John Ross has been upset with his role on the Cincinnati Bengals this season and now he's dealing with a freak injury. According to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Ross injured his foot while playing cornerback in practice this week.

The Bengals are heading into Sunday's bout with the Pittsburgh Steelers minus a few of their defensive backs. While William Jackson and Mackensie Alexander are able to suit up for Cincinnati, a handful of the other defensive backs won't be active in Week 10.

As a result, the Bengals went to Ross and asked him he would be interested in converting to cornerback at least during practice this week, per Garafolo. However, on just his second snap in practice at cornerback, Ross suffered a foot injury, ruling him out for this week's contest.

John Ross has had a rough start to his career since being a highly-touted first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Washington product ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, running it in 4.22 seconds.

Despite his uncanny speed, Ross has struggled to consistently produce at the wide receiver position. Altogether, in his first two seasons with the Bengals, he totaled 21 receptions for 210 yards and seven touchdowns.

Just a season ago, he flashed some improvements in his game, catching 28 passes for 506 yards and three touchdowns. But this season, Ross has been active in just three games and has been relegated to a reserve role in the offense.

The speedy wide receiver would request a trade ahead of the trade deadline, but the Bengals refused to move him. His bad luck in the NFL continues to be an unfortunate storyline as he deals with a foot ailment he sustained while filling in at cornerback.