Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was listed as "week-to-week" earlier this week after he was diagnosed with a low-grade ankle sprain. While it was looking like the chances were slim that he'd suit up in Week 5, things have taken a more positive turn.
The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Saturday morning that Mixon worked out and could play "in some capacity" against the Green Bay Packers.
Joe Mixon Injury Update
This latest injury update is great news for the Bengals and their fans. Mixon is, without a doubt, their top running back and the fact that there's a chance of him playing this weekend is a cause for optimism.
Mixon has played well throughout the 2021 NFL season, rushing 83 times for 353 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Bengals leaned on him a lot to get to their 3-1 record as proven by his career-high 20.8 rushing attempts per game this season.
The main rushing duties this weekend will likely be handled by Samaje Perine if Mixon doesn't play or even suits up in a limited capacity. The 26-year-old veteran has 299 career touches for 1,263 total yards from scrimmage and five TDs.
Either running back could be in for a tough day against the Packers. Green Bay has been solid against the run this year, allowing 102.0 rushing yards per game (12th).
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