Report: Bengals QB AJ McCarron sprains wrist, chance he plays Sunday

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Bengals QB AJ McCarron sprains wrist, has chance to play Sunday
Tuesday December 29th, 2015

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron sprained his wrist on the final play of the Bengals’ overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday night, reports’s Ian Rapoport. 

McCarron fumbled the snap on the play, which resulted in a turnover and the Broncos’ 20–17 win. As he dove to attempt to recover the ball, he sustained the injury. 

There is still a chance McCarron plays in Week 17, according to the report.  

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Heading into the playoffs with both of their quarterbacks injured would be a blow to the Bengals, who have already clinched the AFC North. McCarron was tabbed to start the first two games of his two-year career after starting quarterback Andy Dalton broke his thumb in Week 14. Dalton is considered week-to-week but is not expected back before the playoffs.

In two starts, McCarron has completed 67.4% of his passes for 694 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions.

The Bengals (11–4) will play their season finale against the Baltimore Ravens (5–10) on Sunday.

- Erin Flynn

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