Cincinnati Bengals: 5 players who are big injury risks in 2021
The Cincinnati Bengals have been one of the most banged-up teams in recent years and this was definitely the case last year, as they saw their starting quarterback, running back, and left tackle all go down with injuries.
Football is a violent sport and injuries are going to happen as a result. For the Bengals, they know these five players are at risk of getting injured and missing significant time.
Biggest Injury Risks for Cincinnati Bengals – No. 5: Trae Waynes
Prior to last year, Trae Waynes wouldn’t have landed on this list but after he missed the entire 2020 season with an injury, he needs to be included.
The Bengals have an entirely new group of guys manning the cornerback position this year and Waynes, who didn’t play a single snap for the Bengals last year, is going to be a big part of that. The good news with Waynes, however, is that he isn’t an injury-prone player.
According to Sports Injury Predictor, Waynes has just a 50% chance of getting injured in 2021 and is listed as a medium-risk for injury. He’s listed as a three in terms of durability and this is all good knowledge to have considering the Bengals have yet to see what he can do in their uniform.
It’s important for Waynes to stay healthy for the Bengals but after missing an entire season, he’s naturally someone the team will be worried about missing an extended period of time again.