Bengals Get Great News With C.J. Uzomah Injury Update

The Cincinnati Bengals got great news regarding tight end CJ Uzomah's latest injury update.
The Cincinnati Bengals got great news regarding tight end CJ Uzomah's latest injury update. / Emilee Chinn/GettyImages

The Cincinnati Bengals are going to have to be firing on all cylinders offensively to keep up with the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. The return of their starting tight end is certainly going to help. C.J. Uzomah will suit up with his teammates tonight despite dealing with a knee injury the past two weeks.

C.J. Uzomah Injury Update

Uzomah originally went down during the first quarter the AFC Championship game and even had to be carted back to the locker room. While it looked serious at first, the injury was only diagnosed as an MCL sprain. The veteran TE has been working hard to progress in his rehab ever since.

Of course, having Uzomah on the field is going to benefit quarterback Joe Burrow in the passing attack. The seventh-year pro posted a career-high marks across the board in the regular season, finishing with 493 yards and 5 touchdowns on 49 receptions (63 targets).

Uzomah has also racked up 135 yards on 13 catches during the postseason and acted as a security blanket for his young QB. It's worth pointing out that the Rams did give up the 11th-most receptions to opposing TEs in 2021. Uzomah has a shot to ball out on the biggest stage in sports tonight.

For now, Cincinnati will look to pull off its third straight upset victory and earn its first Super Bowl title in franchise history. The Bengals head into this highly-anticipated matchup against the Rams as 4.5-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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