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Bengals punter Kevin Huber suffers fractured jaw during 30-20 loss on Sunday Night Football

Kicker flattened by Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin during kick return by Antonio Brown.

By
Evan Bleier
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber (10) runs off the field with gauze in his mouth and blood on his cheek in the first quarter on December 15, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (File/UPI/Archie Carpenter)
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber (10) runs off the field with gauze in his mouth and blood on his cheek in the first quarter on December 15, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (File/UPI/Archie Carpenter) | License Photo

During Sunday Night Football, Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber was all set to kick the ball away from his 16-yard line at the end of his team’s first possession when Steelers safety Will Allen contacted him in the end zone after a bad snap. After all the dust settled, Pittsburgh ended up taking over at the 1-yard line.

Things only got worse from there.

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Later on in the quarter, Huber punted to Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and the kick got returned for a touchdown. Huber didn’t get to see very much of the play after getting flattened when Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin cleaned up on him with an open-field block to the face.

The unflagged play resulted in Huber suffering what was initially termed a “dental injury” and turned out to be a fractured jaw. Huber could not return to the game and could end up missing time with the injury.

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To make matters even more painful, the favored Bengals were upset 30-20 by the Steelers.

Ouch…

[Sports Illustrated]

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