Bengals: Is Jeremy Hill’s Hand Injury Concerning?

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Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) carries the ball in the first half against the Minnesota Vikings in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) carries the ball in the first half against the Minnesota Vikings in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jeremy Hill is attempting to rebound from a sub-par second year in the league, but now is trying to rebound from a hand injury he suffered Friday against the Vikings.

Bengals fans were hoping for a bounce back year from their number one running back, in his third season. Jeremy Hill’s return came to an abrupt halt on Friday when he left the field holding his left hand.

In the second series against the Minnesota Vikings, Jeremy Hill took his third hand-off of his early preseason. However, when he got up from that carry, he was holding his left hand and running towards to sideline. He would not return for the rest of the game.

The first concern was in the first series when he ran off the field summoning Giovani Bernard to hit the field, looking like something was wrong. He would then re-enter the game when the Bengals defense forced a three and out.  =

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There is no news as to if the injury is or was anything of concern. It is however concerning that he had anything taking him out before the Bengals had planned too. If it becomes serious, it could hurt the Bengals plans, even with the capable back in Giovani Bernard right next to him.

Jeremy Hill is looking to redeem himself from a fourth quarter, last minute fumble, which started the collapse of the century. Hill should be back before the season begins and ready to prove to the organization and the fans that last season is not the normal. The Bengals can only hope it is a stinger and nothing more serious, which would keep him out longer.

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The Bengals will face off against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, and it could prove whether Bengals fans have anything to worry about. Although, his celebratory lift of teammate Alex Erickson, was definitely a good sign.

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