Bengals Injury Report: Wild Card versus Colts (Final)


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

If the Bengals are going to get over their playoff woes, they’ll likely have to do so without A.J. Green.  After not practicing on Friday and only on a limited basis Thursday, it’s highly unlikely Green will be ready to play Sunday.Green’s absence means other players must step up in Green’s stead.  Regardless of whether Green plays, the Bengals must get a win on Sunday as fans won’t except excuses.

Andy Dalton may also be without the option of Jermaine Gresham on Sunday.  Gresham was able to make progress Friday as he managed to practice, albeit on a limited basis.  Gresham’s presence in the running game will be missed as he is a very capable blocker.

Finally, Cedric Peerman was only able to practice on a limited basis to round out the week, so the special teams unit may be without their captain.  Peerman’s absence will undoubtedly hurt, but the unit is capable enough to account for his absence.