A day after absorbing a monster hit from Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin, Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber has been diagnosed with a cracked vertebrae.
Garvin’s hit helped spring a first-quarter touchdown return by Antonio Brown. Huber did not return to the game, and it was later announced that he had a broken jaw. The further severity of his injury was reported Monday afternoon by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Bengals punter Kevin Huber not only suffered broken jaw but also a cracked vertebrae in his neck on block by Steelers’ Gavin. Headed to IR.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 16, 2013
Bengals placekicker Mike Nugent took over punting duties after Huber’s exit. The Steelers beat their divisional rivals, 30-20.