Auden Tate took a big hit on Sunday against the Raiders, but is already on the path to recovery.
“He was on the plane last night,” Zac Taylor said, via the Enquirer. “We were able to talk to him.”
It was also reported last night that Tate wore a neck brace on the plane. Given the circumstances, it is good to see how quickly he was an and out of the hospital.
Some good news to report.— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) November 18, 2019
Auden Tate will fly back with the team. Neck in a brace. He is walking. #Bengals @fox19
The Enquirer also reported that Tate suffered a concussion and a cervical strain. He has already been placed in concussion protocol, but the cervical strain could possibly sideline Tate for the rest of the season.
Zac Taylor on Auden Tate: He's in concussion protocol. Has a cervical strain. Was here today. Will be in concussion protocol going forward. #Bengals— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) November 18, 2019
Tate is the Bengals’ second-leading receiver with 483 yards on 34 catches. This injury could end up being a huge blow for his career, given how much chemistry he appeared to have with Ryan Finley this preseason. This missed opportunity is a huge roadblock for a player who was had such an incredible story so far in his young career.