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Bengals QB Jake Browning returns to Week 14 vs. Colts

Bengals QB Jake Browning suffered a thumb injury in Week 14. Here are the latest updates and fantasy football impact.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning has exited the fourth quarter of today’s Week 14 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts with a thumb injury. He ran to the locker room for X-rays and veteran third-stringer AJ McCarron is now in the game for the Bengals.

Jake Browning injury updates

Update: Jake Browning has returned to the game for the Bengals.

Update: Browning has been ruled as probable to return to today’s game. It was ruled as a muscle cramp by the Bengals.


Browning’s injury was a non-contact one and he was seen holding his thumb following a play early in the third quarter. He immediately rushed to the locker room for further evaluation as McCarron began warming up on the sidelines.

This could be another huge blow to the Bengals as Browning is making his third start in place of the injured Joe Burrow this afternoon. He had an excellent performance in their overtime victory over the Jaguars last Monday and was 17-23 for 274 yards with three total touchdowns and an interception in today’s game.