Joe Mixon Injury Updates

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (calf) isn't listed on the final Week 16 injury report. He was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday but returned to a full practice on Friday. ESPN's Ben Baby confirms that Mixon is expected to have "no issues" in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Mixon is a legitimate RB1 in that matchup.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was limited in Thursday's practice by a calf injury. We don't have any details beyond that, so it's unclear if Mixon is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Dolphins. We'll know more when Cincinnati releases its final injury report on Friday afternoon. But for now, it'd be a good idea to stash Gio Bernard, who will serve as the Bengals' lead back in a plus matchup if Mixon is out.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was on the field for the team's walkthrough on Friday, according to multiple sources. It's obviously a light practice, but it boosts Mixon's chances of playing against the 49ers this weekend. We'll see how Cincinnati lists him on the final injury report this afternoon.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) isn’t listed on the final Week 14 injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. That foot shouldn’t be an issue, but a crumbling Bengals offense makes Mixon more of a RB2 in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) is not listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He was limited on Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. The knee isn't a real concern, but a tough matchup vs. the Ravens makes Mixon more of a low-end RB1 this week.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was added to the injury report on Thursday as limited with a knee. We don't have any other details at this point, although it's certainly worth noting that Mixon missed 2 games earlier this season with a knee injury. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow. If Mixon can't play against the Ravens this weekend, Gio Bernard would step in as Cincinnati's lead back and be a viable fantasy starter.

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis doesn't expect to "fully unleash" RB Joe Mixon this weekend in his first game back from a knee injury. Lewis said there will be "some limits due to conditioning taking a hit during the rehab process." Mixon tallied 22 touches in both of his first 2 games this year. Perhaps he gets 15-18 against the Dolphins on Sunday, but Mixon remains a strong fantasy play.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) is not listed on the final injury report, so he’ll return for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, RB Gio Bernard (knee) has been ruled out. That should mean a heavy workload for Mixon, putting him right back in RB1 territory.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon told reporters Wednesday that the knee injury that required surgery on Saturday is a "slight tear" of his meniscus. "As soon as I feel any type of comfortability, in terms of me going out there and able to run full speed and cut a dime, that's definitely when I'll be out there," Mixon said of his return. "And even if I did have a little pain, I'll definitely still be out there at that point when I'm comfortable." We'll keep a close eye on Mixon's progress. He won't play against the Panthers this Sunday, and we'd bet against him being ready for Week 4. A Week 5 return seems possible.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon suffered a right knee injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's game against the Ravens. He headed back to the locker room but returned to the game after missing just 1 series. He exited again late in the 3rd quarter, though. Mixon was shown standing on the sidelines, so this doesn't have the look of a serious injury. But we'll update his status when we learn more.

UPDATE: Mixon returned (again) in the 4th quarter.

The Bengals added Miami RB Mark Walton in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Walton might have gone much higher had he been able to enter last year’s draft. He broke out for 1,117 yards and 14 TDs on a 5.3 yards-per-carry average in 2016, adding another 240 yards and a score on 27 catches. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry through 5 games this past season, but his campaign was cut short by a right ankle injury that required surgery. Walton then disappointed in the pre-draft process, registering a 15th percentile SPARQ score at 5’10 and 202 pounds. He joins a crowded Bengals backfield alongside Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard. Mixon is signed through 2020; Bernard 2019.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon headed back to the locker room in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Lions with an ankle injury. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

UPDATE: Mixon only played 7 snaps against the Lions.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return as Cincinnati’s lead back against the Lions on Sunday. Mixon tallied 22 and 26 touches in his last 2 full outings.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. That's not a surprise considering he suffered the head injury just 2 days ago. Mixon probably needs to return to a limited practice tomorrow to have any shot of playing this weekend. Fantasy owners should proceed as if he won't play. That'd leave Gio Bernard in a feature role.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon left in the 2nd quarter against the Steelers to be evaluated for head and shoulder injuries, according to ESPN's Lisa Salters. He's questionable to return. Gio Bernard took over backfield duties after Mixon left.

Update: The Bengals have ruled Mixon out for the game with a concussion. The shortened week won't help his chances of returning for Sunday's game against the Bears.


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