HairOnFire Posted November 11, 2010 Report Share Posted November 11, 2010 The Bengals were hit with a bevy of injuries Wednesday and even though quarterback Carson Palmerhttp://www.bengals.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (throwing shoulder) and wide receiver Chad Ochocincohttp://www.bengals.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (ankle) weren't on the practice field, the one that has to concern them the most is the foot injury suffered by right tackle Andre Smithhttp://www.bengals.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif during practice.After getting carted off the field, it is believed to be the same foot he broke three days into his rookie season, an injury that prevented him playing full time until the last three games. The injury took Smith out of the first 10 games of last season and when he had surgery on it back in January it wiped out all the spring drills and training camp for him.Head coach Marvin Lewis had no information on Smith as he came off the field, but he indicated Palmer and Ocho will play Sunday. Smith was seen walking out of the building.With Dennis Rolandhttp://www.bengals.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif struggling at right tackle last month, Smith got promoted and has had a tough baptism against some of the NFL's elite rushers. He got benched for a play in the third quarter against Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley on Monday night and Roland gave up a sack on the one play he came into the game before Smith checked back into the game.If Smith can't go Sunday in Indianapolis, who gets the nod against another elite rusher, left end Robert Mathis? The options are Roland and Anthony Collinshttp://www.bengals.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif, inactive for the last five games. Mathis is a bear on his home field and has racked up three double-digit sack seasons since 2004 and had 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble when the Bengals last played the Colts in 2008. He's got 6.5 sacks already at the halfway mark. />http://www.bengals.c...26-412202ba9934 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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