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Sport Torn Achilles for Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah?

01:20  20 september  2020
01:20  20 september  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Burrow throws 3 TDs in second start but Bengals lose again

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

a close up of a football player on a field: Sep 17, 2020; Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah (87) lies on the ground after injuring his leg during the second half against the Cleveland Browns. © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Sep 17, 2020; Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah (87) lies on the ground after injuring his leg during the second half against the Cleveland Browns.

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.

C.J. Uzomah carted off with Achilles’ injury

  C.J. Uzomah carted off with Achilles’ injury Joe Burrow will remember his first NFL touchdown pass forever. Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah, who caught the pass, won’t have fond memories of the night, though. Uzomah appeared to seriously injure his lower right leg with 8:14 remaining Thursday night. He left on a cart after medical personnel examined him. The Bengals announced it’s [more]Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah, who caught the pass, won’t have fond memories of the night, though.

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, $18M+ 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.

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