The Cincinnati Bengals, who are off to a miserable 0-4 start to the 2019 NFL season, got some discouraging news on Tuesday after their Monday Night Football loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wide receiver John Ross, who has been one of the few bright spots in Cincinnati’s poor start to the season, is set to miss a few games after injuring his right shoulder in the 27-3 loss.
Ross was tackled by Steelers cornerback Joe Haden after making a first down reception in the fourth quarter of the game. He was forced to leave after landing hard on his right shoulder, finishing the night with only 3 passes caught for a total of 36 yards.
The Washington alum has gotten off to the best start of his career, catching 16 balls for 328 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first four games of the year. In fact, his yardage total this season has already eclipsed the marks he had set in the first two disappointing seasons of his career, both of which were marred by injury.
The former #9 overall pick in the 2017 Draft has missed time earlier in his career with a left shoulder injury and a groin strain.
While the team has not officially released a timetable for Ross’s return, they hope to have him back for the month of November according to reports.