The Bengals announced Wednesday that Ryan Glasgow was placed on injured reserve. The team also signed Adolphus Washington off the Cowboys’ practice squad to take Glasgow’s spot on Cincinnati’s 53-man roster.
Ryan Glasgow will miss the rest of the season due to an ACL tear.
It is, in fact, a torn ACL. Glasgow is out for the season. A hit to DL depth. https://t.co/Qu8Q2gaDmg— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 24, 2018
That’s a really bad injury for a defensive lineman that can take over a year to fully come back from.
The Bengals are bracing for Ryan Glasgow to miss the remainder of the 2018 NFL season.
According to Ian Rapoport, Glasgow is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.
#Bengals DT Ryan Glasgow, who was carted off the field yesterday, is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury, sources say. He left the stadium in crutches and has an MRI this morning.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 24, 2018
Glasgow was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of the 31-21 defeat in Carolina. He appeared to get his knee caught in the turf as he was being blocked to the ground. He instantly was rolling around in pain and tossed his helmet to the side. He has since been seen wearing a knee brace while on crutches.
With the No. 138 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bengals took the former Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman in hopes of bolstering their front seven. Glasgow actually made the rare journey of going from college walk-on to NFL player. He spent five years in college (one redshirt) while playing 45 games with 33 starts.
As a rookie, Glasgow wound up appearing in all 16 games and even started one when Geno Atkins was battling a toe injury. He made 23 total tackles while playing in 412 defensive snaps. He finished with a solid 71.2 Pro Football Focus grade.
This year has been more of the same, as Glasgow has been a key lineman off the bench through the first three games. Losing him would be a big hit to the Bengals’ depth.
My guess is the Bengals will sign fifth-round rookie Andrew Brown off the practice squad if Glasgow ends up being placed on injured reserve.
We will update this post as more details come out.
Ryan Glasgow has since confirmed the news and spoke with the media about it:
Ryan Glasgow confirms that he tore his ACL. The Bengals lose depth on the defensive line and a player that was on the rise. https://t.co/qgukhxqjha— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 24, 2018
Glasgow taking about torn ACL... felt pop, burn— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) September 24, 2018
Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery.