Bengals LB Maualuga ruled out for Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga will miss Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts with a sprained ankle.

The third-year pro apparently suffered the setback in Thursday's practice, but the severity of the sprain is unknown.

Head coach Marvin Lewis said Friday that Dan Skuta will fill in for Maualuga, getting just his second career start.

Maualuga posted 38 tackles and one forced fumble through the first five weeks of the 2011 season.

Cincinnati has a bye next week before returning to action at Seattle on October 30.