The Cincinnati Bengals not only lost their game to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, it appears they’ve lost their All-Pro defensive tackle for the season as well.
Bengals’ head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed after the 22-20 defeat to the Dolphins that Geno Atkins has suffered an ACL injury. It was first reported by Mike Silver of the NFL Network.
Atkins went down in the second quarter. His right knee twisted as he collapsed to the turf. Atkins needed assistance as he walked off the field and was put on a cart and taken to the locker room.
Atkins has been a dominant force along the interior of the Bengals’ defensive line. He signed a five-year, $55 million contract extension with the Bengals in September and his loss will be a massive blow to Cincinnati’s defense.