Bengals’ Joe Mixon needs minor surgery on his knee, will miss at least one game


The Bengals’ win over the Ravens on Thursday evening would possibly’ve been pricey. Twice throughout the game, second-year working again Joe Mixon suffered a knee harm that briefly took him off the sphere. He later described it as “some bizarre tweak.” 

On Friday, extra details about that harm surfaced. It is not excellent news, however it’s not the worst-case situation both.

In accordance with CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Mixon will have a “minor scope this weekend to take away a small particle from his knee.” He is out at least one game, however possibly extra as he appears to be like at a two-week restoration.

NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garofolo had been the primary to report that the Bengals feared Mixon would want surgery whereas ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the primary to report that the surgery has been scheduled for Saturday.

Mixon, who fell to the second spherical in final 12 months’s draft after he punched a lady in faculty, has seemed like a future star by means of the primary two video games of the brand new season. He is carried the ball 38 occasions for 179 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and a landing whereas including 57 yards on six catches, constructing off a rookie season that noticed him rack up 913 yards from scrimmage in 14 video games. Coming into the season, Mixon was projected to take the leap from promising to nice, and he seemed the half within the first two video games.

It is an enormous loss for the Bengals, however they do at least have a greater than succesful backup in Giovani Bernard. A second-round decide again in 2013, Bernard’s totaled 5,011 yards and 24 touchdowns from scrimmage in his profession. Within the win over the Ravens, he picked up 27 yards on six carries and 15 yards on 4 receptions. He may not be a future star like Mixon, however he is reliable. Mark Walton, the workforce’s fourth-round select of Miami, may be in line for some reps behind Bernard.

Fantasy-wise, Bernard will turn out to be a must-add participant in the course of Mixon’s restoration.

The Bengals do at least get 10 days off till their Week three contest in opposition to the Panthers. After that, they have video games in opposition to the Falcons, Dolphins, Steelers, Chiefs, and Buccaneers till their Week 9 bye. If Mixon misses solely one game, he might be again in time for the game in opposition to the Falcons on Sept. 30. Extra importantly, even when he misses greater than one game, he’ll seemingly be again for a divisional showdown in opposition to the Steelers a pair week later.

After beginning the season 2-0, the Bengals have constructed a small benefit within the AFC North over the Ravens (1-1), Steelers, and Browns (each 0-0-1), however accidents would possibly matter greater than their lead within the division. Along with dropping Mixon, the Bengals additionally misplaced rookie heart Billy Value to a sprained ankle and defensive finish Michael Johnson to a sprained MCL throughout Thursday’s win.



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