The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY)

Bengals get more bad news concussion sidelines Bernard


CINCINNATI (AP) » With its backfield already depleted and running game anemic, the Cincinnati Bengals now may have to do without Giovani Bernard.

Bernard, who has been starting since featured back Joe Mixon injured a foot on Oct.

18, was held out of practice Wednesday with a concussion, the team said. It wasn’t clear if he would be able to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants (3-7).

Bernard, previously a situationa­l player known more for his blocking and pass- catching, has rushed 57 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

If he can’t go, the likely starter would be Samaje Perine, who has played in every game this season but has just 24 carries for 102 yards.

Just more bad news for the hard-luck Bengals (2-7-1).

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