2 Key Cincinnati Bengals Undergo Surgery

The Cincinnati Bengals came within a hair of a second-straight Super Bowl appearance this season, and a few key injuries may have made the difference. Now, their players can begin the long road to recovery. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports defensive lineman Joseph Ossai and offensive lineman Jonah Williams both underwent surgery and should be ready for training camp.

Ossai played through the season with a torn labrum, appearing in 19 games (including the postseason), and logging 334 defensive snaps. Williams, the team's starting left tackle, suffered a knee injury in the Bengals' 24-17 Wildcard Round win over the Baltimore Ravens and missed the final two games of their postseason run.

Though neither player's injury should interfere with their availability for the 2023 regular season, there's no doubt they had some effect in this year's playoffs. Ossai was held without a sack and only totalled six tackles, and the Bengals allowed five sacks while only totalling 71 rushing yards in the AFC Championship game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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