Browns-Bengals Injury Report: Bengals Lose Starting Right Guard

Bengals starting right guard Kevin Zeitler will miss the first game of his career with a foot injury. - Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

The Bengals head into an important matchup against the Browns with a lot of injuries, including to starting right guard Kevin Zeitler.

Here is a wrap-up of the injury situation for the Cleveland Browns heading into this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals:

  • The only player too banged up to play for Cleveland this week is TE MarQueis Gray, so we might see TE Keavon Milton play on offense for the first time this season.

  • QB Jason Campbell hurt his ribs against the Ravens, but had enough time to rest up during the bye and is expected to play without any additional protection for his ribs.

  • OG Jason Pinkston may be available as a backup for the first time this season, although he is listed as questionable.

  • The Bengals are already without CB Leon Hall and DT Geno Atkins for the rest of the season.

  • The big injury for them this week is to starting RG Kevin Zeitler, who will miss the first start of his career. To account for the loss, ESPN's Coley Harvey thinks the Bengals will shuffle their offensive line around: "Zeitler likely will be replaced at right guard by left guard Clint Boling. To account for the vacancy at Boling's spot, the Bengals then may move left tackle Andrew Whitworth to the left guard spot, and bring Anthony Collins off the bench to play left tackle."
  • The Bengals will also likely be without LB Ray Maualuga again, who is recovering from a concussion. SS Chris Crocker, recently elevated to starting status, is also doubtful with a hamstring injury.

The full injury and practice report for Cleveland vs. Cincinnati is below.

BROWNS WED THU FRI STATUS
TE MarQueis Gray (hamstring) DNP DNP DNP OUT
OL Jason Pinkston (ankle) -- LP LP PROBABLE
QB Jason Campbell (ribs) FP FP FP PROBABLE
RB Willis McGahee (knee) FP DNP FP PROBABLE
RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) FP FP FP PROBABLE
OLB Paul Kruger (finger) FP FP FP PROBABLE
CB Chris Owens (finger) FP FP FP PROBABLE



BENGALS WED THU FRI STATUS
OG Kevin Zeitler (foot) DNP DNP DNP OUT
DT Devon Still (elbow) DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Ray Maualuga (knee) DNP DNP LP DOUBTFUL
SS Chris Crocker (hamstring) DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
LB James Harrison (calf) -- -- DNP QUESTIONABLE
TE Jermaine Gresham (groin) FP FP FP PROBABLE
C Kyle Cook (shoulder) DNP LP LP PROBABLE
DT Brandon Thompson (ankle) DNP LP FP PROBABLE
LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) DNP LP FP PROBABLE
LB Mike Boley (hamstring) LP LP FP PROBABLE
CB Terence Newman (ankle) LP LP LP PROBABLE

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

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