The Cincinnati Bengals came into today’s game the healthiest they’ve been in a long time, but they may have already suffered a significant injury that could affect them beyond this game.
Cornerback Leon Hall was dropping back into coverage against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in the back of the endzone, and Matthew Stafford threw a jump-ball for Johnson that Hall attempted to jump up and bat away.
But as he attempted to jump, he slipped and his knee contorted awkwardly and he immediately hit the ground riving in pain.
He was able to get up and walk off of the field, but has since been carted to the locker room, and the injury appears to be one that could sideline him for much of, if not all of this season.
Hall has an Achilles injury and is out
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 20, 2013
Bengals Leon Hall’s +9.4 overall grade ranks third among CBs — Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 20, 2013