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Several Bengals Dinged Up after Primetime Win Over Ravens

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans is sacked by Michael Johnson #90 of the Cincinnati Bengals as Xavier Su'a-Filo #71 and Duane Brown #76 look on at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans is sacked by Michael Johnson #90 of the Cincinnati Bengals as Xavier Su'a-Filo #71 and Duane Brown #76 look on at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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The Bengals got a huge win, but at what cost? There are a few players who may have suffered some serious injuries from the Ravens game.

Although the Bengals got an excellent win yesterday over the Ravens, there are definitely a couple players who sustained injuries during the game. Most notably, Joe Mixon was in and out of the game with a knee injury. Billy Price exited the game with a foot injury and was in a walking boot following the game, and Michael Johnson exited the game with an apparent knee injury.

Starting with Mixon, it seems like he’s going to be just fine. His specific injury isn’t known yet, but he seems like he’s alright. After the game, Mixon acknowledged that his knee was not 100% during the game, but he was able to battle through it and finish the game with 84 yards. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Mixon sit out a few practices, but getting some information on his injury will be very important.

The Price and Johnson injuries are more severe, it sounds like. Price, who did not reenter the game, sounds like he has a sprained ankle. Although that’s generally positive news, a sprained ankle for a lineman is still a big injury. Because of the importance of footwork on the line, having limited mobility is an issue. Marvin Lewis has yet to say whether Price will play in Week 3 or not, but he will almost certainly be questionable leading up to Carolina. His status will be very important to monitor.

The last injury is the most severe – Michael Johnson has a sprained MCL that will keep him out for a few weeks. The team doesn’t want to rush Johnson back, especially with the strength of the rest of the defensive line. On extra snaps, Sam Hubbard has a phenomenal game, racking up 1.5 sacks. Jordan Willis can also take on some extra work in Johnson’s stead. Willis’ size and strength are actually very similar to Johnson, so he could acquit himself well while Johnson is out.

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