Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Jonathan Dwyers (knee) will be out at least six weeks with a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced Friday.
The team said Dwyers had surgery Friday and was expected to be out four to six weeks.
The Steelers have not disclosed the severity of the injury.
Dwyer was in a limited role during the Steelers’ Week 1 win over the Browns.
The injury happened when he was hit by a pass during the second quarter.
“We are disappointed for Jonathan Dwys, but we expect him to come back stronger and better,” coach Mike Tomlin said.
“He’s a guy that we believe in and he has been through the injury process and he’s ready to go.”
Dwyers was held out of the Week 2 win over San Diego after getting hurt in Week 1.
He threw three touchdowns against the Chargers and has thrown for 473 yards and four scores in his last five starts.
The 49ers have won five of six since they lost quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a torn ACL.
“It’s a tough pill to swallow and a tough blow, but I have to take it day by day,” Dwyers said.
The Bengals are 8-1 after beating the Texans 35-10.