John Ross Expected to Be out Until August Due to Rehab on Shoulder Injury

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27:  (L-R) John Ross of Washington poses with Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell after being picked #9 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross is expected to be out until August while rehabbing a shoulder injury, Geoff Hobson of the team's official website reported Monday.

Ross underwent shoulder surgery after setting the NFL Scouting Combine record in the 40-yard dash in February at 4.22 seconds.

The Bengals selected Ross with the No. 9 overall pick out of Washington, making him the third wideout off the board.

He was dominant with the Huskies during his junior season, registering 81 receptions for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns and leading them to the College Football Playoff.

The speedster had injury concerns entering the draft, though, as he missed all of 2015 due to a knee injury.

Once healthy, Ross is expected to step in and complement No. 1 receiver A.J. Green. Veteran Brandon LaFell and second-year man Tyler Boyd are other options in the Bengals' passing attack.