Cincy's McCarron Day-To-Day With Wrist Strain

The Bengals appear to have dodged a bullet with AJ McCarron's wrist injury suffered on the last play of Monday night's loss in Denver

The Bengals have already paid the price of costly turnovers and their damaging effect by losing starting quarterback Andy Dalton, who was injured on a play while attempting to make a tackle after he threw an interception.

But they appear to have dodged a bullet with their latest injury as a result of their quarterback turning over the football.

Dalton's backup, AJ McCarron, mishandled a shotgun snap on Monday's final play, leading to a Denver recovery and a 20-17 sudden-death Broncos win in overtime.

McCarron injured his left wrist on the play as he dove toward the football in a race with Denver's DeMarcus Ware. On Tuesday, the Bengals said McCarron had an MRI, which revealed no major damage to the wrist.

The first-year QB apparently is day-to-day with what the Bengals are calling a strained wrist, and likely will be ruled questionable for the regular-season finale on Sunday against visiting Baltimore.

Bengals practice resumes Wednesday. The day may see former practice squad quarterback Keith Wenning leading the first-team offense as McCarron potentially takes it easy and tries to heal in time for Sunday as the Bengals attempt to nail down a No. 2 AFC playoff seed.

Wenning, a 2014 sixth-round pick of the Ravens, has yet to play a down in the NFL. He was on the practice squad the entire time with Baltimore, and was on the Bengals' practice squad until Dalton got hurt.


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