Andy Dalton Dealing With Back Injury: Is Andy Dalton Still Playing?

According to the team’s estimated practice report released on Monday, Andy Dalton suffered a back injury in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals in New Orleans.

This team continues to take hits. After losing to the Bengals 26-30, and after playing without receivers Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olive, the offence has suffered yet another setback as quarterback Andy Dalton has reportedly sustained a back injury, per Nick Underhill of New Orleans Football. Despite being injured, Dalton completed the entire game.

Jameis Winston was active for the first time in two weeks following a back injury he sustained earlier in the season. After the game, head coach Dennis Allen refused to reveal who would start at quarterback for the team’s Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals in the desert. Both Dalton and Winston were listed as limited participants on the injury report for Monday.

This article will be updated as new information becomes available.

Dalton, who started for the Bengals from 2011 to 2019, was listed as a limited participant in Monday’s Saints practice. Jameis Winston, who has injuries to his back and ankle, was also listed as limited.

On Tuesday’s injury report, both Dalton and Winston were categorised as limited participants.

On Thursday night, the Saints will play the Arizona Cardinals.

Against his former team, Dalton completed 17 of 32 pass attempts for 162 yards and one touchdown. It was his third game against the Bengals in three seasons with his third different team.

Dalton, who will turn 35 later this month, signed a one-year contract with New Orleans in March.

In the Bears’ victory over the Bengals last season, Dalton completed 9 of 11 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a bone bruise in the second quarter.

In December 2020, Dalton completed 16 of 23 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 30-7.

Dalton is second among Cincinnati’s all-time leaders in passing yards, behind Ken Anderson.

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