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Brandon Allen says he’s fine after leaving Bengals’ loss to Dolphins with injury

The Bengals would be down to Ryan Finley and Kevin Hogan if Allen can’t go.

Cincinnati Bengals v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Bengals have already lost Joe Burrow to a season-ending injury, and it looked like they may have lost his backup in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.

Late in the 19-7 defeat, Allen was knocked out of the game after being sacked for the fifth time in the game. After leaving the field, the Bengals quickly announced that Allen was out for the rest of the game, a concerning sign that his injury may be serious.

But after the game, Allen told reporters he simply had the wind knocked out of him and should be fine moving forward.

While Allen is no Burrow, he’s still done better in his first two starts than Ryan Finley has at any point of his pro career. Allen is also making a case to be the Bengals’ backup next season, though I’d imagine the Bengals will try to add another quarterback if they don’t think Burrow will be ready Week 1.

As long as Allen is healthy, we should expect to see him start for the remainder of the season. But if he can’t go in Week 14 vs. the Cowboys, the Bengals will likely turn to Finley, though they also have Kevin Hogan on the practice squad.