The Bengals’ best defensive player is done for the season.
Geno Atkins, the star defensive tackle who signed a five-year, $55 million contract less than two months ago, suffered a torn ACL on Thursday night in Miami. The Bengals’ medical staff believed on initial diagnosis that Atkins had suffered the serious injury, and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed today that Atkins is done for the year.
MRI confirms Bengals DT Geno Atkins has torn ACL. The All-Pro will miss rest of season.
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