Source: Bengals QB Andy Dalton has torn ligaments on throwing hand

Source: Bengals QB Andy Dalton has torn ligaments on throwing hand
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) (Ron Jenkins)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is out for the rest of the season.

Dalton left in the middle of Sunday’s game against the Browns with a thumb injury.

A source confirmed that Dalton has torn ligaments in his throwing hand thumb. It’s not immediately known if he needs surgery. It is the same thumb he fractured in 2015, ending his season.

Jeff Driskel will now take over as starting quarterback.

“I’ve always known I can play at this level and I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t,” said Jeff Driskel. “The more you get out there and the more you play well, the more confidence you’re going to have yourself and the people around you are going to have in you.”

The Bengals have acquired quarterback Tom Savage on waivers from the 49ers.

Marvin Lewis released a statement saying the following: “The medical staff believes Andy will make a full recovery for the start of the 2019 season.”

FOX19 will continue to update this story.

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