Bengals DT Peko has knee surgery
Defensive tackle Domata Peko had arthroscopic knee surgery on
Monday, sidelining one of the Cincinnati Bengals’ best run stoppers
for at least a couple of weeks.
Peko sprained his left knee during a game on Oct. 18 but didn’t
miss any time. He injured the right knee a few weeks ago and was
inactive for a 23-13 win over the Detroit Lions. Second-year player
Pat Sims started in his place and had one tackle.
Coach Marvin Lewis said Peko could be available later in the
season after surgery on his right knee. Asked if Peko aggravated
the injury last week, Lewis said, “Nobody knows. But sometimes the
different scans show different things, and so they did another scan
last week and felt like probably the thing to do was to go in and
scope it, and he would recover more quickly.”
Peko is the second Bengals starting defensive lineman to have
surgery. End Antwan Odom is out for the season with a torn right
Lewis said that rookie running back Bernard Scott also is likely
to miss a second straight game because of turf toe. Cedric Benson
and Larry Johnson are available to run in Minnesota next
The Bengals (9-3) solidified their hold on first place in the
AFC North and secured their second winning record in the past 19
years by beating the Lions.