Cedric Benson Injures Hip, Hopes To Play Week 11

Add another name to the list of banged up running backs from Week 10: Cedric Benson. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Benson sustained a hip injury during the defensive slugfest between the Bengals and Steelers, leaving the game in the third quarter, before returning for a series, and eventually leaving again. Rookie Bernard Scott replaced Benson in the lineup.

While Benson was forced to watch the fourth quarter from the sidelines, it does not sound as if he will much time, if at all. ESPN reports that Benson's injury was only a hip flexor strain, and that he should be ready to play in the team's Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. This is certainly great news for both the rejuvenated Benson and the resurgent Bengals, who opened up essentially a two-game lead on the Steelers by sweeping the season series between the two in Week 10. 

Despite only rushing for 22 yards in Week 10, Benson still ranks sixth in the league in rushing. 

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