Medical tests Tuesday revealed no serious damage to Bengals rookie QB Andy Dalton‘s wrist area, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Broncos remains in doubt, according to a league source.
Dalton was knocked from the Bengals’ season-opening victory over the Browns during the second half and didn’t return.
The X-rays conducted Sunday were normal, and other tests showed no serious injury, but the ailment could limit Dalton’s ability to practice early this week. For a rookie quarterback who already missed offseason workouts because of the lockout, that would be significant.
Dalton said he’s hopeful of playing Sunday, but it’s hardly out of the question that Bruce Gradkowski, who led the Bengals to the comeback victory, will end up starting in Week 2.