NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports that that the Bengals believe Anderson tore his ACL last night. It’s the same ACL that Anderson tore last year at Oklahoma.
The #Bengals believe rookie RB Rodney Anderson tore his ACL again last night, source said. Awful.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 30, 2019
Anderson will undoubtedly end up on the Injured Reserve list this weekend and will miss all of his rookie season.
This is the fourth major injury Anderson has suffered in the last five years. To say this is heartbreaking is nothing short of an understatement.
Last week was Rodney Anderson’s coming out party. This week, his season may have been shortened significantly.
Anderson left tonight’s game with a right knee injury, and the team has announced he is out for the rest of the night.
Geoff Hobson reported that Anderson was able to walk to the locker room without much of a limp.
Anderson walked off under his own power without much of a limp to the locker room— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 29, 2019
It should be noted that knee in subject was the same that Anderson injured last year. Anderson missed all of 2018 at Oklahoma with a torn ACL, which is the reason why the Bengals were able to draft him in the sixth round.
If Anderson misses any time, it’s going to make things real dicey in the Bengals’ backfield, as fellow rookie Trayveon Williams has his own injury that may cost him time in the regular season. That could allow Jordan Ellis or Quinton Flowers to sneak onto the 53-man roster.
We’ll update this when more information on this injury becomes available.