During tonight’s Super Bowl LVI Pep Rally, attended by our own John Sheeran, C.J. Uzomah ripped off his knee brace in true WWE fashion as he hyped up a rocking Paul Brown Stadium crowd.
CJ on stage, tears off his brace and throws it in the air and onto the midfield logo. Flexes. Crowd goes nuts. Opening Night Pep Rally. #Bengals— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) February 8, 2022
That is, if you listen to Uzomah himself, who just said he’ll suit up this Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Rams.
“It’s the Super Bowl. I’m doing everything I can. I’m not missing the biggest game of my life,” Uzomah told reporters on Monday.
Uzomah suffered an MCL injury in the first quarter of the AFC Championship win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, the Bengals have been cautiously optimistic he’ll play in the Super Bowl. He did not practice at all last week but did some work on the rehab field on Saturday, a sign that he’s close to returning to practice.
In the regular season, Uzomah had 49 catches for 493 yards and five touchdowns.
There’s no question this has been the best season of Uzomah’s career after being a sixth-round NFL Draft pick by way of the Auburn Tigers in 2016. Here’s to hoping he gets to play in his first Super Bowl this Sunday.
TE C.J. Uzomah who left the AFC Championship game with a knee injury tells us he's feeling great: "It's the Super Bowl, I'm doing everything I can... I'm not missing the biggest game of my life."— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) February 7, 2022
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