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Tee Higgins put himself back into Chiefs game after hamstring injury

The upcoming free agent only had one thing on his mind: winning.

Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Imagine being on track to make more than $20 million in your next contract in a sport where one major injury could change that number significantly.

Though it’s possible to play through hamstring injuries, it isn’t always wise, as they can linger for quite some time, recur, and even lead to other injuries.

Not only that, but skill players tend to look less explosive when nursing less-than-perfectly-healthy hamstrings.

Despite all those concerns, Cincinnati Bengals superstar wide receiver Tee Higgins decided to put himself back into a close game against the Kansas City Chiefs with his team’s postseason fate on the line, according to head coach Zac Taylor.

And he came in and made a huge play, drawing a 30 yard defensive pass interference in the third quarter that got the Bengals to the Kansas City 15 yard line with a 17-13 lead. Had Cincinnati not turned the ball over on downs, the Bengals could’ve all but put the game out of reach on the drive.

Higgins’ team-first attitude sent a big message, as did Ja’Marr Chase’s willingness to play through a shoulder injury.

The fact that these Bengals never quit was inspiring and one of the positive takeaways from a game that sadly ended Cincinnati’s hopes this year.