Dalton left last week's game against the Steelers early and was replaced by AJ McCarron. Dalton later told reporters that he fractured the thumb on his throwing hand and would see a specialist on Monday. The injury will not require surgery.
Dalton may miss the remainder of the regular season but could return for the playoffs. Head coach Marvin Lewis said that Dalton would be “out for a bit.”
Dalton has thrown for 25 touchdowns with a passer rating of 106.3 on the season.
Cincinnati takes on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
- Christopher Chavez