2019-09-10

Bengals RB Joe Mixon Slowed By Sprained Ankle

 Photo Courtesy: Sam Greene/The Enquirer
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is off to a slow start in-part to an injury.

Mixon, the league’s 4th leading rusher last season, left Sunday's game in the 2nd half and didn’t return after suffering an ankle injury. The 23-year-old underwent an MRI that reportedly came back ‘good,’ according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The Bengals are hopeful he will be available for Sunday's San Francisco 49ers contest and have listed him day-to-day. "Certainly could have been a lot worse," Bengals' coach Zac Taylor announced.

Mixon’s 10 yards in six carries in Sunday's 20-21 Seattle loss was his second lowest career total since making his NFL debut.

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In 2018 season, Mixon had a breakout season and recorded 1,168 rushing yards, 296 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns.

The Bengals host the 49ers on Sunday.

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