Rodney Stewart Tears ACL In First Practice As A Cincinnati Bengal

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Rodney Stewart #37 of the Cincinnati Bengals works out during a rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Thoughts go out to a great Buffalo today. Rodney Stewart, fondly known to Buff's fans as Speedy, tore his ACL just fifteen minutes into his first practice as a Cincinnati Bengal. The most productive player on the field for Colorado last year, Speedy signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent. Many thought that due to his uncanny ability to change directions, make people miss, and catch the ball out of the backfield Speedy had a great shot at making the Bengal's roster. Never a stranger to hard work Speedy views this as only a bump in the road on his journey to making a name for himself in the NFL.

"I'm going to come back and be the same person I was in the past," Stewart said. "I've got a lot of obstacles that I've got through.

If anyone knows how to bounce back from this injury it is Speedy, he suffered the same injury during high school. Things were looking so good for Stewart, who was returning to his home state to play inthe NFL. Really, it just doesn't seem fair for a guy who has worked so hard, with so much determination throughout his entire college career.

Speedy will go on injured reserve with the Bengals this season, and knowing anything about his character I think we can expect him to bounce back from this and fight for a role with Cincinnati in thefuture. In the meantime he'll undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL June 6th, so be sure to keep himin your thoughts and let's hope for a SPEEDY recovery.

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