Antwan Odom Hurt


The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Mark Curnutte reports that DE Antwan Odom, the team’s big free agent acquisition this year, went down with an ankle injury in practice. He left the locker room on crutches and in a boot.

I guess I need a new poll now.

Update 3: Marvin Lewis says that he expects Odom to be ready for the opener.

Update 2: Early word regarding Odom is that he sprained his left foot. Recovery time for a foot sprain varies:

"The length of recovery depends on many factors such as your age, health, and if you have had a previous foot injury. Recovery time also depends on the severity of the sprain. A mild foot sprain may recover within a few weeks, whereas a severe foot sprain may take 6 weeks or longer to recover."

Update: Coach Marvin Lewis had no new information on Odom’s injury at his post-practice press appearance, saying only that he had gone for tests.

On the subject of first-round holdout Keith Rivers, Lewis said that the Bengals had offered a deal “above where we should be” and that Rivers was in the area and could report quickly when a deal was reached.

Along with the grim news on Odom, The Chickster passes along some highlights from practice:

"—-Placekicker Shayne Graham hit 16 of 16 field goal attempts, topping out at 52 yards.—-Holder Kyle Larson pulled off an impressive fake field goal, rolling to his right and competing a pass to fullback Daniel Coats.—-Quarterback Carson Palmer completed two impressive passes — a deep ball down the right sideline to rookie wideout Andre Caldwell and an intermediate, down-the-middle route to tight end Nate Lawrie, who was open in the seam.—-Backup right cornerback had a nice pass deflection on a perfectly-thrown Palmer pass to an unidentified receiver.—-Tailback Chris Perry looked quick, fast and strong the entire workout. “I graduated from hungry and made it to greed,” he said."