Bengals rookie WR John Ross leaves game with knee injury

By Rachel Wold

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross left his team’s game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday night with a knee injury.

Ross had one catch for 25 yards in the team’s final postseason game that is taking place in Indianapolis. It was only August 14 that the rookie pass-catcher finally resumed practicing with his team.

Ross is a dynamic player when healthy, as demonstrated by his record-breaking 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine.

But, Ross has a history of injuries including a shoulder that he had operated on in the offseason. Apparently worth the risk, the Bengals selected Ross ninth overall in this year’s draft.

The best-case scenario here is Ross’s injury turns out to be non-serious. Why the Bengals are risking their first round pick’s health in a completely meaningless game is quite questionable.