Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick John Ross just made his NFL debut last Sunday in Week 3 of the preseason and was hoping to play a lot in tonight’s preseason finale.
Unfortunately, Ross exited the Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts preseason game toward the end of the first quarter, was seen on the trainer’s table and then walked to the locker room.
The injury is to his left knee, and he’s officially questionable to return.
INJURY UPDATE: WR John Ross reported with left knee injury. Return is questionable.#CINvsIND— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 31, 2017
Don’t expect him to return though.
Ross had one catch for six yards and one rushing play, on a reverse for 25 yards in which his speed was clearly on display. The Bengals looked to be getting him heavily involved in the preseason finale, but that came to an abrupt end.
This is the last thing Bengals fans want to hear and hopefully the injury is not serious. Ross has suffered numerous injuries in his football career, including more than one to his knees. He just returned from offseason shoulder injury, to repair an issue he played through in his final collegiate season.
UPDATE: Ross was seen on the sideline, without a helmet. His night is done, but hopefully this was just a minor thing and nothing that will keep him off-the-field in the regular season opener on September 10.
The Bengals officially ruled Ross out for the rest of the game as of 8:18 p.m. ET.