Giovani Bernard sees first action since tearing ACL in November

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Giovani Bernard saw game action for the first time since last November when he tore the anterior crucicate ligament in his left knee.

His first carry came on the final play of the first quarter Sunday against Washington. Bernard gained 2 yards. He finished the first half with four carries for 25 yards in 15 offensive snaps.

Bernard spent almost the entire offseason in Cincinnati, rehabbing to get back after undergoing major knee surgery in November. The Bengals cleared him to practice the first day of training camp July 28, a remarkable recovery.

Rookie receiver John Ross saw his first action of the preseason. He had one carry for 8 yards in the first half but no catches.

4 responses to “Giovani Bernard sees first action since tearing ACL in November

  1. With this cobbled together mediocre or less offensive line… Andy Dalton and the 2017 season are at risk on every offensive snap.

    If Tyler Eifert, A.J. Green, and Joe Mixon stay healthy, Gio Bernard shows recovery, and two of those rookie or unproductive young wide receivers show up… their performance could offset the highway entrance ramp to the quarterback that is the 2017 Cincinnati Bengals offensive line.

    THAT SAID… the team’s aging, vulnerable defensive secondary is gonna ruin the 2017 season anyway.

  2. O line is supect, yes. But has been passable this preseason. Gio has already been hailed for his “supersonic” recovery…tore acl in November and already looks to be back. Don’t think Mixon has much of an injury history. As far as the aging, vulnerable defensive secondary… do you watch these games? Bengals have their youngest team since prior to the Green-Dalton era, including D. Peko, Malaluga, Dansby all gone, all replaced. Also that aging secondary nearly led the league in scoring and picks two years ago, and did a very similar thing back half of last year. Kirkpatrick is all of five years in league, William Jackson is basically a rookie, and their safeties were drafted in 2012? So the blanket statement describing an entire unit of people actually was directed at one person, Jones, who could very well be surpassed by Jackson III this year. It’s no wonder the media get so many narratives wrong when the fans can’t even place their criticisms in the right box. Hate playing homer, but do your homework.

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