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Auden Tate diagnosed with concussion and cervical strain

The Bengals’ receiver is on the path to recovery after the scary hit he suffered on Sunday.

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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.

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.

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.