Bengals Injury Report: Wild Card versus Colts (Wednesday)


A familiar site,

A.J. Green

headlines the Bengals Injury Report for Wild Card Weekend. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals will make their fourth straight playoff appearance this Sunday, an impressive feat by any measure.  Yet simply making the playoffs simply isn’t enough.  The Bengals must find success in their upcoming game if they are to garner support from their fan base.  If the Bengals are unable to do so, then the organization must approach change in the coming off-season.  With that reality in mind, the Bengals must employ all their available weapons this week in order to avoid the possibility of an overhaul within the leadership of the organization.  Here’s the Bengals injury report heading into Wild Card weekend.

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Practice Status

DNP = Did not participate in practice
LP = Limited Participation in Practice – Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
FP = Full Participation – 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
Out = Player will not play
(-) = Not Listed = No practice status available

Game Status

Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed – No game status available

ESPN’s Coley Harvey summed up the Bengals injury report from yesterday perfectly.

With such a small report, the Bengals head into this weekend on a largely positive note.

Wide receiver is one positional group that took a hit this past week.  A.J. Green sustained a concussion after taking a big hit from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell.  Dane Sanzenbacher also sustained a concussion and has been placed on season-ending I.R. because of it.

Meanwhile, special teams captain and leader Cedric Peerman also sustained a concussion.  If he can’t go this week, the rest of the unit must avoid the kind of misstep they had last week when allowing Antonio Brown to return a punt for a touchdown.