Jonah Williams to IR, Season Likely Over
Former Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Jonah Williams was placed on the injured reserve list for the Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday morning. Though Williams and the Bengals are hopeful the right knee injury is not severe, his 2020 season is likely over.
Williams could return for the Week 17 matchup with the Houston Texans, as this year's IR rules only guarantee missing three games. With the Bengals sitting at 2-9-1, that option may not be in the best interest of the team long term.
According to the Bengals' team website, Williams isn't believed to have any ligament damage. The play on which he was injured can be seen in the tweet below.
The Bengals have had more than its share of injuries, even across the offensive line.
"Guys get hurt, guys come back.," Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said after the game concerning the stacking injuries up front. "I'm shuffling through all that, trying to find the right chemistry amongst five guys. It has not been an easy task. Every week it seems like it's a new group out there working together."
Williams has struggled with injuries in his short NFL career. He missed his entire rookie season with a torn labrum and missed two games earlier this season with a stinger.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Williams with the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with hopes he could be a franchise left tackle. Through his 10 starts this season, Williams impressed despite the Bengals offensive woes, particularly as it pertains to pass protection.
Williams played 634 snaps this year, allowing just three sacks and drawing just two penalties. We awarded Williams with the Week 4 Bama Pro of the Week.
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