Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has a significant injury to his Achilles, coach Marvin Lewis said following Sunday’s
win over the Detroit Lions.
Hall suffered the injury while matched up against Lions Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson. Reports after the game believed Hall ruptured his Achilles such a huge blow for this great defense.
This is the second Achilles injury in three years for Hall, who hurt his left Achilles in 2011, but reports saying that the injury was to his right Achilles.
Hall will be re-evaluated Monday, to know the full details of the injury but it looks like Hall is probably lost for the season.
At the time Sunday’s injury occurred, the Lions were at the Bengals’ 11-yard line and driving. As Hall backed up into his own end zone, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tried to complete a touchdown pass to Johnson.
When Johnson left his feet for the ball, Hall fell down. Johnson ended up bobbling the ball and eventually dropping it before Hall rolled over onto his stomach and took his helmet off.
Seconds after the injury, Hall got up and gingerly walked over to the sideline under his own power but under the watch of Cincinnati trainers.
On the next play, the Bengals moved corner back Terrence Newman to Hall’s previous spot and had him matched up against the Johnson that didn’t go well throughout the game with Hall hurt.
Hall was injured once before this season, suffering a hamstring injury that kept him out of the Weeks 4 and 5 games against the Browns and Patriots. He returned last week against Buffalo.
The Bengals had another defensive player, tackle Devin Still, leave the game with a first half injury. Still was carted off the field early in the second quarter after suffering an elbow injury at the end of the first quarter. Michael Johnson, Marvin Jones, Reggie Nelson all got hurt in the game but all returned to the game.