When head coach Marvin Lewis meets the media Monday, the injury concerns look to be few for the Bengals following Sunday's 14-0 win in Cleveland, but they concern major players.
Both the team and right tackle Stacy Andrews were dealt a potentially devastating blow when he came up with a right knee injury that head coach Marvin Lewis indicated on postgame radio that the preliminary report was grim. The apparent fear is the worst, a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, but it was not confirmed with Andrews slated for an MRI Sunday night.
That would require reconstructive surgery, putting his availability and ability in question on the eve of his free agency with a rehab that may not be completed by the start of training camp. The Bengals had given him the one-year franchise tag of $7.5 million in the hopes of reaching a long-term deal, but how a possible ACL injury would affect both of their mindsets remains to be seen.
Wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco missed a game with injury for the first time when his hamstring problem didn't respond Friday and Saturday, and Sunday's cold weather made it impossible. Before he quickly left the locker room after the game, he said he hurt it Thursday and he's not sure he can play in this Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium.