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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis tossing Jeremy Hill under the bus?

Marvin Lewis

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis isn’t really doing injured running back Jeremy Hill any favors. With Hill needing surgery, Lewis is telling the press that the running back doesn’t actually need it (yet).

Man, you have to love when someone tells another person what they should or shouldn’t be doing with their body. Especially when, as is the case for Jeremy Hill, that body is in pain.

“Jeremy thinks he needs to have ankle surgery,” Lewis said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Yeah, I think I would be [surprised]. I think he’s consulted a couple physicians, both said that this was something that could wait until after the season but he just felt like it was causing too much discomfort.”

Maybe Marvin Lewis should be given a pass here, as the intentions don’t seem too evil.

“I don’t think he had any instance of [a problem] since this August when he rolled his ankle in training camp, or whatever it was, training camp or warmups in a game — I can’t remember what it was,” Lewis said. “One of those times in the preseason. But that’s the only instance he’s had this fall.”

Hill, who hadn’t been on the team’s injury report, is out for the season. Lewis also stated that the reason Hill wasn’t on any of the medical reports (until he was done for the season( was because he didn’t need to be.

Just weird stuff. Maybe nothing “bad” per say. At the same time, why even hint that Hill wasn’t toughing it out?