Brown injured his leg against the Saints in Week 10, and he was originally expected to miss multiple weeks, though the exact extent of the injury wasn't disclosed. Now, the linebacker will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve.
Brown (leg) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
The leg injury Brown sustained last Sunday against the Saints is expected to sideline him for multiple weeks, so this isn't surprising. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 26-year-old will miss at least one game, while a multi-game absence remains a distinct possibility. Nick Vigil (knee) has also been ruled out while Vontaze Burfict (hip) has some hope to return since his is listed as questionable.
Brown's injury is a knee injury that kept him out of a good chunk of Week 10's loss to the Saints, and it will likely keep him out for multiple weeks, Richard Skinner of Local12.com reports.
Brown wouldn't official confirm the nature of the injury, but he had a huge brace on the knee. "Coach (Marvin Lewis) said I can't speak about injuries," said Brown.
Brown didn't practice Wednesday due to a leg injury, Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com reports.
Brown's absence early in the week casts some doubt on his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Should he wind up missing out, Hardy Nickerson would likely step into a starting role.
Last week was a missed tackle carnival for the Bengals, as they whiffed 18 times against the Chiefs. They have 67 missed tackles for the season. While Brown has been sure-handed, he isn't racking up the tackle count like he did with the Bills, totaling only 26 tackles through five games so far.
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