While Bernard is listed as the starter, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said during the week he will ease Bernard back in action.
"With Gio just coming back, it's going to be hard for me to just thrust him in there and let him go again," Jackson said Wednesday. "I think we have to work him into our process. What will determine that is just how fast and how ready he is to go."
Bernard missed the previous three games due to hip and shoulder injuries. Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson indicated earlier in the week that the team will likely ease Bernard back into action, while giving Jeremy Hill a bigger share of the load.
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Bernard has been dealing with hip and clavicle issues that have kept him out of the last three games.
"With Gio just coming back, it's going to be hard for me to just thrust him in there and let him go again," Jackson said. "I think we have to work him into our process. What will determine that is just how fast and how ready he is to go."
Bernard has missed three straight games with hip and shoulder injuries. He won't dominate snaps like he did before he got hurt, and perhaps will play about 50 percent of the time Sunday at Houston, the website suggested.
Bernard has missed three consecutive games entering Week 12 at Houston.
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