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Report: Bengals fear cornerback Chidobe Awuzie has torn ACL

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Oct 31, 2022; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (22) limps off the field in the second quarter during an NFL Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.  Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cincinnati Bengals are bracing for tests to show that cornerback Chidobe Awuzie suffered a torn ACL in Monday night’s game, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Awuzie, 27, is having an MRI on Tuesday. Awuzie was in a protective brace after Monday night’s loss to the Cleveland Browns and on crutches.

“I don’t think it’s great, but we don’t have final confirmation on it yet,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said after the game.

Awuzie sustained the injury in the second quarter of Cincy’s 32-13 loss while defending a pass to Browns wideout Amari Cooper.

Awuzie is in his second season with the Bengals after signing a three-year deal worth $21.75 million with the club in March 2021. He has started all 22 games he has played in Cincinnati.

Awuzie has six career interceptions, 56 passes defensed and three forced fumbles in 71 games (64 starts) for the Dallas Cowboys (2017-20) and Bengals. The Cowboys selected Awuzie in the second round of the 2017 draft.

–Field Level Media