Bengals G Wharton hurts knee, leaves on cart
August 10, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Left guard Travelle Wharton hurt his right knee during Cincinnati's opening series and left the field on a cart, the start of a series of injuries to Bengals starters.
Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and defensive end Carlos Dunlap also left the field with injured right knees during the following series, costing the Bengals three of their starters in the opening 5 minutes of a preseason game against the New York Jets.
Wharton appeared to be the most seriously injured. He went down while pass blocking on the Bengals' third play, rolled over in pain and stayed down for several minutes while trainers moved his leg to check his knee. They called for a cart to take him from the field for tests.
Wharton signed as a free agent last March after spending eight seasons with Carolina. Clint Boling replaced him.