The Cincinnati Bengals fear that rookie running back Rodney Anderson tore his ACL during the Bengals' preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

This is especially significant considering Anderson missed almost all of 2018 at the University of Oklahoma with a torn ACL.

The Bengals selected Anderson in the sixth round (211th pick overall) of the NFL Draft back in April, but Anderson's draft position almost certainly would have been much higher had it not been for the ACL injury he suffered in college.

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Injuries are hardly foreign to Anderson.

The 22-year-old arrived at Oklahoma in 2015 but played in just two games before suffering a broken leg. Then, in 2016, he missed the entire year as a result of a neck injury.

Anderson was finally able to get on the field and stay on the field in 2017, racking up 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 6.2 yards per carry. In addition, he hauled in 17 receptions for 281 yards and five scores.

He looked to be on the verge of developing into one of the best running back prospects heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, but his knee injury obviously caused his stock to drop.

Now, if Anderson tore his ACL again, there is no telling what the future holds for him.

The Bengals won just six games last year and have missed the playoffs three seasons in a row. That comes on the heels of Cincinnati having made five straight postseason appearances.

However, the Bengals have not won a playoff game since the 1990-91 campaign.