The last thing Mike Nugent did before he suffered what is believed to be a severe knee injury to his kicking leg was perfect.
He executed a perfect onside kick with 2:35 left and the Bengals trailing the Colts, 23-17, Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. But the result was tragic. As the Bengals celebrated Chad Ochocinco’s recovery after linebacker Dan Skuta knocked a Colt off the ball, Nugent was carried to the sideline by two teammates.
“The ball was on its way and I kind of cut back to take a guy and that’s when it happened,” said Nugent, who said he felt the knee go before he made any contact in the scrum.
After the game Nugent was on crutches, and the fear is that he has suffered an ACL and MCL injury.
"It doesn't look good," Nugent said.