Bengals Cornerback Kirkpatrick Carted Off The Field Against Ravens
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was carted off the field with a left knee injury late in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson completed a 39-yard pass to tight end Mark Andrews, who collided with Kirkpatrick on the far sideline with 54 seconds left.
Kirkpatrick frustratingly banged his fist on the grass as he was being helped by trainers.
He was initially listed as questionable to return, and then ruled out early in the third quarter.
“That’s devastating," fellow cornerback William Jackson III said about the injury. "He’s one of the leaders in the locker room. He's a good guy. It's football, it’s what we signed up for. I'll be glad when we get him back.”
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker managed a 40-yard field goal later in the drive that boosted Baltimore's lead to 17-7.
Jackson completed seven of nine passes for 106 yards in the opening quarter. He also ran for 85 yards with a touchdown.