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Bengals OL Rod Taylor carted off at training camp with knee injury

The first injury of Bengals training camp involves one of the Bengals three seventh-round draft picks from this year.

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Update: Bengals rookie offensive lineman Rod Taylor posted on Instagram and said his 2018 season is over. This is a sad development for the seventh round draft pick out of Ole Miss.

He tore his ACL on the first day of training camp.

Taylor underwent surgery on his ACL on August 8.

Bengals seventh-round pick Rod Taylor injured his knee in his first training camp practice.

The extent of the injury is unknown, but the earliest reports of the incident indicate it’s potentially serious.

Taylor was seen on crutches on Friday in the locker room.

Typically with all lower body injuries, players are carted off the field for precautionary purposes. Taylor had to be helped onto the cart and was expressing noticeable pain in the process.

Taylor was the second of three seventh-round draft picks from the Bengals draft class this year. His odds at making the roster were slim entering training camp, and depending on the severity of his injury, they’re probably considerably smaller now.

The Bengals were without fellow guard Christian Westerman during practice due to a viral infection, so the offensive line is now without two guards in the early stages of training camp. Westerman is expected to return to the field soon.

We will update this post as more details come out.