Kirkpatrick (foot) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports. Kirkpatrick was expected to play even though he was spotted in a walking boot during Monday's walkthrough, and his participation in practice Tuesday essentially confirms that. Unless the defensive back suffers a setback over the next day or so, expect him to be a full go Thursday.
Kirkpatrick was spotted in a boot during Monday's walkthrough but says he will play in Thursday's game against the Texans, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Members of the media were not expecting Kirkpatrick to walk into the locker room sporting a boot Monday, but that's exactly what happened. Unsurprisingly, the 27-year-old was bombarded with questions surrounding the apparent injury that he effectively dodged. It's early, but the expectation is that he'll play and that the Bengals are being extra cautious to avoid any setbacks.
Kirkpatrick is healthy after fracturing his hand in May, Jeff Wallner of United Press International reports. Kirkpatrick's fracture was never considered very serious. He was already back on the field in a limited capacity for June's minicamp and shouldn't have any restrictions when training camp opens July 27.
Kirkpatrick has reportedly broken his right hand, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports. The fracture doesn't appear to be too serious. Kirkpatrick reportedly will be back within two weeks and a full go by training camp. In the meantime, Josh Shaw and Darqueze Dennard are expected to take over for Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick was held out of practice Tuesday due to a wrist injury, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Kirkpatrick's wrist injury is not believed to be too serious. His absence appears to be more of a precautionary decision than anything else at this point.