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Bengals WR John Ross to miss a few weeks with groin injury

John Ross, Bengals

It has been nothing short than difficult first two seasons in the league for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross with nagging injuries continuing to harken him.

This has once again been the case in the 2018 campaign as he’s set to miss a few weeks due to a groin injury that he aggravated in Sunday’s 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Mike Garafolo of The NFL Network.

Ross has been limited in his playing time this season due to leg injuries as he has recorded only seven catches for 79 receiving yards and two touchdowns along with one rush where he loss three yards. It has been a struggle for him to get on the field as he hasn’t been able to make a meaningful impact in his first two years in the league as he has played in just eight games over that span since being taken with the ninth overall pick in last year’s draft.

His rookie campaign was marred by injury as he played in just three games where he had zero catches on two targets and a fumble on 17 total offensive snaps. Ross was forced to shut it down early due to a nagging injury then he began having issues with his shoulder that required season-ending surgery. The Bengals had hoped that Ross could immediately contribute out of the door to his career behind his blazing speed and big-play ability.

Instead, he has been hampered by injuries with those flashes of potential being shown sporadically throughout his brief time in the league. Cincinnati will likely take the approach of seeing where things go over the next two weeks with this week’s matchup against the Tampa Buccaneers that is followed up with a Week 9 bye that should give him an extended period of recovery. The team should get a better picture of the extent of the injury prior to Week 10 action against the New Orleans Saints.