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Shaun Prater injured, lost for entire Cincinnati Bengals season


The Cincinnati Bengals are dealing with more injuries to their cornerbacks, and one is headed to injured reserve.

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Shaun Prater, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick out of Iowa, suffered a knee injury that will land him on season-ending IR, a source with knowledge of his situation said Saturday.

Also, Brandon Ghee, a 2010 third-round draft pick out of Wake Forest, suffered a dislocated wrist following practice Saturday, and that could put him on the shelf for an extended period of time. Throw in the fractured knee that will keep 2012 first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick out of training camp, and the Bengals have hit a run of bad luck at a key position.

Prater will undergo surgery to clean up his knee at a later date. The rehabilitation, centered around his patella, could take up to four months, but he's expected to be ready for the offseason conditioning program.

Ghee's timetable isn't clear -- he's already had surgery -- but a dislocated wrist would seem to end his preseason.

The Bengals currently have 10 cornerbacks on their roster, with veterans Terence Newman, Jason Allen, Leon Hall and Adam Jones the most experienced.

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