It looks like John Ross may have suffered a significant shoulder injury in Monday’s loss to the Steelers.
Ross was knocked out of the game in the second half after hauling in a pass and getting dragged down hard to the turf. His head actually bounced off the ground, which initially made it look like he had a concussion.
John Ross was injured on this play. pic.twitter.com/KQNo0THaYz— Jordan Dajani (@JordanDajani) October 1, 2019
But soon after, the Bengals announced Ross was questionable to return with a shoulder injury. He ended up not returning and actually went to the locker room for examination, then returned in a shoulder sling, according to Joe Danneman.
It’s hopefully precautionary, but a similar thing happened last week to Steelers tight end Vance McDonald. He played vs. the 49ers, then was seen sporting a sling the next day, and he wound up not practicing all week before being inactive Monday night.
With a short turnaround for Sunday when the Cardinals, it’s hard to see Ross being back in time to play if he’s already in a sling. Hopefully, this isn’t anything more than a one or two-week injury. The last thing Ross is another major injury that leads to surgery.