Dalton Has Broken Thumb, Bengals Prepping For Worst

El quarterback Andy Dalton de los Bengals de Cincinnati al costado de la cancha durante el primer tiempo del partido ante los Steelers de Pittsburgh el domingo 13 de diciembre de 2015i. (AP Foto/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Bengals are preparing AJ McCarron for an extended run as their starting quarterback while waiting for an update on Andy Dalton’s broken thumb.
Dalton broke the thumb on his passing hand during a 33-20 loss to the Steelers on Sunday that left the AFC North up for grabs. He had an appointment with a specialist on Monday to get a better idea of how long he’ll be out.
McCarron will make his first NFL start Sunday in San Francisco, trying to make an Alabama breakthrough. A starting quarterback from Alabama hasn’t won an NFL game as a starter since Jeff Rutledge in 1987, according to STATS.
McCarron won back-to-back national titles at Alabama. He missed his rookie season with a sore passing shoulder.

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