Bengals lose QB Dalton

By TOM WITHERS | September 11, 2011 | 2:55 PM EDT

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton looks for a receiver during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has left his first NFL game with an apparent injury to his right arm.

Dalton was hit by Browns rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor on Cincinnati's final offensive play in the first half. He favored his arm as he came off the field and was checked by trainers before going to the locker room.

He didn't return after halftime and backup Bruce Gradkowski took the first snap of the second half.

Dalton went 10 of 15 for 81 yards and threw a 2-yard TD pass to Jermaine Gresham.

The Bengals had no immediate word on Dalton, a second-round pick from TCU.