Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will miss at least one game, and could be out for the season, after fracturing the thumb on his throwing hand while making a tackle in the first quarter of Sunday’s 33-20 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dalton said he would meet with a specialist on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, which comes at a bad time for the Bengals, who are on the verge of an AFC North division title and pursuing a bye in the postseason.
The Bengals will likely let A.J. McCarron play this week and hope to get a win. If they can they will likely secure a bye in the preseason. That would be huge because Dalton would get another week of rest on his thumb.