Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes was forced to miss the entire 2020 season due to a pectoral injury, putting his debut with the team on hold. After a year to recovery, the veteran corner was ready to make an impact during the upcoming campaign.
However, Waynes was forced to leave practice on Wednesday with a concerning injury.
Trae Waynes Injury
Waynes had to limp of the field after suffering an apparent leg injury. It appears to be a hamstring issue for the 29-year-old, an area that's given him trouble during training camp.
Cincinnati will have to hope it's just a cramp. Trainers did apply ice to area, which would indicate they were hoping to reduce any tension. Still, it's concerning to see this be a continued issue for the vet that he can't seem to shake.
Waynes is an impactful player when healthy. He racked up 42 pass breakups, 7 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles across his first five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. The Bengals hoped Waynes could lead their secondary after signing him to a three-year, $42 million contract last offseason.
Cincinnati's defense being an improved unit would give the team's postseason hopes a serious boost in 2021. The Bengals own +450 odds to make the playoffs this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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