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Andy Dalton diagnosed with sprain

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CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 25: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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The initial report on Andy Dalton is positive news for the Bengals.

X-rays were negative, and Dalton’s right thumb is only a sprain, a team source told PFT.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after Sunday’s loss to the Browns that initial tests on Dalton’s thumb didn’t show a long-term issue. Lewis added that Dalton will undergo more medical tests Monday.

It remains to be seen how the injury affects Dalton’s status for practice and/or next week’s game.

Jeff Driskel replaced Dalton on the second series of the third quarter and went 17-of-29 for 155 yards with a touchdown.

Dalton was injured while trying to recover an errant snap.