Bengals RB Joe Mixon Could Return In Week 4, Despite Recent Knee Surgery

According to Jason La Canfora, there’s at least a chance Bengals RB Joe Mixon could return from a knee scope he underwent last week in time to suit up for the team’s Week 4 game.

Mixon’s surgery was a minor knee clean-up procedure designed to remove a particle that had been bothering him. The fact that Mixon had the surgery shortly after their Thursday night game leaves him with a fluid timetable to return.

The expectation was that Mixon could end up missing between 2-4 weeks, but it sounds like there’s a chance he could be closer to the low end of this timeline.

James Rapien says he’d be “shocked” if Mixon returned next week based on what he’s heard up to this point. Although, he admits crazier things have happened.

Mixon, 22, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2017. He’s currently second year of his four-year, $5.45-million contract and set to make base salaries of $712,735 and $960,470 over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Mixon has appeared in two games for the Bengals and rushed for 179 yards on 38 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 57 yards receiving and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 running back out of 53 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Mixon as the news is available.

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