The Bengals will be without wide receiver John Ross for several upcoming games.
According to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, Ross has a shoulder injury that could cost him a month of action.
#Bengals WR John Ross is expected to miss multiple games with a shoulder injury suffered last night vs. the #Steelers, sources say. Could be in the range of a month or so.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 1, 2019
If that holds up, Ross would miss games vs. the Cardinals, Ravens, Jaguars and Rams before Cincinnati gets a much-needed bye in Week 9. Given Ross’ history of injury, I would expect the Bengals to hold him out in all four games and plan for him to return in Week 10 vs. the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium.
Ross has been a bright spot in a putrid Bengals offense thus far, and it looked like he might be finally living up to his billing as the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But one of Ross’ biggest issues in the NFL has been staying healthy, so this is big setback in what was a promising development this year.
Making matters worse is A.J. Green is expected to miss the next two games, so the Bengals are without two of their top pass-catchers vs. the Cardinals and Ravens. And at this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see Green and Ross until after the bye week.