The Cincinnati Bengals received some positive news on Friday afternoon. Starting left tackle Jonah Williams underwent knee surgery to repair his previously dislocated kneecap he suffered this season.
#Bengals DE Joseph Ossai also underwent post-season surgery, having his shoulder fixed after he suffered a torn labrum that he played through this season, sources say. https://t.co/zeWq2SWojd
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2023
Williams’ operation was performed by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache in Los Angeles. By going under the knife, the expectation is that Williams should be able to prevent another injury similar to the one he suffered late in the season. He is expected to make a full recovery before June, which is just in time for training camp.
Williams’ absence was noticeable in the postseason. Bengals QB Joe Burrow, behind a makeshift offensive line, was sacked five times in the AFC Championship Game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai also underwent surgery following the end of the season.
Ossai had an operation to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder which he played through during the season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Bengals were one of the most banged up teams in the NFL to make the playoffs. Hopefully these two key players can make full recoveries and hit the ground running in 2023.