Two key members of the Cincinnati Bengals were playing injured for most of the 2022 season.
Left tackle Jonah Williams dislocated his kneecap during the team’s Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and didn’t miss a game afterwards up until the playoffs, after he suffered another knee dislocation during the Wild Card round against the Ravens.
Per Ian Rapoport, Williams recently had surgery to repair his kneecap. The procedure was done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who surgically repaired Joe Burrow’s torn ACL back in 2020. Williams is expected to be clear well before training camp.
#Bengals OT Jonah Williams recently underwent knee surgery from Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache in LA, sources say. Williams dislocated his kneecap this season and the procedure should keep it from happening again. Williams is expected to be fully cleared before June.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2023
In addition to Williams, defensive end Joseph Ossai had surgery to repair a torn labrum that he played through during the season.
#Bengals DE Joseph Ossai also underwent post-season surgery, having his shoulder fixed after he suffered a torn labrum that he played through this season, sources say. https://t.co/zeWq2SWojd— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2023
Ossai notably missed his entire rookie season in 2021 with a torn meniscus he suffered during the preseason that year. The second-year pass rusher played in all 19 regular and postseason games for Cincinnati. He appeared to suffer a knee injury at the conclusion of the AFC Championship game, but no news has been reported since then regarding it.