Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes will miss significant time in 2020, due to a pectoral injury. He has already had surgery to repair the muscle, but the recovery time will bleed into the new season.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Monday morning.
Big blow for the #Bengals: Big-ticket free agent CB Trae Waynes underwent surgery for a torn pec and will miss a sizable portion of the 2020 season, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. He does have a chance to return before it’s over, though.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2020
Waynes had spent his entire career with the Minnesota Vikings before coming to Cincinnati in free agency. His new contract is worth three years and $42 million.
Last season, Waynes played in 14 games, collecting one interception, forcing two fumbles and recovering one. He also defended eight passes, had 58 combined tackles and no sacks.
He is slated to miss at least two months of football activities. Before 2020, Waynes had never missed more than two games in a single season. He will turn 28 during the upcoming campaign.
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