TNF: Four Bengals Starters Dealing With Injuries


Four Cincinatti Bengals starters are dealing with injuries before Thursday Night Football. The Bengals and the Browns face off for TNF and both teams are dealing with hurt players including these four as noted by Kevin Jones on Twitter:

Hall has been ruled out for the game while Maualuga and Smith are doubtful. Gresham is probable to go for the game.

The Bengals will also be without young studs Vontaze Burfict (out) and Giovani Bernard (Doubtful) most likely for the game.

The Browns have their own share of injuries but the Bengals list is far greater in a lot of ways. They could be missing two of their three starting linebackers, their best corner, their starting right tackle and their starting running back. Robert Geathers who is the primary defensive end backup is also questionable.

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The Browns will be without Jordan Cameron once again while Phil Taylor is unlikely to play but could as he is questionable along with star slot guy, and former Bengal Andrew Hawkins. Billy Winn is also questionable on the already thin defensive line while special teams ace Johnson Bademosi is out with a concussion as well.

TNF is difficult as players do not have time to recover from injuries. Whether any of them would be ready to play by Sunday is unknown but it is likely a couple of them would have. That seems to play in favor of the Browns based on the players the Bengals are likely to miss. The Bengals are a very deep team, with talent at many positions, but it could be difficult from even them to make up for this much talent being out.

How much do you think these injuries benefit Cleveland?