Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet before the AFC wild card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals lose key defender in Emmanuel Lamur



The Cincinnati Bengals may have lost their best coverage linebacker last night when Emmanuel Lamur dislocated his shoulder and had it pop back into place. While it sounds like a minor injury, the dislocation can actually cause enough damage to the surrounding muscles that the player ends up missing a significant time, and Geoff Hobson said that’s what the Bengals fear right now:

The worst fear is their best cover linebacker is lost for the year with what head coach Marvin Lewis indicated was a shoulder dislocation when he said it popped out and then back in.

But in the football world, a dislocated shoulder isn’t cut and dried and it may take a while to determine if he has to sit out the year or can play with it at some point. In the past, players have played with shoulder dislocations, but not after sitting out about a month.

Lamur injured his knee on his second series off the game, and was down on the field for an extended amount of time. Before the injury, Lamur was missing tackles on the first drive of the game, so it was just a bad night for him all-around.


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