Bengals RB Joe Mixon limited in practice with knee injury
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon seemed to finally find his footing since his return from a knee injury. Unfortunately, it appears he may have suffered a setback leading up to Week 11.
There were not any reports of Mixon being hobbled by injury all week. However, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, he was listed as a limited participant in practice:
Mixon was not spotted on the field during the portion of practice open to the media and the reason for his absence was revealed when the team released the day’s injury report. Mixon, who was not on the report at all on Wednesday, was listed as limited.
The severity of the injury has yet to be determined. However, it is safe to assume that Mixon’s status may have been a precautionary move by Cincinnati. He missed two games earlier in the season after having his knee scoped. Their biggest concern is making sure he is good to go every Sunday.
Despite his immediate return, the Bengals have not fully committed to having him handle a heavy workload. The latest update is an indicator of why that may be. Cincinnati was vocal about having Mixon serve as the workhorse back prior to the 2018 campaign. He has certainly displayed the kind of skill set necessary to become one with his versatile skill set. However, concerns about his health have seemingly held the Bengals back from doing so.
It is no secret that Cincinnati has found itself in a must-win situation moving forward. They will need all their weapons healthy if they are to bounce back in this week’s crucial matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens.