Geno Atkins Injury: Updates on Bengals Star's Knee, Likely Return Date
The All-Pro defensive tackle went down in the second quarter. ESPN's Coley Harvey reported Atkins walked off the field, favoring his leg.
Geno Atkins has been helped up and is walking off the field. Looks to be a leg injury.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) October 31, 2013
Atkins suffered a torn ACL.
From Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:
Lewis confirms Geno torn ACL right knee— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) November 1, 2013
THIS JUST IN: Bengals All-Pro DT Geno Atkins tore his ACL vs. Dolphins, will have MRI Friday to confirm. (ESPN & Media reports)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 1, 2013
From Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Joe Reedy:
Lewis says Atkins has an ACL injury— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer added that the fourth-year star wasn't moving too well, as his teammates were helping him off.
Geno limping off with help from two players. Moving very gingerly. Doesn't look great.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) November 1, 2013
Things only got worse, as Atkins headed to the back on a cart.
Atkins will be taken off of the sidelines on a cart.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) November 1, 2013
Most of the time you see a player doing that, it's the telltale sign of a serious ligament injury.
The Bengals confirmed that Atkins suffered a right knee injury, and his return was questionable.
Geno's injury is to his right knee. His return is being called questionable. #CINvsMIA— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 1, 2013
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com later announced Atkins would miss the rest of the contest.
Atkns out for the game— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) November 1, 2013
Alex Flanagan of NFL Network tweeted what she saw as the team went into the locker room for halftime:
Just saw bengals DT geno Atkins being carted into locker room on crutches with huge bag of ice on his knee— Alex Flanagan (@Alex_Flanagan) November 1, 2013
In the space of three years, Atkins has become one of the best defensive tackles in the league, if not the best Needless to say, Cincinnati would in trouble without a force like him on the interior of the defensive line. He's quite possibly the most irreplaceable player on defense.
As the leaders in the AFC North, the Bengals might want to put those Super Bowl aspirations on hold.
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