(NEW YORK) — With the NFL regular season weeks away, the Cincinnati Bengals may not have one of their better defensive players when the season starts. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is in danger of missing the start of the season with a knee injury.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis announced that Dunlap will be out of action for at least four weeks with a sprained right knee.
“It is what it is and now I have to do what I got to do to get back on the field,” Dunlap said, according to the Cincinnati Inquirer. “They’re not going to let me go out there until I am fully prepared. It’s one of those situations where you have to do a lot to get back out there and now I have to do it.”
Dunlap was injured in the first quarter of the team’s preseason game against the New York Jets. He clipped knees with receiver Patrick Turner.
Dunlap is entering his third season in the NFL and has totaled 14 sacks since making his debut.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio