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Andy Dalton exits with elbow injury

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I’m sick of the preseason.  The Cincinnati Bengals likely agree.

Starting quarterback Andy Dalton suffered an apparent injury to his throwing arm after being sandwiched by a pair of Colts defenders on the opening drive of Thursday night’s preseason game.

He got up after being struck by Colts linebacker Robert Mathis.  Moving slowly, Dalton flexed his fingers.  Later, he was sitting on the turf near the Bengals’ bench, with trainers attending to him.

The announcers explained after a commercial break that trainers were checking Dalton’s elbow.  He currently is one the sidelines, and he seems to be OK.

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24 Responses to “Andy Dalton exits with elbow injury”
  1. trojanwarrior007 says: Aug 30, 2012 7:26 PM

    the last pre-season game should be a final test for players on the bubble and a courtesy showcase for the players that will most likely be cut.

  2. ravenator says: Aug 30, 2012 7:33 PM

    Bummer. I was looking forward to watching his stats be trounced by Flacco.

  3. mittywalter says: Aug 30, 2012 7:34 PM

    RIP Bengals

  4. mcphilld says: Aug 30, 2012 7:42 PM

    Really Flacco “trounce” Dalton’s stats:

    Dalton’s ROOKIE season:

    Rat Yds TD
    80.4 3398 20

    Flacco last year:

    80.9 3610 20

    Looks pretty comparable and Dalton played last year as a rookie in the same division without training camp. Flacco’s a joke!

  5. 19nown4ever says: Aug 30, 2012 7:43 PM

    Ouch. Hope it’s nothing serious, even though I’m not a Bengals fan.

  6. grabgrabgrab says: Aug 30, 2012 7:44 PM

    Geez! WHY would he even take a single snap?!?!?!?

  7. skoobyfl says: Aug 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Oh man, this is a scary week for the starters.

  8. deeman12311 says: Aug 30, 2012 7:58 PM

    Hey maybe they can trade for Carson Palmer.

  9. nardointhenati says: Aug 30, 2012 8:11 PM

    He’s fine. He took a hit on his funny bone and he was only going to play the first series any way. Brian Leonard had some decent runs and Cedric Peerman has been gashing the Colts #2′s.

  10. gridles says: Aug 30, 2012 8:11 PM

    “he seems to be OK.” Maybe we will see him in the second half.

    C’Mon Man! 12 year old’s playing Madden know not to play the starters in the 4th preseason game!

  11. ramitbaby says: Aug 30, 2012 8:14 PM

    The Rams’ first pick Brockers was carted off. Idiot coaches. Absolutely NOTHING to be gained by playing starters. Coach Whiz doesnt know who his starting QB is but even he is smart enough to keep them both on the bench.

  12. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 30, 2012 8:17 PM

    He’s fine you will see him on MNF tearing up the Ravens.

  13. contrarianjon says: Aug 30, 2012 8:17 PM

    Andy Dalton in a meaningless preseason game, yeah yeah yeah yeah

  14. njsteelersfan says: Aug 30, 2012 8:33 PM

    I don’t know if Daltons hurt but I did see the Jets best QB throw a TD , I was waiting for the world to end

  15. trollaikman8 says: Aug 30, 2012 8:40 PM

    Good job Marvin Lewis.
    Dalton definitely needed the extra reps since he’s such an unproven commodity.

  16. steelcitychick2 says: Aug 30, 2012 8:45 PM

    No offense, but why did they play him? it’s the last preseason game. There’s a reason most keep their starters out around this time so they can prevent getting injured, especially your QB. So stupid…

  17. ddogdaddy says: Aug 30, 2012 8:51 PM

    Wow a sack by a guy who is playing out of position. Wait until RM figures it out. That dude is a BEAST.

  18. philahitman says: Aug 30, 2012 9:15 PM

    Anyone defending the month of preseason never had season tickets. Paying face value for these GARBAGE “games” is disgusting.

  19. vincentbojackson says: Aug 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    The only reason Dalton was out there in the first place is because the first string offense couldn’t get anything going last week in 2.5 quarters of work against the Packers. Seems like Marvin threw them out there to try and establish something positive before the real games start. That’s the risk you take.

  20. whodeytn says: Aug 30, 2012 10:30 PM

    He played a series because the starting offense hasnt had much rhythm.

  21. rcali says: Aug 30, 2012 10:34 PM

    If you don’t want preseason games, practices are going to have to be harder and we know that’s no longer happening just like the owners are not giving up extra game revenue that they do not deserve to begin with. The only way is for your season tickets to go up enough to make up for at least one game of missed revenue, if not two.

  22. gator2006 says: Aug 31, 2012 12:11 AM

    If there ever was a week for Goodell to champion and pass his 18-game plan, it would be this week. We are all vulnerable.

  23. texansdude says: Aug 31, 2012 9:22 AM

    Why the H would they be playing him in preseason game FOUR?!?!

  24. randomfan999 says: Aug 31, 2012 9:25 AM

    No worries, they said this morning that he’s fine. He said it felt like getting hit on the funnybone.

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