According to Adam Schefter, former Alabama offensive tackle and Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick Jonah Williams will miss the entire 2019 season. Williams has suffered a torn labrum which he has already had surgically repaired. Despite the untimely injury he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2020 season.
Williams joins a long list of former Bengals first-round picks to run into some struggles in their rookies seasons. First-round pick Billie Price missed six games with a foot injury last season. In 2017, wide receiver John Ross only played 17 snaps with no catches. Both 2016 and 2015 first round picks defensive back William Jackson and tackle Cedric Ogbuehi missed their entire rookie campaigns due to injury.
The former All-American tackle was supposed to be a key piece of the Bengals offense in 2019. Early on Williams received praise from a staffer who said, “He’s a stud,” and was already slated to be a starter. Now Cincinnati fans will have to be patient as their franchise left tackle recovers.
More details to come.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77