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.
Rod Taylor was on crutches in the locker room today. https://t.co/KRJ0CYe3tK— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) July 27, 2018
Bengals 7th round pick Rod Taylor went down during one of the first drills of camp. Holding his right knee.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) July 26, 2018
Really unfortunate luck for rookie Rod Taylor, who was carted off after one play today. pic.twitter.com/5D1WesKR0p— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) July 26, 2018
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.