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Andrew Billings Injury: Updates on Bengals DT's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Andrew Billings Injury: Updates on Bengals DT's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Associated Press

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Andrew Billings underwent surgery for a torn meniscus Monday and is out indefinitely. 

Continue for updates.

Bengals Rookie Could Miss All of 2016

Monday, Aug. 15 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news, noting Billings could miss the entire 2016 season. 

A fourth-round pick out of Baylor in 2016, Billings was carted off the practice field last Wednesday with a leg injury. At the time, it was unclear how long he would be out of the lineup, but test results showed a torn meniscus.

It is not known at this time whether Billings had a full repair or had the torn part of his meniscus removed. This can determine the length of recovery time, particularly in the case of athletes. Removal expedites recovery time but can lead to lingering long-term problems; a repair tends to take longer to heal.

Billings was a potential first-round pick who fell all the way to Round 4 in part over injury concernsJessica Morrey of KCEN cited a source that denied Billings had a knee injury, and he appeared to enter camp with a clean bill of health.

A three-year contributor to Baylor’s defensive line, Billings made 31 solo tackles (14 for loss) and 5.5 sacks in 2015. He was expected to compete for a spot role in the line rotation behind Domata Peko this season.

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