Within the first week of training camp the Cincinnati Bengals have now lost 2 receivers. First AJ Green went out with a knee
injury, now tonight at family night inside Paul Brown Stadium Andrew Hawkins received a high ankle sprain.
Neither of these injuries are season ending or will even carry over into the regular season. Green will likely be out until the Atlanta pre-season game while Hawkins will be out 2-4 weeks so in all likely hood he wont see the field in a game until the first week of the season against the Chicago Bears.
The Bengals organization will likely treat their receivers with kid gloves for the rest of training camp. Losing your first and third best receivers is not an ideal situation.
Hawkins said after his MRI tonight that it was indeed a high ankle sprain. High ankle sprains are generally incredibly painful and tender so the 2-4 weeks seems reasonable.
Mohamed Sanu now rises to the number 1 receiver on the roster. A second year player out of Rutgers, Sanu had 4 TD receptions but only 154 yards in 2012. Now he will be the number 1 receiver until Green comes back.
Hopefully for the Bengals sake and the sanity of their fans they stay healthy for the rest of the season.