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Andrew Whitworth suffered a concussion in practice Wednesday

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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.

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27 Responses to “Andrew Whitworth suffered a concussion in practice Wednesday”
  1. israeli1981 says: Dec 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    (Sigh) What’s new?

  2. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 19, 2013 4:41 PM

    this is why they are the bengals, and we are the ravens.

  3. tavisteelersfan says: Dec 19, 2013 4:42 PM

    Can you believe the irony of James Harrison getting a concussion playing the Steelers at Heinz Field? I have not seen what happened to cause the concussion, does anyone know?

  4. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 19, 2013 4:43 PM

    Maybe Dalton accidentally threw one in the back of his head, and the velocity of the ball…. nevermind.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Dec 19, 2013 4:47 PM

    The Steelers will surely see a fine for inspiring the bengals to play physical football.

  6. mackcarrington says: Dec 19, 2013 5:12 PM

    They go full contact in practices on Wednesdays?

  7. We Are Steeler Nation says: Dec 19, 2013 5:13 PM

    Probably the most overrated offensive lineman in the history of the game.

  8. bspn2 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:14 PM

    Oooohhh, noooo! My weekend is ruined now! :’(

  9. We Are Steeler Nation says: Dec 19, 2013 5:14 PM

    classyjacklambert says: Dec 19, 2013 4:47 PM

    The Steelers will surely see a fine for inspiring the bengals to play physical football.
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    Very true. At this point, that’s honestly what we should expect.

  10. theroc5156 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:38 PM

    I’m so happy that you Steeler fans can finally come out and talk some trash. I mean, you guys have been very quiet this year.

  11. We Are Steeler Nation says: Dec 19, 2013 5:46 PM

    theroc5156 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:38 PM

    I’m so happy that you Steeler fans can finally come out and talk some trash. I mean, you guys have been very quiet this year.
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    You must not come here often.

  12. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 19, 2013 6:03 PM

    Check out all the jealous Steeler fans. Nothing better to do than rag on a team that will, in all likelihood, make it to the playoffs while they sit in their double wides remembering the good old days.

    It’s 2013.

  13. gingerpumpactionrifle14 says: Dec 19, 2013 6:07 PM

    Wow, mostly Steeler fans here trolling a Bengals post. Evidence that it has been a tough year for your lot.

    Stay classy Pittsburgh.

  14. We Are Steeler Nation says: Dec 19, 2013 7:12 PM

    pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 19, 2013 6:03 PM

    Check out all the jealous Steeler fans. Nothing better to do than rag on a team that will, in all likelihood, make it to the playoffs while they sit in their double wides remembering the good old days.

    It’s 2013.
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    It’s been 20+ years since the Bengals last won a playoff game. There’s absolutely nothing to be jealous of.

  15. gallopinggilmore says: Dec 19, 2013 7:32 PM

    Get well soon! These guys need a rest once and a while

  16. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Dec 19, 2013 7:50 PM

    …while cornerback Terence Newman remains out with the knee injury that kept him out of last week’s win.

    ———-

    Crazy, and here I had been thinking all week that we had lost on Sunday. I feel better now.

  17. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Dec 19, 2013 7:59 PM

    tavisteelersfan says: Dec 19, 2013 4:42 PM

    Can you believe the irony of James Harrison getting a concussion playing the Steelers at Heinz Field? I have not seen what happened to cause the concussion, does anyone know?

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    He made a hard hit on Jericho Cotchery on a WR screen. It was a nice play, but unfortunately his last for the game.

  18. vincentbojackson says: Dec 19, 2013 8:06 PM

    The Bengals are soft.

  19. rockthered1286 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:33 PM

    Bengals = AFC’s Cowboys

    Sure you CAN play good but at the end of the day? Show me your playoff record since 2000… *crickets*

    I’ll say it til a Bunguls fan finally admits it- Dalton is a noodle armed ginger who only appears to be good because of AJ Green. You could stick Tebow back there throwing to Green and he’d look good. He’s THE most over rated QB.

  20. The Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 19, 2013 8:56 PM

    What good is making the playoffs when the Bengals repeatedly build false hope?

  21. iamthefootballjerk says: Dec 19, 2013 9:58 PM

    It’s rare, but I have to side with Steelers fans here. Cincy’s won jack. If you can stop their run game with 7 in the box, and bracket Green, Dalton is usually in big trouble.

  22. whodeytn says: Dec 19, 2013 10:38 PM

    Look at all of these Steeler fans with nothing better to do than clutter a comment section of a sports page.
    News flash: you’re season was pointless and you can’t make the playoffs.

  23. sinjin65 says: Dec 20, 2013 2:05 AM

    They won last week? Must have missed that!! I Thought I saw Bengals getting knocked out all over the place. Hmmmm. Somethings amiss!!!

  24. joetoronto says: Dec 20, 2013 4:30 AM

    It’s been 23 years since the Bungals won a playoff game, not 20.

    Who Dey!!!

  25. dacatindahat says: Dec 20, 2013 7:44 AM

    >>> I’ll say it til a Bunguls fan finally admits it- Dalton is a noodle armed ginger who only appears to be good because of AJ Green. You could stick Tebow back there throwing to Green and he’d look good. He’s THE most over rated QB. <<<

    lifelong Bengals fan here and I agree 100%…Opie has no pocket awareness, can't throw downfield and wilts in big games…

  26. mkoogs says: Dec 20, 2013 8:28 AM

    Last time I looked the Ravens and Steelers were still looking up at the Bengals. Lots of trash talk for one team that doesn’t control its destiny and for another team that will be watching the playoffs on TV two years in a row.

  27. coachbeck says: Dec 20, 2013 3:49 PM

    Hate while you can haters.

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