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Bengals lose TE Tyler Eifert to horrific injury

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The TV broadcast wouldn’t even show a replay of the injury.

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Tyler Eifert has suffered what appears to be a major injury during the Bengals’ matchup with the Falcons.

It happened in the third quarter as Eifert suffered a gruesome right ankle injury that was so bad that the TV broadcast wouldn’t even show a replay of the injury. After being examined by trainers for several minutes, Eifert had to be carted off the field with his leg in an air cast.

This comes as Eifert was starting to become a major weapon in this offense again. He caught a touchdown earlier in the game and was making a big impact in keeping Cincinnati ahead 28-24 when the injury occured.

You hate to speculate this early, but that looked like an clear season-ending injury. It’s really unfortunate for Eifert, who is playing under a one-year deal and was hoping to earn his first major payday in 2019, but that almost certainly just ended.

We’ll update this story as more details come out...