Bengals fans get positive news surrounding C.J. Uzomah injury

C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC Championship game and will be going to Super Bowl LVI. The biggest negative from the win, however, was that beloved tight end C.J. Uzomah didn’t get to be a part of the win on the field.

Uzomah was injured early in the game and left on a cart in tears. It was hard to watch considering how much this guy has meant to the organization and how he’s been the team’s biggest cheerleader this season.

From training camp, Uzomah preached “Why not us?” and looky there — HE WAS RIGHT ABOUT THIS TEAM. People chuckled when Uzomah said the Bengals could be a Super Bowl-caliber team but look where they are now.

That’s why seeing him on a cart crying in the AFC title game was heartbreaking to watch. The Bengals still won without him and Zac Taylor gave an update on his tight end’s status when he spoke to the media on Monday.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah injury news

As Ian Rapoport noted in his tweet on Monday afternoon, Uzomah has a chance to play in the big game a week from Sunday. This would be massive for Cincinnati because the step down from Uzomah to the next guy on the depth chart (Drew Sample) is massive. Sample and Mitchell Wilcox don’t provide what Uzomah does so it’s important to have him back in the offense for the final game of the season.

Hopefully, Uzomah is able to play in the Super Bowl next week because this offense needs him. The Rams are going to do everything in their power to remove Ja’Marr Chase from the game, which will open things up for Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Uzomah if he’s able to give it a go.

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Uzomah is the heart and soul of the team and not having him out there for the AFC title game was crushing. Let’s hope he can return in time for the Bengals’ first Super Bowl appearance since 1989.