Adam Jones Returns: Bengals Wednesday Injury Report


Adam Jones is finally back at practice. While Jones was limited, his return is just a note of good news for the Bengals in an injury-plagued December.

Adam Jones was limited in practice today after missing Sunday’s game with a foot injury. Jones’ foot injury has been nagging ever since he initially sustained it in the Bengals’ loss to the Houston Texans.

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Vontaze Burfict

was limited in practice today, as well. Burfict was in and out of the Steelers game; referees forced him out of the game at least three times. Dealing with both neck and knee injuries, it was obvious that Burfict shouldn’t have been playing through the injuries. Regardless, the fact that he’s healthy enough to practice is a pretty good sign.

Superstar tight end Tyler Eifert did not practice. He returned to action last week after suffering a stinger a couple of weeks ago, but Eifert left Sunday’s game with a concussion. The repeated injuries are a definite cause for concern, especially heading into the final stretch of the regular season.

And of course, Andy Dalton did not practice–and is already listed as out–due to an injury to his right thumb.

Here’s a look at the official injury report for Wednesday.

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Andrew Whitworth usually takes Wednesdays off, but his knee injury must have forced him to practice in order to judge where he’s at health-wise.

Jake Fisher still hasn’t practiced or played since sustaining a concussion in practice last week.

The injuries to Whitworth and Fisher have likely given Cedric Ogbuehi more opportunities for practice reps, which should be great in helping him continue to progress after missing most of the season with an injury. It could also help Cincinnati judge whether he’ll be an effective replacement if the Bengals end up letting Andre Smith walk in free agency.

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Cincinnati needs to get healthy. Because this week’s matchup with the 49ers is without a doubt the least important remaining game of the season, the Bengals should strongly consider letting their guys continue to rest and nurse their injuries.