Bengals Get Big Hayden Hurst Update After Landing on Injury Report

David Kaestle
Hayden Hurst is now expected to play on Sunday.
Hayden Hurst is now expected to play on Sunday. / Associated Press

The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing for their biggest game of the season when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for the right to go to the Super Bowl. This is the second consecutive year the two teams are meeting in the AFC Championship, and last year, the Bengals came out on top.

Hayden Hurst Injury Update

A key piece of the Bengals offense was banged up earlier this week, tight end Hayden Hurst found himself on the injury report. However, it has now been confirmed the Bengals' starting tight end will in fact play on Sunday.

Hurst has had a solid year with the Bengals, even in an offense loaded with great pass catchers and two running backs who also excel at catching the ball out of the backfield.

Hurst hauled in 414 yards on 52 catches and two touchdowns. Not exactly numbers that jump off the stat sheet, but his impact is clear when you watch Bengals games. Hurst was big in Cincinnati's win over the Bills in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, catching five passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. If he's able to replicate a performance like that against the Chiefs, Cincy will be in a great spot.

The Bengals are currently 1.5-point road underdogs against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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