Giovani Bernard Injury: Updates on Bengals Star’s Possible Concussion and Return

January 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard left Saturday's Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after entering the league's concussion protocol, according to the team's official Twitter account. 
Bernard Ruled Out Saturday, Jan. 9 Bernard, 24, went down after he was leveled by Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier on an apparent helmet-to-helmet hit. He had 28 yards on six carries before exiting. Jeremy Hill will receive the majority of the carries while the Bengals await word on Bernard's status.
In his third NFL season, Bernard has split carries with Hill for most of the season. The North Carolina product had 730 rushing yards and 49 receptions for 472 yards out of the backfield. He's been by far the more effective back, averaging 4.7 yards per carry to Hill's 3.6. It's been a stark contrast to 2014, where Hill broke out in the second half as Bernard struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness. 
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson discussed Bernard, p...

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