different times due to injuries. Taylor said that Hopkins is in the concussion protocol and Hart will be out this week with the knee injury he suffered late in Sunday’s game.

Hart’s injury looked pretty serious when it happened, but it’s too early to tell how long he’ll be out. Hopkins will probably also miss a week before he clears the concussion protocol.

If the Bengals will be without Williams and Hart, Hakeem Adeniji and Fred Johnson will start in their respective places. When both players were on the field together, Adeniji was at left tackle and Johnson was at right tackle. Billy Price will fill in for Hopkins like he did on Sunday.

The Bengals will face the Tennessee Titans next Sunday and will have two weeks to prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers after that.