Will miss at least two weeks.
For now, the Bengals will be without rookie center Billy Price.
Bengals fans received both good and bad news on the centers status Wednesday. The good, Price’s injury is not a season ending injury. The bad, he will miss at least two games with the injury. As of now he will miss games against the Panthers and Falcons, leaving him questionable for a week 5 matchup versus the Dolphins. He could end up missing more time once they reevaluate in two weeks.
Billy Price said finally figured out what his injury was. Foot, not ankle. Not Lisfranc. He’s in a boot 24/7, then Re-evaluate in 2 weeks.
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 19, 2018
Price was off to a very promising start for the Bengals and you could see his impact in both the run and pass protection. Backup Trey Hopkins will start in his place. Filling in last week versus the Ravens, Hopkins gave up just one pressure in 36 pass blocks. A nice effort against a tough Ravens defense. Hopefully, Hopkins can continue to play at a high level in Prices absence. A crushing blow none the less after hearing of Mixon’s injury earlier in the week.
The next two games will be a big test to see how this new look Bengals team can adapt to this adversity.
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