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Report: Bengals RB Joe Mixon ‘all good’ after injury, could have shot to play in Week 2 vs. 49ers

Joe Mixon, Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals came up short against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2019 NFL season opener. Fortunately, it appears they have managed to dodge a bullet with running back Joe Mixon.

Mixon was sidelined during the third quarter against the Seahawks. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the injury is not deemed to be serious and he could be in line for a return against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2:

Update: Mixon’s MRI results came back “all good,” source said. He might even have a shot to play Week 2 vs. 49ers. Either way, no extended absence expected. Good news for Bengals.

This is certainly an encouraging update for the Bengals. Mixon was unable to return to the game after getting his ankle caught under a tackle. Fortunately, the injury is not deemed to be too serious.

Cincinnati’s offense struggled to get anything going on the ground. Mixon had registered only 17 yards on eight total touches. Running back Giovani Bernard was much more efficient after filling in to register 63 yards on nine touches. The Bengals ultimately found themselves relying on quarterback Any Dalton’s arm to do their bidding. This led to wide receiver John Ross enjoying a career day with seven catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns.

Although the Bengals fell just short of pulling off the upset, their showing against a formidable Seahawks team indicates they could be ready to compete. They will be hoping to bounce back against another NFC West opponent in the 49ers.

If healthy, Mixon figures to resume his central role in the offense.