The Bengals may be without a key member of their offensive line when they host the Vikings this weekend.
Andrew Whitworth, who recently made the move from left tackle to left guard, suffered a concussion in practice on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday. There’s not much time for him to progress through the concussion protocol before Sunday’s game, which would force the Bengals to shuffle the line again.
Whitworth slid over one spot after Clint Boling was injured for the season with Anthony Collins taking over at left tackle. If Whitworth is out, Kevin Zeitler will likely return to the starting lineup with Mike Pollak at the other guard spot.
Whitworth is just the latest addition to a lengthy injury report for the AFC North leaders. Linebacker James Harrison and defensive end Carlos Dunlap also missed practice on Thursday because of concussions while cornerback Terence Newman remains out with the knee injury that kept him out of last week’s win.
The Bengals can clinch both a playoff spot and the division title if they win and both Miami and Baltimore lose this weekend, but it looks like they’re going to have to do it without all hands on deck.