Bengals’ Lewis: WR Ross admits he hid injury

Bengals’ Lewis: WR Ross admits he hid injury

CINCINNATI — Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross had been concealing an injury to his left shoulder and finally “came clean” Wednesday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told Ross Tucker in an interview on SiriusXM Radio.

Ross was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, just hours after Lewis said the rarely used Ross could get a chance to play this weekend.

The injury is not related to the right shoulder injury that caused Ross to have surgery prior to the draft and pushed back his Bengals’ practice debut until late training camp.

The No. 9 overall pick has been a healthy scratch for most of the year after recovering from a knee injury that he sustained in final preseason game. Ross came back Week 2 but was benched after fumbling on his only carry of the game.

He re-injured the knee as well and later admitted that he pushed himself to come back before he was fully healed and did not communicate how he was feeling to the team.

Ross played in just three games this season with two targets, no catches and one carry for 12 yards.


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