Apparently, Bengals RB Bernard Scott had hand surgery earlier this summer.
HC Marvin Lewis indicated that the fate of Scott in the opener is tied into when doctors take screws out of his injured hand and how long it takes hm to bounce back.
"He’s working on conditioning, working on carrying the ball and doing those things he’s got to do now," he said. "The one thing is our running backs haven’t taken many shots in the preseason. So that’s probably a good thing."
It's fair to bump BenJarvus Green-Ellis a bit on this news, though Brian Leonard is capable of stepping into Scott's change-of-pace role.