The details of Renell Wren’s injury are now known.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Wren suffered an injury to his right quadriceps. If Wren decides to get it surgically repaired, his season will likely be over.
#Bengals DT Renell Wren suffered a significant quadriceps injury in practice Monday, per source. He's seeking a second opinion before deciding whether to have surgery, which likely would be season-ending. Another blow to Cincy D.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 19, 2020
Wren’s injury occurred during Monday’s practice, the first with local media on site. Trainers were focused on his right leg and a cart came to take Wren off of the practice field after he spent several minutes on the ground. Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com wrote Wednesday morning that Wren’s prognosis wasn’t too good compared to that of Shawn Williams, who could return by the season opener next month.
With Ryan Glasgow gone and Josh Tupou opted out, Wren was set to see an increase in snaps and opportunity along the defensive line. His absence will make the position group even thinner than it was at the beginning of the week when training camp began to ramp up.
Wren was one of the Bengals’ three fourth-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. He appeared in 11 games in his rookie season last year; recording 11 tackles at multiple positions on the defensive line.