Bengals CB Trae Waynes underwent surgery on his torn pectoral muscle. Consequently, he will miss a large chunk of the 2020 season.
After sustaining a pectoral injury in training camp, Waynes sought a second opinion to determine the severity of it. Unfortunately for him, the opinion was not what he wanted to hear.
According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the 28 year old has already undergone surgery and is expected to miss serious time this year.
The #Bengals spent big in free agency, bringing in CB Trae Waynes for 3 years and $42M. Now, he’ll miss the large part of 2020. A Brutal injury to start this season after being hit with several in 2019. https://t.co/zK0ZcbwNbs
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2020
When Will Trae Waynes Return?
The former Vikings first round pick was expected to make an immediate impact for the Bengals after signing a 3 year, $42 million contract in March. However, his time in Cincinnati has got off to a rough start.
First, there was the contract drama. Waynes wasn’t able to sign the contact without passing an official physical, and therefore couldn’t access his $15 million signing bonus. Then, just as training camp started, he goes down with an injury.
The pec situation has gotten far worse. It was initially reported that he would miss 2 months, but he is now out for the foreseeable future.
Depending on fast he recovers, he could miss the entirety of the 2020 season. But, if all goes well, he may return for the ending of the season, and the postseason, should the Bengals somehow make the playoffs.
Trae Waynes’ Stats in Minnesota
2015: | Games Started-1 | Interceptions-0 | Passes Defended-4 |
2016: | Games Started-8 | Interceptions-3 | Passes Defended-11
2017: | Games Started-16 | Interceptions-2 | Passes Defended-11 |
2018: | Games Started-14 | Interceptions-1 | Passes Defended-8 |
2019: | Games Started-14 | Interceptions-1 | Passes Defended-8 |