During postgame interviews, Andre Smith said he thinks he’ll be okay to play next week vs. the Ravens. There’s no word regarding the status of Tyler Eifert, who exited the game in the first-quarter with a stinger injury.
The last thing the Cincinnati Bengals can afford to lose now is another offensive lineman, and there’s no doubt they’re holding their breaths regarding the status of offensive tackle Andre Smith.
As he was blocking a third-down play that helped Giovani Bernard make the conversion, Smith went down in pain and laid on the field for about a minute before getting up and gingerly walking off to the sideline:
Andre Smith injured (ankle sprain – declared out), Whitworth moves to LT, Collins at RT, Zeitler at RG and Pollak at LG. #MINvsCIN
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 22, 2013
If Smith were to miss next week’s game vs. the Baltimore Ravens, the line would probably be exactly what it is right now with Whit and Collins at tackle and Kevin Zeitler and Mike Pollak at guard.
The Bengals have already lost rookie tight end Tyler Eifert to a stinger injury.
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