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Cincinnati Bengals with a handful of injuries but nothing serious

The Cincinnati Bengals had a few injuries against the Tennessee Titans, but early indications are, confirmed by head coach Marvin Lewis, that none of them were serious.

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On the surface, it appears the Bengals didn't suffer any major injuries during Cincinnati's 33-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.

The scariest moment came with 3:20 remaining in the fourth quarter. Jake Locker was doing everything that he could to look totally uncomposed. A fumble, recovered and scramble, Locker eventually threw the football away.

Defensive end Margus Hunt tracked down Locker to the sidelines and laid on his stomach after the play for what seemed like an hour. After a few minutes, Hunt rolled onto his back and went to the team's bench. The team announced that he had suffered a right shoulder injury and his return was "questionable".

Within a few minutes, trainers had moved on and Hunt, who finished with an assisted tackle, was visiting with his position-mates.

Other injuries against the Titans include:

  • George Iloka suffered a groin injury with 11:43 remaining in the third quarter but returned later in the game. Iloka later went on to lead the team with eight tackles, adding a pass defensed as well.
  • Cornerback Terence Newman was probable in the fourth quarter with a foot injury. By this point in the game, Cincinnati was blowing out the Titans. Dre Kirkpatrick replaced him for the rest of the game.
  • Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur exited late in the third (we think) with a head injury. His return was questionable (and I couldn't remember seeing him).
  • A.J. Green came out momentarily in the third while holding onto his crotch. We're not going to presume on this one.