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Tee Higgins' Injury Update Trending in Wrong Direction

Larry Rupp
Tee Higgins' latest injury update is trending in the wrong direction.
Tee Higgins' latest injury update is trending in the wrong direction. / AP Photos/Jeff Dean

A nagging ankle injury is keeping one of the Cincinnati Bengals' best offensive weapons off the practice field this week. Wide receiver Tee Higgins missed Wednesday's action and stayed on the sideline once again on Thursday, putting his status for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints in question with only a few days to go.

Tee Higgins Injury Update

Higgins was questionable heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, but was able to give it a go. Unfortunately, he re-aggravated his ankle issue and was out of the game for the final three quarters. The third-year pro's ability to change direction on routes was clearly being hindered.

The good news is that Higgins did work off to the side on Thursday, meaning he could log a limited practice on Friday and strengthen his chances of suiting up on Sunday. That's the best-case scenario, though. The Bengals could also opt to play it safe with a player who has been "day-to-day" for weeks now.

An inactive ruling for Higgins on Sunday would be a huge blow to Cincinnati's offense. The Clemson product ranks second on the team in targets (28), receptions (20) and receiving yards (315). Higgins is also tied for the team lead in touchdowns (2) and is averaging an impressive 15.8 yards per catch.

For now, look for veteran Tyler Boyd to take on a bigger role in the passing attack alongside Ja'Marr Chase. Boyd has tallied 234 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 receptions this season. The Bengals are listed as 1.5-point road favorites against the Bengals this Week on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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