Dalton 'out for a bit' with fractured thumb

Posted at 4:59 PM, Dec 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-13 16:59:52-05

CINCINNATI -- After only a few snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelerson Sunday, Andy Dalton was taken out of the huddle and rushed to the locker room due to a thumb injury.

After the game, coach Marvin Lewis said Dalton would be out next week, too, and possibly longer.

Dalton said he fractured his thumb making the tackle after the interception. He’s set to meet with a specialist Monday.




The Bengals quickly relayed that Dalton would be out for the remainder of the game and backup QB A.J. McCarron would resume his role.





McCarron threw to A.J. Green for a 66-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter.



But McCarron was picked off by William Gay in the second half.

Dalton was seen on the sideline during the second quarter out of uniform with a black cast on his hand.



Injuries plagued nearly all corners of the Bengals' roster during Saturday's game: Tyler Eifert was out shortly after Dalton with concussion concerns. George Iloka went out with a groin injury in the second half of the game.



Leon Hall and Vontaze Burfict, both out with injuries at differing points this season also left the field with apparent injuries but went to the locker room during the game. Burfict's injury was reported as "a hit to the head," but not a confirmed concussion. Adam Jones was inactive for the game.

While Dalton recovers, McCarron pledged to improve his own playing.

“I promised the guys that I will do whatever I have to,” he said.