The Cincinnati Bengals made the Super Bowl last season despite having one of the worst offensive lines in the entire league. But during the offseason, they made some major roster additions to help bolster that offensive line, the most high-profile of which was former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La’El Collins.
Collins has been stellar this season, but he went down with a concerning injury during the first half of Saturday afternoon’s game against the New England Patriots.
As reported by Albert Breer, La’El Collins went down on the field and was removed from the game after his leg got rolled up on at the line of scrimmage.
Bengals OT La'El Collins down on the field, got rolled up on. Patriots players franticly waved to get trainers out on the field. Not good.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 24, 2022
“Bengals OT La’El Collins down on the field, got rolled up on. Patriots players franticly waved to get trainers out on the field. Not good,” Breer said in a Tweet.
Shortly after he was taken off the field, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that Collins had been ruled out for the game, which is certainly concerning news for the team.
After concerns on the offensive line all of last season, the Bengals had been able to consistently start the same five offensive linemen every game this year. If Collins’ injury is as serious as feared, that will no longer be the case.