The Cincinnati Bengals may not be the most injury-ridden team, but their injuries have certainly had an impact on their performance.
Obviously, the most notable has been the absence of A.J. Green. He’ll be out again this Sunday with that ankle injury he sustained during the team’s training camp.
John Ross III, Kerry Wynn and Cordy Glenn join Green as the four Bengals that are all out for the team’s winnable Week 5 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The Enquirer’s Tyler Dragon released the report earlier today.
John Ross was injured this past week and then placed on IR. He’ll be out for the foreseeable future. The combination of Green and Ross both sidelined should draw a more notable target share for Auden Tate and Tyler Boyd.
It’s a sad reality for Ross as he’ll be out at least six week. Ross was in the middle of a breakout season too. Now, he’ll possible miss the remainder of the season if the team opts to shut him down late in the season.
As for Cordy Glenn, the Bengals need him back. He’s yet to play this season after entering the league’s concussion protocol early in the preseason. The Bengals O-line is the team’s biggest weakness, and Glenn was a projected starter for the unit.
It’s not expected that Glenn, given that he hasn’t practiced, will be back anytime soon.
Lastly, Kerry Wynn is also a notable absence, but Sam Hubbard and Carlos Dunlap should adequately fill his void.
As for the Cardinals, they’ll be without several key starters, including receiver Christian Kirk and defensive lineman Zac Allen. Several other starters are questionable, including cornerback Trumaine Brock and guard Justin Pugh.