CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Rodney Stewart #37 of the Cincinnati Bengals works out during a rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
There appear to be multiple reports suggesting that Bengals running back Rodney Stewart, who signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent, tore his ACL early during Tuesday's OTA session. The reports are initially sourced from Buffzone.com, writing that:
Fifteen minutes into his first practice of rookie mini camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, Stewart fell to the ground during a non-contact blocking drill
According to the website Stewart will "undergo surgery on June 6", performed by Ohio State team physician Chris Kaeding, and will likely find himself on the team's Injured Reserve list once the season starts. However we'd expect the team to waive him with an injury settlement first before resigning him to IR. According to Ralphie Report, an SB Nation site that covers the Colorado Buffaloes, this is the second time that Stewart has suffered this type of injury; the first during high school.
Stewart was projected as a practice squad player with BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott expected to take the bulk of the team's carries in 2012.