|Bengals' rookie RB Irons out for season|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 10 August 2007 08:15|
Irons, the Bengals' second-round draft choice from Auburn, is expected to recover fully by next spring, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said Friday.
Irons went to the locker room on a cart after hobbling off the field in the game won 27-26 by the Lions. He was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
He had four carries for 17 yards, including an 11-yard gain, after replacing starter Rudi Johnson in the exhibition opener for both teams.
Injuries held Irons to 893 yards last season after he led the Southeastern Conference in 2005 by averaging 108 yards a game.