Torn Achilles For Bengals’ C.J. Uzomah?

The Bengals fear that tight end C.J. Uzomah has torn his Achilles, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). There is at least hope for better news, as the last medical check was inconclusive. After an MRI today, the Bengals will know for sure.

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Uzomah was off to a hot start before he was carted off the field on Thursday night. Through two games – or, one game-and-change – Uzomah had eight catches for 87 yards, including last night’s 23-yard second quarter touchdown reception, Joe Burrow‘s first TD throw as a pro.

Uzomah, 27, broke out in 2018 with 43 catches for 439 yards and three scores. After that, the Bengals rewarded the former fifth-round pick with a new three-year, $18MM+ contract. Uzomah’s numbers weren’t as gaudy last year, but he was on course for a big 2020, especially considering his rapport with Burrow.

For now, the Bengals are left with second-year pro Drew Sample as their top tight end. Cethan Carter, a former UDFA out of Nebraska, will move up to the TE2 slot.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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3 comments on “Torn Achilles For Bengals’ C.J. Uzomah?

  1. brave new world

    It’s torn, you could see it pop & roll
    Up the calf. It’s the same visual that The Braves Mike Soroka has.

    • windycitykid89

      Exactly. If their medical staff said it was an “inconclusive test” last night when the whole world saw his Achilles snap up his calf, then they need a better medical staff

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