Jonah Williams, the first round pick this year by the Cincinnati Bengals, will likely miss the entire 2019 season after having surgery to repair a torn labrum. The Bengals announced the news on Tuesday.
Shoulder Surgery likely Sidelines Jonah Williams for Season
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) June 25, 2019
He missed minicamp in early June as a result of an injury in practice the week before.
Williams was projected to play left tackle for the Bengals this season. This would move Cordy Glenn inside, but now Glenn will likely resume his role as left tackle from last season.
The offensive line for the Bengals has struggled over the last few seasons, which led to them drafting Williams. They will have a lot of work to do without Williams. Their first round pick last season, center Billy Price, only played in six games due to injury.
Despite the injury and pass protection issues that the offensive line has had, running back Joe Mixon led the AFC in rushing yards last season.
Williams was the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Alabama.