Bengals: Larry Ogunjobi injured in first half vs. Jaguars

Larry Ogunjobi, Cincinnati Bengals - Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Larry Ogunjobi, Cincinnati Bengals - Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cincinnati Bengals aren’t fairing well against the winless Jaguars on Thursday Night Football but they’ve been hit with some worse news, as defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi went down with an injury near the end of the second quarter.

The good news is that he got up and walked off the field on his own power. The bad news is that Ogunjobi is a huge part of this new-look defense and losing him for any amount of time would be a devastating blow.

With the Bengals trailing 14-0 right before the half, Trevor Lawrence attempted to take the football into the end zone himself on 4th-and-Goal but the defense finally held up and kept him out of the end zone.

This is the play where Ogunjobi was injured on and it was a horrible sight for Bengals fans, as this guy is crucial on the defensive side of the ball. He’s been a massive force upfront for this defense early in the season and that’s exactly what this team had in mind when they signed him this offseason.

Bengals defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi injured during Jaguars game.

We’ll keep you all updated about Ogunjobi’s injury when we hear more but hopefully, it’s nothing serious and he’s able to return. This defense desperately needs him. He was brought in to be a game-changer up front and that’s exactly what we’ve seen from him early on.

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Hopefully the rest of the team starts playing better too because it’s been an ugly half of football for the stripes and against a winless Jaguars team, nonetheless.

Update: Larry Ogunjobi has a knee injury and is questionable to return. 

Second Update: Ogunjobi is back in the game.