Jan 07, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) waits during a timeout in the first quarter of the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Whitworth taking part in Cincinnati Bengals practice


 

Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is finally healthy enough to practice, though to what extent is unknown at the moment, and it’s still unlikely he’ll make his debut this week vs the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Head coach Marvin Lewis wouldn’t speculate on his availability for Monday in a crucial AFC North showdown.

He continues to insist he’s ready to roll and it’s up to his doctors as to when he’ll make his 2013 debut:

“When the doctor clears me, I’ll be allowed to go,” Whitworth said. “No matter how much I argue with him, he’s going to have my best interest at heart. As soon as they give me the green light, I’ll be out there.”

It was revealed yesterday that at some point this offseason, he re-injured the same knee that he had surgery on in February, and that is what’s caused him to unexpectedly miss the first portion of the 2013 season.

Don’t expect to see him Monday night vs the Steelers, and expect Anthony Collins to draw his second-straight start.

 

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