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Cincinnati Bengals’ Kevin Huber Headed to Season-Ending IR with Fractured Jaw

December 17th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
By Devon Williams

For Cincinnati Bengals punter, Kevin Huber, the season is over. The team announced on Monday that he will be placed on season ending Injured Reserve (IR) as a result of a fractured jaw suffered in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The injury occurred when Huber was attempting to line up for a tackle on Antonio Brown (who eventually returned the punt 67-yards for a touchdown), but was met, instead, by Steelers' Terence Garvin.

There's been much debate about whether or not the hit itself was legal, and while not called on the field, the NFL is reviewing it. If nothing else, it's very close to being illegal and that does warrant the review. If a fine is levied against Brown, it will likely be announced on Friday.

In addition to the broken jaw, tests showed a cracked vertebrae for Huber, but there are now several reports circulating that the cracked vertebrae is an older, unrelated injury.

The Bengals will likely hold workouts on Tuesday and are expected to sign a punter after they have concluded.

Tags: Antonio Brown, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Kevin Huber, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers

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