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Andy Dalton appears to be fine after elbow scare

Robert Mathis,  Andy Dalton AP

The Bengals avoided what could have been a preseason disaster, as it appears quarterback Andy Dalton is fine after taking a shot to the elbow.

The quarterback was hit by Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis on the sixth play of the game, and went down. After being checked out by trainers, he went to the sidelines, but didn’t return to the game.

I’m good, no problem at all,” Dalton told Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I just took a hit on the arm, and my hand got feeling a little numb, sort of like getting hit on your funny bone. But it’s fine now. There was just no point in taking any more snaps in this particular game.”

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said at halftime that if it had been a regular season game, Dalton would have gone back in.

Coupled with the fact the preseason is now over, that’s the best news they could have received.

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3 Responses to “Andy Dalton appears to be fine after elbow scare”
  1. l6ozbud says: Aug 31, 2012 10:11 AM

    The funniest part about that “injury” was when Dalton realized the play clock was winding down as he casually strolled off the field. Instead of taking the delay penalty, he flopped to the ground two steps from the Bengals sideline to stop the clock. I thought only linemen flopped to stop the clock!

  2. Vegas Guy says: Aug 31, 2012 1:39 PM

    I. Love. Preseason.

  3. mwindle1973 says: Aug 31, 2012 4:49 PM

    l6ozbud says: Aug 31, 2012 10:11 AM

    The funniest part about that “injury” was when Dalton realized the play clock was winding down as he casually strolled off the field. Instead of taking the delay penalty, he flopped to the ground two steps from the Bengals sideline to stop the clock. I thought only linemen flopped to stop the clock!
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    Yeah they are going to have to coach him on that one a little huh? :) That’s a penalty now! You have to be convincing when you do that now. At least once the regular refs come back. These replacements won’t pick that call up, their having enough problems knowing what is and isn’t pass interference/holding/false starts. So far it seems more than half of them can’t consistently tell the difference between offsides and a neutral zone infraction.

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