Saturday, March 17, 2001

Bengals' Scott cleared to run


Receiver should be ready for minicamp in May

By Mark Curnutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The Bengals' NFL-worst passing game got a shot in the arm Friday when wide receiver Darnay Scott's broken leg was declared fit to begin running.

        Scott could begin working out at Paul Brown Stadium and should be ready to participate in minicamp May 4-7.

        “He is fully and completely healed,” Bengals trainer Paul Sparling said. “His only limits are the soreness he might experience and his cardiovascular conditioning. We don't know what kind of impact the injury will have on his speed.”

        Scott, 28, broke two bones in his lower leg — the tibia and fibula - during an Aug.1 training camp workout. The Bengals had released his longtime running mate, Carl Pickens, two weeks earlier, and Scott was going to get his chance to be the No.1 receiver.

        His loss forced the Bengals to start two rookie wide receivers, Peter Warrick and Ron Dugans, for the first five games.

        Scott will begin running Monday on an underwater treadmill at Paul Brown Stadium, Sparling said. He will alternate weeks re habilitating in Cincinnati and St.Louis, where Scott lives in the offseason.

        “Losing Darnay was a big blow to us last year,” said Jim Lippincott, Bengals director of pro/college personnel. “He gives you vertical stretch to the field and veteran leadership.”

       



Bengals Stories
- Bengals' Scott cleared to run
Ex-Vikings tackle to visit

Xavier loses to Notre Dame 83-71
SULLIVAN: XU loss not really a surprise
XU: Irish won't play us
Schedule paid off for Xavier
Xavier women rout Louisville
Clemson next for XU women
XU leaders share numbers, glory
Kent State's find is UC's problem
DAUGHERTY: Assistant's work is never done
UC trying to get past second base
Huggins, UC reach milestones
Reds get passing mark at mid-term
Larkin will lead off - if healthy
Boone juggles rotation
Tigers 5, Reds 4
Online pool and college hoops coverage at Cincinnati.com
Iowa relies on defense to hold UK
Recker's absence is Iowa's inspiration
UK gets early impact from Daniels
Who let the underdogs out?
Men's NCAA pairings
Men's NIT pairings
Women's NCAA Roundup
Women's NCAA pairings
Women's NIT pairings
Boys basketball coverage
Girls basketball coverage
West Hi, Elder play for trip to state
Boys regional championship matchups
Girls state championships matchups
Holgate makes final on buzzer beater
Ky. Sweet Sixteen Roundup
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio boys regional championships
Ohio girls basketball scores
Ohio girls state tournament pairings
Kentucky boys Sweet Sixteen


Return to Bengals front page...