Iloka (knee) suited up and participated in practice Tuesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Iloka was initially expected to miss three to four weeks after he injured his knee late in July, but he ended up missing just two weeks. He'll jump back in with the No. 1 defense alongside fellow starting safety Shawn Williams.
Iloka (knee) will sit out 3-to-4 weeks, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
The Boise State product has been a constant with the Bengals' defense, starting every game last season and posting 74 tackles, three interceptions, and seven pass breakups. Iloka's injury could hinder him right up until Week 1, so check back as the regular season approaches to see if he'll be ready to go.
Iloka suffered an apparent right knee injury during Sunday's practice, but Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said the safety is "probably fine" and isn't expected to miss significant time, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Iloka dropped to the field on a non-contact play during the first part of team drills Sunday and required a cart to assist him off the field, leading to initial fears that he may have suffered some structural damage. While it doesn't sound as though a severe injury has been officially ruled out, the setback wasn't deemed as serious as it looked, so for now, Iloka seems to have avoided a major issue. The 27-year-old is preparing for his fifth season as a starting defensive back for the Bengals and is coming off a campaign in which he racked up a career-high 74 tackles to go with three interceptions.
Iloka's shoulder scope was reportedly an outpatient procedure, so there is little concern from the Bengals that he'll miss much time. The rangy safety had a strong season by IDP standards in the defensive backfield as he racked up 74 tackles and picked off three passes.
Updating a previous note, Iloka (shoulder) is back on the field to start the third quarter, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports.
The safety left the game with a shoulder injury but it appears he was able to shake it off as he returned to the field. He could see his reps monitored with the new injury, in which case look for Derron Smith to see increased action.
|P3||8/27/17||@ WAS||4:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ IND||7:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|