Bengals' Offensive Line Hit With Huge Blow After Latest Injury News

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line was hit with a huge blow after Wild Card Weekend.
The Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line was hit with a huge blow after Wild Card Weekend. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It took another gritty effort and one miraculous defensive touchdown, but the Cincinnati Bengals are back in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs for a second straight year. This is already an impressive milestone for quarterback Joe Burrow, who became the franchise leader in playoff wins with Sunday's victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Unfortunately, it isn't all good news for Cincinnati. The Bengals' offensive line, which gave them a myriad of issues last year, was hit with a major blow during Wild Card Weekend.

Cincinnati Bengals Injury Update

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, standout left tackle Jonah Williams suffered a dislocated kneecap during the win, which caused him to exit the game in the second quarter. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday to "determine the damage" of this injury, which head coach Zac Taylor classified as "week-to-week."

It's just another example of the Bengals' offensive line catching brutal injury breaks in recent weeks. The lineup during Wild Card Weekend was already a cast of backup characters. Hakeem Adeniji started at right tackle in place of La'el Collins, who tore his ACL late in the season. Right guard Alex Cappa was also absent because of an ankle injury suffered in Week 18.

The Bengals face a tall task against the Buffalo Bills during the Divisional Round. Buffalo finished just inside the top half of the league in terms of sacks (40) and pressures (143) and enter the contest as 4.5-point home favorites according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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