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Bengals LB Rivers breaks jaw on Ward block, out for year

Updated: October 20, 2008, 1:01 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

CINCINNATI -- Bengals first-round pick Keith Rivers suffered a broken jaw in the first quarter of Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and will miss the remainder of the 2008 season, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said.

The hit came from Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who was blocking for teammate Matt Spaeth during a reception and caught an unsuspecting Rivers with a crushing blow that knocked him out of the game.

"I'm not going to wait around until you hit me," Ward ...

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